Our Certification Standards
ECA has a number of existing certification standards for products that meet internationally recognised environmental performance levels. The following list reflects those standards that are currently available, and those which are in the process of being harmonised to local conditions.
It is important to note that ECA is not a standards setting organisation, and all standards used in ECA’s certification and Ecolabelling programme are adopted and adapted from internationally respected Ecolabelling programmes affiliated to the Global Ecolabelling Network.
Appropriate or recognised local (South African) standards, laws, regulations, authorities or structures have been incorporated to ensure relevance and applicability of the standard being used. Where a national standard exceeds the ECA published standard, it will take precedence in all respects. This principle will be applied to any African country unless specifically prohibited by national law.
To download a copy of the standards associated with each of the products listed, simply 'click' on the standard number on the next page (Service Centre). Should you require ecolabelling standard for any product not listed below, please send your request to the Programme Administrator using the Feedback/Comment form on this site.
Number Description Date of Issue Version
ECA-C01-2012 Shampoos and Soaps July 2012 1.0
ECA-C02-2012 Personal Care Products July 2012 1.0
ECA-P01-2012 Laundry Detergents June 2012 1.0
ECA-P02-2012 Hand Dishwashing Detergents July 2012 1.0
ECA-P03-2012 Cleaning Products June 2012 2.0
ECA-P05-2012 Biological Cleaning Products July 2012 1.0
ECA-P06-2012 Disinfectants and Disinfectant Cleaners June 2012 1.0
ECA-PO7-2014 Internationally Ecolabelled Products July 2014 1.0
ECA-PO8-2014 Environmentally Innovative Products July 2014 1.0
ECA-F01-2012 Textiles June 2012 1.0
ECA-F02-2012 Furnishings and Fittings July 2012 1.0
ECA-FO3-2012 Architectural Paints and Coatings December 2012 1.0
ECA-SO1-2010 Business Services July 2010 1.0
ECA-SO4-2010 Retail Services July 2010 1.0
Eco-Choice Africa reserves the right to amend, withdraw or revise any published standard in the interests of the Eco-Choice Ecolabel Programme, consumers or manufacturing processes without prior notification. All applications for licencing will be subject to the latest version of a particular standard at the time of the application being made.