BIFMA Certification | Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association’s
What is BIFMA Certification?
To retain your office furniture year after year without any wear and tear obtain BIFMA Certification for your organization to increase the shelf life of your furniture.
BIFMA Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association established in 1973, is the not-for-profit trade association developed by a joint committee of BIFMA by Unison process described by AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD INSTITUTE (ANSI). BIFMA Certification is a voluntary standard for business and institutional furniture manufacturers to administer and develop the furniture industry. It is generally engaged to lead, design, develop, advocate, advise and create models for the office and institutional furniture industry. The dependability and durability of office furniture keep offices running. BIFMA Certification addresses many things like Safety, Sustainability and social responsibility, Durability and strength, Recyclability and recycled content, Chemical content and emissions, Reliability, Overall quality, Flammability, electrical components, Material, and energy efficiency, environmentally conscious design, Waste and water management.
Now, BIFMA certification is accepted as the parameter of furniture quality & safety that gives an effectual forum to achieve greater sustainability attributes. Manufacturers who receive the level certification mark are verifying that their policies and guidelines of providing the furniture world apply to BIFMA plans. A voluntary standardization of sustainable furniture and components are meeting the stringent requirements of the BIFMA standard. Organizations can choose the level of standard of BIFMA. By making a consistent improvement on their product an organization can also move their product to a higher level of conformance. BIFMA establishes certain furniture marks on the specific scale
- Energy and Atmosphere
- Human and Ecosystem Health
- Social Responsibility
Benefits of BIFMA Certification
Who can be certified BIFMA Certification?
Only products carrying the LEVEL name have been assessed by an independent third-party auditing firm accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Document required for BIFMA Certification
The extent of Documented Information differs as per:
Role of Shamkris and Process of BIFMA Certification
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance product certification, A simple & practical method of product certification organization in timely compliance and fulfills the product certification requirement. Shamkris support 100% on documentation required to comply with product certification either by self-certification or notify body certification to depend on directives.
The implementation process is described below:
Implementing Product Management System
Year on Year
Organizations with BIFMA Certification have gained the sustainability of their furniture for years and years by providing safety, durability, reliability, overall quality, flammability, and environmentally-conscious design and reduction in waste and water management.
ANSI/BIFMA put in place common standards for the industry and institutional furniture including Desk and table products meant for use in a commercial office environment. Testing facilities that the products comply with BIFMA protocols.
The cost of a BIFMA Certificate depends on the size of an organization and the type of products your organization wants to use.
The products are bifurcated into multiple levels of criteria of achievement and performance for manufacturers at different stages of their sustainability journey.