When it comes how ingredients are listed the labels of cleaning products, there’s no universal “green law” or regulation in Canada that manufacturers must comply with. That means it’s up to cleaning services contractors looking for safer and healthier cleaning products to carefully read the labels of “green” products to ensure they don’t contain any toxic or carcinogenic ingredients.
Manufacturers truly concerned about the safety of their green products opt to have their formulas accredited by an independent third party that uses open, transparent and impartial standards.
ECOLOGO, created in 1988, is the only official certification in Canada that allows companies to submit products with reduced environmental impact. This globally recognized certification clearly identifies independently certified products that meet strict environmental standards over their entire lifecycle from manufacturing to disposal. ECOLOGO certification applies not only to cleaning products, but to electronics, paper products, office equipment, building materials and toys as well. Its science-based performance criteria have been thoroughly reviewed and audited by several parties. It’s worth noting that the customer or manufacturer is not involved in the evaluation process in any way.