Nearly 600 products from Australian library fitout and supply company, Quantum Libraries have achieved certification with Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA).

The 598 approved products include a wide range of shelving components and fittings, trolleys, tables, end panels, and other library furniture, all certified under GECA’s Furniture, Fittings and Foam standard, demonstrating that they have a lower environmental, health and social impact.

GECA’s CEO Kate Harris expressed their happiness about getting Quantum Libraries on board with GECA, and seeing such strong commitment to creating truly sustainable products. She noted that even the smallest, simplest components of Quantum Libraries’ systems have been designed with sustainability in mind.

Supplying library furniture and fittings in Australia for over three decades, Quantum Libraries also provides fitouts for museums, hospitals, schools, offices, galleries, archive areas and more. The company is driven by their passion for environmental conservation, embedding sustainability principles throughout all materials and manufacturing processes, including the use of recyclable steel in their shelving range.

All products certified under GECA’s Furniture, Fittings and Foam standard are recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia at Level A for Green Star credit points. The standard covers environmental, health and social impacts throughout the entire life of a product, from the processes used for raw material extraction, through to the final disposal of the product and any packaging at its end of life stage. In addition to having a low environmental impact, products must not be harmful to human health and manufacturers must employ ethical employment and supply chain practices.

Running Australia's only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling program, GECA is the only Australian member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). It develops standards against which products can be independently audited by GECA’s JAS-ANZ accredited conformity assessment bodies. GECA’s standards are based on ISO 14024 principles for global best practice in ecolabelling.