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GreenScreen Terms of Use

GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals is transparent and freely available. Users of GreenScreen must agree to the following terms of use before downloading and using the GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals Hazard Assessment Guidance (Guidance), associated Resources, and GreenScreen assessment reports:

  1. The GreenScreen® Guidance, including the Hazard Criteria and GreenScreen Benchmarks™, must be used as defined. If the assessment criteria are altered and used other than how they are defined, then the resulting assessment shall not be labeled as a GreenScreen assessment and the resulting Benchmark shall not be labeled as a GreenScreen Benchmark. Use of the GreenScreen Assessment Report Template is recommended for all GreenScreen assessment reports.
  2. Results from a GreenScreen® List Translator assessment must not be considered or referred to as results from a GreenScreen assessment. GreenScreen List Translator is a list-based approach to screening chemicals and is not a comprehensive GreenScreen assessment. Chemical screening using the GreenScreen List Translator must use the correct terminology to describe the results. This means a chemical is scored as:
    1. LT-1 (List Translator Benchmark 1)
    2. LT-P1 (List Translator Possible Benchmark 1)
    3. LT-UNK (List Translator Unknown)
  3. There are different types of GreenScreen assessments based on the individual or organization completing the assessment:

GreenScreen Assessment Type

GreenScreen Assessor Type




Authorized GreenScreen Practitioner


Licensed GreenScreen Profiler, CPA Consulting Toxicologist (includes assessments performed by Authorized GreenScreen Practitioners and upgraded to Certified through the GreenScreen Verification Program)

  1. GreenScreen assessment reports should always include the following information:
    1. Type of GreenScreen Assessment (see #3)
    2. Type of Assessor (See #3)
    3. Name of assessor
    4. Date of final assessment
    5. Threshold for ingredient disclosure and assessment
  2. Only Licensed GreenScreen® Profilers, Licensed GreenScreen® Trainers, or Authorized GreenScreen® Practitioners may use or display the GreenScreen trademarks and logos in accordance with their license agreements.
  3. The GreenScreen® trademarks and logo shall not be used by a manufacturer to promote a product unless the GreenScreen® scores for the chemicals in the product have been CERTIFIED WITH VERIFICATION through the GreenScreen Verification Program AND the use of the trademark and logo is arranged under license agreement between the manufacturer and Clean Production Action.
  4. Assessments used to earn LEED credits shall be CERTIFIED and not expired (i.e. within three years of assessment date). Expired assessments may not be used to make claims of any sort.
  5. All GreenScreen assessments are protected by copyright law and may not be distributed or otherwise shared in any form, electronic or otherwise, without the express written permission of the copyright owner.
  6. The Applications and Uses of a chemical listed in GreenScreen assessment reports include but do not encompass all possible uses. Each assessment assumes certain functional and end of life uses. Uses outside of that may result in hazards or transformation products not considered in the assessment report.
  7. Assessments are not performed by Clean Production Action, and Clean Production Action is not responsible for the work of other assessment authors.
  8. Assessments expire at 3-year intervals, and it is the responsibility of users to verify expiration dates. Expired assessments may not be used to make claims of any sort.
  9. GreenScreen assessments may be shared publicly only if access to the full report and supporting data are provided. It is not permissible to report just the Benchmark score and/or the hazard table without full report transparency, unless the report has been verified through the GreenScreen Verification Program and terms of use are defined under a license agreement with Clean Production Action.

Last updated May 23, 2016. Clean Production Action may modify these terms or any additional terms at any time. You should look at the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page.