Green Seal develops standards that clearly define sustainability leadership for products, cleaning services, hotels, and restaurants. Our standard development process is based on the international standard for environmental labeling programs. Each of our standards has been developed following a science-based approach and an open, transparent stakeholder consensus-based process.
Our product standards start at square one: Does the product work as the customer expects? Does the detergent remove stains, the insulation keep the heat in? Our standard clearly states what type of performance test the product must pass within the Green Seal certification process. Each of our requirements, including performance, are pass-fail.
GS-1 Sanitary Paper Products
GS-7 Printing and Writing Paper
GS-8 Cleaning Products for Household Use
GS-10 Coated Printing Paper
GS-11 Paints, Coatings, Stains, and Sealers
GS-18 Paper Products Used for Food Preparation
GS-20 Environmental Innovation
GS-31 Electric Chillers
GS-33 Hotels and Lodging Properties
GS-34 Cleaning and Degreasing Agents
GS-35 Food Service Packaging
GS-36 Adhesives for Commercial Use
GS-37 Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use
GS-40 Floor-Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use
GS-41 Hand Cleaners for Industrial and Institutional Use
GS-42 Commercial and Institutional Cleaning Services
GS-43 Recycled Content Latex Paints
GS-44 Soaps, Cleansers, and Shower Products
GS-48 Laundry Care Products for Household Use
GS-49 Residential Cleaning Services
GS-50 Personal Care and Cosmetic Products
GS-51 Laundry Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use
GS-52 Specialty Cleaning Products for Household Use
GS-53 Specialty Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use
GS-54 Architectural Thermal Insulation Materials
GS-55 Restaurants and Food Services
Find more information on the Standards List page
Project documents will soon be available on-demand at GreenSeal.org. Until then, please email Brie Welzer at email@example.com for access.
Green Seal retires a standard in response to one or more developments:
If you have questions about why a standard has been retired, or the standard itself, please email us.