The Business Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) Level is a Third-Party Certification Program and Multi-Attribute Sustainability Standard for the Commercial Furniture Industry. BIFMA created a level to provide a transparent and comprehensive method of assessing and reporting on the effects that furniture products have on the built environment's environmental and social sustainability. A product's sustainability is discussed from many different angles, including the company's social impact, energy consumption, material choice, human and ecosystem health, and many others.
When it comes to commercial and institutional furniture, BIFMA is the organization to turn to. Sponsoring the creation and refinement of current and future standards, educating on their necessity and use, and translating their essential complexity into more readily understood and executed formats are all things that BIFMA has been doing since 1973. Furthermore, BIFMA keeps an eye on the market, facilitate communication between members, network with their international counterparts, and lobby for policies that improve the economy and encourage new ideas and developments in the sector.
The engineering and materials standards that support the industry's ability to serve its customers by providing healthy, comfortable, and productive workplaces are essential. These guidelines represent the state-of-the-art in terms of safety, ergonomics, and sustainability; they are based on centuries of practice and are constantly refined by new scientific discoveries.
BIFMA finances the creation and improvement of standards, spreads awareness about them and how they can be used, and it simplifies the requisite complexity of these standards so that they can be more widely used. Every stage of an office chair's life cycle is an opportunity to spread our message of environmental responsibility. As a means of promoting value and innovation, we connect with regulators, consumers, and international partners while also providing educational and statistical tools to the public and our members.
BIFMA e3 LEVEL Certification:
For commercial and institutional furniture producers, the BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard is the first completely transparent, multi-attribute sustainability standard addressing material consumption, energy and atmosphere impacts, human and ecological health, and social responsibility.
The LEVEL® certification seal can be earned by producers who evaluate their products in accordance with the BIFMA e3 sustainability standard and submit to an external, third-party certification process. To help consumers make educated decisions about business furniture that goes beyond single environmental attribute certifications, it provides a framework for manufacturers to convey the environmental features of their goods in a clear, readily understood manner.
Industry professionals and other interested parties collaborated to create this standard. Approximately the course of its development through the ANSI process, the BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard saw the involvement of over 125 individuals serving on various committees and subcommittees.
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