Bureau Veritas, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), has achieved JAS-ANZ accreditation, enabling the organisation to conduct auditing and certification for products and services seeking GECA certification.

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) requires all auditing companies, or Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs), assessing products and services for GECA certification to be accredited with JAS-ANZ, the government-appointed accreditation body for Australia and New Zealand responsible for providing accreditation of CABs in the fields of certification and inspection.

According to GECA’s CEO, Kate Harris, having a third JAZ-ANZ accredited auditing company available means more room for GECA to grow, more competitive options for auditing available to their licensees, and ultimately a greater range of trusted certified products and services available on the market.

Harris added that GECA looked forward to working with such a well-respected conformity assessment body to certify products that drive sustainable consumption and production practices, both in Australia and internationally.

Bureau Veritas helps organisations improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet Standards and Regulations in terms of Quality, Health and Safety, Environmental Protection and Social Responsibility.

Sam Guindi, Product Certification Manager at Bureau Veritas said they were happy to be associated with the GECA ecolabelling scheme, which helps stakeholders make good choices in their purchasing decisions in the interests of clients and the environment. He added that the JAS-ANZ accreditation was an endorsement of Bureau Veritas' competency, credibility and integrity in conducting GECA conformity assessment activities.