The VinylPlus® Product Label

The VinylPlus® Product Label is a labelling scheme which makes it easy for customers and markets to identify the most sustainable and high-performance PVC products. Currently, the scheme covers the PVC building products as defined in Article 2 and Annex I of the EU Construction Products Regulation 305/2011.

The VinylPlus® Product Label has been developed by VinylPlus®, in collaboration with Building Research Establishment (BRE) and The Natural Step (TNS).

Product Inventory

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Profile 22 Optima, Spectus Elite, Swish 24/7
FIN-72, FIN-Door, FIN-Fix, FIN-Fold, FIN-Project, FIN-Scroll, FIN-Slide, FIN-Vista, FIN-Window, Klappladen, Rollladen, Wintergarten
Gealan-KUBUS, S 7000 IQ, S 8000 IQ, S 9000, S 9000 plus
System 71-80, System 90
Aralya, Brillant D, Euro Design 60, Euro Design 70, Geneo, Neferia, Nordic Design, Synego, Titanium D, Total 70, TriTec 60
3D, Streamline AD, Streamline MD
CT70, EasySlide, LivIng, LivIng AluInside, LivIngSlide, S150, S74, ThermoSlide
Softline 70, Softline 76, Softline 82
Duraskin B1000F, Duraskin B1005-standard, Duraskin B1013-easy, Duraskin B1015-standard low wick, Duraskin B1017-premium no-wick, Duraskin B1092, Duraskin B1150F, Duraskin B1305, Duraskin B1350F, Duraskin B1515-standard opaque, Duraskin B1550F, Duraskin B1616, Duraskin B1617, Duraskin B1618, Duraskin B1673-premium opaque, Duraskin B1905, Duraskin B1907, Duraskin B1911, Duraskin B1913, Duraskin B1915, Duraskin B1951, Duraskin B1952, Duraskin B3704, Duraskin B3740, Duraskin B3750, Duraskin B3760, Duraskin B4092, Duraskin B4616, Duraskin B4617, Duraskin B4618, Duraskin B4905, Duraskin B4907, Duraskin B4911, Duraskin B4913, Duraskin B4915, Duraskin B4951, Duraskin B4952, Duraskin B6092, Duraskin B6617, Duraskin B6618, Duraskin B6915, Duraskin B6951, Duraskin B71180-Classic 800 Type I, Duraskin B71290-Classic 900 Type II, Duraskin B71311-Classic 1100 Type III, Duraskin B71413-Classic 1300 Type IV, Duraskin B71515-Classic 1300 Type IV, Seemee backlit ID (B7972), Seemee backlit LED (B7955), Seemee backlit LED (B7956), Seemee backlit supreme (B7970), Seemee frontlid night+day FR (B7939), Seemee frontlid standard easy (B7945), Seemee frontlid ultramatt (B7615), Seemee frontlid ultramatt (B7972), Seemee IV (B1149), Seemee IV (B3852), Seemee IV (B3852), Seemee mesh extra (B3131), Seemee mesh premium (B3127), Seemee mesh solution (B3135), Seemee mesh standard (B3129), Seemee mesh suprem (B3124), Seemee sinage pro (B3832)

Top 5 reasons to apply for the VinylPlus® Product Label

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1. Showcase your sustainable PVC solutions

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2. Increase your sales for sustainable PVC solutions

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3. Set yourself apart and attract buyers and specifiers

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4. Make it easy for your customers to identify your products based on sustainability performance

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5. Benefit from the Label promotion done by VinylPlus®

“The VinylPlus® Product Label is an acknowledgement for our commitment to responsible entrepreneurship, where ecology is one of the driving factors. The Product Label offers evidence to our stakeholders that our products are produced according to the highest sustainability standards but also confirms PVC as a sustainable and future-proof material for the building and construction industry. Within Deceuninck, the label gives us an even greater motivation to continue our efforts and to remain a top performer when it comes to responsible and sustainable entrepreneurship.”
– Francis Van Eeckhout, CEO, Deceuninck

“The VinylPlus® Product Label confirms effectively and efficiently our high product requirements on input components, product quality and used management systems.”
– Joachim Oberrauch,  Member of the Board of Directors, Finstral AG

“GEALAN Fenster-Systeme GmbH has been one of the few companies to be certified according to ISO 14001 and EMAS III since 1996. To show our customers that sustainability plays an important role not only in our management system but also in the manufacture of our products, we have also decided to make the efforts needed to be certified and awarded the VinylPlus® Product Label .”
– Sophia Lingner, Manager Quality, Environment, Energy,  GEALAN Fenster-Systeme GmbH

What the Product Label holders say about it

 

“We were searching for quite some time for a suitable sustainability certificate for our PVC product range. The VinylPlus Product Label is the most credible and powerful option we have found.”
– Thomas Napromski, Head of Innovation and Network, Schüco Polymer Technologies

“We expect that our customers will appreciate this new and very visible proof for our sustainability performance in the PVC profile sector. The VinylPlus Product Label also gave us good ideas how to improve further.” – Rehau AG

“We were among the first to apply for the VinylPlus Product Label and we are proud we are among the pioneers to receive this recognition. It combines elements from responsible sourcing (largely included in the BES 6001 scheme) and the sustainability aspects of the VinylPlus programme.”
– Neil Stuart, Divisional Compliance Manager, Epwin Window Systems

“The VinylPlus Product Label audit was quite a challenge for us to organise, as it came on top of all the other auditing work companies have to do these days. But, it was worthwhile and exciting to measure our sustainability work with a best of class standard.”
– Jürgen Herbe, Head of Marketing, Veka

“It is our responsibility to operate sustainably, the VinylPlus® Product Label certificate is a great way for us to illustrate this to our customers in the PVC sector.”
– Christoph Jungwirth, Head of Product Management, Internorm Bauelemente GmbH

“Thanks to the VinylPlus® Product Label, Verseidag-Indutex GmbH underlines the responsible and sustainable use of PVC, a material particularly suitable for permanent and temporary applications in construction. All certified articles are 100% recyclable, so that they can be recycled in the circular economy. With the VinylPlus certification, Verseidag-Indutex GmbH sets a new benchmark and lives up to its pioneering role in the manufacture of sustainable products.”
– Henric Leuer, Geschaeftsfuehrer, Verseidag-Indutex GmbH

How does it work?

 

The VinylPlus® Product Label is a voluntary certification scheme. All VinylPlus® partners can choose to apply for the label for a PVC product or product family. The scheme has been developed so as to ensure that the products and their components, but also the company’s policies and performances, are aligned with the below sustainability requirements:

VinylPlus® partnership and programme support

Organisational Management Requirements

Supply Chain Management Requirements

Controlled Loop Management and Recycling

PVC Resin from sustainable sources

Responsible use of Additives

Sustainable Energy and Climate policies

Sustainability Awareness and Communication

Read more about the sustainability criteria

Transparency
and impartiality

Each criterion covers one or more levels of performance, ranging from a basic mandatory level to an outstanding level. All compulsory criteria must be fulfilled in order to secure certification. Each criterion is given a score or number of credits by an independent third-party auditor. Criteria are regularly revised and developed through transparent procedures open to all stakeholders. To ensure transparency and impartiality the audit results are then independently verified by BRE.

Compulsory criteria

  • Legal compliance, Quality management systems
  • Registered partnership with VinylPlus®
  • Use of PVC resins manufacturers according to ECVM Charters
  • Cadmium-, lead- and low molecular weight orthophthalate-free formulations
  • Waste management

Non compulsory criteria

  • Recycling content of products, design for better recycling
  • Living the VinylPlus® programme in the whole organisation

An overall performance rating is attached to the certificate of approval to highlight areas of strong performance and opportunities for improvement.

How to apply

1. Application

Check if all compulsory requirements are met using the Self Assessment document available on the website.

2. Verification

VinylPlus® verifies conformity and informs the applicant how his application is processed.

3. Audit Preparation

Applicant fills out audit information and undertake preparation for the auditor’s onsite visit. The auditor undertakes a pre-assessment.

4. Onsite Audit

The onsite audit takes place and the auditor prepares the performance report.

5. Review of Report

BRE verifies the results of the performance report. Comments from the applicant can be requested if necessary.

6. Certification

After positive completion of the audit process, VinylPlus® grants a certificate of approval which is valid for 3 years.

7. Re-application

Partners can apply for a renewal of their certification 3 months before the end of the validity of the certificate. The re-certification process is the same as before.

Application form

To apply, fill out the form below, or email this document completed to info@vinylplus.eu

  • Company Details

  • Scope of Application

  • I've read terms and conditions

About us

VinylPlus® is the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development by the European PVC industry. It aims to create a long-term sustainability framework for the entire PVC value chain across Europe and beyond.

The VinylPlus® Product Label has been developed in collaboration with:

Building Research Establishment (BRE) is an independent and impartial research-based consultancy, that tests and trains organisation, and offers expertise in every aspect of the built environment and associated industries.

The Natural Step (TNS) is a global network of NGOs with twenty-five years of experience in helping organisations and individuals understand and make meaningful progress towards sustainability.

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