You are here

Vinyl’s Role in Sustainability

Jan 2016

Sustainability is a word we hear all the time. But what does it really mean. For the vinyl industry it means more than protecting the environment. It means providing for the needs of today without compromising future generations, and their ability to do the same. It means embracing resilience and ensuring our communities, institutions and infrastructure are ready to adapt to the changing demands and circumstances.

Susan Wade Nov 2017

The Vinyl Industry's Culture of Safety

For nearly four decades the vinyl resin industry has designed and implemented worker safety best practices and new technologies that continuously improve our facilities’ health, safety, and environmental performance. Our industry takes worker safety and environmental stewardship very seriously.

Susan Wade Nov 2017

VI 2017 Health, Safety, and Environmental Award Recipients

The Vinyl Institute announced the award recipients of its annual safety and environmental awards, which are given to companies in the vinyl industry for improving worker safety and protecting the environment at plant sites throughout the United States and Canada.  These awards recognized facility performance during the 2016 calendar year based upon federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable incidents, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), other regulatory permit performance, and the EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory data for air and water.