EcolabelIndex

Degree of Green®

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The Degree of Green® rating program aims at helping consumers by rating products and explaining those ratings in clear language.

At the core of Degree of Green® are data sheets that detail the environmental, health and sustainability attributes of various products. A top rating of 4 goes to products that have:

  • the least adverse effects on human health
  • the highest level of environmental sustainability
  • the least adverse effects on the environment

Each Degree of Green® report describes a product, its composition, advantages and raw materials sourcing, and offers comparative data.

Retailers who participate in the Degree of Green® program will be able to share the program's knowledge base with their consumers.

Learn more: Degree of Green® websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Degree of Green®'s standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants register for the ecolabel in order to use the label (but certification is not required)

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Degree of Green, LLC

Member of

None

Type

Other

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2008

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products Cleaning products Cosmetics / Personal care Forest products / Paper Textiles


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada United States



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Last updated: 26 May 2016