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-16 Reusable Bags

GS-16 establishes environmental, health, and social requirements for reusable bags.

The standard has product performance requirements to ensure the products are durable and washable.

The standard also covers:

  • Restrictions or prohibitions of toxic substances
  • Requirements for material use
  • Comprehensive labeling requirements
  • End of life management