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Aurora Plastics (ESG)Aurora Plastics fully supports initiatives toward achieving environmental, social, governance and ethics (ESG).Aurora Plastics fully supports initiatives toward achieving environmental, social, governance and ethics (ESG).

Aurora Plastics is committed to being a sustainable and responsible leader in the industry by continuously seeking ways for its manufacturing operations to have the smallest possible environmental impact.

Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for our employees, customers and the communities in which we operate, and that goal guides the company’s day-to-day operations.

Aurora Plastics maintains five manufacturing facilities in both the U.S and Canada. The company has integrated pollution prevention, biodiversity, and resource conservation into business decision making. Aurora Plastics is continuously seeking to develop and improve operations and technologies to decrease waste, prevent pollution, and minimize health and safety risks.

Leading by Example

In 2021, Aurora Plastics set a goal to identify and execute a 5% savings against the yearly energy/waste expenditure. For starters, Aurora Plastics identified a baseline assessment to understand the current state of each production facility, including a benchmark against common best practices. Current initiatives include upgrading factory lighting to energy-efficient, cooler, LED lamps and installing solar panels on the roof of manufacturing facilities.

In addition, Aurora plastics has made efforts towards water and waste conservation. Stormwater runoff is monitored at several facilities and excess water is collected so that it is not discharged into the local municipal system. Instead, collected water is allowed to evaporate and the company disposes of the minimal solids that are generated by this process.

To reduce waste at each facility, the company selects and sells scrap and off-grade PVC to recyclers or ensures material is utilized in various industrial end product applications. This effort results in over 1 million pounds of PVC compound scrap being sold to recyclers each year and more than 7 million pounds of scrap are kept out of landfills annually through re-purpose end application use.

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Leading by Example

In 2021, Aurora Plastics set a goal to identify and execute a 5% savings against the yearly energy/waste expenditure. For starters, Aurora Plastics identified a baseline assessment to understand the current state of each production facility, including a benchmark against common best practices. Current initiatives include upgrading factory lighting to energy-efficient, cooler, LED lamps and installing solar panels on the roof of manufacturing facilities.

In addition, Aurora plastics has made efforts towards water and waste conservation. Stormwater runoff is monitored at several facilities and excess water is collected so that it is not discharged into the local municipal system. Instead, collected water is allowed to evaporate and the company disposes of the minimal solids that are generated by this process.

To reduce waste at each facility, the company selects and sells scrap and off-grade PVC to recyclers or ensures material is utilized in various industrial end product applications. This effort results in over 1 million pounds of PVC compound scrap being sold to recyclers each year and more than 7 million pounds of scrap are kept out of landfills annually through re-purpose end application use.

Maximizing the Handprint

Beyond minimizing our manufacturing and operations impact are our efforts to maximize the downstream impact, or handprint, where possible.

For example, Auroralite™ RPVC cellular foam – a lightweight, low-density wood replacement – can make more parts with less compound to make extrusion profiles up to 70% lighter.

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Aurora Plastics is committed to helping create a more sustainable world.

Our customers now have more reasons to make us their first choice in polymer compound solutions.

Aurora Plastics is committed to helping create a more sustainable world.

In doing so, our customers’ will have more reasons to make us their customers’ first choice in polymer compound solutions.

+Vantage Vinyl
Green Circle Certification System

Aurora Plastics is proud to be +Vantage Vinyl Verified and the validation it brings knowing that Aurora Plastics is on the right path. Aurora Plastics has built a strong foundation for continuous improvement by working to use more efficient resources and be a sustainable leader in the industry.

Recently verified by +Vantage Vinyl™, we embrace the sustainability initiatives held by the organization. +Vantage Vinyl is an industry-wide sustainability initiative that engages companies across the entire U.S. vinyl value chain. Their guiding principles set the direction and parameters for what companies strive to achieve over time. These principles are organized within five pillars that serve as the guideposts for companies on their journey of continuous improvement: environmental stewardship, social diligence, economic solutions, collaboration and open communication.

We are proud to be verified to the +Vantage Vinyl requirements, and applaud the their efforts to drive continuous improvement across all three sectors of sustainability – environmental, social, and economic performance. Being recognized for our sustainability initiatives and drive toward continuous improvement is an exciting achievement, as sustainability is key within our core values.