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-10 Coated Printing Paper

The Green Seal Environmental Standard for Coated Printing Paper, GS-10, establishes environmental requirements for coated printing paper, excluding specialty paper, such as thermal and carbonless printing paper.

The standard includes product performance requirements and environmental requirements such as recycled content, reduced chlorine bleaching and reduced toxicity. 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.