Innovation is the key long-term driver of sustained and sustainable economic development. But it is more than just developing new products. It is about reinventing business processes and building entirely new markets that meet untapped customer needs. It is also about selecting and executing the right ideas and bringing them to domestic and international markets in record time.
News and Events
The spotlight this week is on our newest licencee, Specfurn Commercial Furniture. Specfurn Commercial Furniture is a Queensland owned and operated business providing commercial furniture solutions nationwide, encompassing workstation systems, storage solutions, ergonomic seating, boardroom/meeting furniture and hospitality/cafe furniture.
Last week Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) attended the release of the National Sustainability Council's first biennial report, Sustainable Australia 2013: Conversations with the Future. This report documents the current status of Australia in relation to social, environmental and economic sustainability indicators.
Herbon was founded in 1982 (formerly known as Puren Australia) by an industrial chemist who was actively involved in the research and development of environmentally preferable and allergy free products.
Auditor of the GECA Scheme, NSC International (NCSI), has been acquired by the world's first National Standards Body, founding member of ISO and fourth largest global certification body BSI from the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA).
AFS Walling Solutions is a 100% Australian owned and operated company established in 1996 to supply the construction industry with proprietary walling and framing systems.
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is committed to driving sustainable consumption by increasing the uptake GECA certified products, particularly by promoting them to important stakeholders.
As an Australian family-owned furniture business in operation since 1987, we know there is no machine that can truly replace the hand or the eye. Every Jardan piece is crafted to order in Melbourne, with care and precision, by hand.
Would you like to play a key role in helping GECA improve the environment by helping it develop independent, robust environmental standards against which products and services can be certified? Our Sydney office is looking for a bright and resourceful science graduate to join its hardworking team as a Standards Assistant.
Working closely with designers and architects, Madinoz offer superior Architectural Hardware with a distinctive design theme. Designed specifically with project needs in mind, the Madinoz Architectural Hardware range is made in Australia with premium grade materials to ensure lifelong use and endless appeal.
Paint is made from three basic ingredients: pigment, binder and solvent. In addition to these it can contain a variety of additives, including biocides (to prevent bacteria or fungal growth in the can or on the painted surface). Each of these ingredients can have an impact on the environment during the life cycle of the paint.
As part of Designex 25 in Melbourne, on 31 May GECA will hold an information session on environmentally preferable products and the role of third party certification. This session will explain the benefits of using environmentally preferable products and in particular how to guarantee a product’s claim through independent third party certification.
A 100% Australian company, Nikpol is a leading Australian supplier of cabinet materials and hardware, decorative surfaces, appliances, drawer systems, doors and hinges.
We would like to thank Just Mats for the GECA certified RolaDek mat it has installed in our Surry Hills office. Just Mats tells us that every person working in a commercial building, can bring in up to 2.5 kilograms of dirt, just on their feet, every year. This translates to tons of damaging abrasive material, potentially destroying surface finishes such as timber, marble & granite floors, reducing the life of quality entrances.
Mark Perry is a wholly owned Australian manufacturer: specialists in commercial interiors such as ergonomic office chairs, storage, office workstations and systems.
BGC Plasterboard products are manufactured in Perth, Western Australia. Our state-of-the-art complex comprises a 56,000m2 parcel of land, incorporating a 32,000m2 building to house the production, warehousing and dispatch facilities.
When it comes to leaving the world a little cleaner, healthier and more plentiful than how we find it, Haworth believes that we need to manage all our assets with a view toward the future. The result of this thinking is a business model that emphasizes people as much as environmental performance – otherwise known as the triple bottom line.
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) was pleased to exhibit at Green Cities 2013 last week in Sydney. Now in its seventh year, Green Cities is an annual conference and exhibition co-hosted by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and Property Council of Australia.
Agar Cleaning Systems was established in 1968 in Melbourne. We now operate nationwide, and service many locations including schools, hospitals and major shopping centres.
The Sebel story began in 1951 with the production of Mobo toys and a new furniture range based around the innovative Stak-a-Bye chair.
With companies based in Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and other global affiliations, Warwick Fabrics are at the forefront of international design and distribution, exporting interior upholstery and window covering textiles to over 50 countries.
In 1997, Corporate Culture was formed to provide not only exceptional designer furniture, but also a high level of customer service, a combination not yet experienced in the Australian marketplace.
Fishprint are committed to providing high quality print material without compromising on our environmental responsibilities.
Boral is a leading Australian supplier of building and construction materials, also operating throughout Asia and the United States.
Woven Image has been designing, manufacturing and distributing innovative fabrics in Australia and overseas for over 20 years. As an Australian company serving designers, specifiers and customers worldwide, we are committed to minimising our environmental impacts and producing high quality fabrics and textile designs. Within this context, Woven Image understands the value and importance of being a responsible company, which consistently delivers environmentally improved products and services.
Style Ergonomics Australia is a member of the Commercial Furnishing Industry Association of Australia and The Australian Furnishing Research and Development Institute.
We've been getting some great coverage of our new Cleaning Products Standard.
"CLEANING UP GREEN CLAIMS" Our new CEO, Rupert Posner has been busy this morning, with interviews on ABC News24, ABC Radio Newcastle and ABC Radio North Queensland. Listen here >
Confusion about the authenticity of green claims on cleaning products can now be solved with the release of a new Cleaning Products Standard by not-for-profit Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), which runs the country’s only transparent and independently audited multi-sector green certification program >>>
After a period of public consultation and invaluable input from industry stakeholders, we are very pleased to announce our new Cleaning Products standard for Australia.
Our friends at the Green Building Council of Australia are holding their new 'Green Star Fitout Calculators' course in December (Melb. & Syd). Read on for more information.
Our auditing partners, NCS International would like you to take their '5 minute Corporate Sustainability Climate Change Survey'. In return, they'll donate $20 to the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) for every completed survey and send you a copy of their 'Benchmarking Report' when the survey wraps up!
The GECA AGM and Speaker Event was held at the Australian Museum's historic 'Night Parrot' venue.
Rupert Posner, the newly appointed CEO of Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), says consumers need independent reassurance to avoid being taken in by greenwash. “I’m excited to join Australia’s national ecolabelling program. The program makes it easier to choose products that are genuinely better for the environment,” said Mr Posner.
GECA is pleased to release our revised standard for certifying environmentally preferable Machine Dishwashing Detergents for public comment.
In response to the increasing demand for clear information for green-consumers GECA launches a new series of 'Consumer Information' pages. The first of which has been created to coincide with the launch of our new Cleaning Products standard.
GECA's July/August newsletter is out, with news of our new LCA services, our latest licensees, our new Paints & Coatings standard and more...
On 19-20 July, GECA exhibited at Total Facilities Live, Sydney. Billed as Australia’s largest exhibition and conference for building operators, managers and facility professionals, we made many new friends and met up with quite a few old ones as well.
After invaluable input from stakeholders and a period of public consultation, we are very please to announce our new Paints and Coatings standard for Australia.
This article in BPN Magazine’s February 2012 issue details how panel board products can be more sustainable.
Put Your Guests’ Mind to Rest’ is a GECA-authored article which appears in The Executive Housekeeper Magazine
GECA presented an exciting networking opportunity and speaker event in November 2011: ‘Does Ecolabelling Drive Sustainable Production and Consumption?'
The Oct 16, 2011 Sun Herald feature 'Keener and Greener' details support for the green building movement from Grand Designs Australia.