CleanGredients® Ingredient Review

  • Overview
  • Benefits
  • Why Work With NSF?
  • Review Process

CleanGredients® is an online database of cleaning product ingredient chemicals that provides verified information about the environmental and human health attributes of the listed ingredients. CleanGredients is a project of GreenBlue®, an organization focused on making products more sustainable. NSF International is partnered with the GreenBlue Institute to perform CleanGredients third-party reviews of ingredients.

NSF provides confidential reviews of surfactants, solvents, fragrances, chelating agents and any other cleaning formulation ingredient using the safer ingredient criteria defined by CleanGredients and the U.S. EPA Safer Choice program. The database helps formulators find safer ingredients and allows manufacturers to showcase their ingredients. CleanGredients is a main industry resource for cleaning product formulators.

Benefits is an online database of institutional and industrial cleaning ingredients that:

  • Helps formulators identify ingredients that have potential environmental and/or human health and safety benefits
  • Facilitates partnership with the U.S. EPA Safer Choice Formulator Initiative by listing ingredient chemicals that meet the Safer Choice human and environmental health criteria. Companies pay reduced review fees for formulations that include CleanGredients-listed chemicals.
  • Provides an opportunity for manufacturers and producers of cleaning ingredients to showcase their ingredients with potential environmental and/or human health and safety benefits

Why Work With NSF?

As the leading third-party reviewer for the CleanGredients® program, NSF International provides timely, credible and cost-effective reviews for suppliers to verify their ingredients are safer for the environment and public health.

Review Process

The CleanGredients® listing program includes a five-step process:

  1. Your company submits an application to NSF via the EPA Safer Choice Supplier Community. We send you a quote for the review process and a contract.
  2. To begin the CleanGredients review, your company returns the signed quote and contract to NSF and submits your ingredient(s) for review within the EPA Safer Choice Supplier Community.
  3. We review your ingredient(s) against the applicable ingredient class criteria and provide feedback.
  4. We forward all supporting information of your ingredient(s) to the Safer Choice program for final approval and listing on CleanGredients, via the Safer Choice Supplier Community.
  5. Once the reviews are complete, the ingredient, if approved, will be listed on the CleanGredients website and we will notify you of your renewal review.

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