A. VPEP stands for Voluntary Product Environmental Profile. A VPEP is a supplier disclosure form that provides vital information on the chemical makeup of products and their environmental impact. You can read all about it on the American Apparel and Footwear Association web site.
A. VPEPxchange is a subscription-based collaboration platform that allows chemical suppliers (VPEP providers) to author and publish VPEPs. Providers can then securely share VPEPs with interested stakeholders such as customers, brands and retailers (VPEP consumers) who download and manage VPEPs in their own document library.
A. VPEPxchange tracks the partnerships between providers and consumers so that Providers are notified when new consumers wish to access their VPEPs and Consumers are notified when new or updated VPEPs become available. VPEPxchange also provides an automated system that makes it much easier for providers to create VPEPs and for consumers to manage them. It sure beats trying to do it the old fashioned way.
A. Choose to create either a VPEP Consumer Account or a VPEP Provider Account. The process is very simple, entirely automated and only takes a few minutes. AAFA members will need their Company Member Number to receive the AAFA discount. Please contact AAFA if you need help locating this.
A. You will need to create two separate accounts, one that is a Provider and another that is a Consumer. VPEPxchange accounts cannot perform both roles at the same time.