Green SealWhat is GREEN SEAL? Green Seal is a non-profit organization that works with industry and stakeholders to set environmental standards for products and services. A growing number of governments and corporations are now specifying in their procurement policies cleaning and other products that are Green Seal certified or meet Green standards. If you don't have products that are certified as meeting these standards, it will be very difficult to sell to these entities. GREEN SEAL Standards Affect Our Industry Cleaning/degreasing agents (GS-34) Industrial and institutional cleaners (GS-37) Industrial and Institutional Floor Finishes and Floor Finish Strippers (GS-40) Hand Cleaners and Hand Soaps Used for Industrial and Institutional Purposes (GS-41) Commercial and Institutional Cleaning Services (GS-42) Laundry Care Products (GS-48) In Development WHAT IS "CERTIFICATION"? First a "standard" is set for a product category. This standard reflects industry and stakeholder consensus on the criteria that define an environmentally preferable product. For "certification," product evaluations are conducted using a life-cycle approach to ensure that all significant environmental impacts of a product are considered, from raw materials extraction through manufacturing to use and disposal. Wherever possible, Green Seal standards cite international test methods for evaluating product performance or environmental attributes such as toxicity, and its procedures conform to international standards for ecolabelling. For more information about Green Seal, click here.
Several FOCUS products are certified by Green Seal, an independent non-profit third party certification organization and/or are recognized by EPA/Safer Choice partnership, reducing risk to people and the environment. EPA/Safer Choice has reduced the use of chemicals of concern by approximately 335 million pounds.