Policy paper

Windows sustainability action plan: October 2010

Action plan to further improve the social and environmental impacts of windows.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Windows sustainability action plan - October 2010

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This Windows Sustainability Action Plan is a key output from Defra’s roadmap process. It has been developed by members of the Windows Sustainability Partnership (WSP) which is made up of representatives from across the windows supply chain, as well as relevant Government departments, regulatory agencies and delivery bodies.

The actions in this Plan have been grouped into five main areas that cover the key component parts of different window types; namely: Overarching Challenges, Glazing, PVC, Aluminium and Timber. Steel has been omitted from this Action Plan, however should suitable representatives of the steel window sector join the Windows Sustainability Partnership in the future, then revisions of the Plan can incorporate this. For each action, members of the WSP have either committed to taking direct action to achieve it, or will seek to influence and/or partner with other supply chain members to ensure an action is delivered.

Published 3 June 2011