Global GreenTag International Articulates Importance of Best Environmental Practice PVC Scheme
Global GreenTag International is stepping up its compliance scheme for manufacturers who want to meet this demand on green projects with the Global GreenTag Best Environmental Practice PVC (BEP PVC™), available under the GreenTag International Certification Standard V4.
David Baggs, Global GreenTag’s CEO and Technical Director says that “Environmentally responsible PVC manufacture is critical in these times and
providing articulated schemes for progressive manufacturers who are doing great products with PVC is so important to elevate.”
The Global GreenTag BEP PVC complies with the new Green Star® rating tools Responsible Products – PVC credit, which was developed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and New Zealand (GBCNZ) in association with the Vinyl Council of Australia (VCA).
Global GreenTag, says David, certifies some of the biggest PVC product manufacturers in the world, and particularly in the flooring sector.
Since the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) introduced the new credit after conducting its full literature review, it was concluded that vinyl cannot be ruled out as a material for use in the built environment. Since then, the uptake has been quick,” says David, adding that “Proving that your product meets best environmental practice standards is now going to be key for products entering green projects and the procurement sales process,” adding that the Australian Defence Forces and Lend Lease became early adopters, announcing their intention to meet the PVC credit in tender opportunities.
For companies that want to meet Green Star® compliance, David adds that PVC products with Global GreenTag GreenRate™ certification can earn points under the Green Star® ‘Sustainable Products’ credit, however, such certification does not remove the consideration of those products from the Responsible Building Materials credit if they are pipes, cables, flooring, permanent formwork or blinds.
Manufacturers in these categories who would like to discuss their options to secure a BEP PVC, or to upgrade their certification to Standard v.4.0, are invited to email GreenTag’s Brett Hazlett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download BEP PVC brochure here
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