WHAT WE DO

 

Green Seal® is the nation’s premier ecolabel, symbolizing transparency, integrity and proven environmental leadership. We develop life-cycle-based, multi-attribute standards and certify products and services that can prove they meet our strict criteria for human health, reduced environmental impact and excellent performance. Operating as a nonprofit since its founding in 1989, Green Seal has certified thousands of products and services in over 450 categories, and is specified by countless schools, government agencies, businesses and institutions.

 

Our Mission

To transform the economy for a healthier, greener world.

 

Our Vision

A healthy society in balance with nature.

 

Our History

Green Seal was a pioneer in the ecolabeling movement. When we were founded in 1989, there were no other nonprofit environmental certification programs in the United States. Through the years, we have led companies to improve the sustainability of their products, driven environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) among governments and institutions around the world and expanded the use of safer products in your schools, workplaces and homes. Explore an interactive timeline of Green Seal's history and the environmental movement here.

 

Our Team

We are scientists, parents, friends, hikers, bakers, readers, dreamers and innovators. We share an unwavering commitment to improving the health of people and the planet while fostering sustainable economic growth. Work with us and you’ll enjoy collaborative, one-on-one service and a true partner in helping you reach your sustainability goals. Start getting to know us here.

 

Our Credentials

Green Seal is a founding member of the Global Ecolabelling Network, the internationally recognized network of ecolabelling organizations.

We follow the EPA’s requirements for third-party certification:

  • Open, transparent standard development process and award criteria
  • Criteria based on Life Cycle Analysis
  • Clear consumer communication on nature of certification
  • Regular updating of standards and criteria
  • Facility inspection or audit
  • Protocols for testing institutions or laboratories
  • Access to certification for companies of all sizes

Our procedures have been reviewed by third parties and found to meet the following standards and guidelines.