partner companies can now use the VinylPlus product label to promote their green credentials to consumers since the group has undergone the organisation’s certification process.

The sustainability label was developed by, the European PVC industry’s voluntary commitment to sustainable development, in close cooperation with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and The Natural Step (TNS).

Profine GmbH is authorised to use the VinylPlus Product Label in the European and UK sales regions, as well as for various products and systems in the area of profiles and sheets.

As is usual with certification procedures, a system provider must prove in independently conducted audits that certain key requirements are met. The criteria include, among other things, the responsible procurement of PVC raw materials and additives, closed material cycles and recycling, a sustainable energy and climate strategy, and process management requirements. In essence, it must be ensured that PVC as a raw material is sustainably sourced, processed and recycled.

As an official VinylPlus partner, profine GmbH supports the sustainable development of the European PVC industry. The company is also a member of key associations and initiatives such as EPPA and the German Rewindo recycling network.

Dr. Peter Mrosik, Owner and CEO of profine Group, said: “We have set ourselves the goal of aligning our entire company to a future worth living in, and we understand sustainability to be a holistic task: from using high-quality raw materials, the production of energy-efficient systems and extensive recycling up to the implementation of our corporate social responsibility. The partnership with VinylPlus and the VinylPlus Product Label fully underline this philosophy.”

Pictured: The two members of the profine Management Board, Stefan Schäfer (left), Chief Product and Marketing Officer, and Christian Amling, Chief Operations Officer, present the certificate.