Sustainability Certifications List

Here’s a list of the most important  various ethical and sustainable certifications, and what they are used for.  Overall, there are certifications that cover sustainability, ethical production and labor practices, social accountability, carbon footprint, organic and materials content, hazardous chemicals.  Some certifications are focused on specific aspects, others are very far-reaching.  There may be additional country-specific or regional certifications in addition to this list.

Here is a list of the major certifications and labels used for sustainable and ethically-made products.  This is not an exhaustive list — it’s more focused on textile products and it doesn’t cover all the cosmetics and self-care products that have their own certifications. 

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Certified B Corporation

Sustainability, Environmental & Social

Certified B Corporation

Certified B Corporations have been verified as meeting high standards in terms of social and environmental performance. The detailed certification process examines everything from a company’s supply chain to its charitable giving. It takes about 2 years to get a B Corp certification. Brands that sport a B Corporation Certification have demonstrated that they meet a long list of social and environmental performance standards, and have a legal structure focused on corporate accountability. Certified B Corporations believe they have a responsibility to both communities and the planet.

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

Sustainability, Environmental & Social

GOTS

GOTS is the leading processing standard for testing and verifying organic materials, and is most commonly used with organic cotton. This global textile processing standard for organic fibers includes detailed social, technical and ecological criteria that certified entities must meet. It verifies the organic status of 70% of textiles, and can be found on clothing made from organic cotton, hemp, wool or linen. GOTS has 19 authorised certification bodies monitoring 1.4 million workers and 4,600 facilities operating under their conditions. If cotton is produced in Pakistan, the weaving done in India, cutting done in Bangladesh, assemblage in China, and printing done in the U.K, it’s really easy to get standards mixed up. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) unifies standards between countries and stages of production. This certification provides a consumer label as well. To qualify, textile products must be at least 70% organic fibres and meet environmental and toxicological criteria. Advanced social criteria, detailed quality assurance system, and environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain.

Bluesign

Sustainability, Environmental & Social

Bluesign

Bluesign is a certification for the textile industry focusing on legal compliance in relation to environmental health and safety. Bluesign-approved textile consumer products are responsibly manufactured in a way that minimizes environmental and human impacts and that a textile has the smallest ecological footprint possible. Instead of focusing on finished product testing, the bluesign® standard analyzes all input streams – from raw materials to chemical components, to resources – with a sophisticated “Input Stream Management” process. Bluesign assesses brands from the bottom up, looking carefully at their resource productivity, consumer safety, water emissions, air emissions, and occupational health and safety standards.

ECOCERT

Sustainability, Environmental & Social

ECOCERT

Ecocert is a certification body for sustainable development. It is an inspection and certification body established in France, and now expanded internationally. They offer over 150 certifications addressing social and environmental practices. Certifications are available for fair trade, organic and ecological textiles, and corporate social responsibility standards, and organic agricultural products that could comprise garments (hemp, cotton, linen) according to Organic Content Standards, to guarantee the traceability and integrity of raw materials during all stages of manufacturing.They provide agricultural training and help farms adopt more organic practices.

Cradle to Cradle

Sustainability, Environmental & Social

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM is a certification mark sublicensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Everything that grows goes back into the ground eventually, and Cradle 2 Cradle is all about this lifecycle. In short, Cradle 2 Cradle certification focuses on the organic health of a garment’s material; its recyclability, renewable energy use, water efficiency quality, and the social responsibility behind its production. In short, it’s an excellent indication of both solid ethics and sustainability. The Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) Products Program provides a company with a means to demonstrate efforts in eco-intelligent design. This third-party sustainability certification requires achievement across these areas: * use materials that are safe for human health and the environment through all use phases * product and system design for material reutilization, such as recycling or composting * use renewable energy * efficient use of water, and maximum water quality associated with production * company strategies for social responsibility. This four-tiered approach consisting of Basic, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels, and applies to materials, sub-assemblies, and finished products.

Ethical Trading Initiative

Ethical Production, Social/Work Conditions

Ethical Trading Initiative

After the human rights abuses the global fashion industry was exposed in the 1990’s, the Ethical Trading Initiative was launched to better oversee manufacturing centres. Their mission is very straightforward: to protect workers’ rights in global supply chains. They focus on the same nine principles as the Fairwear Foundation. Brands that are a part of the ETI indicate they are willing to start making ethical improvements – but it’s just a first step. This doesn't cover supply chains to ensure they're ethical and transparent, only focused on ethical work practices.

Oeko-Tex (Tek Standard 100)

Textile Safety, Environmental

Oeko-Tex

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels. It also includes accessory materials. OEKO-TEX® tests for harmful substances are based on the purpose of the textiles and materials. The more intensive the skin contact of a product and the more sensitive the skin, the stricter the human-ecological requirements that need to be complied with. This certification ensures your clothes don't contain toxic chemicals – especially important for children’s clothing and sleepwear. The certification covers multiple human-ecological attributes, including harmful substances which are prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals which are known to be harmful to health, but are not officially forbidden, and parameters which are included as a precautionary measure to safeguard health. A tested textile product is allocated to one of the four Oeko-Tex product classes based on its intended use. Textile products may be certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 only if all components meet the required criteria without exception. Compliance testing is done by independent inspectors in partner instutes. Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is found on millions of products around the world in (almost) all retail segments (more than 65,000 certificates issued). This is arguably the best known of all the Ethical Fashion Certifications. Often, you’ll see Oeko-Tex certification next to GOTS certification.

Certified B Corporation

Sustainability, Environmental & Social

FairWear Foundation (FWF)

Sewing is one of the most labor-intensive phases of production, and it’s also the phase where the most labor problems are, so the Fairwear Foundation focuses on practical changes for garment workers. Fairwear Foundation membership means a brand has followed set steps based on the U.N. Declaration on Human Rights. Employment must be chosen freely; children under 15 are not employed; equal opportunities are given to all employees; workers have a right to unionise; all employees have the right to equal opportunities, collective bargaining, a living wage, a safe environment, regular employment and reasonable hours. In short, it’s all about the human factor in production. The Fairwear Foundation is based in Europe and works with brands that use European production. An independent verification that works to improve labor conditions in supply chains. Fair Wear Foundation works with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and governments to verify and improve workplace conditions. FWF represents over 120 brands, bringing together the key components needed to make a sustainable improvement to workplace conditions. Brands should check if their manufacturers are certified by FWF if they prioritise having safe working conditions where their products are made. FWF keeps track of the efforts made by the companies it certifies, and works to increase the effectiveness of efforts made by companies.

Fairmined

Ethical Sourcing, Jewelry

Fairmined

A new certification, combining Fairtrade International and the Alliance for Responsible Mining, that assures consumers that gold jewelry is responsibly sourced, also allowing small-scaled minors to improve their living situation.

Peta-Approved Vegan

Ethical Sourcing, Animal protection

Peta-Approved Vegan

This is another one of the best known Ethical Fashion Certifications. Animal welfare organisation PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is committed to the rights of animals worldwide, and developed the PETA-Approved Vegan certificate to ensure that brands and stores are selling 100% vegan products. The certificate is issued in good faith – there is no strict monitoring of compliance with the requirements. With this certification, a brand promises that they use zero animal products in all their collections. There is nothing to keep the brand from breaking their promise, but the vegan community is very vocal and active, which should be a strong enough deterrent. In addition to clothing, the certificate may be applied to accessories and sports and home items.

Cotton Made in Africa

Fair-trade Sourcing, Environmental

Cotton Made in Africa

Cotton Made in Africa is a certification that aims to combat poverty and promotes protecting the environment. They also provide on-site training courses.

Fair Trade Certified

Ethical Production, Fair Labor Practices

Fair Trade Certified

Created by the World Fair Trade Organisation, this certifiable standard is dedicated to providing farmers and workers in developing countries with higher wages and improved working conditions. This certification is an independent consumer label that signifies that brand has fairer terms of trade, better prices and longer lead times promote security and economic self-sufficiency as well as sustainable production practices.The treatment of people is put first and foremost. For organisations to meet these standards they must demonstrate willingness to apply fair trade practices across the entire supply chain, not only in their purchasing. Fair Trade Certified most often applies to food, but it can do for garments, as well. Brands that have this certification are helping develop communities in some of the poorest areas in the world. Some common Fair Trade Certified brands you might know include Patagonia and prAna. .

Eco Label

Environmental Protection (mostly focused on Europe)

Eco Label

EcoLabel is a voluntary program designed to encourage businesses to market products and services that are kinder to the environment in Europe. The EcoLabel label aims to make these products easily identifiable to private and public purchasers. The label uses as criteria the product's overall impact on the environment through its life-cycle.

IVN-Naturtextil

Sustainability, Social Accountability (European products)

IVN-Naturtextil

This quality standard, known primarily within Europe, currently defines the highest level of textile sustainability by applying the maximum currently achievable parameters to production and product. They maintain a supplier database. These 2 seals that are responsible for safeguarding and reviewing the entire textile chain specifically environmental standards and social accountability.

LEED

Sustainability (for buildings and building materials)

LEED

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. This certification verifies the sustainability of green building practices and green real estate development, this demonstrates the building is without doubt environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy to live and work. LEED provides a framework for creating, healthy, highly efficient, cost-saving, ecologically-sound buildings. Its certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. LEED is in 165 countries and territories. The LEED-certified buildings save energy, water, resources, generate less waste and support human health. LEED provides a certification guide and very comprehensive, easy-to-understand materials.

Made in Green (Oeko-Tex)

Sustainability, Environmental & Social

Made In Green (Oeko-Tex)

A consumer products label from one of Oeko-Tex programs that also verifies that a product is made in a fully traceable supply chain. It also verifies that the products have been manufactured in factories that are respectful to the environment and the workers.

Better Cotton Initiative

Sustainability, Environmental & Social

Better Cotton Initiative

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) promotes a comprehensive set of production principles and criteria for growing cotton in a more sustainable manner: socially, environmentally and economically (the 3 pillars of sustainability). BCI had its first harvest of “Better Cotton” in 2010, and currently has a system in place to trace the participants' cotton from the farm to the cotton gin. BCI is complementary to other initiatives like Certified Organic, Fairtrade cotton and Cotton made in Africa (CmiA). This member-based organisation is made up of players from the entire cotton supply chain. The organisation’s goal is to catalyse the mass market production of cotton to be produced more sustainably, by creating demand on a global scale for a new mainstream commodity, Better Cotton.

Nordic Ecolabel (Nordic Swan)

Sustainability, Environmental & Social

Nordic Ecolabel (Nordic Swan)

This symbol demonstrates that a product is a good environmental choice. The "Swan" symbol, as it is known in Nordic countries, is available for 65 product groups. In order to be eligible for this Swan certification, products must fulfill certain criteria using methods such as samples from independent laboratories, other certificates, and audit visits.

R Cert (Redress)

Environmental Sustainability, Recycling certification (Supply-chain tracing)

R Cert (Redress)

The R Cert is issued by Redress, the non-profit NGO with a mission to promote environmental sustainability in fashion by reducing textile waste, pollution, water and energy consumption. Redress works with brands seeking the R Cert to establish their supply chains and identify their sources of textile waste. Redress then independently checks the brand’s supply chain with a series of self-declaration forms and documentation to confirm the brand’s chain of custody of the textile waste and recycled textile garments. Redress encourages brands to use factories that have a Global Recycle Standard certificate (a factory-level standard for recycling materials that ensures factories track and trace materials and comply with selected environmental and social criteria). The R Cert clothing’s hangtag contains information that directs the consumer to the R Cert website, via a direct QR code, which consumers can scan with mobile devices, or a TRACK code on the hangtag. On the website, consumers can access easy-to-understand information about their recycled textile clothing and their brand’s supply chain. This educational standard for recycled clothes ensures greater circularity and places the onus on brands to be responsible for their own textile waste.

SA8000 Certification

Social and Labor Standards Certification

SA8000 Certification

SA8000 is a social standard certification with the mission to advance the human rights of workers around the world. This certification enables manufacturers to demonstrate their compliance. Organizations with an SA8000 certification are audited to encourage them to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. This certification is designed to protect human rights in the workplace through social accountability. Although this is not a consumer-facing label, it is a standard that retail buyers and private-label managers should look for in their apparel and textile contractors & manufacturing companies.

Sustainable Fair Trade Management Systems (SFTMS)

Sustainability, Environmental & Social (World Trade Organization)

Sustainable Fair Trade Management Systems

The new WFTO Sustainable Fair Trade Management System (SFTMS) is a new certification approach that resolves some challenges posed by two prior certifications (FTO and FLO). It is intended to verify (and subsequently certify) that an organisation practices Fair Trade in all its activities. Includes the FTO mark – the label by the World Fair Trade Organisation and the FLO label. Once certified, the organisation will be able to use the FTO label on all its products across the whole of its product range.

Textile Exchange

Environmental (Organic Textile Materials Farming)

Textile Exchange

Textile Exchange is a global nonprofit organization that focuses on minimizing the harmful impacts of the global textile industry and maximizing its positive effects. They partner with organizations of all types and sizes who want to advance their sustainability efforts. Since 2002 they have helped establish best practices and fair business models for the entire supply network, from farm to retail.A member-based organization, it offers benefits to its members, especially those working in the areas of organic farming engagement and public education. A membership with Textile Exchange helps supply-chain companies navigate the complicated maze of the sustainable textile industry. They also offer a certification of Textile Exchange Standards, that is made through an approved certification body.

ZDHC

Environmental Certification (Non-Hazardous Chemicals)

ZDHC

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals is a list of chemical substances banned from the intentional use in facilities that process textile materials. The mission of ZDHC is to advance towards Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals in the textile, leather and footwear value chain to improve the environment and people’s wellbeing. Its focus is widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile, leather and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment. Organization includes a collaboration of 27 signatory brands, 81 value chain affiliates & 17 associates.There are 3 contributor categories: Signatory Brands, Value Chain Affiliates and Associates. As a ZDHC Contributor, a company will be able to stay ahead of legal and regulatory developments with regards to chemical management; work as part of a collaboration, developing and implementing ZDHC products and tools; access ZDHC tools and products, and its chemical management and industry database, as well as industry expertise.

BSR

Sustainability, Environmental & Social

BSR

BSR™ is a global nonprofit organization that works with a network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR™ develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. The organization sets voluntary goals in order to improve and maintain wastewater quality in textile related operations.

Responsible Care

Environmental (Chemical & Supply-Chain standards)

Responsible Care

Responsible Care is the global chemical industry’s voluntary initiative, which – beyond legislative and regulatory compliance – commits to a number of initiatives. Launched in 1985, the activity of Responsible Care has extended beyond its initial focus on chemicals manufacturing to other activities. Up until now, the voluntary program has been implemented by 62 chemical associations in more than 70 economies around the globe. Responsible Care members make the following commitments: * continuously improving the environmental, health, safety and security knowledge and performance of technologies, processes and products over their life cycles so as to avoid harming people and the environment; *using resources efficiently and minimizing waste; *reporting openly on performance, achievements and shortcomings; *listening, engaging and working with people to understand and address their concerns and expectations; *cooperating with governments and other organizations in the development and implementation of effective regulations and standards.

Fair Labor Association

Social and Labor Standards

Fair Labor Association

A nonprofit organization dedicated to ending sweatshop conditions in factories worldwide. Since 1999, FLA has helped improve the lives of millions of workers around the world. As a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations, FLA creates lasting solutions to abusive labor practices by offering tools and resources to companies, delivering training to factory workers and management, conducting due diligence through independent assessments, and advocating for greater accountability and transparency from companies, manufacturers, factories and others involved in global supply chains.

Knowlabel

Social/Labor and Environmental Impact (Digital Label)

Knowlabel

A digital label that allows consumers to see the overall environmental and human impact of the clothes purchased. The phone application allows consumers to scan the label thus educating on the origins of clothing, and how to care for it in the best environmentally friendly way. Knowlabel humanizes the global supply chain, so that anyone anytime can know the story of the people making their products, and ensures creation of a safe-for-all supply chain by connecting each of us with one worker, one factory, one human at a time.

True Zero Waste

Environmental Certification

True Zero Waste

The TRUE Zero Waste certification system recognizes those businesses that are working toward achieving zero waste, cutting their carbon footprint and supporting public health. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), certification is available for any facility and its operations. To be certified, companies (or projects) must have a zero waste policy in place, and they must have achieved an average of 90 percent or higher in diverting non-hazardous waste from landfills, incineration and the environment for the past year. A detailed list of requirements can be found here, cost is $1,200 -- $1,500 plus certification fee, based on the square footage of your facility.

Green Business Bureau

Environmental, Sustainability Assesment (Initiatives)

Green Business Bureau (GBB)

GBB's sustainability assessment identifies and communicates sustainability efforts that your small business has already completed, while also helping to guide and formulate future efforts. The Green Business Bureau's (GBB) certification process is entirely initiative-based, and companies receive points for each activity they completes. GBB certification differentiates itself from other organizations by making it easy for small businesses to customize their sustainability practices and continue to progress. Member companies choose and prioritize different green initiatives. After completing each initiative, companies are encouraged to promote their accomplishments and continue their progress by focusing on new initiatives. GBB specifically targets small and medium-sized businesses. The cost of the program is dependent on the size of the business, with annual costs ranging from $375 to $875.

Ethical.net

Sustainability, Environmental & Social

Ethical.net

Sustainability guide, explains some of the certifications, their limitations, and what they cover.

Fashion for Good (app)

Informational/Educational service about sustainability

Fashion For Good

A platform for sustainable fashion innovation, whose mission is to bring together the entire ecosystem to make fashion a force for good. They provide listing of sustainable brands and in-depth information on each one.

WRAP

Responsible production certification (Sustainability, Social Compliance, Total Quality Assurance)

WRAP

WRAP is the world's largest independent certification program focused on apparel, footwear, and sewn products sectors. They are an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. Their network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices, with over 46,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for companies' operations and supply chains. WRAP takes a collaborative approach to social compliance certification, working with production facilities to ensure they remain in compliance with its 12 Principles, actively engaging them in the process, to ensure effective management systems are maintained in constant compliance. WRAP implements the following 12 principles: *compliance with local laws, *prohibition of forced labour, *prohibition of child labour, *prohibition of harassment or abuse,* compensation and benefits, *hours of work, health and safety,*prohibition of discrimination, *freedom of association, *environment, *security, and *customs compliance. The WRAP-certified manufacturers are following best practices related to the established labour regulations in their country of operation (large US retail chains require manufacturers and contractors to be WRAP-certified).

FLOCERT

Ethical Production Certification & Support

FLOCERT

FLOCERT is a global certification and verification body for Fair Trade products. They assure fairness of trade and ethics across global supply chains. In addition to certifying ethical standards for businesses, FLOCERT often gets involved in the process of making businesses more sustainable. If a company that wants to be more sustainable but is not sure of the right steps to take, FLOCERT can make recommendations and help design a sustainability plan for them.

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Product Safety Standards for Products for Children

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Enacted by the federal government of the United States of America to establish consumer product safety standards and other safety requirements for children’s products.

LWG (Leather Working Group)

Ethical Sourcing & Manufacturing (Leather)

LWG (Leather Working Group)

Sustainable leather Standards group, created to develop/maintain a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable environmental practices, including traceability.

SEDEX

Ethical production & Labor/Social practices

SEDEX

Sedex is one of the world’s leading ethical trade membership organisation, working with businesses to improve working conditions in global supply chains. We provide an online platform, tools and services to help businesses operate responsibly and sustainably, protect workers and source ethically.

BSCI

Ethical Labor Practices and Working Conditions

BSCI

BSCI is a leading initiative committed to improving working conditions in the global supply chain. The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is a non-profit organisation, set up as an initiative of the Foreign Trade Association in response to the debate on how to achieve convergence in the field of corporate social responsibility. It implements the principle international labour standards such as International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions and the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and guidelines for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This can assist in retail, trading, brand, and importing companies toward an overall goal of social compliance.

Zque

Wool Fiber/Textile certification (Ethical Animal treatment)

Zque

Zque fibre combines natural performance wool with an accreditation program that ensures environmental, social and economic sustainability, animal welfare (non-molested) and traceability back to the source.

Windmade

Energy (Resource Impact--Wind energy)

Windmade

Windmade™ is a consumer label identifying products and companies using wind energy. WindMade™ is dedicated to increasing corporate investments in wind power by informing consumers about companies’ use of wind energy, and increasing demand for products that embrace this clean and renewable energy source. WindMade members have to undergo a certification process to verify their wind energy procurement. The aim is to drive the development of new wind power plants, over and above what would be developed anyway. Windmade is managed by an independent non-profit, and is supported by a consortium including WWF, the UN Global Compact, the Global Wind Energy Council, the LEGO Group, Vestas Wind Systems, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Bloomberg.

USDA Certified Bio-Based

Bio-based agricultural products labeling

USDA BioBased

USDA BioBased is a federally administered and run label that is based on the BioPreferred program created by the 2002 US Farm Bill to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The 2008 Farm Bill (Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008) expanded the existing preferred purchasing program for federal sector and reauthorized the voluntary labeling program for the broad scale consumer marketing.

UL

Sustainability standards and testing for various industries

UL

UL has created multi-attribute sustainability standards for the following industries: building materials/finished, janitorial/sanitation, household cleaning, toys, mobile phones and office supplies. They enable purchasers to identify green and sustainable products. Voluntary, multi-attribute, lifecycle-based environmental certifications indicate that a product has undergone rigorous scientific testing, exhaustive auditing, or both, to prove its compliance with stringent, third-party, environmental performance standards. These standards set metrics for a wide variety of criteria, including: energy reduction, waste diversion, recyclability, salvaged material usage, site preservation, transportation reduction, and natural resource conservation.

Terracycle

Recycling (Sustainability) Certification

Terracycle

When the logo is present on a product that TerraCycle has manufactured, it means the product was made from waste that would have otherwise gone to a landfill or been incinerated. Consumers can identify products participating in the Terracycle program by the label on the package or by visiting the TerraCycle website at www.terracycle.net. Consumers then sign up to collect difficult-to-recycle waste. Consumers earn incentives, paid to a charity or school of their choice, for each unit of waste received by TerraCycle. They work directly with the world’s largest Consumer Packaged Goods companies to divert the waste generated from their pre-consumer production facilities (damaged, misprinted or otherwise unusable packaging) from ending up in a landfill or from being incinerated. The waste collected by TerraCycle is turned into new products ranging from backpacks to playgrounds to speakers that are then sold at major retailers. In addition, TerraCycle accepts its old products back through the same collection programs to restart the process.

Totally Clorine Free (TCF)

Hazardous Chemicals, Environment

Totally Chlorine Free

We believe that no matter where a product is being manufactured that we can measure the impacts on the environment using a on a Sustainability Index = Environmental Policy + Environmental Management + Mill Process + Forestry Certification + Environmental Risk Management + Product Stewardship + Public Information + Environmental Compliance + Employee Recognition. TCF certifications and testing ensure that products are chlorine free.

PCF (Processed Chlorine Free)

Hazardous Chemicals, Environment

PCF

Processed Chlorine Free (PCF) audits require a chain of custody for all raw materials, measures the impact of a manufacturing process on the environment: water and energy use, chemistry, carbon gas releases, reviews environmental policy and permit compliance, reviews ethical management practices and compliance, financial performance, product stewardship, public information, funding of research and …

Sustentax

Eco label, Sustainable certification (Brazil)

Sustentax

SustentaX is a Brazilian ecolabel that assists consumers to identify sustainable products, materials, equipments and services. Products with the SustentaX Seal are evaluated for their quality and human safety. Manufacturers must prove their social, environmental and marketing responsibilities. The independent verification process for the SustentaX Seal is based on ISO 14024.

Timberland Green Index

Environmental Impact

Timberland Green Index

Timberland "Green Index" is a measure of the environmental impact of their products. The goal is to provide consumers with visibility into the footprint Timberland creates. Timberland products are rated on a scale of 1 to 10 using a system created to measure environmental footprint from raw materials to the finished product. The lower the score, the lower the environmental footprint. Three main impact categories are: 1. Climate Impact: The greenhouse gas emissions created through production; 2. Chemicals Used: The presence of hazardous substances (PVC and Solvent Adhesives); and 3. Resource Consumption: The percentage, by weight of recycled, organic and renewable materials.

Sourcemap

Sustainability and supply-chain transparency Information

Sourcemap

Sourcemap.com supports sustainable decision-making through the platform for supply chain transparency, where producers share detailed information about their processes with their buyers and their buyers’ buyers, all the way to the end consumer. A Sourcemap ecolabel points to information on a product's components and their origins, as well as optional environmental and social footprints.

Soil Association Organic Standard

Organic certification (agricultural products & textiles)

Soil Association Organic Standard

Organic certification for farmers, growers, food processors and packers, retailers, caterers, textile producers, health and beauty manufacturers and importers, in the UK and internationally.

SMART

Sustainable Materials Rating

SMART (Sustainable Materials Rating Technology)

Sustainable Materials Rating Technology or SMaRT, is the consensus sustainable products standard and label for building products, fabric, apparel, textile & flooring, covering over 80% of the world’s products with environmental, social, & economic criteria. It is the result of 17 years of standardization with six national votes of consensus approvals involving thousands of professionals.

National Green Pages (Seal of Approval)

Sustainability screening and business listing

National Green Pages (Seal of Approval_

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.

SEE what you are buying

Supply-chain tracing labelling/certification

SEE what you are buying

SEE What You Are Buying Into is a labelling scheme for businesses that are open and honest about their Social, Environmental and Ethical (SEE) policies and practices. To use the SEE Logo, a company completes the SEE Questionnaire, developed in collaboration with leading NGOs. Businesses guarantee the accuracy and veracity of their responses and publish them on the SEE What You Are Buying.
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Organic Content Standard (OCS)

Sustainability

Organic Content Standard (OCS)

OCS is a voluntary chain-of-custody standard that provides companies with a tool for third-party verification that a final product contains the accurate amount of a given organically grown material, and allows for transparent, consistent and comprehensive independent evaluation and verification of organic material content. Each organization along the supply chain must take sufficient steps to ensure the integrity and identity of the input organic material. It does not address the use of chemicals or any social or environmental issues, only content claims. Organic Exchange has two standards:OE 100: Certifies products made with 100% organic fiber that is tracked through the production chain and segregated to prevent commingling with other fibers. OCS 100 relies on third-party verification to confirm whether final product contains accurate amount of a given organically grown material, and covers processing, manufacturing, packaging, labelling, trading, and distribution of a product that contains at least 95 percent certified ‘organic’ materials. OCS can be used as a business-to-business tool to ensure a company's product quality and supplies are consistent with initial order.

Control Union

Certificating Body that provides certifications and information

Control Union

Certificating Body, covers multiple certification programs and industries. Information on various certifications and programs. They initially developed the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) which was then taken over by Textile Exchange.

OK Biobased (TUV)

Renewable/bio materials certification

OK Biobased (TUV)

OK biobased label offers a comprehensive guarantee about the origin of your products. On a basis of the determined percentage of renewable raw materials (% Bio-based carbon), your product can be certified as one-star-bio-based, two-star-bio-based, three-star-bio-based or four-star-bio-based.

Fair Trade (Max Havelaar)

Sustainability, Environmental, Fair Trade & Social certification

Fair Trade (Max Havelaar)

The Max Havelaar Foundation awards a quality label to products that have been produced according to fair trade principles. The Max Havelaar Foundation is a member of the Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) and complies with their international Fairtrade standards. Fairtrade International is an association of 25 organizations around the world, including national initiatives that promote and license the FAIRTRADE Mark and producer networks that represent producers at the highest level of decision-making in the international Fairtrade system. When a product carries the FAIRTRADE Certification Mark, it means the producers and traders have met Fairtrade Standards, which include social, environmental and economic criteria, as well progress requirements, terms of trade, and are made to support the sustainable development of small-scale producers and agricultural workers in the poorest countries in the world. and helps improve their living and working conditions.

Migros Engagement Eco

Sustainable Textile Labelling & Evaluation

Migros Engagement

Label for textiles that guarantees that no substance likely to cause allergies or irritation, or to be harmful to the environment has been used throughout the manufacturing chain. It also attests to environmental preservation and workforce health and safety. The Eco-Guidelines are based on four principles: 1) Protect the environment: mitigate environmental problems in producing countries 2) Transparency and traceability: at each step of the manufacturing process, the materials used are registered and inspected for their safety. 3) Continous environmental improvement in collaboration with suppliers and experts. 4) Safe and healthy workplaces: appopriate protective equipment, proper ventilation, educating workers about possible dangers.

Healthy Child Healthy World

Sustainability Advocacy & Approved Directory

Healthy Child, Healthy World

Recommends products and services focused on children and family environmental health and non-toxic lifestyle solutions. Recommended products and services must meet baseline quality standards, and be approved through a screening and data collection process. Screening considers human health, environmental health, and social responsibility.

Green Squared Certified

Sustainability certification

Green Circle Certified

GreenCircle Certified, LLC provides third-party certification of sustainable aspects of products and manufacturing operations. Manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, and consumers can be assured that products labeled with the GreenCircle Certified mark have been thoroughly assessed and their claim verified. By issuing a GreenCircle Certification, GreenCircle Certified demonstrates that it has evaluated and verified the information provided by the manufacturer and that the manufacturer is capable of, and consistently produces, a product that is in compliance with their sustainability claim. GreenCircle Certified offers claim validation for recycled content, rapidly renewable resource content, carbon footprint reductions, and renewable energy use. Certifications are also available for a closed loop product, life cycle assessment (LCA) optimized products, and sustainable manufacturing practices.

Green Tick Sustainable

Independent Sustainability Certification

Green Tick Sustainable

Independent sustainability certification of products, services, and corporations based on a life-cycle audit of performance against the Green Tick Sustainability Standards. GreenTick also certifies for Climate-Friendly, Natural, GE-Free, Organic, and Fair Trader brands.

IMO Certification (EcoCert)

Sustainability, Ecology, Social Responsibility certification

IMO (EcoCert)

The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) is an international agency for inspection, certification and quality assurance of eco-friendly products. For more than 20 years, IMO has been active in the field of organic certification but it is also active in the sectors of natural textiles, sustainable forestry, and social accountability monitoring. IMO is now part of EcoCert.

Ethical Award

Corporate Social Responsibility Accreditation

Ethical Awared

The aim of the Ethical Company Organisation is to set an independent benchmark for corporate social responsibility. The Ethical Accreditation scheme enables companies and brands to display an independently-verified bill of health across the fields of people, animal welfare and the environment.

Green Screen

Chemical Hazard Assessment

Green Screen

GreenScreen is a method for chemical hazard assessment designed for identifying the chemicals of high concern and safer alternatives. It is used by industry, government and NGOs to support product design and development, materials procurement, and as part of alternatives assessment to meet regulatory requirements. It can also be used to support environmentally preferable product procurement tools including standards, scorecards and ecolabels. A seal of Greenscreen, a 3rd party validation from one of the world’s most respected ecolabels the product to access to new customers and valuable niche markets, increasing customer loyalty.

Greenguard

Greenguard

To promote the concept of recycling, pollution reduction and resource conservation.

Goodweave

No Child Labor Certification/Audit (textiles & rugs)

Goodweave

GoodWeave is working to end child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia. Through its monitoring and inspections program, GoodWeave is helping to combat the problem of exploitative child labor and to transform the handmade rug industry by certifying child-labor-free rugs and providing education and opportunities to rescue at-risk children.

Green Seal

Sustainability Certification (multiple product categories)

Green Seal

Green Seal is the nation’s premier ecolabel, symbolizing transparency, integrity and proven environmental leadership. Developing life-cycle-based, multi-attribute standards and certifying the products and services, that can prove they meet our strict criteria for human health, reduced environmental impact and excellent performance. Operating as a nonprofit since its founding in 1989, Green Seal has certified thousands of products and services in over 450 categories, and is specified by countless schools, government agencies, businesses and institutions. Its mission is to transform the economy for a healthier, greener world. Its vision is a healthy society in balance with nature.

Good Environmental Choice (Bra Miljoval)

Ecolabelling Certification (Sweden)

Good Environmental Choice (Bra Miljoval)

Referred to as "Good Green Buy" or "Good Environmental Choice" in English. This label focuses on fairly widely used products and services that have a major impact on the environment. The Nature Conservancy began with campaigns for unbleached paper, mercury-free batteries, and environmentally-adapted laundry detergent and has expanded to several other products and services. Before a product or service is allowed to display the Good Environmental Choice ecolabel it must meet certain criteria. It is not just consumer goods that affect the environment. Since factors such as travel and electricity consumption also have major environmental consequences, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation has included services in its eco-labelling program. It has criteria for passenger transport, goods transport and electricity supplies.

Global Recycle Standard

Certification for Products using Recycled materials

Global Recycled Standard

The Global Recycled Standard (GRS), an international, voluntary, full product standard, is intended for companies that make and/or sell products with recycled content. It sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions. GRS applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, and labeling. Developed with the textile industry in mind, GRS may also be applied to products from any industry. A track and trace system verifies the number of recycled parts or materials in a given product. It is intended to meet the needs of companies looking to verify the recycled content of their products (both finished and intermediate) and to verify responsible social, environmental and chemical practices in their production. The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) was originally developed by Control Union Certifications in 2008 and ownership was passed to the Textile Exchange in 2011.

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)

Ecolabelling Program for Australia

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) runs Australia's only independent, not-for-profit, multi-sector ecolabelling program and is the only Australian member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). This certification program develops standards against which products and services can be independently audited by JAS-ANZ accredited conformance assessment bodies (CABs).

MRSL

Sustainable Textile Labelling & Evaluation

MRSL

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals – Manufacturing Restricted Substance List, ZDHC –MRSL is a list of chemical substances which banned from intentional use in the process textile materials and trim parts in apparel and footwear. The ZDHC MRSL establishes acceptable concentration limits for substances in chemical formulations used within manufacturing facilities. The intent of the ZDHC MRSL is to manage the input of chemicals to the suppliers and remove those hazardous substances from the manufacturing process. It is a living document that will be updated whenever needed.

Content Claim Standard (CCS)

Third Party Verification Standards for specific input materials (administered by Textile Exchange)

Content Claim Standard (CCS)

The CCS (Content Claim Standard) provides companies with a tool to verify the content of specific input materials. Each organisation along the supply chain is checked by an independent third party. Any type of input material may be claimed. The CCS is the foundation for all of Textile Exchange's chain of custody standards. The CCS verifies the presence and amount of a given material in a final product. It tracks the flow of a material from the source to the final product and is certified by an accredited third party. It allows for transparent, consistent, comprehensive and independent evaluation and verification of material content claims on products. This includes companies in ginning, spinning, weaving and knitting, dyeing and printing and stitching. CCS can be used as a business-to-business tool.

REACH

EU regulations & classifications for all chemical substances (to avoid hazardous chemicals)

REACH

REACH is a regulation of the European Union, adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. Promoting alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances, REACH applies to all chemical substances; not only those used in industrial processes but also in our day-to-day lives. Therefore, the regulation has an impact on most companies across the EU and it places the burden of proof on companies. It stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force on 1 June 2007. Under REACH there are 3 roles: Manufacturer, Importer, Downstream users. Companies need to register and work together following the procedure of REACH.

ABNT Ecolabel

Environmental Certification for Products & Services (Brasil)

ABNT Ecolabel

ABNT Ecolabel is a life cycle based ecolabel that is a voluntary method of environmental performance certification and labelling for products and services in Brazil. It is run by the Associacao Brasileira de Normas Tecnicas (ABNT) (the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards) and is a member of the Global Ecolabelling Network.

Animal Welfare Approved (AWA)

Farm Animal Welfare Standards/Evaluation

Animal Welfare Approved (AWA)

Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) is a standard for farm animal welfare - the basic premise is that animals must be able to behave naturally and be in a state of physical and psychological well-being. The standard: • requires animals to be raised on pasture or range • prohibits dual production • awards approval only to family farmers

Carboncare

Carbon Footprint Labelling

Carboncare

The CarbonCare® Labeling Scheme encourages and recognizes the efforts of organizations, entities and groups in tackling climate change in 3 steps we call MRO - Measuring, Reducing and Offsetting carbon footprints. Indicated by the number of leaves, labels of different levels of emissions reduction and/or offset against a defined base year will be awarded to the applying entity.

BMP Certified Cotton

Environmental and Provenance certification for Australian cotton

BMP Certified Cotton

BMP is the Australian cotton industry’s guide for growing cotton in harmony with our natural environment. The Australian BMP Cotton trademark is a consumer guarantee that the branded textile product they are buying is made of Australian cotton grown under Best Management Practices by growers who care for our environment.

Blue Angel

Environmental and Consumer protection labelling (Germany)

Blue Angel

This certification is initiated by the German government and awarded by an independent Jury to products that are environmentally friendlier than others serving the same use. Each label specifies that the product or service focuses on one of four different protection goals: health, climate, water, and resources. Blue Angel certification promotes the concerns of both environmental and consumer protection, thus is awarded to products and services that are beneficial for the environment and that also fulfill high standards of occupational health and safety, and have great usability. The Blue Angel Standard is managed by four entities: the Environmental Label Jury (independent decision-making body composed of representatives from environmental and consumer associations,); the Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety that regularly informs the public about decisions of Environmental Label Jury; The Federal Environment Agency with its “Eco-labelling, Eco-declaration and Eco-procurement” department which acts as office of Environmental Label Jury and develops the technical criteria of the Blue Angel award; and RAL gGmbh, which is the label-awarding agency.

Certified Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutral Certification

Certified Carbon Neutral

A Carbon Neutral Certification is a label given to businesses that offset their Scope 1 and 2 carbon footprint. Verus Carbon Neutral first calculates the carbon footprint of a business wanting to be Carbon Neutral Certified. They then offset the carbon footprint by retiring carbon credits. Offsetting allows businesses to mitigate the greenhouse gases they are unable eliminate through energy efficiencies and other reduction strategies.

Carbon Neutral Product Certification

Comprehensive Carbon Audit

Fair Trade (Max Havelaar)

Carbon Neutral certification program requires an initial carbon audit in the form of a Life Cycle Analysis - a comprehensive carbon audit which calculates the CO2 emissions used in raw materials, fuel & electricity and waste used in the production and distribution of that product.

Carbon Reduction Label (Carbon Trust)

Carbon Footprint Measurement & Labelling

Carbon Reduction Label (Carbon Trust)

The Carbon Reduction Label is a public commitment that the carbon footprint of a product or service has been measured and certified and the owner of the product or service has committed to reduce that footprint over the following two years. The footprint that has been calculated will have been rigorously measured and be comparable based on the PAS2050 standard and Footprint Expert™.

Carbonfree Certified

Carbon Footprint Certification & Labelling

Carbonfree

The CarbonFree® Product Certification label is aimed at increasing awareness of product emissions and recognizing companies that are compensating for their carbon footprint. Label was created in response to the growing market for eco-friendly products and consumer demand for transparent, credible and readily accessible information at the point of purchase.

Compostability Mark of Excellence

Identification Labelling for Compostable products

Compostability Mark of Excellence

Enables compostable products to be identified by a unique mark and channeled for recovery of their constituent materials in specially developed processes. The Compostability Mark thus conveys product information to waste-disposal plant operators and product image to consumers.

Wildlife Friendly

Wildlife conservation/preservation certification

WFEN (Wildlife Friendly)

Products may be certified by WFEN if: • The product contributes directly to in situ conservation of key species. • Production has a positive impact on the local economy. • Individuals or communities living with wildlife participate in the production, harvest, processing or manufacture of the product. The product’s conservation mission includes a clear enforcement mechanism, such that failure to follow through with required conservation actions results in immediate consequences, including forfeiture of any economic reward.

Coop Naturaline

Sustainability Certification, textiles and natural cosmetics (Switzerland)

Coop Naturaline

For textiles and natural cosmetics made from cotton by controlled biological cultivation according to the guidelines of BIO Suisse or the European Union. It covers the entire textile chain and undertakes additional pollution testing by external labs and Coop quality safety. Companies who produce the textiles certified COOP Naturaline must meet the basic standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO), be certified at least accoriding to the criteria of the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), and in the medium term, they must meet the SA 8000 certification. The organic farmers receive a surcharge of at least 20 % on the market price of cotton and 10 % on the market price of cotton derivates.

Climatop

Environmental, Rating & Labelling Climate-friendly products

Climatop

The aim of Climatop is to label the most climate friendly products and services (best-in-class). Similar products of a product family (functional unit) are compared with respect to their environmental emissions. Products that cause CO2-eq emissions that are generally 20% lower, receive the label. Only products that have an environmental balance, which is at least equal or better than the one of the non-successful competitors, can be labelled. Independent organizations calculate life cycle assessments (LCA) of the products according to the standard ISO 14040. The label is valid for two years.

Certified Humane

Environmental, Traceability, and Humane Treatment Certification for Livestock animals

Certified Humane

Designed to certify that animals raised for dairy, lamb, poultry and beef products are treated in a humane manner. Traceability ensures that that products come from the farms that were inspected. Under the program, growth hormones are prohibited and animals are raised on a diet without antibiotics. Antibiotics can be used in the treatment of sick animals. Access to clean and sufficient food and water; and a safe and healthful living environment is also required from birth through slaughter. Producers also must comply with environmental standards

Ecologo (UL)

Eco certification program (product lifecycle)

Ecologo

The ECOLOGO Certification Program was aquired by UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) in 2010. ECOLOGO Certification is based on multiattribute, life cycle–based standards. All products certified to an ECOLOGO standard must meet or exceed each of the listed criteria before receiving the mark.

Eco Leaf

Environmental Product declaration/rating (japan)

Eco Leaf

The eco-leaf is an environmental product declaration based on a life cycle analysis consisting of three parts: --a product environmental aspects declaration; --product environmental information data sheet; --product data sheet.

Degree of Green

Environmental and Sustainability rating system, Educational Resource (home & building materials)

Degree of Green

The Degree of Green® rating program aims at helping consumers by rating products and explaining those ratings in clear language. At the core of Degree of Green® are data sheets that detail the environmental, health and sustainability attributes of various products. A top rating of 4 goes to products that have: ****the least adverse effects on human health ****the highest level of environmental sustainability ****the least adverse effects on the environment Each Degree of Green® report describes a product, its composition, advantages and raw materials sourcing, and offers comparative data. Retailers who participate in the Degree of Green® program will be able to share the program's knowledge base with their consumers.

Eco Institut Label

Environmental and Chemical hazards labeling(building products & textiles)

Eco Institut Label

With substantial emission and toxicological testing living up to more than just the legal specifications, eco-Institut supplies clients a reliable and significant label for building products and textiles without any health hazards.

Ecomark (India)

Product environmental rating & labelling

Ecomark (India)

A government operated seal of approval program for environmentally preferable consumer products. To increase consumer awareness, the Government of India launched the eco-labelling scheme known as `Ecomark' in 1991 for easy identification of environment-friendly products. The criteria follows a cradle-to-grave approach, i.e. from raw material extraction, to manufacturing, and to disposal. The Ecomark label is awarded to consumer goods that meet the specified environmental criteria and the quality requirements of Indian Standards.

Ecoproof

Environmental textile labelling

Ecoproof

The label is for textiles, especially textiles made from cotton. The products have to meet certain criteria throughout their entire life cycle, including environmental performance, the abolition of child labour and a reduction of negative effects on human health.

Environmental Choice (New Zealand)

Environmental, Rating & Labelling Climate-friendly products

Environmental Choice (New Zealand)

A voluntary, multiple specifications based environmental labelling programme that operates to international standards and principles. Environmental Choice is New Zealand's official environmental label, initiated and endorsed by the New Zealand Government, although independently operated, and recognises the increasing effort of manufacturers to reduce the environmental impact of their products. The foundation of Environmental Choice is the stringent technical specifications it develops, which products must meet to be licensed to use the distinctive and well recognised Environmental Choice logo. Environmental Choice operates to internationally recognised standards and principles, and is a member of GEN, the Global Ecolabelling Network, which links a world of environmentally preferable products and services.

Global Eco Labelling (GEN)

Product environmental rating & labelling

Global Ecolabeling Network (GEN)

The Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) is a non-profit association of third-party, environmental performance recognition, certification and labelling organisations founded in 1994 to improve, promote, and develop the ecolabelling of products and services. Only environmentally friendly products and services proven to have lower environmental impact may carry a GEN member ecolabel. The Full Members List of this network can be found here, there are also associate and affiliate members.

Fashion Revolution

Brand listing/directory for sustainable brands

Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution Transparency Index that reviews and ranks fashion brands and retailers globally

Fair for Life (Ecocert)

Sustainability & Social Responsibility Certification (now administered by Ecocert)

Fair for Life

"Fair for life" is a brand-neutral third-party certification programe for social accountability and fair trade in agricultural, manufacturing, and trading operations. FFL was initially developed in 2006 by the Swiss Bio-Foundation in cooperation with the IMO Group, then later changed ownership as IMO became part of Ecocert. *Respect of human rights and fair working conditions* Respect of the ecosystem and promotion of biodiversity, sustainable agriculture practices* Respect and betterment of local impact FFL certified companies commit to fair sourcing practices and responsibilities towards their primary producers down the commodity chain, and traceability of all certified products from production to sales. FFL Certification ensures human rights are safeguarded at all stages of production, good and fair working conditions for workers, and fair share for small farmers.

Fair Labor Practices & Community Benefits

Sustainability and Social Responsibility/Fair Labor Certification

Fair Labor Practices & Community Benefits

This Organic Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits certification – developed by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) in conjunction with key stakeholders – validates socially responsible practices in agricultural production and processing. Complementing organic and other environmental certifications, Fair Labor Practices is deisigned to meet growing consumer demand for products produced in accordance with fair and equitable labor practices. Fundamentals of Fair Labor Practices and Community Benefits includes comprehensive criteria that directly benefit workers, their families and communities, and helps ensure the following: *Equitable hiring and employment practices * Safe working conditions * Access to health, education and transportation services * Support of local and regional communities* Appreciation of cultural and environmental impacts

Good On You (app)

Sustainability ratings & directory

Good on You

Good On You app: offers ratings for more than 3000 international brands

Regenerative Organic Certification

Bio-Regenerative Organic Certification for organically grown products, covering sustainability, social responsibility, and animal welfare.

Regenerative Organic Certification

Led by the Regenerative Organic Alliance, which includes organizations and brands like Rodale Institute, Dr. Bronner’s, and Patagonia, Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC) helps consumers make informed choices about their purchases. This is a revolutionary new certification for food, fiber, and personal care ingredients. ROC farms and products meet the highest standards for soil health, animal welfare, and farmworker fairness -- goal is not to just be sustainable and carbon-zero emmissions, but to actually leave the planet in better condition than before. By adopting regenerative organic practices on more farms around the world, we can create long-term solutions to some of the biggest issues of our time, including the climate crisis, factory farming, and fractured rural economies.