Library

GS-1 Sanitary Paper Products

GS-1, Edition 6.3, 2020

GS-1, Edition 6.2, 2019

GS-1, Edition 3.0, 2010

GS-7 Printing and Writing Paper

GS-7, Edition 6.1, 2013

GS-8 Cleaning Products for Household Use

GS-8, Edition 5.7, 2022

GS-8, Edition 5.6, 2021

GS-8, Edition 5.5, 2020

GS-8, Edition 5.4, 2020

GS-8, Edition 5.3, 2019

GS-8, Edition 5.2, 2017

GS-8, Scope Revision, 2011

GS-11 Paints, Coatings, Stains, and Sealers

GS-11 Standard, 3.2, 2015

GS-11, Edition 2.0, 2008

GS-18 Paper Products Used for Food Preparation

GS-18, Edition 2.1, 2013

GS-20 Environmental Innovation

GS-33 Hotels and Lodging Properties

GS-33 Standard, 5.3, 2017

GS-34 Cleaning and Degreasing Agents

GS-34, Edition 2.2, 2017

GS-35 Food Service Packaging

GS-36 Adhesives for Commercial Use

GS-36 Standard, 2.1, 2013

GS-37 Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use

GS-37 Standard, 7.8, 2022

GS-37 Standard, 7.7, 2021

GS-37 Standard, 7.6, 2020

GS-37 Standard, 7.5, 2020

GS-37 Standard, 7.4, 2019

GS-37 Standard, 7.3, 2017

GS-37 Standard, 5.0, 2009

GS-40 Floor Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use

GS-40 Standard, 2.5, 2020

GS-40 Standard, 2.4, 2017

GS-41 Hand Cleaners for Industrial and Institutional Use

GS-41 Standard, 2.4, 2022

GS-41 Edition 2.2, 2017

GS-41, Edition 1.1, 2006

GS-42 Commercial and Institutional Cleaning Services

GS-42 Edition 2.3, 2015

GS-42 Edition 1.0, 2006

GS-43 Recycled Content Latex Paint

GS-43 Edition 1.1, 2013

GS-44 Soaps, Cleansers, and Shower Products

GS-44 Edition 4.3, 2022

GS-44 Standard, 4.1, 2013

GS-48 Laundry Care Products for Household Use

GS-48 Standard, 1.7, 2022

GS-48 Standard, 1.6, 2021

GS-48, Edition 1.5, 2020

GS-48 Standard, 1.4, 2019

GS-48 Standard, 1.3, 2017

GS-49 Residential Cleaning Services

GS-49 Edition 1.1, 2013

GS-50 Personal Care and Cosmetic Products

GS-50 Standard, 1.3, 2022

GS-50 Standard, 1.2, 2020

GS-50 Standard, 1.1, 2013

GS-51 Laundry Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use

GS-51 Standard, 1.8, 2022

GS-51 Standard, 1.7, 2021

GS-51 Standard, 1.6, 2020

GS-51 Standard, 1.5, 2019

GS-51 Standard, 1.4, 2017

GS-51 Standard, 1.2, 2014

GS-52 Specialty Cleaning Products for Household Use

GS-52 Standard, 2.7, 2022

GS-52 Standard, 2.6, 2021

GS-52 Standard, 2.5, 2020

GS-52 Standard, 2.4, 2019

GS-52 Standard, 2.3, 2017

GS-53 Specialty Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use

GS-53 Standard, 2.8, 2022

GS-53 Standard, 2.7, 2021

GS-53 Standard, 2.6, 2020

GS-53 Standard, 2.5, 2019

GS-53 Standard, 2.4, 2017

Withdrawn Standards

Withdrawn Standards

Green Seal withdraws a standard in response to one or more developments:

  • The environmentally-preferable options on the market have become mainstream
  • Other ecolabel programs have taken the reins, and we’re happy to bow out because we believe in the quality and integrity of their program
  • New technologies have improved the entire product category
  • The product category is no longer being manufactured and sold on today

If you have questions about withdrawn standards or the withdrawal process please email standards@greenseal.org

List of withdrawn standards in the last five years: 

Revisions Across Multiple Standards

PFAS Prohibition in Cleaning and Personal Care Products, June 2022

June 23, 2022: The Revision is Closed.

Microbial-based Cleaning Products, November 2021

November 11: The Revision is Closed.

Hand Sanitizer Standard Criteria, September 2020

  • September 10: The Revision is Closed.
    • New editions of the two standards have been issued:
      • GS-41, Edition 2.3, Standard for Hand Cleaners and Hand Sanitizers for Industrial and Institutional Use
      • GS-44, Edition 4.2, Standard for Soaps, Cleaners, Hand Sanitizers, and Shower Products
    • Final Proposed Criteria
      • This includes the final criteria that were incorporated into each standard
    • Final Tracked Changes
  • September 10: Response to Comments is published
  • August 13: Public Comment Period is Closed
    • The public comment period is closed on August 13, 2020
  • July 30: Original Proposal was published

Titanium Dioxide Exemption, Cleaning Products, September 2019

Basis for Certification Statements, All Standards, April 2013

Annex Additions, Cleaning Products and Personal Care Products, July 2012

Corrections and Clarifications Reports

Green Seal Standards Manual

Green Seal Standards Manual