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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Paper Products

GS-07 Printing and Writing Paper

GS-7 establishes environmental requirements for a wide range of printing and writing paper products.

The standard includes product performance requirements and environmental health requirements such as:

  • recovered and post-consumer material
  • reduced chlorinated bleaching,
  • and reduced toxicity in packaging.
Green Seal sets leadership standards that aim to reduce, to the extent technologically and economically feasible, the environmental, health, and social impacts throughout the life-cycle of products, services, and companies. The standards may be used for conformity assessment, purchaser specifications, and public education.