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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 and apply

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

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,

Interview from the Front Lines: Cleaning for COVID-19

With cleaning workers on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, Green Seal caught up with Michael Doherty, president of BMS Building Maintenance Service, to learn how the industry-leading green cleaning company is approaching the challenges of operating during a pandemic.    Certified to Green Seal’s GS-42 commercial cleaning standard since 2014, BMS cleans more

Serving Our Stakeholders During the COVID-19 Health Crisis

Green Seal is closely monitoring developments regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19, which was declared a national emergency by the White House and a pandemic by the World Health Organization. During this emerging and rapidly changing situation, we rely on the CDC for updated information as it becomes available.  Green Seal is committed to providing trusted

USC Hotel: Why We Pursued Green Seal Certification

by Ron Mackovich, USC University Communications When USC rebranded our university-owned hotel as USC Hotel a year ago, we made it a goal to be an example of sustainability practices in the hospitality industry.  Traditional hospitality practices use significant resources and materials and generate substantial waste. We aim to serve our hotel guests and the

Kittrich Shares What Green Seal Means for Consumers

by Rachel Bolin, Kittrich Corporation Formulator Update: You can find Kittrich’s Eco-Me brand certified products on Amazon here Can cleaning products be effective and be safer for people and the planet?  At Kittrich Corporation®, we think they can.   To prove just how serious we are about making a difference to the health of our planet, we set

Branch Creek De-Icer Melts Competition with Certification

TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW CHLORIDE-FREE ICE MELT. Entry® uses a potassium formate blend that spares homes, residential yards, campuses and corporate parks from the hazardous and corrosive effects of rock salt and other chloride-based deicing products. By breaking down the hydrogen bonds that form when water freezes, Entry removes thin layers of ice and

SAVOR…Chicago Earns First Convention Center Certification

by Doug Bradley, SAVOR…Vice President of Culinary Managing food service waste in a convention center is an immense challenge. Chicago’s McCormick Place, the largest convention center in the Americas, draws almost 3 million visitors each year. SAVOR… Chicago takes the responsibility and opportunity to manage our business sustainably very seriously, a commitment that led us to be

Green Cleaning is an Organization-Wide Effort at NC State

North Carolina State University’s certified green cleaning program has generated a host of benefits for the campus community, including improved air quality, reduced operational costs, and improved employee health and morale. To maintain Green Seal certification, University Housekeeping will be reevaluated annually to ensure its cleaning products, processes and employee training meet leadership levels. PILOT

Green Cleaning is an Organization-Wide Effort at NC State

North Carolina State University’s certified green cleaning program has generated a host of benefits for the campus community, including improved air quality, reduced operational costs, and improved employee health and morale. To maintain Green Seal certification, University Housekeeping will be reevaluated annually to ensure its cleaning products, processes and employee training meet leadership levels. PILOT

BMS Cleans Over 100 Million Square Feet of Space

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO BMS? Because the environmental impact of the janitorial industry is so enormous, so is our potential to reduce it. As a responsible company committed to sustainability, it’s our obligation to offset this however we can. Annually the janitorial industry consumes 6.2 billion pounds of mostly petroleum-based chemicals. Additionally, our industry

Green & Glamour Go Together for Certified Sofitel LA

The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is the definition of luxury — an urban oasis surrounded by the decadence and glamour of West Hollywood, California. Through ongoing sustainability initiatives, their staff have learned that you don’t have to sacrifice guest experience or quality of service to be green. In fact, being green can improve