Green Criteria

The Green Production Guide uses the following criteria to evaluate products and services that can be added to this guide:

Environmental Certification

Examples:

  • ISO 1400/14001 / Environmental Management Standard
  • Certified Fair Trade
  • Certified Organic
  • EcoLogo certified
  • Energy Star labeled
  • Forest Stewardship Council Certified
  • Marine Stewardship Certified
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified
  • Wildcrafted or Wildharvested certified

Eco-labels

Examples:

  • Green-e
  • Green Seal
  • Biodegradable or Compostable
  • Recyclable
  • Recycled
  • Free Range
  • GMO Free or GE Free

Undefined labels and attributes:

Examples:

  • Biodiesel
  • Natural
  • Reclaimed or recovered
  • Refurbished or remanufactured/salvaged
  • Reusable
  • Used
  • Solar powered
  • Chemical free
  • Chlorine free
  • No or low VOCs
  • Non-toxic
  • Electric vehicle
  • Hybrid vehicle
  • Low emission vehicle
  • Energy efficient
  • Fuel efficient
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Minimal or no packaging
  • Local

When filling out the form please indicate in the description of your products and services whether any of the above criteria apply.