eWater Systems is now certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA).
This certification demonstrates our commitment and capability in helping businesses around Australia make the move to safer and environmentally friendly cleaning and hygiene solutions.
In this article, we provide an overview of GECA and what this certifications means for you.
1. What is GECA
2. Certification Information
3. eWater Certification
4. How our GECA certification can support you
a) For Green Buildings & Specifiers
b) Local State & Federal Government
d) Healthcare & Aged Care
e) Early Learning & Education
5. Learn more about the certification process
What is GECA?
The Good Environmental Choice Australia Ecolabel certification scheme is Australia’s leading environmental certification program. The GECA scheme was the first of its kind in Australia, and has more Australian certified products than any other scheme.
With stringent standards, the GECA ecolabel is a sign of trust for specifiers, consumers, procurement teams and business owners alike to have confidence in their purchasing decisions, and trust GECA certified products to be healthier, safer, and better for the environment.
What is the certification?
Every product has an impact on the environment, so how do you know which has the lowest impact? The Environmental Choice Australia Ecolabel trademark indicates that a product has been assessed from a whole of life perspective and is certified as an environmentally preferable product.
What eWater products have been certified?
Our universal cleaning solution produced by the eWater Hygiene System.
This solution is an effective cleaning agent that can replace a wide range of commercial cleaning products and will break down oils, fats, dirt and grime. As a HACCP certified solution, it is a suitable and effective cleaning agent for commercial kitchens including for handling and preparing food.
It is 100% safe to use in sensitive environments and around children or people with allergies or sensitivities. The solution contains no fragrances, colourants or synthetic chemicals.
See GECA Certification Page
Our anti-microbial sanitiser solution produced by the eWater Hygiene System.
The solution is a scientifically proven and effective anti-microbial for use across a wide range of commercial applications. It works by using a combination of elements in an activated electrochemical state to break down and destroy bacteria and biofilms. As a HACCP certified solution, it is a suitable and effective sanitising agent for commercial kitchens and in particular for handling and preparing food.
It leaves no residue, does not affect the taste or texture of food and has been shown to extend shelf life. It is 100% safe to use in sensitive environments and around children or people with allergies or sensitivities. The solution contains no fragrances, colourants or synthetic chemicals.
See GECA Certification Page
How can the GECA certification support you?
As Australia’s most respected and oldest eco-labelling standard, GECA certification provides our customers and partners with an added level of confidence in their use of eWater solution. While effectiveness of the solution has been extensively accredited, environmental credentials have not until now. With the robust and complete standards of GECA, you can be sure that eWater meets the expectation of your business, customers and specifications.
For Green Building & Specifiers
With over 20% of Australia’s CBD office space having already achieved some level of Green Star recognition, the demand for trusted green products and solutions has never been higher. GECA’s comprehensive and stringent standards are recognised by GBCA, ISCA and can contribute to WELL, NABERS and LEED, providing a high level of trust for specifiers and clients alike.
Read our project story on how ARUP are using eWater at their new Melbourne head office to contribute to their Green Building credentials.
eWater Systems offers dedicated specifier support and can provide markup and proposal recommendations for your project. For more information contact us today.
Local, State & Federal Government
Government organisations are accountable to the communities they serve, and often strive for leadership in supporting sustainable and environmentally friendly building practices and procurement.
With GECA’s rigorous testing and auditing assurance, many government departments are specifying and or linking to GECA certified products within their procurement guidelines.
eWater is currently used in local, state and federal government as a sustainable and safe cleaning and infection control solution.
Investing in green products can reduce your costs and create more attractive spaces. Aside from the obvious environmental benefits of purchasing GECA certified products, many businesses are noticing flow-on cost benefits as a result of their responsible design.
A hotel with a responsible procurement policy can enjoy significant commercial, environmental and social benefits. Selecting sustainable goods and services will enhance the company reputation, increase customer loyalty and attract new customers.
eWater is used by leading restaurants and hospitality sites around Australia. Watch our customer videos to learn more –
Healthcare & Aged Care
With healthcare using large amounts of energy and water as well as generating significant amounts of waste, using GECA certified products and materials can help reduce the overall environmental impact.
GECA’s stringent standards and work with our independent auditors, provides assurance that the GECA ecolabel as a sign that the product or material you’re buying has been comprehensively assessed for its impact on human health.
eWater is used by leading healthcare and aged care providers across Australia including: Regis Aged Care, Allity Aged Care, Monash Health, St. Vincents Hospitals.
Early Learning & Education
We help manufacturers find ways to reduce the impact on health that their products can have – where you see the GECA ecolabel you can trust that the product will be a better choice for everyone (especially your little ones) and for the environment.
Keep your ‘play and learn’ spaces free of toxic chemicals and carcinogenic substances.
eWater is used by schools and childcare providers across Australia to ensure a safer learning environment for children. With measurable and visible sustainability credentials it is also providing an opportunity for children to learn and apply sustainable practices.
Interested in learning more?
Request a copy of our Sustainable Impact Brochure
How does a product become certified?
The GECA ecolabel and standards address multiple environmental attributes, product life cycle and supply chain ethics and management. Considerations include:
Ingredients and health: Toxicity, air quality, VOCs, carcinogens, etc.
Water: Reducing water consumption, protecting waterways, etc.
Materials: Use of sustainable materials and minimising material usage.
Emissions and Waste: Product energy use, suitability for reuse or recycling, etc.
Product Life Cycle:
Impact across the entire life cycle of a product or service, from raw material extraction through to use and eventual disposal or breakdown.
Ethics and worker conditions:
The conditions in which certified products are manufactured are reviewed and considered against social impacts that are across all the standards.
GECA utilizes their own rigorous standards, following ISO 14024 principles and ISEAL frameworks for global best practice in ecolabelling, which are then independently assessed by our Assurance Providers.