Three Important Facts
- EcoStandard’s assessment criteria have been developed to encourage cradle to cradle practices.
- EcoStandard’s assessment criteria is re-evaluated every three years in order to encourage continual improvement and maintain a current standard of excellence.
- EcoStandard provides information, in a transparent manner and is third party assessed.
The following provides a summary overview of the assessment process.
For further details, download our Assessment Requirements document.
The assessment process considers five categories, of which a percentage can be achieved and up to five stars awarded.
Figure 2: Star ratings and their corresponding percentages
EcoProduct Label Steps:
This is a sample of the certificate that will be issued to companies for the products that fulfill the criteria for certification.
GBCSA Product Certification Scheme – Assessment Tool
EcoStandard has been validated on the Green Building Council of South Africa’s Product Certification Scheme – Assessment Tool and our EcoStandard 4 & 5 Star Rating is considered a Level A Certification.
All three categories A, B and C, are according to the GBCSA’s point thresholds:
Level A (25 – 37)
Level B (18 – 24)
Level C (8 – 17)