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.

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Cleaning Products & Services

GS-34 Cleaning and Degreasing Agents

The Green Seal Standard for Cleaning and Degreasing Agents, GS-34, establishes environmental requirements for agents suitable for cleaning soils in production and maintenance applications. Suitable agents do not include those for specialized cleaning/degreasing operations such as the removal of paints, sealants, rust, and adhesives; handwiping parts; preparation of surfaces for electroplating, organic coatings, and parts testing; or the cleaning of hydraulic components, medical supplies, electronics, and optics.

The standard includes product performance requirements and environmental and health requirements such as reduces human and aquatic toxicity, reduced smog production potential, and low ozone depleting potential.  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.