Best Practice Guidelines for PVC (BEP)
Compliance & Certification with the Best Practice Guidelines for PVC
The Green Star 'Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)' credit was introduced into all Green Star rating tools by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) on 7 April 2010 following the PVC Minimisation Credit Review. Since it was first published in 2003, the Green Star rating tools included a ‘PVC Minimisation' credit to encourage the minimisation of PVC in base building and interior fit-out applications.
Bureau Veritas can assist manufacturers and suppliers to demonstrate compliance with the Best Practice Guidelines for PVC. One of the ways of demonstrating compliance with the Guidelines is through Manufacturers' Declaration. A manufacturer or supplier product declaration may be used to demonstrate compliance with the Best Practice Guidelines for PVC. The declaration must confirm that requirements outlined in the Guidelines have been met for a specific product or a product range. The product declaration must be independently audited by a JAS-ANZ accredited Certification Body, such as Bureau Veritas.
Compliance with the requirements of the Guidelines is assessed on basis objective evidence, which includes:
- A statement of confirmation signed by an Executive Officer
- Technical Specification of the product and description of manufacturing processes
- Scientific test results and reports
- Environmental management system and audit reports and results
- Company environment/sustainability report
- An assessment of Company or Government records
- Other material that may be considered objective evidence, e.g. interviews or observation of activities
Contact Bureau Veritas Certification to find out more information about the Certification service.