Global Vinyl Council

The Global Vinyl Council (GVC) has been established with the aim of promoting the value of PVC and vinyl products and represents its members in advocacy actions worldwide.

The GVC constantly seeks opportunities to improve the PVC industry’s global standing with key stakeholders combined with other vinyl industry efforts and undertakes branded performance improvement initiatives.

The fundamental values of the GVC are to discuss the benefits and challenges of the industry, review other industry efforts and decide on a path forward. GVC’s audience is the PVC value chain and authorities.

GVC meeting

The GVC is objective-driven, and aims to:

    • Act as an international body to support all PVC related local industries.
    • Foster cooperation between member companies, governments and organisations to increase the understanding of PVC and the PVC industry
    • Identify and promote technologies and practices that will further improve health, safety and environmental performance.
    • Advocate responsible lifecycle management (manufacture, use and disposal) of PVC products.
    • Support performance standards, “best practice” models and successful programmes that ensure all production facilities around the world operate to the highest standards
    • Fund and manage worldwide studies and programmes supporting its objectives
    • Communicate the benefits of PVC to society, and address related issues and concerns
    • Avoid de-selection of PVC products and ensure a level playing field
    • Provide technical information to support its members
    • Provide its members with a forum where they can seek information and support, and share experiences


    • Two management committee meetings/ year
    • Dedicated Building & Construction TF
    • Management of Basle Convention issues
    • Organise or support stewardship conferences.

      A complete list of conferences:

      2015   October 28  Tokyo, Japan
         April 29  Cannes, France
      2014   October 21  Sandton, South Africa
         March 31  Brighton, UK
      2013  October 15  Makaty City, Philippines
         May 23  Istanbul, Turkey
      2012  November 6   Florida, US
         April 25  Cascais, Portugal
      2011  October 26  Jakarta, Malaysia
         June 26  Brussels, Belgium
      2010   September 27  Bogota, Comombia
         April 26  Kessington, UK
      2009   October 20  Kyoto, Japan
         May 11  Berlin, Germany
      2008   October 21  Shanghai, Japan
         September 11  Houston, Texas, US
         May 5  Barcelona, Spain
         February 2   Carthagena, Colombia
      2006   October 21  St Petersburgh, Russia
         May 24  Naples, Florida
         February 6  Namur, Belgium
      2005  May 22  Savannah, Georgia, US
      2004  November 1  Seoul, Korea