GLRPPR Sector Resource: Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-55)
Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-55)
GS-55 provides the food industry with a leadership-level benchmark for protection of environmental and human health. The requirements address the significant impacts of food services: sustainably-sourced food (options are local and environmentally preferable), waste minimization, use of environmentally-preferable products, and conservation of energy and water.
The scope of this standard includes full-service, limited-service, catering, takeout, food service operations supporting the main activities of larger establishments (e.g., schools and hospitals). It does not cover bars, vending machines, grocery stores, or convenience stores.
Date of Publication:
March 12, 2014
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