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.


Cleaning Products & Services

GS-41 Hand Cleaners for Industrial and Institutional Use

The Green Seal Standard for Hand Cleaners for Industrial and Institutional Use, GS-41, establishes environmental requirements for industrial heavy-duty hand cleaners and institutional hand cleaners. The standard does not include hand cleaners used in households, food preparation operations, or medical facilities.

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.