There are several product certifications, but few are as accepted as the GCI certification. GCI takes the view of a customer with a "Truth in Labeling" for all claimsin support of FTC demands. Therefore, our task is a thorough review of what the public impact of your product might be from a consumer viewpoint. If you have the proven results already, a good part of the work is already done.
No Greenwashing, Just Plain Facts Please!
Greenwashing has been described as over-exaggeration or false claims as to the Green or environmental value of a product or service. To prevent this, an independent third party should review the obvious elements of the product and the claims being made. In other words, we look at the veracity of your product or service. We are not a testing lab. If that is needed, there are firms that will do that. Green Clean Institute relies upon existing information, and we validate the legitimacy of the claims being made.
Therefore, if your product is not fairly presented and makes inappropriate Green claims, we are not a rubber stamp program. However, if your product or service is environmentally friendly; and it would be helpful to have a third-party review of your representations, our program may prove helpful.
A Third-Party Review from a Consumer Perspective
We charge $1500 to conduct a thorough review of any product or service. You will supply a sample of your product and all supporting information that validates those claims. We are not a testing program. We only review the product claims for fairness. When the review is done, a full report of our finding will be issued that should dispel Greenwashing claims and instill consumer confidence.
To be fair to any applicants, all fees will be refunded if we find that we cannot verify your product. Our goal is not collect fees or rubber stamp any product. However, if your product is a quality offering and fairly promoted, we are happy to review and certify it as a environmetnally-friendly certified product.
We seek to validate the following issues. Your job is to provide support for your claims:
EP1.0 - Truth in Advertising
EP2.0 - Natural or Organic Ingredients
EP3.0 - Recycled Content or Packaging
EP4.0 - Fragrance and Coloring
EP5.0 - pH Range
EP6.0 - Known Dangerous Ingredients
EP7.0 - Concentrates or Source Reduction
Download Product Certification Guide or Download Service Certification Guide
As you can see, we are asking questions that consumers would ask if they knew what to ask and had the time to check out each product that they purchase. Our review and report will consider numerous questions about your product or service, and if it is plainly clear that the product is something that the public would benefit from, we will certify the product as fairly represented as a Green product.
To start the process contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (573) 612-8424