Mission and values

Our mission for plastics

The reason plastics have steadily replaced many traditional materials is because they offer many improvements in performance (reduction in the consumption of scarce resources, a reduction in energy requirements, a lower cost).

Plastics are also inherently capable of meeting the needs of sustainable development.  Economically: they provide cost-efficient market solutions.  Socially: they have been developed with little compromise – to perform exactly as is required to meet society’s growing demands.  Environmentally: performance can now be matched with ensured safety in use and managed environmental impact in production and at end-of-life.

Plastics are now an essential part of our world.  If they did not already exist, society would have to invent a material with all of the same properties to enable our survival. Continuous development and improvement  of what these amazing materials can do, and how we manage them throughout their lifecycle will ensure that they continue to add value for us.

Therefore, as an industry, we see plastics' mission as being simply:

"to meet people’s needs better”

PlasticsEurope's  values

Innovative:  Our industry's pioneering outlook and our courage to face challenges and innovate, allows us to take advantage of opportunities and find new solutions.

Reliable: We understand that behaving honestly, transparently and straight forwardly, and always delivering on what we say will build confidence in our promises

Responsible: We know that demonstrating responsible care and showing a willingness to accept long term commitments will build the trust necessary to share measured risks

Efficient:  The ability to consistently control complex things helps our stakeholders to have confidence that we can handle difficult challenges that they don’t understand
President PlasticsEurope
Executive Director