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, Coatings, fillers and sealantsYes
Carpets Carpet and rugs, Carpet tilesYes
Cleaning Products Air Fresheners/Air Deodoriser, Commercial and industrial cleaning products, General surface cleaners, Hand dishwashing detergents, Laundry detergents, Sanitary cleanersYes
Cleaning Products 2007 [see new equivalent standard: Cleaning Products] Commercial and industrial cleaning products, General surface cleaners, Laundry detergents, Sanitary cleanersNo
Cleaning Services Commercial cleaning services e.g. offices, schools, shopping centres, Domestic household cleaning servicesNo
Environmentally Innovative Products [Currently under review] Cements, Permanent formwork structural concrete walling systemsNo
Floor Coverings Bamboo flooring, Cork flooring, Engineered Timber Flooring, Engineered wood products, Flooring underlay, Linoleum, marmoleum and other synthetic flooring, Recycled rubber flooring & underlayYes
Furniture, Fittings & Foam (Level A) Ceilings, Chairs/stools commercial, Chairs/stools home, Commercial and public use outdoor furniture, Desks/tables commercial, Desks/tables home, Educational, School & Library Furniture, Fittings (door handles, doors, bathroom accessories, window fittings, floor panel etc.), Foam products, Lounges / Sofas / Beds, Office furniture/equipment, Office workstation systems, Partition / Walling Systems, Recycled furniture, Shelving, Storage, Surfaces, Walls and screensYes
Furniture & Fittings (Level B) [Currently under review] Chairs/stools commercial, Chairs/stools home, Commercial and public use outdoor furniture, Desks/tables commercial, Desks/tables home, Educational, School & Library Furniture, Fittings (door handles, doors, bathroom accessories, window fittings, floor panel etc.), Lounges / Sofas / Beds, Office furniture/equipment, Office workstation systems, Outdoor furniture, Panel boards (incl. timber and other materials), Partition / Walling Systems, Shelving, Storage, Surfaces, Walls and screensYes
Hard Surfacing Stone or concrete flooring, Surfaces, Tiles (terrazzo, ceramic, clay and glass)Yes
International Ecolabelled Products LED LightingNo
Machine Dishwashing Detergents Household and commercial machine dishwashing detergentsNo
Paints and Coatings Coatings, fillers 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 Office paper, Paper stationery products (inserts, binders, folders), Recycled paper productsNo
Personal Care Products Air Fresheners/Air Deodoriser, Body lotion, Deodorants, Hand Lotion, Hand sanitisers / Hand wash, Shampoos and soaps, Shaving foamsNo
Printers and Printed Matter [Currently under review] General printed matterNo
Recycled Plastic Products [see new equivalent standard: Recycled Products] Agricultural and horticultural products, Construction and road materials, Office desk accessories (document trays, pen holders, draw organisers), Other recycled plastic products, Safety productsNo
Recycled Products Construction and road materials, Flooring underlay, Recycled carton, and other, board products, Recycled furniture, Recycled paper products, Recycled rubber flooring & underlay, Recycled rubber products, Safety productsNo
Refrigerants 26-2007 [see new equivalent standard: Refrigerants]No
Refrigerants RV2.0-2015No
Sanitary Paper Products 13-2007 [see new equivalent standard: Sanitary Paper] Facial tissues, paper towels and hand towels, Sanitary products, Toilet paperNo
Sanitary Paper Products SPPv3.0-2015 Facial tissues, paper towels and hand towels, Sanitary products, Toilet paperNo
Textiles 2007 [see new equivalent standard: Textiles and leather] Textiles, yarns and fabricsNo
Textiles and Leather Textiles, yarns and fabricsNo
Thermal Building Insulation Materials [Under Review] Insulation materials (incl batts, boards, blankets, loose-fill or spray-on)No