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Green America's Green Business Certification

Green America's Green Business Certification is a third-party certification program that certifies small to medium sized businesses and offers one of the oldest and most reputable assurance programs for businesses committed to social and environmental responsibility. Certified businesses are: environmentally responsible in the way they source and manufacture products and run their operations and facilities; socially equitable and committed to extraordinary practices that benefit the well-being of workers, customers, suppliers, and the greater community; and accountable for their work by continually improving and tracking their progress, and operating with radical transparency in every facet of their business.

To grow a new green economy, they believe we must do more than simply recognize the pioneers in the field. They believe a critical step is to help all entrepreneurs and business leaders deepen their work in sustainability. They award Certified and Gold Certified Seals to reward businesses as they make greater progress toward greener business practices.

The National Green Pages™ is a directory listing of certified businesses that have made firm commitments to sustainable, socially just principles, including the support of sweatshop-free labor, organic farms, fair trade, and cruelty-free products. Companies who join as members may display the Seal of Approval.

Learn more: Green America's Green Business Certification websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Green America's Green Business Certification's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Green America

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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  • 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

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  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Year ecolabel est. 2004

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Buildings Carbon offsets Cleaning products Cosmetics / Personal care Electronics Energy Financial services Food Forest products / Paper Professional, scientific and technical services Textiles Tourism Transportation Water


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 30 April 2021