Independent Cement and Lime

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GECA & Growing the Green Building Industry

Successful building schemes have had an important relationship with ecolabels and have also influenced our criteria. Many GECA certified products are appropriate for building interiors, for example, furniture, carpets, floor coverings and panel boards. We have also developed standards for cement and concrete, waste collection services, steel and more. These are critical materials for Australian buildings and infrastructure. They are also highly intensive in terms of impacts, including carbon.

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Update: The existing certificate has now expired and they are currently under going re-certification.

Established in 1987, Independent Cement and Lime Pty Limited (ICL) is a Port Melbourne based specialist supplier of cement and cement-blended products to a wide variety of projects and industries throughout Victoria and New South Wales.

In the relatively short period of time since its establishment, ICL has grown to a point where it is now Victoria’s leading supplier of cement and cement-blended products. It has a state of the art terminal in Port Melbourne, Victoria and despatches over a million tonnes of cement products each year.

ICL attributes its success to its commitment to: Quality; Service; Research and Development and Its Independent Culture. In public terms, the business maintains a very low profile, yet its products have played a key role in many of the State’s major infrastructure and building projects for over three decades now. Think of any number of major projects – Beacon Cove, the Hume Freeway, Bolte Bridge, Dockland Stadium, the Melbourne Aquatic Centre, or the Desalination Plant – and ICL’s cement will have played a key role. ICL’s cement has been equally important to local communities through housing, commercial and office construction, as well as roads and footpaths.

In recent years, ICL’s focus has shifted to sustainability, with the business investing heavily in developing products that reduce the environmental impact of the cementitious binders used in concrete. These ‘Ecoblend’ products as they are called, are now an increasingly important part of ICL’s business, and are a testament to ICL’s leadership in sustainability in the cement industry.

Certified Products by Independent Cement and Lime

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Ecoblend Cements Green Star is Australia's trusted mark of quality for the design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings, fitouts and communities. Choosing Green Star can help you save money, create a healthy place for people, minimise your environmental footprint and build a better future for us all. ISCA's IS Rating Scheme (IS) is Australia and New Zealand's only comprehensive rating system for evaluating sustainability across the planning, design, construction and operational phases of infrastructure programs, projects, networks and assets. IS evaluates the sustainability performance of the quadruple bottom line (Governance, Economic, Environmental and Social) of infrastructure development.

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What our clients say about us

Clients say it’s GECA or nothing. If you don’t have GECA certification it’s a negative. GECA certification is a priority for Haworth.

John Stamoulos

GECA is seen by major clients across Australia and internationally to be a credible organisation that provides certification to forward thinking companies that seek to maintain and further environmental standards. Envirofluid is glad to be associated with the GECA label”.

Lydia Ohlmeyer, Marketing and Operations Manager

Being an environmentally aware business, we needed a way to ensure, adhere and implement sustainably preferable strategies into our business plan. The team at GECA is co-operative and their guidance ensured that we not only complied with green standards, but exceeded them. The process is credible and well-received in the market place and ensures that we are set apart from the not-so-genuine ‘greenwashing’ companies.

Donna McMullen, Director 

Having GECA certification gives added credibility to our already strong Europlank brand. The GECA ecolabel confirms that Havwoods Europlank has been rigorously assessed for its impact over its life cycle and it is safer for our clients, their families and colleagues. When you choose Havwoods GECA certified Europlank you can have confidence in the environmental and health claims of this product range.

David Hickson, General Manager

GBCA Green Star projects are a fantastic way of promoting environmentally aware developments that benefit all parties involved. Jardan is committed to the advertisement of eco-labelling as a means of encouraging sustainable practice,

Andy Collins, Design Assistant

To discuss getting your product GECA certified, get in touch with us now.

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