The 2014 Vinyl Sustainability Forum revolved around the theme of "Enhancing the value of partnerships" and was held in Rome, on the 8th - 9th May 2014.
Collaboration with Regional, National, European and International partners is at the core of the PVC Industry’s Voluntary Commitment’s success. At the institutional level, cooperation between public and private sectors is considered a very effective mechanism to progress toward sustainability.
Over a hundred participants from companies, trade bodies, public administration, research and civil organisations attended the forum.
Welcoming delegates and speakers, VinylPlus Chairman Michael Träger said: “We are very proud to show how VinylPlus is continuously progressing toward its targets. At the heart of our Commitment’s progress is the strong cooperation among PVC industry sector groups, companies, national associations and the factual contribution of our stakeholders. It is for that reason that the 2014 Forum focuses on Enhancing the Value of Partnerships and their contribution to a more sustainable future.” He added “our commitment is strong and we will continue to guarantee maximum efforts in driving the PVC industry towards a greener economy and to promote a more sustainable model of industrial production at global level, by spreading our approach, experience and best practices”.
The different sessions at the VSF14 were structured around the following topics:
-VinylPlus Progress & Achievements
-Market trends update
-Partnerships as a driving force: Cooperation towards sustainability goals
-Working together towards Resource & Energy Efficiency
-Partnerships through trust and cooperation across the value -Looking to the future - Innovation & Circular Economy