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Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) logo

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) runs Australia's only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling program and is the only Australian member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN).

This certification program develops standards against which products and services can be independently audited by JAS-ANZ accredited conformance assessment bodies (CABs). Standards are developed following ISO 14024 principles for global best practice in ecolabelling.

GECA's scheme enables consumers to choose from thousands of certified products and services and have confidence that they have a lower impact on the environment and human health and address important social considerations.

Learn more: Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)'s standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following All verifiers are JAS-ANZ accredited

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) Ltd.

Member of

GEN

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.

Member of: 2009 Financial Report available online


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2001

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products Cleaning products Cosmetics / Personal care Electronics Forest products / Paper Furniture Packaging Textiles


Where this ecolabel is found
Australia



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Last updated: 23 October 2015