BIFMA Compliant

When launched in October 2020, BIFMA Compliant will be the commercial furniture industry’s registry of standards-conforming products.

The program is being developed to help easily identify products that can be trusted for their safety and durability.

Program Elements
  • The program will cover nine mechanical standards that focus on safety and durability.
  • The program will be open to both BIFMA Members as well as non-member companies, with discounted pricing available to member companies.
  • Testing must be conducted in an ISO 17025 accredited test lab with the relevant BIFMA standard(s) in the Scope of Accreditation. The lab may be a 1st party (in-house) or 3rd party lab.
  • Test reports will be subject to random audits by BIFMA staff.
  • A company executive must sign a formal agreement with BIFMA to participate.
  • An aggregated product registry will list conforming products by manufacturer on a new website for market affirmation.
  • Participating manufacturers may use a trademarked “BIFMA Compliant” mark for their products and marketing materials.

Members of the BIFMA Marketing and Technical Committees are preparing for the program roll-out next year. These activities include: identifying and protecting the mark, creating usage guidelines, conducting pilot runs for the website registry, and working with legal counsel on manufacturer agreements.

BIFMA anticipates beginning to execute agreements in early 2020 and opening up the website registry for loading of compliant product information in mid-2020.

More details about the program will be available in the coming months.

For Technical questions please contact Dave Panning at dpanning@bifma.org.
For Marketing questions please contact Jennifer Wammack at jwammack@bifma.org.

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