FEPAC, Vinyl Institute announce Canada-wide sustainability partnership
Two Canadian plastics associations are partnering in a bid to boost the industry’s efforts at sustainability.
The Quebec-based Fédération des Plastiques et Alliances Composites (FEPAC) and the Vinyl Institute of Canada, which is headquartered in Oakville, Ont., are partnering to roll out FEPAC’s EcoResponsible sustainability management program on a national scale.
“Many organizations are still struggling with how to approach sustainability in their businesses, and through discussions with our members and the industry in general, we clearly recognized the need for a national leadership strategy to get our Canadian industry in pace with the global sustainability movement,” said Vinyl Institute president Aine Curran. “We believe this partnership is a significant step for the vinyl and plastics sectors across Canada, and will offer our industry a consistent and national sustainability strategy for the Canadian plastics industry, in both in French and English languages.”
“We have worked hard for the past two years to refine our program and test it in Quebec, and with the outcomes being as successful as they are, we are thrilled to have the Vinyl Institute of Canada as our partner on the expansion of this program, making it a Canada-wide initiative,” said FEPAC president Pierre Fillion.
In conjunction with the program roll out, the two groups are also forming the Canadian Council of Sustainable Industries. “The Council will formally announce its council board on Wednesday, November 2, 2016,” Fillion added.