GS-20 Environmental Innovation  


Edition 2.1

Green Seal’s Environmental Innovation Standard, GS-20 (Edition 2.1) is the basis for certifying manufacturers participating in Green Seal's Environmental Innovation Program. The Environmental Innovation Program is a revolutionary new certification program designed for manufacturers striving to advance product innovation for environmental good. Participants work collaboratively with Green Seal to explore environmental and health impacts, engage in transformative product innovation, and be rewarded for their achievement of significant lifecycle impact reductions.

Product eligibility requirements include:

  • The product is commercially available
  • The product has comparable alternatives (i.e., there are other products that provide the same function)
  • There is published scientific literature regarding this product category lifecycle impacts
  • The manufacturer is willing to complete a full formula disclosure (NDAs available)
  • Product design or performance innovations result in significant lifecycle impact reductions

This standard does not cover services, processes, proofs of concept, or products for which there is insufficient technical, lifecycle, or market information.

Federal Facility Criteria: