Independent Appointment Panel
The IAP is responsible for following the GECA Assurance Provider Appointment Guidelines to ensure that the GECA Scheme continues to be a globally leading ecolabel based on integrity, independence and impact.
The roles and responsibilities of the IAP are described in the Independent Appointment Panel Terms of Reference. This process involves the appointment, surveillance and reappointment of Assurance Providers and aims to engage all relevant stakeholders of GECA certification.
Meet the Assurance Providers
At GECA, our rigorous lifecycle ecolabel aligns with global best practices, including independent assessment by our third-party Assurance Providers.
A true ecolabel follows internationally recognised ISO 14024 principles as a benchmark for lifecycle ecolabelling. ISO 14024 requires an independent and unbiased third party to award a lifecycle ecolabel. Therefore, we use independent Assurance Providers to assess your products or services against GECA standards.
An Assurance Provider is a person or organisation appointed by GECA’s IAP. Each Assurance Provider employs or contracts an Assessor who conducts the conformance assessment as defined by GECA’s Scheme Rules and guidance provided by ISO IEC 17065 (the international standard for bodies certifying products, processes and services) and the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice.
Our three Assurance Providers are assessed, appointed, reviewed and reappointed by the IAP following the GECA Assurance Provider Appointment Guidelines to ensure that the GECA Scheme continues to be a globally leading ecolabel based on integrity, independence and impact.
Our Assurance Providers are committed to providing outstanding service to our licensees.
For Future Generations is a Melbourne based company providing auditing and certification services in Australia to internationally recognised sustainability certification standards for more than ten years.
Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification with a unique combination of international and local networks, including 45 offices and laboratories across Australia.
Tonkin + Taylor is New Zealand’s leading environmental and engineering consultancy, with offices nationwide and in Australia, employing over 1,000 people. They have provided specialist environmental and engineering consulting services since 1959, focusing on geotechnical, civil and water resources engineering, environmental science and resource management.
The Assurance Providers are committed to providing outstanding service to our licensees. If you would like to apply to become a GECA Assurance Provider, please complete this form and submit it to email@example.com.