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Green Seal

Green Seal® is a global nonprofit committed to making sustainability everyone's business.

Sanitary Paper Product Standard Revision: Lend Us Your Expertise

Green Seal is recruiting qualified applicants to join a working group that will assist with a revision to our GS-1 Sanitary Paper Products standard. We are looking for individuals that can provide technical and market expertise and have specialized knowledge of the paper industry, solid waste and recycling, and carbon benefits of alternative fibers (e.g., bamboo).

Announcing Green Seal’s 2023 Impact Report

In celebration of Earth Day, Green Seal released its 2023 Impact Report, showcasing how we and our partners are accelerating the transition to safer and more sustainable products and spaces.   The report highlights the impacts of Green Seal’s programs; key partnerships with organizations including Amazon, Wayfair, the U.S. Green Building Council, ISEAL, Health Product Declaration

Announcing Green Seal’s 2022 Impact Report

As we cautiously and hopefully emerge from the worst of the pandemic, the twin pillars of health and environmental sustainability that Green Seal has stood for over the past 30-plus years are more in demand today than ever before. In the 2022 Impact Report, we are proud to highlight the impactful initiatives and partnerships that are making it simpler for consumers, parents, business owners and others to choose healthier, safer products and services with confidence.

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.

The Green Seal Compass: Ensuring Clean Water

Producing greener products, fostering greener supply chains, and implementing water conservation policies are critical steps that today’s leaders are taking on the path to a low impact economy. Green Seal recognizes these leaders with third-party certification so that you can identify choices that protect public health, safeguard our rivers and lakes, and preserve our climate.

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 be healthier, safer options for buyers.

The Green Seal Compass: Minimizing Waste

Preventing and minimizing waste is a critical goal for shifting to a low impact economy. With improved product design, less shipping of water, greater use of recovered materials, and well-performing, long-lasting products, we can reduce the waste that is so costly to our society and ecosystems. With the complexity of the market, the Green Seal Certification Mark provides clarity, signifying that a product meets a strong benchmark of health and environmental leadership — thereby making it simple for buyers to make the greener choice.

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 Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly badge — making it simple for health-focused buyers to identify safer products.

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 tips for reducing your exposure to VOCs.

The Green Seal Compass: Protecting Human Health

Green Seal’s standards address the most significant health and environmental impacts for which there are known and feasible safer alternatives. Critically, Green Seal standards also set requirements for functional performance; buyers can be confident the certified healthier product they are choosing is also one that will meet their expectations and get the job done.

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