Welcome to Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), which runs Australia's only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling program and is the only Australian member with GENICES recognition from the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN).
Learn the benefits of environmental certification and how GECA helps individuals and organisations improve the sustainability of consumption.
GECA’s Product Database is a tool to help you choose goods and services that are better for the environment.
You can search thousands of sustainable products by either:
- Selecting a product category followed by a product type
(for example ‘building and interiors’ then ‘paints’ ) and/or selecting a supplier
- Typing in keywords (for example ‘task chair’ )
If you are looking for inspiration, visit our Pinterest page where you will find thousands of GECA certified products complete with images.Visit Pinterest now
GECA, the SDGs, and you
You may have seen recently that GECA introduced my new role of Sustainable Development and Senior Accounts Representative. Bringing the Sustainable Development Goals into the conversation around ecolabelling is an important evolution in the business world and that’s part of my role. I like a challenge! You may ask, why?
GECA is pleased to be a supporting partner and exhibitor at this year's CleanScene event! Australia’s largest cleaning and hygiene event returns to the Sydney Showground on 6-8 September.
Events in review: SEE, AWRE, Melbourne Indesign
July and August have been jam packed with events, and GECA are proud to have been a part of so many fantastic opportunities to connect with industry professionals and spread the word on sustainable products.
Creating concrete solutions for sustainable infrastructure
Hear from Kate about why we're hard at work on our new standard for cement and concrete products - and what's next.
GECA Furniture Standards Update
GECA is currently in the process of revising both of its furniture standards. Furniture & Fittings (Level B) was due for revision in accordance with the Scheme Rules, and due to overlapping criteria, Furniture Fittings & Foam (Level A) is also being revised concurrently.
SEE Sustainable Experience
SEE Sustainable Experience is Australia’s sustainable building and design showcase event tailored for manufacturers, suppliers, residential and commercial design and construction professionals, building owners, facility managers and strata managers.
Living Leaders lead the way
From Kate: "I recently had the pleasure of being a judge on the Brickworks International Living Building Challenge awards...for me, our future sustainable world is dependent on the intersection of passion and potential of our people."
Sustainable Brands Sydney 2016 recap
The Sustainable Brands 2016 conference was held last month in Sydney for the first time! GECA was glad to be involved with the event, which explored ways for business leaders to learn how to successfully innovate their brands to ensure a sustainable future.
Leading the Way in the US of A
Our CEO, Kate Harris, talks about her recent trip to the USA and discusses how we can work together to better connect sustainable products and services with procurement professionals.
New licensee: District
GECA is pleased to introduce new licensee, District! District have a wide range of chairs, stools and armchairs certified with GECA under the Furniture, Fittings & Foam standard, demonstrating their commitment to producing furniture with a lower environmental, health and social impact.
New licensee: Space Furniture
GECA is pleased to welcome our newest licensee, Space Furniture! Five products from new design brand SP01, available through Space Furniture, are now certified with GECA under our Furniture, Fittings and Foam standard, showing that they have a lower environmental, health and social impact.
Welcome back: Havwoods
GECA is pleased to welcome back Havwoods, whose Europlank range is newly certified under the Floor Coverings standard! The pre-finished engineered range is from the world’s foremost producer of onestrip boards and utilizes a click fixing system for ease of installation. It is also available and certified in ‘Herringbone’.
GECA seeks input on Cement, Concrete and Concrete Products standard
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is developing a brand new standard for cement, concrete and concrete products. As part of the development of this standard, GECA is seeking input from industry professionals including manufacturers, construction project teams, consultants, academics and environmental organisations. The standard is open for public comment until Monday, 11 July 2016.
Green Building Day 2016
GECA is proud to be a Supporting Partner of the Green Building Council of Australia's Green Building Day 2016! The event will be held across Australia over a range of dates. Join us as we bring together the industry’s leading innovators and thinkers to discuss ‘the 2 degree world’ and how we can slow global warming.
GECA helps develop new ISO 20400 standard
ISO20400 - the first international guidance standard for sustainable procurement - is in development by ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation), and the latest round of discussions to review the draft of the standard drew to a close earlier this month in Sydney. GECA was involved in contributing to the development of the standard.
Welcome back: Embelton Flooring
We're pleased to welcome back Embelton Flooring, who have recently achieved GECA certification for two flooring underlay products! Their Hush Platinum Polyethylene Underlay and ImpactaMat Acoustic Flooring Underlay are both certified under our Floor Coverings standard, meaning they have a lower environmental, health and social impact.
Over the past three decades, DesignBUILD has supported Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design communities and in 2016 they’re bringing a new look to Melbourne.
DesignBUILD brings together Australia’s architects, building professional, contractors and designer community together with manufacturers, suppliers and service providers who work across the residential and commercial industry sectors, for 3 days of unrivaled networking and inspiration.
New licensee: Kebony
We're pleased to welcome Kebony as one of our newest licensees! Kebony is a Norwegian company which aims to be the leading wood brand and technology organisation.
Green Cities 2016
The annual Green Cities conference wrapped up in March for another year, and GECA was proud to be greatly involved as a supporting sponsor.
New product: ekoWorx
We’re pleased to welcome our newest licensee, Quarran Health Products, with their ekoWorx cleaning solution! ekoWorx is a “next-generation universal cleaning solution” that uses the science of green ionic chemistry to create an effective “clean anywhere” cleaner.
Challenges for city and country communities
Our CEO, Kate Harris, shares her thoughts on what Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor, sees as the challenges for city and country communities and the need to do more with less.
Collaborate, Innovate, Celebrate: GECA's event in-depth
GECA’s industry event centred around sustainable products, ‘Collaborate, Innovate, Celebrate’, was held on 3 March 2016 at the Lendlease Building in Sydney. It was great to see many professionals from the industry come to hear about the latest trends in sustainable production and consumption, the forthcoming ISO standard for Sustainable Procurement and GECA’s direction for the coming year.
GECA developing standard for cement and concrete products
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is in the process of developing a new standard for cement and concrete products. The standard is currently going through a second round of consultations with a Technical Advisory Group, and a final version of the standard is expected to be released mid-year.
New licensee: Lybase
GECA's newest licensee, Lybase, is one of the first to take advantage of GECA's GENICES recognition in gaining their certification with us, and the first to have a lighting product certified with GECA.
Love for our licensees!
Our CEO, Kate Harris, recently visited many of our licensees to see their commitment to sustainability in practice.
The Sustainable Development Goals and your business
Our CEO, Kate Harris, discusses how businesses can work together towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.