More environmentally preferable products are likely to be available for consumers with a second well respected conformance assessment body (CAB), DLCS International, now accredited by JAS-ANZ to audit products for GECA certification.
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is a not-for-profit organisation that runs the country’s only independent, transparent, rigorous and multi-sector ecolabel program. Under its Scheme Rules it requires those companies that assess products for certification (CABs) be accredited by JAS-ANZ. JAS-ANZ is the government-appointed accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand responsible for providing accreditation of CABs in the fields of certification and inspection.
“We are thrilled that DLCS International will now lend its auditing services to the GECA scheme and look forward to working with such a well-respected CAB,” says Rupert Posner, GECA’s CEO.
“With the auditing services of both DLCSI and BSI incorporating NCS International we are well positioned to continue to grow assessments against GECA’s robust standards and as a result deliver on our mission to substantially increase the sustainability of consumption.”
Dennis Rozich, Executive Director of DLCS International, says: “Accreditation from JAS-ANZ is an endorsement of competence, credibility, independence and integrity in conducting conformity assessment activities and provides confidence and best practice assurance to DLCS International’s clients and GECA’s licensees.
“Achieving esteemed accreditation from JAS-ANZ shows that the conformity assessment services provided by DLCS International meet the highest levels of professionalism in the conformity assessment industry.
“Faced with increasing demand and drive for demonstrated sustainable practice, DLCS International has endeavoured to showcase to its clients its commitment to keeping up with market demand.
“GECA standards address the environmental, health and social impacts of products through their life cycle. Consideration is given to the environmental impacts of sourcing raw materials and the health impacts from using harmful, toxic and carcinogenic substances both in the manufacturing process and for the end user. GECA standards also address product stewardship aspects of the life cycle and we feel that auditing the GECA scheme showcases our commitment to these important environmental matters.”