IGPN - International Green Purchasing Network

Global Activities

GEN - Global Ecolabelling Network

URL : http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/?sustainable-industry/govt3/


Organization Information

Contact information: Mr. Evan Bozowsky, Secretariat, TerraChoice Environmental Services, Inc.
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Number of members: 28 Number of Non-members: 1 (Associate member)
Number of Non-members:  
Organizational Structure: Board of Directors: 6 persons; Secretariat in Ottawa, Canada,
one person; General Affairs Office in Tokyo, Japan: 2 persons;
Region: all
Sources of funding: Membership fees (from full members only); National Body:
Government bodies provide funding support for GEN
to hold AGM in their territories; Ford Foundation
Type of Organization: Environmental NGO
WWW pages: http://www.gen.gr.jp/
Year established: 1994



Checklist/Guidelines and
Updated by each member and can be viewed from various websites.
Education Materials/
Tools (non-professional):
Introduction to Ecolabelling (July 2004)
Environmental Label (ISO),
Other (Energy Star, etc.):
Events: Annual General Meeting and Workshop
General Guidelines or Principles
for Green Purchasing
(which apply to overall activities):
Good Practices/
Case Studies for Purchasing:

Market Research
and Awareness Surveys:
Please check the website http://www.gen.gr.jp/
Newsletter: quarterly; Circulation: electronic - to all members, and published on website;
Product List/Database: Updated by each member and can be viewed from various websites.
Program Name/Main Activity:  
Related Laws/Regulations,
(i.e. “Green Purchasing Law”):
not applicable
Suppliers List/Database: Available from some members
Training Course/
Tools (market related):
Introduction to Ecolabelling (July 2004) link (for all stakeholders)
Concerning social aspects: n/a
Evaluation Method:
Publications: GEN Annual Report. Please check the website http://www.gen.gr.jp/
For more information, please
address your concerns to
Mr. Evan Bozowsky, gensecretariat@terrachoice.ca

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