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Level Certification

Sustainabilty certification for furniture


Level certification delivers an open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment. It is the third-party certification program for the furniture industry’s multi-attribute, sustainability standard.

Taking into account a company’s social actions, energy usage, material selection and human and ecosystem health impacts, Level verifies how a product has met the ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard from multiple perspectives. BIFMA’s Level certification program is now included in the EPA’s Recommended Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels for federal furniture purchasing.

The Level brand identifies that a product has been vetted by an independent third party certifier and its numeric marking 1, 2, or 3 indicates what threshold of certification it has achieved.

As a multi-attribute standard, Level not only provides information on indoor air quality and material composition, Level covers issues related to LCAs, social responsibility, and ecosystem impacts. Additionally, Level provides a published chemicals of concern list. With Level, you will be able to bypass the proprietary standards and evaluate products using an open, consensus based protocol of environmental impact. In essence, the standard provides a “level” playing field when it comes to environmental reporting.


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