As part of its sustainability strategy, profine GmbH has recently been awarded the VinylPlus Product Label, following a demanding certification process.
The VinylPlus Product Label is the sustainability seal for PVC building products. Products that are characterised by high performance and sustainability are easily recognised by this certificate for end customers, manufacturers and markets. The partner companies from the window and door sector can use the label to advertise KÖMMERLING profile systems and sheets, for example in tenders and to promote their green credentials to consumers.
The sustainability label was developed by VinylPlus, the European PVC industry's voluntary commitment to sustainable development, in close cooperation with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and The Natural Step (TNS).
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.
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. To this regard, the label refers to the profine production sites in Berlin and Pirmasens.
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, commented: ‘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.’