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TUV Rheinland signs MoU for sustainable services
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Apr '18
TUV Rheinland signs MoU for sustainable services
TUV Rheinland, a global leader in independent technical services, has marked a significant development in its sustainability services offering with the signing of MoU with Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). This development is a milestone in TÜV Rheinland’s strategy of creating a global network of Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) partners.

"Today, companies in all industries need to consider their ecological and social footprint to remain successful in the market. Consumers want confidence that the products and services they purchase reflect their own values. With this MOU partnership, TÜV Rheinland provides solutions-centric environmental and social sustainability services to drive changes in their businesses,” said Holger Kunz, executive vice president, Products, TÜV Rheinland.

Under the terms of the MoU, TÜV Rheinland will work in collaboration with GECA’s existing IAF accredited auditors as a qualified conformity assessment body (CAB) conducting on-site audits for GECA’s certification scheme. This MOU will also include joint development of the common core criteria for the development and sharing of standards for products and services certified in accordance to the rules set out for Type 1 ecolabelling members, recognised by the Global Ecolabelling Network Internationally Coordinated Ecolabelling System (GENICES) scheme.

"This is a significant development in the evolution of GECA and it will definitely increase the momentum behind eco-labelling in Australia and, by extension, around the world. We will do this through jointly organising and participating in workshops, seminars, and other business promotion activities and research on how best to stimulate sustainable public procurement through eco-labels,” said Kate Harris, chief executive officer of GECA.

"We work with leading global companies to overcome sustainability challenges by building knowledge, implementing tools and ensuring credibility to engage stakeholders effectively. With GECA in Australia and other MRA partners around the world, we are committed to substantially extending the reach and scope of environmental labelling services such as the TÜV Rheinland Green Product Mark," added Kunz.

Together, TÜV Rheinland and GECA plan to carry out joint scientific and industrial research projects on international, German and Australian standards development practices.

"Not only will we drive demand for sustainable procurement globally, we will also strengthen the links between Australian and international markets for credible, trustworthy eco-labelled products and services. We will make it even easier for people to access those products and services, and to be confident they are making a better choice," added Harris.

TÜV Rheinland has always taken a 100 per cent client-focused approach to solutions. Its experts and advisers lower the hurdles that customers face and make it easier for them to grow and profit sustainably. It has developed a variety of green solutions to help organisations reach their sustainable development goals. (RR)

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