Vinyl Institute’s Cristian Barcan Awarded ISSP Sustainability Certification

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International Society of Sustainability Professionals certification requires individuals to demonstrate extensive professional experience and in-depth knowledge of sustainability competencies.

Cristian Barcan VP of Sustainability and Industry Affairs for the Vinyl Institute

Cristian Barcan

Achieving ISSP certification is a testament to Cristian’s and the VI’s focus and commitment to helping our industry members continue to make even greater strides in their sustainability programs.

Vinyl Institute(VI) announced today that Cristian Barcan, vice president of Sustainability and Industry Affairs at the VI, has been certified by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), achieving the organization’s Sustainability Associate level of certification. The ISSP certification demonstrates extensive professional and education experience, as well as in-depth knowledge of a variety of sustainability competences.

“With the world facing an unprecedented challenge of serving the global needs of 10 billion people by 2050, the vinyl industry has an opportunity to play an important role through its sustainability initiatives,” said Dick Doyle, president and CEO of the Vinyl Institute. “Achieving ISSP certification is a testament to Cristian’s and the VI’s focus and commitment to helping our industry members continue to make even greater strides in their sustainability programs.”

Barcan has more than two decades of experience in developing sustainability-related business models with proven success. His past work for BASF, UL’s Information and Insights division (UL), and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has resulted in implementing effective continuous improvement programs. At the VI, he focuses on helping the vinyl industry continue to produce products that benefit society in a manner that protects the environment and contributes to the health, safety and welfare of industry workers and the communities in which they operate.

Barcan introduced the Vinyl Institute as a member of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), and is a frequent speaker and panel participant at global events including Sustainable Brands.

About the Vinyl Institute:
The Vinyl Institute (VI), founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives, and modifiers. The VI works on behalf of its members to promote the benefits of the world’s most versatile plastic, used to make everything from household appliances to flooring, roofing and wallcovering. The vinyl industry in the United States employs over 350,000 highly skilled employees at nearly 3,000 facilities, and generates an economic value of $54.4 billion. For more information visit: vinylinfo.org

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