Good Environmental Choice Australia Scheme (GECA)

Good Environmental Choice Australia Scheme (GECA)

The scheme was developed by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) to indicate to consumers the preferable environmental performance of a product (or service or process) from a whole of product life perspective. Through the use of the Good Environmental Choice Australia Ecolabel (also known as the ‘GECA Ecolabel’), the GECA Scheme provides confidence and certainty to regulatory authorities and the market about a product’s environmental performance.

The GECA Ecolabel can be used on products that conform to one or more of GECA’s environmental standards; e.g. products commonly used in the built environment such as architectural and protective coatings, floor coverings, furniture and fittings.

CABs are required to comply with relevant requirements in the Good Environmental Choice Australia Certification Scheme Rules.

As this is a product scheme, CABs also need to comply with ISO/IEC 17065:2012 – Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.

Benefits

  • Provides assurance to specifiers and purchasers that products and services are better for the environment and reduce their impact on human health.
  • Certification acts as solid evidence that a product or service meets world-class environmental standards.
  • Recognizes sustainability leadership and provides a competitive edge.

Scheme owner

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA).

More information

The GECA Scheme is closed to new applicant CABs.

 

More information on GECA and the scheme rules are available at http://www.geca.eco/