GCI Product and Service Certifications

GCI Family of Environmentally Healthier Products

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Advantage Earth Products, Inc: More sustainable, recycled material used in pipes offering a durable and proven safety factor to those seeking to better protect the environment.

Aquapower Intl:  Aquapower offers a residential-type vacuum cleaner that uses a water capture container with infused silver ion technollogy to mitigate bacteria and virus without chemical additives.

Chrisal Group, Inc:  Christal offers probiotic cleaning products in concentrate form.  These innovative, envrionmental products are as effective as products currently used on the cleaning services.  They offer a natural solution that is drawn from nature itself.

Decon Five:  Decon Five is an amazing hydrogen peroxide product that is an All-in-One cleaning, sanitizing, odor elimination solution that is applied by a ULV fogger or foaming system.  Decon Five destroys ordors, is a seven log sanitizer, kills mold on contact, but is biodegradable and leave no toxic chemcial residue.

RCI Technologies: Provides a unique diesel fuel filter that eliminates waste from used oil filters. Recovers product that would go to waste, cleaner burn for air issues, and great fuel economy.

Pure Air Control Services: Offering PURE-Steam, a natural & economic choice for coil cleaning that is chemical free and totally GREEN. 

AXI International Provides a service that recovers diesel waste allowing it to be burned more efficiently and reduces waste and pollution.  This is an important value to prevent waste of fuel for deisel holding tanks.

EarthStone International: Provides a non-pumic cleaning block of recycled glass used in many cleaning applications.  A nautral pumic is the foundation of this earth-friendly set of products.

Chemtron: Provides a method of air conditioning cleaning that is non-toxic to hotels and businesses and reduced the operation cost of the unit by as much as 30% with a cleaning system that has low environmental impact while improving energy consumption.

Tersano: Offering the leading concepts in aqueous ozone systems for cleaning and sanitizing.  Called "Egineered Water" "Ozonated Water" or "Touchless Cleaning", Tersano is the leader in aqueous ozone cleaning systems.

Wayne Concepts: Wayne Concepts is a forward thinking manufacturer and disributor of cleaning products.  We have certified the D-Mineralizer as a safe and effective addition for any cleaning service.

Oxy Orange All Purpose Cleaner: One of the truly most remarkable Green products that we have reviewed.  It combines the natural power of hydrogen peroxide with the grime fighting ability and fresh scent of d-limonene which is extracted directly from oranges.  Get a great smell, a super cleaning product, and know that you are helping create a healthier workplace for all.

The process to earn a credible Green Certification for a product or service is not the payment of a fee, but a true third-party review of honest representations.

Green Clean Institute does not endorse any product.  The provision of a third-party review is a service rendered requiring a thorough review process.  Products that demonstrate a high level of Green potential and lack of detrimental factors are verified for the accuracy of representations as a Green product.  Our third-party review allows the public to have greater confidence in products making Green claims.

Any company wishing to submit for a unbiased review of a Green product or service must follow a substantial review of its offering(s).  There is no promise of certification until a full review is completed.  More info ...

Green and Healthy Third Party Review

First of all, our review is not a product certification program like Green Seal, nor are we a testing lab.  Our purpose is to prevent improper environmental claims and obvious misleading statements for your product or service.  This is a "Truth in Labeling" program in support of FTC demands and product integrity.

Therefore, our task is a thorough review of what the public impact of your product might be from a consumer viewpoint, supporting our GCI education. 

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 meets the minimum allowable points 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 be asked 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, certification fees will be refunded if we find that we cannot verify your product at a minimum of 5 points out of the 10 in our system.  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 GCI Certified product usable by GCI Certified operations and frontline Technicians.

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

This program is renewed annually, and any changes to the product or claims require updating our records each year.  Use of the Green Clean Institute seal is allowed only during the period of active annual review.  Annual renewals are half the initial price ($750).  Should the review lapse by one year, the process will be treated as a new application and charge.

We encourage you to view the Product Certification Guide and pre-evaluate your product based on the transparent values we will be using during the review.  Should you have further questions, please contact office@GCICertified.com or call (815) 609-4546

Product Certification Guide