As the number of certifications in the market increase it can get confusing. Use this reference guide to decide which certification best meets your business needs. Certif ications SupplyNation SupplyNation connects First Nations businesses with corporate and government buyers in Australia, creating opportunities for First Nations businesses to compete for business. SupplyNation creates these opportunities by providing an essential link between purchasers and sellers. EU Ecolabel The EU Ecolabel helps consumers to choose – and encourages business to market - sustainable, eco-conscious, high quality products. The aim is to minimise the environmental impact of products from production to consumption. AFRDI Provides standards, testing, product certificationand research for buyers andsellers of furniture. AFRDI certifiedproducts showwhat level of AFRDI approval was achieved in three key areas: Toughness,Durability andSafety. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ® An international networkwhichaccredits independent 3rdparty organisationswhocancertify forestmanagers and forest product producers toFSC®Standards. FSC® partnershipamongbusinesses, thepublic sector andcivil society provides aunique tool for dealingwith the issues surrounding forestry. FSC®promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, andeconomically viable management of theworlds forests. UTZ Certified™ UTZ Certification™ sets the standards for responsible coffee sourcing and production. UTZ gives an independent assurance of sustainable production and sourcing, and offers a real-time trace-ability of agricultural products back to their origin. Energy Star ENERGY STAR reduces the amount of energy consumed by a product by either automatically switching it into a ‘sleep’ mode when it’s not being used and/or reducing the amount of power used when in ‘standby’ mode. ENERGY STAR helps savemoney on electricity bills and the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) GECAsets the standardof environmentalmeasures for aproduct’sperformanceagainst relevant andprimary environmental loads associatedwithaproducts life cycle. Australian Certified Organic Australia’s largest certifier for biodynamic and organic produce, ACO provides certification to suppliers fromall sectors. If a product sports the ACO logo, it is compliant with national production standards, and that product can be traced all the way back to its origin. Rainforest Alliance™ An independent seal of approval which ensures that goods and services were produced in compliance with strict guidelines protecting the environment, wildlife, workers and local communities. Rainforest Alliance™ links businesses to conscientious consumers who identify their goods and services through the Rainforest Alliance Certification™. Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)™ PEFC™works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in the forest and ensures products are produced to the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. PEFC™ certification identifies for buyers the wood and paper products that support the sustainablemanagement of forests. Fairtrade ® Fairtrade ® represents better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Fairtrade ® unique product offering allows you to support Fairtrade ® products which provides hope for tomorrow. CO2 Neutral CO2 neutral products aremade possible by calculating the CO2 emissions produced in the products life cycle. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) HACCP is a risk-management methodology used by the food and related industries for the control of food safety hazards to acceptable risk levels. HACCP identifies andmanages hazards, reducing the risks of food contamination. Carbon Reduction institute (CRI) The Carbon Reduction Institute encourages businesses to lower their carbon emissions. Their carbon neutral certification guarantees that the company in question hasminimised and offset the carbon emissions involved in the production and distribution of the product.