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    First GECA licensee audited by DLCS International

    Good Environmental Choice Australia

    DLCS International recently audited Healtheclean’s products under the Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) eco labelling program.

    The first products assessed by DLCS International under GECA’s eco labelling program, Healtheclean’s products have successfully met the requirements of GECA’s cleaning and personal care products standards, meaning they are environmentally and socially preferable options for consumers.

    In December 2013 DLCS International was the second conformance assessment body (CAB) to achieve JAS-ANZ accreditation to audit the GECA scheme. GECA's program is the only eco labelling program in Australia that is not-for-profit, independent and multi-sector, operating to significantly improve the sustainability of consumption through certification.

    As part of GECA’s requirements all conformance assessment bodies must be accredited by JAS-ANZ, the government-appointed body for Australia and New Zealand responsible for providing accreditation of CABs in the fields of certification and inspection.

    Describing the successful audit as an important milestone for GECA and its eco labelling program, GECA CEO Rupert Posner commented that GECA was committed to running the country's best and most transparent certification scheme, with a focus on using the services of independent assessors that meet the highest possible standards.

    Dennis Rozich, executive eirector of DLCS International, described GECA’s eco labelling program as a scheme that addressed the important issues of environmental, health and social impacts. DLCS also announced that Healtheclean has passed its surveillance audit and can now continue having its products certified with GECA.

    Raj Reddy of Healtheclean expressed his satisfaction about being the first company to complete a surveillance audit conducted by DLCS International under the new Cleaning Products standard. The Cleaning Products standard was issued on 26 November 2013 and Healtheclean had the surveillance audit on 16 and 17 December, which was a swift turnaround time.

    He also appreciated the quick response from DLCS International as well as its efficiency and professionalism in conducting the surveillance audit, and praised GECA’s communication and technical support for the certification process in such a short time frame.

    GECA's first JAS-ANZ assessor, formerly known as NCS International, completed its name change on 1 January and is now known as BSI. Both BSI and DLCS International are now able to audit the GECA scheme meaning that more environmentally preferable products will be available to the market.

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