Green Marketing and the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)

Submitted by: Joe Kowalewski 15/12/2011

Firms which make environmental or 'green' claims should ensure that their claims are scientifically sound and appropriately substantiated. Consumers are entitled to rely on any environmental claims you make and to expect these claims to be truthful. The purpose of this guide is to educate businesses about their obligations under the ACL introduced in 2011. It aims to assist manufacturers, suppliers, advertisers and others to assess the strength of any environmental claims they make and to improve the accuracy and usefulness to consumers of their labelling, packaging and advertising. Not only is this good business practice; it is law.