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National Green Pages™ Seal of Approval

National Green Pages™ Seal of Approval logo

The National Green Pages™ is a directory listing nearly 3,000 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.

To be listed, companies must pass Green America's screening process, and commit to fair treatment of their employees and workers in their supply chain, to promoting healthy communities where they do business, to preserving the environment, and to delivering quality products to their consumers. The Screening Committee, which is appointed by and reports to Green America's board of directors, investigates each applying company to determine its familiarity with and commitment to social and environmental responsibility, and looks for significant evidence of this commitment in the practices and policies of the company. 

To qualify to appear in the National Green Pages™ and carry the Seal of Approval, companies' representatives must demonstrate that they: - Actively use their businesses as tools for positive social change; - Run "values-driven" enterprises that operate according to principles of social justice and environmental sustainability;- Are socially and environmentally responsible in the way they source, manufacture, and market their products and run their offices and factories; and- Are committed to developing and employing extraordinary practices that benefit workers, customers, communities, and the environment.

Learn more: National Green Pages™ Seal of Approval websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with National Green Pages™ Seal of Approval's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Green America

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-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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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: 26 May 2016