Testament to its commitment to global best practice and sustainability, Valspar has a selection of interior products within our Leading Paint Brands Portfolio that are certified by GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia), under their Paints and Coatings Standard PCv2.2ii-2012.
Who is GECA?
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).
GECA certification is trusted, rigorous and relevant. It recognises sustainability leadership. Its standards are developed following ISO 14024 principles for global best practice in ecolabelling and therefore certification acts as solid evidence that products meet world-class environmental standards.
GECA's Paints and Coatings Standard PCv2.2ii-2012
This standard includes criteria that address:
- Fitness for purpose
- Volatile organic compound (VOC) content
- The use of energy intensive ingredients
- Ozone depleting substances
- The use of toxic ingredients
- Heavy metals, like cobalt or chromium
- The use of ingredients toxic to humans or aquatic life
- Waste minimisation
Our GECA certified products
Our GECA licenses (under the PCv2.2ii-2012 standard)were granted in December 2006, for the following preparation and topcoat products, suitable for use on interior walls, ceilings and trim and exterior trim:
- Wattyl® i.d Acrylic Sealer Undercoat
- Wattyl® i.d Ceiling White
- Wattyl® i.d Luxury Low Sheen Interior Wall Paint
- Wattyl® i.d Contemporary Matt Interior Wall Paint
- Wattyl® i.d Silky Satin Interior Wall Paint
- Wattyl® Aqua Trim Gloss Water Based Enamel
- Wattyl® Aqua Trim Satin Water Based Enamel
- Solver® Aqua Trim Gloss Water Based Enamel
- Solver® Aqua Trim Satin Water Based Enamel
Benefits of selecting GECA certified coatings
GECA's scheme helps specifiers:
- Cut through ‘green-washing’ claims and to choose from thousands of certified products.
- Have confidence that about these products’ level of impact on the environment and human health and how they address important social considerations throughout their life cycle.
- Earn points for Green Star certification for commercial building projects. GECA was the first scheme to be recognised under the Green Building Council of Australia's (GBCA) Assessment Framework for Product Certification Schemes. GECA certified products are rewarded in Green Star Material Calculators and will be rewarded under the new Fitout Calculators.
DOWNLOADABLE GECCA DOCS
- "WHAT MAKES A PAINT ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE?"
- "CHOOSE GECA FOR BETTER PAINTS"