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.
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.
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
- Toxicity (Ingestion, Inhalation, Dermal)
- Reproductive Toxins
- Endocrine Disruptors
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
- Skin Sensitization
- Particulate Matter
- Ionizing Radiation
- Combustibility and Flammability
Preserve the Climate
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Energy use
- Mineral extraction
- Concentrated products
Ensure Clean Water
- Acute aquatic toxicity
- Aquatic eutrophication
- Aquatic biodegradability
- Water use
- Recovered materials
- Product performance
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.
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.
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.