PCEP is governed by a Steering Board - senior executives from member companies - empowered by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) with the management
and administration of PCEP.
Board members are nominated by their peers to represent their membership category and appointed at the AGM. They have a two-year mandate and are
responsible for the overall policy and finance of the association. The composition and role are set out in the Articles of Association.
The Board appoints the Secretary General who manages the PCEP Work Programme. The activities set in the work programme are carried out respectively in
PCEP’s six working groups.
Global Leader, Circular Economy at SABIC
PCEP Steering Board Chairman
“In 5-10 years’ time we could very well look back at this period of time as a turning point: as a value chain we have to act and manage the end-of-life of our products in order to preserve the tremendous value of polyolefins for society. PCEP is essential to achieve this.”
CEO, Van Werven Plastic Recycling
PCEP Steering Board Vice Chairman
“In the past 40 years, the waste industry changed step by step from land-filling to a more circular use of raw materials. The last steps are always the most difficult ones and this requires decisiveness and cooperation. With PCEP we can promote cooperation in the chain for polyolefins and fulfill the circular objectives for plastic."
CEO, RKW Group
“Sustainability is all about assuming responsibility. By efficiently using natural resources and protecting the environment, we contribute to safeguarding our planet for generations to come. Building a circular economy for polyolefins shows that in the future, growth will be generated from intelligent value creation – not from an overexploitation of resources. At PCEP, our goal is to actively drive this change process together with our partners and stakeholders.”
New Business Development, Polyolefin & CES strategy team, Borealis
"When it comes to solving circularity, the clue’s in the name; the Circular Economy is about changing the way we make, use and - critically - reuse materials and resources, which means whole system redesign and reinvention. It means we’re all in it together and that success needs to be co-created and shared. Borealis, as a founding member, believes that PCEP is a key platform for wide and progress-driven collaboration throughout the value chain, to share, to learn and to create new solutions together."
Director of Corporate Strategy, Sustainability & Circular Economy, ALPLA
"With strong partners along the entire value chain, we can promote a functioning circular economy in the area of polyolefins. I always attach great importance to taking all aspects of the circular economy into account: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. This is the only way we can achieve viable solutions and make a serious contribution to the future of our industry and to society."
CEO, CABKA Group
Product Director LDPE EMEA, Dow
Vice President, Polyolefins Sales Europe, LyondellBasell
"I believe in plastic as a unique material offering complementary, innovative and sustainable solutions to help address climate change, while meeting the needs of our whole society. While plastics allow people and the planet to progress, plastic waste has become a major challenge. Solutions to this are driven by responsible use, development of circular products and enhanced energy-efficient recycling unlocking the full circular potential of plastic. This requires an integrated approach across the whole value chain together with public authorities."
EU Public Policy, Government Affairs and Communications Manager, PepsiCo
"Circular economy is a collaborative effort, there is only so much individual actors can do to achieve full circularity of materials. PCEP is uniquely placed to solve the plastics waste challenge as its members represent the whole polyolefin supply chain, allowing all actors to understand each other’s challenges and opportunities and to access an incredible pool of expertise."
Polyethylene Business Director, Repsol
"To make things happen, this challenging “circular solution”, PCEP, must be understood and managed as the common driver for the whole value chain: producers, recyclers, waste management organizations, converters, brand owners and retailers. Our ambition must be realistic so we need to make it feasible and economically sustainable for all the stakeholders. Technological neutrality to trigger investment in different recycling solutions, as well as the proactive collaboration within the chain, seems like the key enablers to fulfill the commitments acquired on a timely manner"