Our Standards

GECA's standards

Below is a list of GECA's standards, listed alphabetically. The types of products certified against these standards is noted, as are those standards that are recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for its Green Star accreditation program. All standards are recognised by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA). 

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About GECA's standards

The GECA program follows the ISO 14024 standard and offers global best practice in product certification and ecolabelling to the Australian market.

GECA standards are rigorous, scientific and relevant to key Australian industries.

They are designed to reward top performing products and services, and are internationally recognised through GECA’s membership of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN).

 

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How standards are developed

Our standards development process is transparent, consistent, and includes consultation with stakeholders, industry, experts and the general public. The process involves four steps:

1. Proposal

2. Development

3. Public review

4. Release

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How existing standards are reviewed

Our standards review process is also transparent, consistent, and includes consultation with stakeholders, industry, experts and the general public. The process involves the following four steps:

1. Identify

2. Consult and draft

3. Public review

4. Release

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No standard for your product?

GECA is interested in developing standards to meet the needs of different industries. As a multi-sector ecolabelling program we aim to develop standards where there is demand.

If you cannot find a GECA standard for the product you would like to have certified, please contact our standards department at standards@geca.org.au to see whether there is an existing standard that could apply to your product and if not, the possibility that we might develop one.

We welcome formal expressions of interest that will assist us to assess the feasibility of developing a standard that would cover your product.

 

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Our Standards

Standard TitleProduct TypeGreen Star
Adhesives [closed to new applicants] AdhesivesNo
Adhesives, Fillers and Sealants AdhesivesYes
Architectural and Protective Coatings [closed to new applicants] Cements, Coatings and sealants, Commercial and industrial cleaning products, Concrete waterproofing, protection and repair products, General surface cleaners, Heat reflective coatings, Insulation materials (incl batts, boards, blankets, loose-fill or spray-on), Paints - Exterior architectural, Paints - Interior architecturalYes
Carpets Carpet and rugs, Carpet tilesYes
Cleaning Products Commercial and industrial cleaning products, General surface cleaners, Hand dishwashing detergents, Laundry detergents, Sanitary cleanersYes
Cleaning Products 2007 [closed to new applicants] Commercial and industrial cleaning products, General surface cleaners, Laundry detergents, Sanitary cleaners, Water treatmentNo
Cleaning Services Commercial cleaning services e.g. offices, schools, shopping centres, Domestic household cleaning servicesNo
Environmentally Innovative Products [closed to new applicants] Aerated concrete, Cements, Innovative products, Organic digesters, Permanent formwork structural concrete walling systems, Pest ControlNo
Floor Coverings Bamboo flooring, Cork flooring, Engineered Timber Flooring, Engineered wood products, Linoleum, marmoleum and other synthetic flooring, Recycled Rubber FlooringYes
Furniture, Fittings & Foam (Level A) Ceilings, Chairs/stools commercial, Chairs/stools residential, Commercial and public use outdoor furniture, Desks/tables residential, Educational, School & Library Furniture, Fittings (door handles, doors, bathroom accessories, window fittings, floor panel etc.), Foam products, Lounges / Sofas, Office desks and tables, Office furniture/equipment, Office workstation systems, Partition / Walling Systems, Recycled furniture, Shelving, Storage, Surfaces, Walls and screensYes
Furniture & Fittings (Level B) Chairs/stools commercial, Chairs/stools residential, Commercial and public use outdoor furniture, Desks/tables residential, Educational, School & Library Furniture, Fittings (door handles, doors, bathroom accessories, window fittings, floor panel etc.), Lounges / Sofas, Office desks and tables, Office furniture/equipment, Office workstation systems, Outdoor furniture, Panel boards (incl. timber and other materials), Partition / Walling Systems, Shelving, Storage, Surfaces, Walls and screensYes
Hand Dishwashing Detergents [closed to new applicants] Hand dishwashing detergentsNo
Hard Surfacing Stone or concrete flooring, Surfaces, Tiles (terrazzo, ceramic, clay and glass)Yes
International Ecolabelled ProductsNo
Machine Dishwashing Detergents Household and commercial machine dishwashing detergentsNo
Office Paper [Closed to new applicants] Office paper, Recycled paper productsNo
Paints and Coatings Coatings and sealants, Concrete waterproofing, protection and repair products, Heat reflective coatings, Insulation materials (incl batts, boards, blankets, loose-fill or spray-on), Paints - Exterior architectural, Paints - Interior architecturalYes
Panel Boards Ceilings, Fittings (door handles, doors, bathroom accessories, window fittings, floor panel etc.), Panel boards (incl. timber and other materials), Particle Board, Plasterboard or gypsum boardYes
Paper and Stationery Products (DRAFT)No
Personal Care Products Body lotion, Deodorants, Hair sprays, Hand Lotion, Hand sanitisers / Hand wash, Insect repellent, Shampoos and soaps, Shaving foamsNo
Personal Care Products 2007 [closed to new applicants] Body lotion, Deodorants, Hair sprays, Hand Lotion, Hand sanitisers / Hand wash, Insect repellent, Shaving foamsNo
Printers and Printed Matter [Closed to new applicants] General printed matterNo
Recycled Paper Products [Closed to new applicants] Journals, reports, books and other publications, Office paper, Paper stationery products (inserts, binders, folders), Recycled carton, and other, board products, Recycled paper productsNo
Recycled Plastic Products Agricultural and horticultural products, Construction and road materials, Office desk accessories (document trays, pen holders, draw organisers), Other recycled plastic products, Packaging and containers, Safety products, Traffic management productsNo
Recycled Products standard (DRAFT)No
RefrigerantsNo
Sanitary Paper Products [Closed to new applicants] Facial tissues, paper towels and hand towels, Sanitary products, Toilet paperNo
Sanitary Paper Products (DRAFT)No
Shampoos and Soaps 2008 [closed to new applicants] Shampoos and soaps, Shampoos, liquid and solid soap products for animalsNo
Textiles 2007 [Closed to new applicants] Clothing and bedding products, Textiles, yarns and fabricsNo
Textiles and Leather Clothing and bedding products, Textiles, yarns and fabricsNo
Thermal Building Insulation Materials Insulation materials (incl batts, boards, blankets, loose-fill or spray-on)No