BIFMA Certification

BIFMA Certification

Buyers of institutional & office furniture ask for BIFMA's sustainability certification program for furniture, as the benchmark of sustainability performance. Certification to BIFMA gives assurance to your customers that you are committed to environmental and social leadership practices throughout the product life cycle. SMC Global is a leading certifier of choice for furniture under BIFMA, and a trusted third-party auditor of environmental claims throughout the green building industry. SMC Certified brands are market leaders in furniture industry & customers have a faith on SMC’s BIFMA certification. Gain a competitive edge in the furniture market by demonstrating commitment to the quality, environment & performance – all these things can be achieved through BIFMA Certification.

BIFMA certification is a voluntary standard for office & institutional furniture manufacturers. This standard establishes measurable criteria for different levels of achievement and performance for manufacturers at different stages. Furniture manufacturers that achieve BIFMA certification demonstrate to the marketplace that their products, manufacturing facilities and company policies have met stringent third-party sustainability requirements.

SMC Provides BIFMA Product Safety and Performance testing services for following standards:
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 Office Seating
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  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.3 Vertical Files
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.4 Lounge and Public Seating
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.5 Desk Products
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.6 Panel Systems
  • ANSI/BIFMA X5.9 Storage
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  •     ANSI/BIFMA X5.11 Large Occupant Office Seating
  • ANSI/BIFMA X6.1 Educational Seating
  • ANSI/SOHO S6.5 Small Office/Home Office
  • ANSI/BIFMA M7.1 Standard Test Method for Determining VOC Emissions
  • ANSI/BIFMA X7.1 Standard for Formaldehyde and TVOC Emissions
  • ANSI/BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard
  • BIFMA HCF 8.1 - Healthcare Furniture Design - Guidelines for Cleanability
  • BIFMA G1 Ergonomics Guideline for Furniture
  • BIFMA Color - 2005 Color Measurement
  • BIFMA PCR for Seating: UNCPC 3811
  • BIFMA PCR for Storage: UNCPC 3812
  • BIFMA PD-1-2011 Mechanical Test Standards-Compiled Definitions
  • BIFMA Sustainability Guidelines for Office Furniture - 2005
  • BIFMA Tex4.1 - 2005 Woven Textile Characteristics
EUREP foreseed 3 conformity models
  • 1. Certification of individual farms
  • 2. Certification of PMO and Grower Cooperativies (GC) internal certification of farms
  • 3. Certification of company and national schemes.