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-52 Specialty Cleaning Products for Household Use

The standard covers household specialty surface cleaning products and odor removers, including but not limited to: biologically-active cleaning products (enzymatic and microbial products for specialty cleaning and odor control); boat cleaning products; deck and outdoor furniture cleaning products cleaning products (automatic and hand); graffiti removers; metal cleaning products; motor vehicle (automotive/tire/wheel) cleaning products; motor vehicle windshield washing fluid; optical lens cleaning products; oven cleaning products; upholstery cleaning products; and other cleaning products sold for specific specialty uses.

The standard includes product performance requirements and environmental and health requirements for specialty cleaning products 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.