GECA joins APEC Green Supply Chain Network

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) has been officially endorsed by the APEC Ministers of Trade as being the Australian representative for the APEC Green Supply Chain Network.

The APEC Green Supply Chain Network was launched in 2015 to facilitate environmentally-friendly, economically viable purchasing, production activity, and distribution and consumption of goods and services through developing green supply chain networks in APEC economies.

GECA is one of the newest officially endorsed members of the network and will be working with the platform to promote certified products throughout the APEC region and to support developing South-East Asian countries in improving sustainable consumption and production practices.

“GECA is proud to be a part of the APEC Green Supply Chain Network, and we look forward to collaborating with other network members,” said Kate Harris, CEO of GECA. “This is a great opportunity for Australia to have a bigger impact on sustainable purchasing in the Asia-Pacific region.”

“We are excited at the potential to develop a pilot centre of sustainable materials, products and services for promotion of sustainable procurement in Australia and beyond. We hope to work with the Australian Government to realise this vision and to bring our fellow APEC Green Supply Chain Network members to Australia in the near future, to expand the opportunities and benefits for Australia and all our Asia Pacific neighbours.”

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) runs Australia’s only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling program and 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 (CAB)s. Its standards are developed following ISO 14024 principles for global best practice in ecolabelling.

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