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Green Good Housekeeping Seal

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The Green Good Housekeeping Seal is an emblem signifying that a product has been reviewed by the scientists at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, is covered by Good Housekeeping’s limited warranty, and has met Good Housekeeping’s environmental criteria.

Before a product can apply for the Green Good Housekeeping Seal it must be evaluated by the scientists at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute for performance and effectiveness and earn the Good Housekeeping Seal. The Seal represents Good Housekeeping's limited warranty: If the product proves defective within two years of purchase, Good Housekeeping will replace the item or refund its purchase price to the consumer.

Once a product has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal it is evaluated on a wide range of environmental criteria—including ingredient and product safety, reduction of water use in manufacturing, energy efficiency in manufacturing and product use, packaging reduction, greenhouse gas emissions, and the brand's corporate social responsibility. Validation is required for all answers.

Learn more: Green Good Housekeeping Seal websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Green Good Housekeeping Seal's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

Certification / registration required

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

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Good Housekeeping

Member of

Unknown

Type

For-profit

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. 2009

Classification | Who, what, where

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


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 30 August 2012