Green Seal, Inc. has released a standard for specialty cleaners used in the Industrial and Institutional market. GS-53, Specialty Cleaning Products for Institutional and Industrial Use, covers routinely used products such as dish soaps, graffiti removers, automotive cleansers, deck and outdoor cleaners, odor removers and polishes and waxes, among others. The standard also provides guidance on what requirements to look for in specifying disinfectants and sanitizers.
 
"Industrial and institutional purchasers are continuing to seek cleaning products that are safer for workers and building inhabitants - and are often under mandates to do so" says Dr. Arthur Weissman, President and CEO of Green Seal. "With the launch of GS-53 virtually all cleaners used in these settings can be Green Seal-certified, which will make the job of securing environmentally preferable products much easier and more efficient."
 
The new standard can be downloaded at www.greenseal.org. The evaluation process includes review of data; assessment of labeling, marketing and promotional materials; and an on-site audit of manufacturing facilities.  Annual monitoring is also conducted for those awarded the Green Seal to ensure continued compliance.
 
To learn more about the new standard, Green Seal is hosting a free webinar on September 7th from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST.  To register for the webinar, email marketing@greenseal.org.