GBCA recognises Global GreenTag Cleaning Product Standard

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The Global GreenTag Cleaning Product Standard has been recently recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for their Green Star Performance rating tool ‘Green Cleaning’ credit.

The Green Star Green Cleaning credit requires certified green cleaning products and the GBCA now recognises GreenTag as a third party certification program that is authorised to certify products under this credit.

The Standard was developed with the assistance of an expert panel including representatives of ACCORD – the industry association for personal and cleaning product manufacturers, manufacturers such as Eco Store and Ecolab and the GreenTag National Advisory Committee for cleaning products including representatives of the Building Service Contractor’s Association, the National Cleaning Suppliers Association and Fresh Green Clean.

GreenTag is not just a pass/fail label, it’s a rating system that uses life cycle analysis (LCA) and also considers all the health and biodiversity impacts of all constituents to 0.01 percent and ensures that the product is safe to use. It also assesses the corporate social responsibility of the manufacturer, its supply chain, labour practices and reports results transparently using a product scorecard and EcoPOINT score. The Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum GreenTag Mark also makes it easy for professionals to choose between certified products. GreenTag has been in the market and recognised by GBCA in the building and interiors sector for nearly five years and already has nearly 900 products under its certification.

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