Green Business

Green Seal Standards

Our sustainability standards for products, services, and companies are based on life-cycle research, and are developed in an open, transparent, and stakeholder-involved process. Green Seal standards provide criteria and guidelines for manufacturers, service providers, and companies to work toward sustainability and Green Seal certification. Green Seal has 33 issued standards that cover 400 product and service categories.


Paper Products

GS-15 Newsprint

The Green Seal Standard for Newsprint, GS-15, establishes environmental requirements for products manufactured from newsprint, including newspapers and miscellaneous published material made from newsprint such as inserts, flyers, etc.

The standard includes product performance requirements and environmental requirements such recovered material. The standard can serve as a tool to help companies begin to take action to improve their products and is available for Green Seal certification.