Green Seal Gains ANSI Accreditation
September 2008 - Green
The non-profit independent eco-label Green Seal has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an accredited standard developer.
Green Seal has been developing environmental standards since 1989. These environmental standards include requirements to reduce, to the extent technologically and economically feasible, the environmental and health impacts associated with services and the manufacture, use, and end-of-life or life cycle of products.
Green Seal has standards for cleaning products and services, building products, lodging properties, paper products, and many other categories. Green Seal is also actively developing new standards.
Set on a category-by-category basis, Green Seal's environmental standards focus on significant opportunities to reduce a product or service's environmental impact.
According to ANSI, "Accreditation signifies that the procedures used by the standards body in connection with the development of American National Standards meet the Institute's essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process."
In addition to the ANSI accreditation, Green Seal follows the Guiding Principles and Procedures for Type I Environmental Labeling adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 14024) in developing environmental standards and certifying products.