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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.


Cleaning Products & Services

GS-37 Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use

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GS-37 Standard

Edition 7.3, September 8, 2017

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Technical Background and Revision Information:
Cleaning Product Standards Revision, 2017
Annex Additions, 2012
Animal Testing Revision, 2011
Colorant Revision, 2009
Revision of the Standard, 2007-2008
The Green Seal Standard for Industrial and Institutional Cleaners, GS-37, establishes requirements for industrial and institutional general-purpose, restroom, glass, carpet cleaners, and biologically-active cleaning products (enzymatic and microbial products for routine cleaning). For purposes of this standard, industrial and institutional cleaners are defined as those cleaners intended for routine cleaning of offices, institutions, warehouses, and industrial facilities.

The standard includes product performance requirements and environmental and health considerations for vulnerable populations in institutional settings such as schools, day-care facilities, nursing homes, and other facilities. 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.