EcoCover has decided not to renew its AgriQuality or Enviro Choice certification

AgriQuality is a fully accredited member of IFOAM, The International Federation of Agricultural Movements. Founded in Switzerland in 1972, IFOAM has more than 750 member organisations and institutions accredited to it, from more than 100 countries. EcoCover has been certified both by AgriQuality and BioGro in New Zealand for proof of organic certification.
[View the IFOAM website at]
[View the AgriQuality site at]
[View the AgriQuality New Zealand Organic Certificate]

EcoCover (NZ) Limited received certification to use the prestigious Environmental Choice New Zealand Label, a New Zealand Government initiative but has made the decision not to renew its license for 2009 pending a higher degree of visibility by the label in the New Zealand marketplace. Few New Zealand products meet the high environmental standards required to qualify. EcoCover mulch mat underwent a rigorous, independent audit of the product’s specification prior to being approved.

[View the New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust website at]
[View the Environmental Choice New Zealand License]
[View the Ministry for the Environment Letter of Accreditation]
[View the Ministry for the Environment Letter of Endorsement]
[View the New Zealand Govt. 2007 Letters of Endorsement]

Environmental Choice New Zealand

Discontinued from December 2008

The Australian Ecolabel Program is the national environmental product life cycle ecolabelling program for Australia. Good Environmental Choice Australia Ltd manages the Australian Ecolabel Program, and is an independent organisation recognised as the Australian member of an international network of ecolabelling schemes. The Ecolabel is awarded to those products that meet or exceed voluntary standards of environmental performance. The verification process performed by Good Environmental Choice Australia has found EcoCover Mulch Mat and EcoCrop Mulch Mat to be fully compliant with the requirements of GECA 11-2005 – Recycled Paper Products standard.

Internationally, similar labels for manufactured products subscribing to such high environmental standards and auditing processes are very valuable, especially for the organic and domestic retail markets. Such labels confer a high level of confidence in the consumer’s purchasing decision to buy environmentally responsible products. Such brands have high recognition with consumers and usually generate a ‘value added margin’. Environmental Choice New Zealand is an accredited member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN).
[View the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) website at]

Environmental Choice Australia