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GECA Certification

As part of our ongoing mission to Build Futures Through Sustainable Steel, InfraBuild now has Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) certification for a select range of our reinforcing bar and reinforcing mesh products.

In May 2023, select reinforcing bar and reinforcing mesh products manufactured by InfraBuild to AS/NZS 4671 (referred to as “InfraBuild’s Reinforcing Bar and Mesh Products”) were independently certified as meeting the requirements of GECA's Steel & Steel Products (SSPv1.0i-2019) lifecycle ecolabel standard.

GECA is a recognised Product Certification Initiative within the GBCA’s Green Star rating tools. Products certified by this initiative may contribute to a project’s Green Star rating through the Responsible Structure credits.

GECA's Steel & Steel Products (SSPv1.0i-2019) Certification has a Responsible Product Value (RPV) of ≥ 15.

As such, our GECA Certification can support either a ‘Credit Achievement’ or an ‘Exceptional Performance’ outcome in the Responsible Structure credit within the GBCA’s ‘Green Star Buildings’ ratings tool.

The GECA certification for InfraBuild’s Reinforcing Bar and Reinforcing Mesh Products is valid for three years from the date of certification.


What is GECA?

The GECA certification scheme, following internationally recognised ISO 14024 principles, is an Australian not-for-profit multi-sector lifecycle ecolabelling program.

The independent assessment to obtain the GECA ecolabel independent tick is a robust process underpinned by rigorous standards, which look at impacts across a product's entire lifecycle, from the extraction of raw materials to the end of its life and conformance to the applicable GECA standards is assessed by a third-party assurance provider.

A word from GECA

"At GECA, it's always a cause for excitement when we welcome a new ecolabel licensee to the GECA family! However, InfraBuild's certification is a particularly momentous occasion as they are the first organisation under our Steel & Steel Products standard. What an incredible achievement! InfraBuild has gone through the rigour of a third-party assessment to show that their reinforcing bar and reinforcing mesh products are better for people and the planet.

InfraBuild has demonstrated sustainability leadership in the sector and the broader Australian marketplace by certifying under our lifecycle ecolabel standard. Congratulations InfraBuild, on your commitment, and we look forward to a long and fantastic partnership with you."

Josh Begbie - GECA CEO

Which products are covered by the GECA Certification?

GECA Certification covers the reinforcing bar, wire rod and reinforcing mesh products listed below, that are manufactured by InfraBuild, using steel billet manufactured at Sydney Steel Mill, Laverton Steel Mill, or Whyalla Steel Mill.


Australian Standard Diameter Range
Reinforcing Bar in Straights AS/NZS 4671: 2019 12/16/20/24/28/32/36/40/50mm
Reinforcing Bar in Coil AS/NZS 4671: 2019 10/12/16/20mm


Grades Diameter Range
Wire Rod in Coil AS 4671 250N / K1008 / K1010 / S1006 / U1014 / WC1008 5.5/6.0/6.5/7.0/7.5/8.5/



Australian Standard Range
Reinforcing Mesh AS/NZS 4671: 2019 Trench Mesh
Square Mesh
Ute Mesh
Rectangular Mesh

InfraBuild's new SENSE 600® reinforcing bar range, manufactured at Laverton Steel Mill, attained GECA Certification in December 2023. This is also reflected in the GECA Certificate. Further information on SENSE 600® (including grade, diameter and sustainability details) is available here: https://www.infrabuild.com/sense-solutions/sense600/

For more information on our GECA Certification, please contact geca@infrabuild.com