The Australian Ecolabel Program, managed by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), is based on the international standard ISO 14024: “Environmental Labels and Declarations – Guiding Principles” which requires environmental labeling specifications to include criteria that are objective, reasonable and verifiable.
The program has developed a number of voluntary standards for ‘environmentally preferable products’, based on a life cycle assessment approach to environmental performance measures. Standards include:
- Architectural and protective coatings
- Furniture and fittings
- Recycled plastic and rubber products
GECA also provides a green procurement database and runs green procurement training.
Good Environmental Choice Services (GECS) trading as Environmental Assurance is the auditing and certification body with responsibility for product assessment, certification and licensing of products against the GECA standards.