This list is my no means exclusive. For example, at www.ecolabelsindex.com  there are more than 240 ecolabels listed from around the world. The list is not in hierarchical order.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) - The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a network-based organization that produces a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework widely used around the world. The cornerstone of the Framework is the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. The third version of the Guidelines – known as the G3 Guidelines - was published in 2006, and is a free public good.

Impact Reporting and Investment Standards - IRIS, is a common language for describing the social and environmental performance of an organization.  IRIS provides an independent and credible set of metrics for organizations to use when reporting their impact.  IRIS indicators span an array of performance objectives and include specialized metrics for a range of sectors including financial services, agriculture, and energy.

STARS (Sustainability Tracking and Rating System) - The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS® was developed by AASHE with broad participation from the higher education community.

ISO 14000 - The ISO 14000 family addresses various aspects of environmental management. The very first two standards, ISO 14001:2004 andISO 14004:2004 deal with environmental management systems (EMS). ISO 14001:2004 provides the requirements for an EMS and ISO 14004:2004 gives general EMS guidelines.

ISO 26000 - ISO 26000 is intended to assist organizations in contributing to sustainable development. It is intended to encourage them to go beyond legal compliance, recognizing that compliance with law is a fundamental duty of any organization and an essential part of their social responsibility. It is intended to promote common understanding in the field of social responsibility, and to complement other instruments and initiatives for social responsibility, not to replace them.

LEED - LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

Social Accountability 8000 - a standard used to measure ethical working conditions.