At GECA, we have created two environmental labels and one associated logo. Environmental labelling is a voluntary method of environmental performance certification and labelling, which provides information about a product or service in terms of its overall sustainability benefits. The purpose of voluntary labelling is the communication of verifiable and accurate information. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has created global principles and procedures for environmental labelling. ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organisation with a membership of 165 national standards bodies.
This is a Type I ecolabel, which is recognised globally as the most robust and credible form of environmental label as it involves multiple criteria and lifecycle considerations. When you see the GECA Ecolabel, you know that the product or service has been independently assessed to meet a wide range of environmental, human health and social impact criteria, while also proving that it performs as promised. We’ve developed our rigorous standards, following ISO 14024 principles and ISEAL frameworks for global best practice in ecolabelling. The GECA Ecolabel can only be used for GECA certified products and services by the GECA licensee.
This is a Type II environmental label, which provides third-party assurance and a desktop audit on specific claims. The GECA Claim Authenticated label gives consumers confidence that a specific sustainability claim has been substantiated through an in-depth exploration by independent third-party assurance.
In some instances, a GECA licensee’s client may use their GECA certified product or service in their own product. GECA understands that a licensee’s client (retailer, supplier, manufacturer) may want to acknowledge that a component of their product or service is using the licensee’s GECA certified product or service. In these instances, licensees can provide the GECA Component Logo, following strict conditions.