When the AGPU was founded 30 years ago, there was no way to avoid it. This has not changed to today, even if the times when PVC materials and products were particularly criticised are a thing of the past. Thanks to the long-term commitment of AGPU member companies from the entire PVC value chain for the sustainable development of PVC and an open dialogue with stakeholders from all areas, AGPU and its partners have succeeded in establishing the plastic as an innovative, sustainable and future-oriented material. The fact that modern PVC products today are real high-tech wonders is becoming more and more established in people’s daily lives thanks to their diversity and performance.
„The focus of the AGPU has been sharpened again and again over the last 30 years and is now clearly on the sustainability of the material“, said Dr. Oliver Mieden, newly elected CEO of the AGPU and Head of Environmental Affairs & Corporate Communications at PVC manufacturer Vinnolit: „Since 2017, the AGPU has been an associated member of VinylPlus®, the sustainability programme of the European PVC industry, and thus contributes to making the contents and objectives of the voluntary commitment better known in Germany“.