Chinese ecolabel visits New Zealand counterpart

ECNZ hosts GEN colleagues from China's CEC

Published On: 28-Nov-2016

This week a group of Chinese environmental officials is visiting Auckland to learn more about New Zealand’s ecolabelling scheme.

Hosted by New Zealand’s government-owned ecolabel,GEN member Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ), the five-strong party includes members of China’s ecolabelling authority, the China Environmental United Certification Centre (CEC) led by a senior official from the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP).

ECNZ General Manager Francesca Lipscombe says the visit is a strong endorsement for the local ecolabel.

“CEC were impressed by what they’d heard about our systems and processes and wanted to take a closer look."

There will be further coverage of the visit in the annual GEN magazine due for publishing at the end of the year.

Pictured: ECNZ's Francesca Lipscombe with GEN board member Xiaodan Zhang of CEC (picture: Chris Swannell)