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For Future Generations Pty Ltd (FFG) provides auditing and conformity assessment services to organisations wanting third party certification of their products and services to environmental performance standards such Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). In March 2019, FFG was approved as an Assurance Provider for the GECA ecolabelling program.

Our Services

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) certification assures buyers that certified products meet GECA criteria for quality, social and environmental performance and are environmentally to similar products that are not made to environmental best practice standards. As a GECA approved Assurance Provider, “For Future Generations Pty Ltd” objectively and independently assesses the key performance characteristics of products and services and the processes associated with their production and delivery to one of twenty three category specific GECA standards and we issue a Letter of Conformance for products and services that are found to conform to all applicable GECA criteria. This enables GECA to issue a Licence to organisations who can then promote those products as GECA certified. If you also require certification to other sustainability standards, we can bundle assessment services with SCS Global Services to deliver chain of custody certification for forest products and products containing sustainable palm oil.

Certification Process

1. Submit a Quote Request to GECA

Complete and submit a GECA quote request and application form

2. Proposal – Work Order

On GECA’s invitation, we prepare a proposal that includes the scope and cost of the assessment. The applicant signs and return the proposal to begin the project with us.

3. Conformance Assessment Plan

We provide the applicant with the Conformance Assessment Plan, outlining the assessment approach, standards, sites, scope and timeframes for assessment and a checklist to begin compiling evidence of conformance.

4. Document Review

Applicant submits evidence and records for review. Assessor will identify any gaps in conformance and or additional records required for4 review and confirm an on-site assessment.

5. On-site Assessment

Our assessor visits your facilities to review your organization's processes, control systems, material inputs and outputs, records and interview staff to collect evidence of conformance against all the relevant criteria of the GECA standards. The Assessor then prepares a Conformance Assessment Report.

6. Conformance Decision

A Technical Review is completed of the Conformance Assessment Report and final assessment decision is delivered. Any Non-conformance is reported and once sufficient evidence to address the non-conformance is submitted, a Certificate of Conformance is issued to Applicant and GECA.

6. GECA Licensing (Managed by GECA)

This applicant provides a Turnover Declaration to GECA and signs the GECA Brand Guidelines and Licence Agreement and GECA issues invoice and GECA Licence for the certified products upon payment of Licence fee.

Why Work with Us:

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Technical Experts

We have the most experienced GECA Assessors and technical experts available to support your needs.
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Turn-around Time

We have a team of qualified Assessors available and prompt quoting and assessment response time.
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We have more than 10 years’ experience with ecolabelling and sustainability certification, senior industry professionals and experienced assessors.
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Competitive rates

Through a team of assessors & multiple clients across Australia we coordinate conformity assessments projects to minimize travel costs.
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Bundled Service

Reduce time and costs with having your GECA assessment bundled together with other services including forestry and or palm oil chain of Custody certification audits.

Our Team

Nick Capobianco

Managing Director / Assessor

The owner of For Future Generations Pty Ltd, Nick is a sustainability professional with more than 10 years’ experience with internationally recognised sustainability certification standards and 16 years’ experience in Product Development, Marketing and Executive Management. Nick is a former Director of GECA and holds a Bachelor of Arts and post-graduate qualifications in Business, is a Senior Lead Auditor for natural resource chain of custody programs, an Exemplar Global certified Environmental Management Systems Auditor (Cert Number 202976) and a GECA Assessor.
Since 2009, Nick continues to operate a sister company; The Chain of Custody Group providing world-class third-party certification in association with SCS Global Services for responsible forest products, sustainable seafood and agriculture across Oceania.

Natalie Broadbent

Operations Manager

An experienced health professional and manager, Natalie manages our assessment operations working closely with clients and our assessors to ensure attentive service and efficient conformance assessment planning.

Christine Watson

Technical Associate

An experienced Environmental Scientist, Researcher and Auditor, Christine has more than 8 years’ experience working with sustainability standards for natural resources and the built environment in North America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. Christine has a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) and First Class Honours Post Graduate year majoring in Ecology and is responsible for technical review of conformity assessment reports and making certification decision.

Shlomi Bonet


A dedicated sustainability professional with more than 10 years’ experience in improving the environmental performance of products, services, buildings and fit-out work, research and policy development and stakeholder engagement. Shlomi has a Bachelor of Science in Resource and Environmental Management, Advanced Diploma in Interior Design, is a Green Star Accredited Professional, Chain of Custody Lead Auditor, an Exemplar Global certified Environmental Management Systems Auditor (Cert Number 203688) and an experienced GECA Assessor.

Tuesday Phelan


Tuesday is a forestry and natural resource management professional with more than 20 years’ experience in native forest, plantation, biodiversity and fire management. Her professional experience spans various functions from regulation and policy development and compliance to operational delivery and biodiversity management. Tuesday holds a Bachelor of Forest Science is a Lead Auditor for Forest Management and Chain of Custody and GECA Assessor.