The furniture industry has done a lot to become more environmentally and socially responsible over the years. The magnitude of the issues that confront the planet requires even more work to establish a sustainable way of living. BIFMA has developed standards that help office furniture manufacturers and suppliers ensure that their business practices promote good environmental, health, wellness, and social outcomes.
e3 Standard Support Tools
• A “TRACI Look-Up Tool" is available for sale from BIFMA. It is an Excel file that is useful for pursuing credits in Section 7 of the standard and provides a quick way to determine if a chemical is listed in the standard.
BIFMA is actively creating product category rules (PCRs) for the furniture industry through an open development process engaging stakeholders from around the globe. These are the rules by which life cycle assessments (LCAs) should be performed in the office furniture industry and the resultant LCAs can be used to create environmental product declarations (EPDs) for publication and sharing with customers. Anyone interested in participating in this important work should contact Brad Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.