Green Seal, which has been developing environmental standards since 1989, has standards for cleaning products and services, building products, lodging properties, paper products and many other categories, the release stated.
Green Globe, founded in 1992, has primarily focused on the travel and tourism industry but is now being expanded to include a growing number of environmentally responsible businesses in a variety of market sectors, the release noted.
Green Globe International Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director Steven Peacock said: "We are very pleased to have reached this preliminary agreement with Green Seal, which has a long and distinguished history in green certifications, particularly in the U.S. market. The potential for collaboration between Green Globe and Green Seal appears to be significant, and we look forward to fully exploring these opportunities and others that are presented as our relationship moves forward."
Through their collaboration, Green Globe and Green Seal will compare standards and certification systems, strive for mutual recognition and promote collaboration and partnership opportunities, the release added.