Eco Standard wins city endorsement
ECO STANDARD SA (Essa), established last year by Rayne Neave, is an organisation that awards accreditation to companies and products seeking recognition for their good environmental practice and for meeting environmental criteria that comply with internationally recognised standards.
The credibility of Essa has now been reinforced by an endorsement from the City of Cape Town.
“It is known countrywide that the city has set high standards for environmental compliance because it intends to be one of the first truly ‘sustainable’ cities in Africa, operating on environmentally acceptable principles – which includes the use of non-polluting energy sources,” said Neave.
“All Eco Standard’s assessment criteria have been approved by the City of Cape Town as credible, and this recognition of the initiative will reinforce the message that product and service transparency is imperative if consumers are to self-regulate the industry.”
Over the past year Eco Standard has developed assessment criteria for the following categories:
Eco Excellence, for outstanding all-round environmental practices.
Eco Product, for products that are environmentally beneficial.
Eco Ethic, for good environmental and social practice.
Eco Contractor, for contractors who run their organisations on an environmental management plan.
Eco Standard is now working to assist certain corporate retail chains to reduce their environmental impact by assessing and assuring that all building material suppliers and services used in any new stores meet the organisations’ environmental standards.
“The task is always comprehensive – it involves seeing that all their suppliers comply with acceptable environmental standards and all applicants undergo thorough assessments and third-party site audits,” said Neave.
Eco Standard’s third-party auditors are Jeffares & Green, environmental scientists and technical engineers.
Call Neave on 021 685 3040 or email email@example.com
CAPTION: Rayne Neave of Eco Standard SA