Level Certification is the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) International, sustainability standard for the furniture industry. Level is a third-party certification program that addresses how a product is sustainable from multiple perspectives. This gives businesses a simple and comprehensive way to understand how products contribute to green buildings and sustainability as a whole.
It has been created to deliver the most open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the workspace. Taking into account furniture manufacturers social actions, energy usage, material selection and human and ecosystem health impact.
Manufacturers — big and small — now have a methodology to present the environmental characteristics in a clear, easily understood manner with a criteria to make an “apples to apples” comparison of moveable walls, systems furniture, desks, casegoods, tables, seating, and accessories.