Why buy GECA certified products?

Our Environment

While cleaning products are important for healthy living and working conditions, they may also
have a negative impact on human health and the environment. For example, they may
contribute to health problems such as skin irritation and asthma, and when discharged into
waterways, long-lasting toxics can threaten water quality and wildlife

About GECA

When a product is certified against Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)’s Cleaning
Products standard, consumers can be sure that the product has been assessed to meet
environmental, human health and ethical impact criteria. GECA certification removes doubt and
confusion and makes identifying environmentally and socially preferable products easier.
Green buildings

Products certified under GECA’s Cleaning Products standard also contribute towards achieving
credit points for projects being certified under the Green Building Council of Australia’s Green
Star Performance tool.

Why buy GECA certified products?

  • Better for the environment
  • Limit on substances harmful to aquatic environments
  • Increased biodegradability
  • Reduced and preferable packaging
  • Lower waste generation and resource consumption
  • No phosphorus
  • Support of sustainably sourced palm oil and palm kernel oil
  • Better for human health
  • Less harmful chemicals
  • Minimised VOC (volatile organic compounds) content
  • Restrictions on fragrances and enzymes
  • No known carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxins as ingredients
  • Better for ethical considerations
  • No unsubstantiated claims (greenwashing)
  • Workers can expect fair pay, equal opportunity, and a safe working environment

The following products have gained approval by GECA under the category of Cleaning Products
and Services.