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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Use of GECA standards

Creative Commons Licence

All GECA standards documents are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia License. Organisations who are members of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) are not subject to the restrictions in this license and may make use of our standards without prior consent, provided that they place similar or greater restrictions on useability for third parties other than GEN members.

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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

If you would like more information on how our existing standards are reviewed, please click here.

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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, Fillers and Sealants Adhesives, fillers and sealants, Specialist coatingsYes
Carpets Carpet and rugs, Carpet tiles, Flooring underlayYes
Cement, Concrete & Concrete Products DRAFT Cement, concrete and concrete productsNo
Cleaning Products Air Fresheners and Deodorisers, Cleaning products - commercial, Dishwashing detergents, Floor cleaners, General surface cleaners, Laundry detergents, Specialist industrial cleaning productsYes
Cleaning Products 2007 [see new equivalent standard: Cleaning Products] Cleaning products - commercial, Floor cleaners, General surface cleaners, Laundry detergents, Specialist industrial cleaning productsNo
Cleaning Services Cleaning service providersNo
Environmentally Innovative Products Cement, concrete and concrete productsNo
Floor Coverings Cork flooring, Decking and paving, Engineered Wood and Timber Flooring, Flooring underlay, Floor panel systems and accessories, Linoleum, marmoleum and other synthetic flooring, Recycled rubber flooringYes
Furniture, Fittings & Foam (Level A) Chairs and stools - commercial, Chairs and stools - home, Desks and tables - commercial, Desks and tables - home, Educational, School & Library Furniture, Foam and mattress products, Handles, doors and knobs, Lounges, sofas and beds, Office furniture and equipment, Partitions, walling systems and screens, Shelving, Storage, Tapware, taps and fixtures, Workstation systemsYes
Furniture & Fittings (Level B) [Currently under review] Chairs and stools - commercial, Chairs and stools - home, Desks and tables - commercial, Desks and tables - home, Educational, School & Library Furniture, Handles, doors and knobs, Lounges, sofas and beds, Office furniture and equipment, Outdoor furniture, Partitions, walling systems and screens, Shelving, Storage, Tapware, taps and fixtures, Workstation systemsYes
Hard Surfacing Decking and paving, Stone or concrete flooring, Tiles (terrazzo, ceramic, clay and glass)Yes
International Ecolabelled Products LED LightingNo
Machine Dishwashing Detergents Dishwashing detergentsNo
Paints and Coatings Paints - exterior, Paints - interior, Specialist coatings, Specialist paintsYes
Panel Boards Ceiling tiles and panels, Floor panel systems and accessories, Kitchen panelling, Other panel boards for interior fitouts, Wall linings and panelsYes
Paper and Stationery Products Office paper, Paper and stationery productsNo
Personal Care Products Air Fresheners and Deodorisers, Hand and body lotion, Hand sanitisers and hand wash, Shampoos and soapsNo
Printers and Printed Matter [Currently under review] Printing services and printing matterNo
Recycled Plastic Products [see new equivalent standard: Recycled Products] Agricultural and horticultural products, Office desk accessories, Plastic storage cratesNo
Recycled Products Flooring underlay, Plastic storage crates, Recycled rubber flooringNo
Refrigerants RV2.0-2015 Heating and cooling systemsNo
Sanitary Paper Products 13-2007 [see new equivalent standard: Sanitary Paper] Tissues, toilet paper, paper towels and hand towelsNo
Sanitary Paper Products SPPv3.0-2015 Tissues, toilet paper, paper towels and hand towelsNo
Textiles 2007 [see new equivalent standard: Textiles and leather] Textiles and fabricsNo
Textiles and Leather Textiles and fabricsNo
Thermal Building Insulation Materials [Under Review] Insulation materialsNo