Abstract : This work proposes the implementation of an applied methodology in the PVC sector in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Initially information from 13 manufacturers on the final product of the PVC sector was compiled, where benchmarking tool was applied for the cultural analysis and maturity of cleaning production ? which jointly with the checklist of lean manufacturing gave as a result a n overview of the current status of the companies in cleaning production practices and lean manufacturing.Comparative reports of general and individual types were performed for each of companies. This analysis led to the formulation and consideration of specific indicators in order to establish the priority points, and direct attention on decision making on sensitive aspects to improve each of the 13 manufacturers.In the search of an overview of good manufacturing practices, it was created the Visual Tool of Sustainable Practices-(VTSP) that proposes a grid of 64 practices, aligned with the purpose of providing a visual tool for decision-making from the strategic and managerial point of view in terms of sustainability.The development and construction of this tool was based on the relationship levels and interaction of factors such as: The required investment to carry on the practice, the availability of personnel, time and amount of physical resources, as well as the allocation of material and flow of information. For this purpose, criteria of hierarchical analysis process (HAP), cleaner production (CP), and lean manufacturing tools were applied; as well as business management methodologies were applied in the three pillars of sustainability: social, economic and environmental.The intend of this tool is to ensure the organization is aware of their own progress and the establishment of a clear perspective of the action to be taken as the physical availability, using the resources that will be committed in the process, and the degree of investment, availability of personnel and lean manufacturing tools that would leverage the company's progress.Among the results obtained in the phase of benchmarking application, the average of companies was 48.13 % in the evaluation of practices, and 47.19 % on performance.The variable with lowest rating was the information variable both in practice and performance on the aspect related ot the understanding of the process objectives for both internal and external collaborators.This reflects the unawareness of the advantages to implement cleaner production (CP), and return of investment that brings as a result of the applied concepts.The creation of indicators from benchmarking leads companies to conduct measures over aspects that really are part of the company's management, identifying the level at which the company is, and the aspects that need improvement seeking to obtain information not measured or forgotten until now.The Visual Tool of Sustainable Practices (VTSP) and each of the practices that part of it, seek to achieve the minimum reference sustainable development in companies beyond the PVC industry. Due to the fact these companies have a common and flexible platform, intrinsically depends on the decision making made by management, which leads the organization to be aware of its own process and progress opportunities that will lead towards the application of tools not aligned with the organization?s goals that don?t allow to establish a clear perspective of the action to be taken according to the current status of the organization.