Stylex is proud to announce that its current seating portfolio has attained BIFMA level® certification. A transparent, multi-attribute, third-party certification program for the furniture industry, level® is similar in intention to the US Green Building Council’s LEED certification for the building industry. It was designed to communicate the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment across many attributes and has become an internationally accepted standard in North America, Europe and many parts of Asia. The program looks holistically at a manufacturer’s corporate responsibility policies, manufacturing facilities, and finished products.
There are four broad areas to a level® certification: Energy & Atmosphere, Materials, Human & Ecosystem Health, and Social Responsibility — each consisting of multiple sub-attributes. The “Materials” category, for example, includes assessments about climate neutrality, recycled content and water management, to name just a few, while “Social Responsibility” factors in not only health and safety concerns, but also accounts for labor and human rights. The Stylex products included in the analysis were Insight, Robus, SAVA, Foundation, Mark 2, MG, Nestle, Paz, Share, Insight Wraparound, Foundation HC, Allround, Avo, Bounce, Brooks, Luna, Rhythm, Welcome and Zephyr. Each now carries the level® Certification mark, so Stylex customers can sit with the knowledge that the company producing their chair has given fair consideration to the world we all inhabit.