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.


Household Products

GS-08 Cleaning Products for Household Use

The Green Seal Environmental Standard for Household Cleaning Products, GS-8, establishes environmental requirements for general-purpose, bathroom, glass, and carpet cleaners marketed specifically for use in households or similar residential settings and biologically-active cleaning products (enzymatic and microbial products for routine cleaning).

The standard includes product performance requirements and environmental and health requirements such as reduced toxicity, biodegradability, and reduced and recyclable packaging. 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.