Food products evaluated on their overall nutritional value, considering the amount of good nutrients (such as fiber, calcium, iron) relative to bad nutrients (such as sodium, sugar, and saturated fat). Screens out food products that contain bad nutrients if they exceed public health guidelines.
Food products produced without chemical pesticides or fertilizers, genetically modified organisms or irradiation. Products are certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Avoid products that contain chemicals that are of medium or high health concern (including known carcinogens and reproductive toxicants). Also filters out products with incomplete ingredient disclosure. Use to select products that have safer ingredient formulations.
Products that do not contain fragrances.
Products that avoid testing on animals and are either Leaping Bunny certified or PETA Animal Treatment certified.
Products that use less energy over their lifetime and will cut your energy bill. Useful for finding the most energy efficient light bulbs, appliances, cars and cell phones. Reflects the top 20% most energy efficient products in a category.
Products with a high percent of recycled materials in the product or its packaging, with an emphasis on post-consumer recycled content. Useful for finding home and office paper products, tampons or diapers that have high recycled content.
Products made by companies that are taking substantive steps to lower their emissions of greenhouse gases and reduce the potential impacts of climate change.
Products made by companies that are taking substantive steps to reduce the amount of pollution they generate, comply with environmental regulations and operate with policies and practices that reduce air and water pollution.
Products made by companies that are taking substantive steps to reduce energy and water use and to switch to renewable sources of energy like wind and solar.
Products made by workers who are paid fairly, have the right to organize and are provided with a safe workplace. Products are certified Fair Trade by independent non-profit organizations. Certification also ensures that production practices protect and conserve the environment.
Products made by companies with good records on labor and human rights. Considers whether a company’s workers have the right to form unions and are treated fairly and whether the company incorporates international human rights standards into its code of conduct.