Both in Australia and overseas, Shaw Contract Group products have achieved a wide range of environmental certifications from independent organisations.
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)
All Shaw Contract Group products using EcoWorx or EcoLogix with EcoSolution Q fibre have been awarded the Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) eco label. 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). This transparent certification program develops standards against which products and services can be independently audited by JAS-ANZ accredited conformance assessment bodies (CABs). Standards are developed following ISO 14024 principles for global best practice in eco labelling.
GECA’s scheme enables consumers to choose from thousands of certified products and services and have confidence that they have a lower impact on the environment and human health and address important social considerations.
The following products have all been assessed against the GECA 50-2011 v2 Carpets standard and certified:
- EcoLogix Carpet Tile with EcoSolution Q Yarn
- EcoWorx Broadloom Carpet with EcoSolution Q Yarn
- EcoWorx Carpet Tile with EcoSolution Q Yarn
- EcoWorx Performance Broadloom Carpet with EcoSolution Q Yarn
- EcoWorx NT Carpet Tile with EcoSolution Q Yarn
Green Building Council of Australia
Shaw Contract Group is a proud member of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). The GBCA was established in 2002 to develop a sustainable property industry in Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions. Their key objectives are drive the transition of the Australian property industry towards:
- Sustainability by promoting green building programs, technologies, design practices and operations
- Integration of green building initiatives into mainstream design, construction and operation of buildings.
The GBCA have built strong relationships with federal, state and local government decision-makers to promote and support the industry’s transition to greener buildings.