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Green Seal

Green Seal is a global non-profit whose certification mark is a universal symbol that a product, cleaning service or facility meets the highest benchmark of health and environmental leadership.

Announcing Green Seal’s 2022 Impact Report

By Doug Gatlin, Green Seal CEO, and Christina Martin, Green Seal Board Chair Over the past year, the topic of indoor air quality has captured our conversations in a way few would have dreamed of before the pandemic. As the world tries to find a new equilibrium, the health and safety profiles of the schools,

Sustainable Packaging: Lend us Your Expertise

Green Seal is recruiting qualified applicants to join a Sustainable Packaging Stakeholder Advisory Group. We are looking for individuals that can provide technical expertise in packaging design and manufacturing, recycling, or corporate sustainability as we develop criteria for a sustainable packaging program that will recognize leadership among producers of consumable products. Learn more here.  Transitioning

The Green Seal Compass: Ensuring Clean Water

This is part of a series of stories about Green Seal’s Compass. Find related stories here. Green Seal’s work follows a compass that focuses on four key targets: protecting human health, minimizing waste, ensuring clean water, and preserving the climate. This compass keeps us focused on Green Seal’s priority impacts, ensuring that Green Seal certification reflects

Podsy on Pod-Based Refillable Cleaning Systems

WHAT INSPIRED THE LAUNCH OF PODSY? The Podsy Founding Families answered many important questions during development of Podsy™ Cleaning Systems. They all circled back to what is best for consumers’ wellness, pets, planet, pocketbook, and ultimately our families. The message is simple. You should not have to sacrifice quality when looking for an eco-value cleaning

Eligible for Certification: Spray-Applied Microbial Cleaners

Green Seal has made important improvements to our standard criteria for microbial-based cleaning products to better recognize leadership in this popular product category.  These updates allow Green Seal to verify important health protections while removing the restriction on spray-applied products. Now product manufacturers with spray-applied microbial cleaners can demonstrate that their products are formulated to

The Green Seal Compass: Minimizing Waste

This is part of a series of stories about Green Seal’s Compass. Find related stories here. Green Seal’s work follows a compass that focuses on four key targets: protecting human health, minimizing waste, ensuring clean water, and preserving the climate. This compass keeps us focused on Green Seal’s priority impacts, ensuring that Green Seal certification reflects

Our New Standard is Defining Sustainability for Paints and Coatings

Green Seal’s Standard for Paints, Coatings, Stains, and Sealers (GS-11) has been rewarding leading manufacturers for low-VOC content, safer formulas, and effective functional performance since it was first issued in 1993. Now, Green Seal’s paint certification is the only mark in the marketplace to qualify products for both LEED v4.1 low-emitting materials credit requirements and

Your Guide to VOCs in Paint and Cleaning Products

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are common indoor air pollutants that are frequently found in household products and can cause adverse health effects. Products certified to Green Seal standards must abide by strict limits to VOCs to protect human health. This post provides a quick overview of VOCs, how to choose healthier, greener products, and other

The Green Seal Compass: Protecting Human Health

This is part of a series of stories about Green Seal’s Compass. Read our introduction to the Compass here. Green Seal’s work follows a compass that focuses on four key targets: protecting human health, minimizing waste, ensuring clean water, and preserving the climate.  This compass keeps us focused on Green Seal’s priority impacts, ensuring that

ABCO Products on the Paradigm Shift to Cleaning Sustainably

ABCO Cleaning Products is a family owned, certified minority-business enterprise that manufactures a full range of high-quality mops and complementary tools used for everyday floor cleaning. We recently transitioned our production facility to solar power, optimized our packaging to reduce corrugate box waste, and designed equipment to convert 100% post-industrial apparel waste into high-quality Natura

Cascades Aims to Change the Status Quo for Paper Products

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO CASCADES? Cascades is a leading producer, converter and marketer of packaging and tissue products made principally from recycled fibers. The company’s mission is to improve the well-being of people, communities and the planet by providing sustainable and innovative solutions that create value. Sustainability has been integral to the company’s DNA

Service Leader GSF on Changing the Culture of Clean

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO GSF? For more than a decade, GSF has incorporated sustainability into its cleaning programs for customers. We clean 40 million square feet per month in schools and commercial office buildings. We believe in sustainability because it is the right thing to do for our employees and our customers. Cleaning in an

Aqua ChemPacs on the Rise of Dissolvable Cleaning Packs

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO AQUA CHEMPACS? We are relentlessly focused on water-soluble innovation in the cleaning products world — not just to satisfy customer demand for sustainability, but also to help protect our planet. Over the last year alone, we have prevented 36 million bottles, the equivalent of 7 million pounds of plastic waste,

Microbial-Based Cleaning Products

Update:  On November 11, 2021, Green Seal issued six standards with updated criteria for microbial-based cleaning products. Spray-applied microbial-based cleaning products are now eligible for Green Seal certification. All documents on this criteria revision can be found on Green Seal’s Library of Standards page.  Green Seal is proposing several important improvements to our standard criteria for microbial-based

Cleaning Leader Diversey Shares Views on Ecolabelling

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO DIVERSEY? As Diversey approaches 100 years of providing revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies, we’ve demonstrated that improving health and protecting the environment is good for business. Although it has been given many names since 1923, sustainability has been at the core of the value Diversey delivers to our customers. Energy