The Recognised® eco-label identifies environmentally preferable commercial cleaning products.

Recognised® products have undergone independent third-party scientific assessment against a rigorous multiple-criteria Standard.

The Recognised® Scheme was reviewed by an independent Expert Panel of toxicologists* as a “sound and robust…science-based, targeted and pragmatic set of criteria”, coupled with a “sound and transparent” third-party scientific accreditation process.

Sustainable procurement organisation Sustainable Choice NSW accepts accreditation under the Recognised® scheme as evidence towards product listing on its procurement database.

What products are covered?

The Recognised® eco-label has been seen on leading environmental commercial cleaning products in the Australian marketplace since mid-2012.

Recognised® covers, but is not limited to, the following products for use in commercial applications: hard surface cleaning products including general purpose cleaners, bathroom cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, glass cleaners, floor cleaners and oven cleaners; carpet & upholstery cleaners; hand hygiene products; laundry detergents; dishwashing products; automotive cleaners; sanitisers.

For more information, contact Accord on 02 9281 2322 or email

*Panel members: Professor Barry Hart, Director, Water Science Pty Ltd and Monash University; Professor Michael R. Moore, University of Queensland, Water Quality Research Australia; Dr Margaret Hartley, Formerly Director, Office of Chemical Safety and Principal Scientific Advisor, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Recognised® documents

How to apply for the Recognised® eco-label

Recognised® Product Register