Certification standards in Australia

Managing standards in Australia

In Australia, a number of organisations manage standards, including:

Standards Australia – international trade
Food Standards Australia – food labelling
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) – set of 77 industry standards for financially material sustainability information
NATA – Australia’s leading accreditation organisation
Infrastructure Sustainability Council – rating sustainability of infrastructure assets
Cleaning Accountability Framework – fair pay and safety for the cleaning industry
Green marketing and the Australian Consumer Law – A guide to educate businesses about their obligations regarding environmental claims
Greenwashing by businesses in Australia – Findings of the ACCC’s internet sweep of environmental
claims

Labelling & certification types

There are a number of certifications, standards, icons and labels relevant to businesses operating in Australia. These include:

Australian Organic

Australian Organic Logo

Australian Organic – standards and labelling for organic produce

APCO
Climate Active
EcoTourism Australia
EnviroDevelopment
GECA
Good Design Australia
Green Star
NASAA Organic
PEFC Australia
Water Rating