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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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GS-40 Floor-Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use

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GS-40 Standard

Edition 2.4, November 17, 2017

Technical Background and Revision Information:
Note: Edition 2.4 was issued in order to correct an editorial issue. No substantive changes were made.
The Green Seal Standard for Floor-Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use, GS-40, establishes environmental requirements floor strippers and floor finishes.

The standard includes product performance requirements and environmental and health requirements such as reduced human and aquatic toxicity and reduced volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 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.