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Association for Business and Institutional Manufacturers


BIFMA stands for Association for Business and Institutional Manufacturers. BIFMA is the not‐for-profit trade association for business and institutional furniture manufacturers formed with the purpose of creating voluntary standards that would promote safe working environments. BIFMA standards are applied to institutional and business furnishings and also lobbies for legislation that will continue to make office furniture safer for workers and consumers.

BIFMA Certification/Approved products

In order to get compliant or certified with BIFMA, piece of office furniture is put through a series of tests. These tests then in turn determine how safe, functional and sustainable the piece of office furniture may or may not be. After testing, based on the results, only the furniture that has held up to the requirements of ANSI/BIFMA standards will be approved.

BIFMA level

BIFMA level is a standard created for evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment. BIFMA level is the multi-dimensional sustainability standard within the furniture industry.

Benefits of BIFMA Certification

Benefits of ANSI/BIFMA-Approved Furniture demonstrates conformance to rigorous standards for safety, approved products promote functional and healthy working environment.

  • Gain a Competitive Edge in the Market

  • Increase your product acceptance by promoting your level of commitment to the sustainability

  • Credibility of your sustainable claims with third-party certification

  • BIFMA level certified products qualify for USGBC LEED v4 credits.

  • Meets criteria for EPA ecolabel and GSA procurement requirements
  • Facilitates continuous improvement

Our Service offers for BIFMA Level Certification:

With a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers, Deccan Consulting’ assists in:

  • Implementing and achieving BIFMA Level certification based on your requirements.

  • Educating you on what you need for meeting the requirements

  • Developing management plans and systems (upgrading the existing documentation), thereby enabling you to solve any potential issues

  • Avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary delays

  • Sail through your audit with confidence and ease

  • Will only recommend for audit when you feel ready and will remain on-call throughout your audit

  • Getting done through audit process, award of certification, interim assistance/maintaining the compliance and certification for annual checks

Deccan Consulting' offers services in enhancing the systems and capabilities for optimising performance and productivity, comply with the requirements for polices, standards, assessments and certifications. Get in touch with us to get more information about our consultancy services.

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