Range of Seating Products Now Adhere to Sustainable Standard
(December 2014—Delanco, NJ)— Stylex has announced 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.
Stylex President John Golden explains, “We’re proud to have attained level® certification. level® speaks to the rigorous environmental and social standards we aspire to, and we’re excited to offer our customers proof of our commitment in this area.”
level® was designed to communicate the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment across many attributes and has become an internally 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, while “Social Responsibility” factors in not only health and safety concerns, but also accounts for labor and human rights.
Stylex products now carrying the level® Certification mark are: Insight, Robus, SAVA, Foundation, Mark 2, MG, Nestle, Paz, Share, Insight Wraparound, Foundation HC, Allround, Avo, Bounce, Brooks, Luna, Rhythm, Welcome and Zephyr.
Founded in 1956 by the Golden family, Stylex focuses its efforts on the modern office environment with careful consideration given to balancing aesthetics, value, ergonomics, and green technology. All Stylex products meet Greenguard Children and Schools and Indoor Air Quality certification, use 100% CFC-free foam and low or no VOC adhesives. For more information contact them at 800.257.5742 or visit them at www.stylexseating.com.