Deep Dive: Green Seal Certified

Since its founding in 1989, Green Seal has worked towards setting a standard for environmentally-friendly products and services with the purpose of helping consumers decide towards consuming goods that would help transform the economy into a greener, healthier world. Since then, it has assisted not only consumers but also Federal, State, and local governments, as well as other institutions in the process of environmental purchasing, operations, and facilities management. 

We have mapped Green Seal to:

  • Reducing Carbon Emissions
  • Reducing Waste
  • Protecting Ecosystems

Green Seal certifies:

  • Products
  • Services
  • Spaces

Cost to get certified:

Costs vary according to the specific industry to which the product, service or space may be related to. Below these lines you can see an example of a tiered certification fee matrix for Commercial and Institutional Cleaning Services, but there are nearly 30 others across products and services with different costs. 

Other certification costs can be found here.

Do they perform audits on the companies:

Yes, all the compliance monitoring information can be found here. 

Controversies:

We couldn’t find any controversies with this label. Good to go!

Ethically’s quick take:

We Strongly Agree with this certification. The fact that they have been working for 32 years alongside numerous and such different types of industries without being involved in much controversy makes us feel confident in depositing our trust in them.