Tag: Certification

The Green Seal Compass: Ensuring Clean Water

This is part of a series of stories about Green Seal’s Compass. Find related stories here. Green Seal’s work follows a compass that focuses on four key targets: protecting human health, minimizing waste, ensuring clean water, and preserving the climate. This compass keeps us focused on Green Seal’s priority impacts, ensuring that Green Seal certification reflects

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

The Green Seal Compass: Minimizing Waste

This is part of a series of stories about Green Seal’s Compass. Find related stories here. Green Seal’s work follows a compass that focuses on four key targets: protecting human health, minimizing waste, ensuring clean water, and preserving the climate. This compass keeps us focused on Green Seal’s priority impacts, ensuring that Green Seal certification reflects

The Green Seal Compass: Protecting Human Health

This is part of a series of stories about Green Seal’s Compass. Read our introduction to the Compass here. Green Seal’s work follows a compass that focuses on four key targets: protecting human health, minimizing waste, ensuring clean water, and preserving the climate.  This compass keeps us focused on Green Seal’s priority impacts, ensuring that

Kaivac Univac and AutoVac Stretch – Innovation Criteria

The public comment period for Kaivac has ended. Please see the final issued criteria here.  Green Seal’s Environmental Innovation Program allows product manufacturers to explore environmental and health impacts, engage in transformative product innovation, and achieve global recognition to the newest sustainability standard.  Kaivac, Inc is a member of the initial cohort of beta program

Our Standard Means Uncompromising Cleaning Performance

At Green Seal, we often hear the question: how do I know green cleaning products work as effectively as conventional ones? With coronavirus prompting more frequent use of cleaning products (and more inhalation of cleaning chemicals), here’s a window into Green Seal’s performance requirements for certified green cleaning products. Defining Clean Amid the coronavirus epidemic,

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

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

Your Feedback Is Key to the Success of Our Standards

Over the past twenty-seven years, Green Seal has published dozens of environmental leadership standards and certified over 4,000 products. We have achieved the most success over these years in the cleaning product industry, and have invested greatly in helping manufacturers green their products. About one-third of our 27 active standards define environmental leadership for specific