Rules & Compliance

All GOED members sign an affidavit when joining the membership agreeing to comply with our Code of Ethics and the GOED Voluntary Monograph. In addition, members wishing to use the Proud Member logo on product packaging must also sign an agreement laying out specific conditions of use for the logo.

GOED has reinstated its randomized testing program and also has a claims enforcement program. Any company or individual may make an allegation to GOED that one of our members is not adhering to the Code of Ethics or is marketing products that are not compliant with the GOED Voluntary Monograph and we will initiate the investigation process for allegations of non-compliance as defined by GOED's board and legal counsel. To submit a complaint, please email Ellen Schutt, Executive Director. Complaints can be made anonymously.