SAVA and its members are committed to building sustainability awareness across the value chain in order to address our sustainability challenges. An important step towards achieving this objective is SAVA’S Product Stewardship Commitment (PSC) – a series of achievable commitments to address our industry’s environmental issues that are based on international health and safety standards and best practice models.
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-free vinyl production processes in all local & imported vinyl & compounds
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 and 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.
All vinyl products to be Bisphenol A-free
Restrict the use of DEHP and DOP in high human-contact applications such as
medical devices (excluding blood bags)
gloves and apparel
domestic flexible hoses
Increase the re-cycling of post consumer PVC-P to 15000 mt per annum.
Increase the re-cycling of post consumer PVC-U to 10000 mt per annum.
Address the issue of legacy additives.
In response to member and market feedback requesting a product label that is easier to understand and use, SAVA announced that it changed its old Vinyl-dot product label to a new “Green Tick”. This new product label was officially launched and awarded to SAVA members during the virtual meeting earlier this year as part of World Environment Day celebrations.
The Green Tick denotes the following:
A successfully completed task
An “all is good” symbol
A positive reinforcement
An indication of passing a test, getting a good mark on a school paper, or receiving high accolades on a job- related project.
The idea is that if you see the green tick, you'll know you're talking to a legit business, rather than a fraudster
An example of sustainability certification of goods and services based on an independent, full life cycle assessment of conventionally produced goods from “cradle to grave”
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Chairman (Interim): Wessel Oelofse (Chairman@savinyls.co.za)
Chief Executive Officer: Monique Holtzhausen (CEO@savinyls.co.za)
Administration: Sarah Walters (Admin@savinyls.co.za)
Finance: Annamarie Botha (Finance@savinyls.co.za)
Tel: (+27 21) 531-0313 or (+27 71) 083-5219
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