Best Practice PVC Product Register

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Best Environmental Practice PVC Product Register

The Vinyl Council's Best Environmental Practice (BEP) PVC trade mark is awarded to BEP compliant PVC products upon application by any manufacturers or suppliers in accordance with our License Terms and Conditions. Applicants must provide evidence of the independent assessment of compliance with the PVC Best Practice Guidelines in accordance with the Verification Assessment Guidance document for Best Environmental Practice PVC. 

Upon receipt of evidence of compliance, the products are recorded in the following Register by product category and the BEP PVC licence mark issued to the applicant. The BEP PVC mark signifies the products have been found by independent auditors to be fully compliant with the PVC Best Environmental Practice Guidelines.

Our BEP scheme is recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia in the Responsible Products Framework in its Green Star - Buildings tool. The Framework outlines criteria for scoring how 'responsible' a product is and recognises certain initiatives that a product or manufacturer can comply with – like BEP – for the purposes of contributing to a building's Green Star certification. Regardless of other accreditations they may have, all PVC products will need to demonstrate BEP accreditation for building projects to earn points towards their Green Star certification.

In order for PVC products to be recognised under the Framework, the following pathways will apply:

  • For all PVC products used, the manufacturing of the PVC product must comply with the Best Practice PVC Guidelines. This is imposed by GBCA as an "Additional Requirement". (There are Additional Requirements for timber, paints, adhesives, sealants and engineered wood products.)
  • For Responsible Structure compliance: the credit is achieved where a specified PVC product has BEP plus Climate Active Carbon Neutral for Products & Services, or GGT GreenRate Level A.
  • For Responsible Envelope compliance: the credit is achieved where a specified PVC product has BEP plus Climate Active Carbon Neutral for Products & Services, or GGT GreenRate Level A.
  • For Responsible Systems compliance: the credit is achieved where a specified PVC product has BEP plus Climate Active Carbon Neutral for Products & Services, or a Product Specific or Industry Sector EPD, or GGT GreenRate Level A or GECA Carpets.
  • For Responsible Finishes compliance: the credit is achieved where a PVC product has BEP plus Climate Active Carbon Neutral for Products & Services, or a Product Specific or Industry Sector EPD, or GGT GreenRate Level A or GECA Carpets or Floor Coverings. In this category, BEP plus Climate Active Carbon Neutral for Products & Services would be considered 'Exceptional Performance'.

Best Practice PVC Register

Source BEP-accredited PVC products on our register below: