Governing Organization

GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)

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Auditing / Certification Body

GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)

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Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies


Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN)

Sectors Covered

Chemicals and Extraction

Issues Covered

Environmental Management, Indoor Air Quality, Waste and Chemicals Management, Worker Safety


The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) was founded in 2001 with the mission of protecting human health and quality of life through programs that reduce chemical exposure and improve indoor air quality. In keeping with that mission, GEI oversees third-party certification programs that identify acceptable product emission standards and certify low-emitting products. GEI also establishes building standards designed to control mold and moisture.

Sustainability Issues

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This guide looks at the market and key standards covering sustainable supply chains and conservation in the area of fisheries and wildlife. It draws on the latest figures and information from lead certification bodies including the Marine Stewardship Council, the Rainforest Alliance and the World Wildlife Fund. messaging