Vinyl Sustainability Council and ecomedes Collaboration Showcases +Vantage Vinyl™-Verified Companies
The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, is raising the awareness of +Vantage Vinyl®-verified companies through a collaboration with ecomedes, an online database for construction professionals seeking sustainable building materials. Designed to optimize product procurement for architects, engineers, and contractors who must meet sustainability benchmarks in their projects, the ecomedes database now lists companies that have achieved +Vantage Vinyl verification via the VSC.
“The +Vantage Vinyl verification program provides specifiers with assurance that qualified companies have met the environmental, social and governance requirements required for verification. Inclusion in the ecomedes database provides greater visibility for these companies for construction projects that put sustainability at the forefront,” said Jay Thomas, VSC executive director.
“With ecomedes, we have created an online repository of critical information about sustainable building materials companies, their products, associated certifications, labels, and declarations. Our mission is to help construction project managers and other professionals save time and money in their search for the right products,” added Paul Shahriari, ecomedes co-founder and chief innovation officer. “The addition of +Vantage Vinyl-verified companies to the database broadens the spectrum for impact-aware specifiers seeking these solutions.”
Companies that Earn the Mark through VSC’s +Vantage Vinyl initiative have demonstrated their contribution to industry progress and continuous improvement in sustainability across all three sectors: social, economic, and environmental. Verification through GreenCircle Certified, LLC authenticates and reports on the activities and key performance indicators achieved by each company within the five sustainability pillars: environmental stewardship, social diligence, economic soundness, collaboration, and open communications.
Thus far in 2022, 17 companies have achieved +Vantage Vinyl verification and are included in the ecomedes database. For more information on +Vantage Vinyl and the Vinyl Sustainability Council, visit vantagevinyl.com.
About the Vinyl Sustainability Council
The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), founded in 2016 in partnership with the Vinyl Institute, is a collaborative platform for companies, organizations, and other industry stakeholders to come together to advance the U.S. vinyl industry’s contribution to sustainable development. Through its +Vantage Vinyl® verification program, the VSC aims to drive continuous improvement across all three aspects of sustainability – environmental, social, and economic performance. For more information, please visit https://vantagevinyl.com/.