Green Goods and Services Examples and Descriptions

Based on the definition of green established by the BLS, the following are a list of industry specific examples of green goods and services. Click on your industry for specific examples for your business or browse through all of the examples for a more complete understanding of what it means to be green.

Your industry is likely to match up with your form type, which can be found on the bottom left of the back of your survey form. Please remember that these examples are not exhaustive and serve only to help explain the definition of green.

In addition to the list of examples found below for your industry, all form types include an “other” category. This category is meant to capture a green product or service you provide that may not fall into one of the categories already listed. If you have any questions about your particular good or service, please contact us.



Industry Sector

Form Type A



Form Type B



Form Type C


Manufacturing (Non-Durable)

Form Type D



Form Type E


Manufacturing (Durable)

Form Type F

42, 45

Trade/ Retail

Form Type G


Transportation/ Warehousing

Form Type H

51, 71

Information/ Arts and Entertainment

Form Type I

61, 813

Education/ Other

Form Type J


Public Administration

Form Type K


Repair and Maintenance

Form Type L


Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

Form Type M

2213, 562

Water, Sewage and Other Systems/ Waste Management and Remediation Services

Form Type N

5112, 52, 54, 55, 561

Information, Finance/ Insurance/ Professional, Scientific, and Technological, Administrative & Waste


Does this worksite produce any green goods or services not described above? Green goods or services are simply those that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources. The lists above serve only as examples. Please contact us if you have any questions about the classification of your good or service.


Last Modified Date: March 14, 2012