OUR STANDARDS USE SCIENCE TO MEASURE REAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

  • THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF CLEAN

    Green Seal is among the world’s most trusted ecolabels for cleaning, sanitary and facilities care products and services. More than 33,000 products meet our standards for uncompromising performance, safety and health. Certified commercial cleaning services and school cleaning programs meet the highest industry standard for facilities care and provide safer, healthier environments for custodial teams and building occupants. And our leadership standard for environmental innovation accelerates market transformation across product categories.

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OUR GREEN SEAL COMPASS GUIDES EVERY CERTIFICATION

Our science-based standards define sustainability leadership in the marketplace and reward industry innovations. Only the healthiest, most responsible, and most effective products achieve the Green Seal.

Green Seal Compass Criteria

The Green Seal Compass focuses our standards on key impacts that occur throughout the product life cycle, from raw materials extraction and manufacturing to packaging, use and disposal.

 

Protect Human Health Minimize Waste Ensure Clean Water Preserve the Climate
Toxicity (Ingestion, Inhalation, Dermal)
Carcinogens
Mutagens
Reproductive Toxins
Neurotoxins
Endocrine Disruptors
Asthmagens
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Skin Sensitization
Particulate Matter
Ionizing Radiation
Combustibility and Flammability
Recovered materials
Recyclability
Product performance
Acute aquatic toxicity
Aquatic eutrophication
Aquatic biodegradability
Bioaccumulation
Water use
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Energy use
Mineral extraction
Concentrated products
    • SETTING HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL TARGETS WITH IMPACT

      Green Seal develops standards that clearly define sustainability leadership for products, cleaning services, schools and hospitality spaces. Our standard development process follows the international standard for environmental labeling programs. Each of our standards has been developed based on science through an open, transparent process that prioritizes public and stakeholder input.

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    • HELP US SET THE BAR

      Green Seal relies on a wide community of stakeholders to develop our standards, discuss problems and solutions, provide critical feedback, share scientific findings, and assess effectiveness. Our stakeholders include purchasers, manufacturers, public health professionals, consumers, scientists, and individuals looking for greener products and services. 

      Green Seal is always seeking feedback from interested parties, including individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations

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  • ENSURING UNCOMPROMISING PERFORMANCE

    A foundational belief at Green Seal is that a product is not sustainable if it doesn’t perform to industry standards.  The odds are that an under-performing product will be discarded and replaced with one that works better – a terrible waste of resources. Our standards include strict performance requirements so that buyers can be confident Green Seal-certified products work as well as conventional alternatives.

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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT

We can point to Entry’s Green Seal certification, and what it stands for, instead of engaging in evidence-free debates about a product’s environmental and performance claims.

Nate Clemmer, CEO Branch Creek
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