Our Product Stewardship Commitment (PSC) is a series of achievable commitments to address our industry's environmental issues. SAVA will assist members, relevant authorities and experts to understand, characterise and address product stewardship issues associated with the life cycle of vinyl products. Members are also requested to inform SAVA about any significant environmental or health safety issues in connection with the manufacture, use or disposal of vinyl products.

The SAVA Product Stewardship Commitment is organised into the following

Four focus areas

Sustainable Manufacturing

SAVA members are committed to achieve the following targets in relation to the manufacturing of all vinyl products:

Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)
- Total VCM emission from vinyl production processes less than 250g/mt for S-PVC and E-PVC
- VCM content in final vinyl regular product application less than 5g/mt for S-PVC
- VCM content in final vinyl regular product application less than 10g/mt for E-PVC
- VCM content in final vinyl product for food and medical application less than 1g/mt for S-PVC
- VCM content in final vinyl product for food and medical application less than 1g/mt for E-PVC

Mercury - Mercury-free vinyl production Processes in all local & imported vinyl & compounds

Sustainable use of additives

• Chlorinated Paraffin: Complete phase-out of the use of short-chain chlorinated paraffin in the manufacture of vinyl-based products
• Lead stabilisers and compounds: Lead-free stabilisers & additives to be used in all vinyl products
• Cadmium containing ingredients: Cadmium-free stabilisers & additives to be used in all vinyl products
• Hexavalent chromium containing ingredients: Hexavalent Chromium free additives and pigments to be used in all vinyl products
• Bisphenol A: All vinyl products to be Bisphenol A free
• Low-Molecular Weight Phthalate plasticisers: Restrict the use of DEHP and DOP in high human contact applications, such as toys, medical devices excluding blood bags, footwear, gloves and apparel, shower curtains, flooring, table cloths, domestic flexible hose

Closed loop management

Recycling:
Increase the re-cycling of postconsumer PVC-P to 15000 mt per annum
Increase the re-cycling of postconsumer PVC-U to 10000 mt per annum
Address the issue of legacy additives

Sustainability awareness

SAVA and its members are committed to building sustainability awareness across the value chain in order to address our sustainability challenges.

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