Grand Rapids, MI – BIFMA International, the non-profit business and institutional furniture manufacturers trade association announces the launch of the much-anticipated BIFMA Compliant product registry.
BIFMA Compliant is an industry-wide registry of furniture products conforming to BIFMA safety and durability standards. Compliant provides clarity to the market by differentiating products that meet established industry standards.
With an array of options available on the market today and recognizing that individuals and organizations are now outfitting home office environments, BIFMA seeks to help all consumers make confident furniture buying decisions. The registry is a resource for both specifiers and buyers to quickly identify quality products that comply with safety and durability standards.
BIFMA, an ANSI-accredited standards developer, worked with members and stakeholders for nearly three years to develop and implement this program which is open to all furniture manufacturers who elect to participate. Access to view products in the registry is available at www.bifma.org free of charge.
“BIFMA Compliant was developed in response to a growing market need for greater clarity,” said BIFMA President and CEO Deirdre Jimenez AIA, NCIDQ. “The design community who specifies furniture and the customers who buy furniture have both expressed the need to more readily identify products they trust– products that will be safe and will perform. With the increased need to work remotely, the application of this resource is even more timely. BIFMA Compliant is available to the public, both commercial customers and residential consumers.”
“Products in the registry must be tested in an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited test lab with the ANSI/BIFMA standards listed in the test lab’s Scope of Accreditation. In addition, products are subjected to test report audits,” adds BIFMA Technical Director of Safety and Performance Dave Panning. “BIFMA Compliant is a valuable resource providing the necessary information to differentiate product safety and performance.”
The new BIFMA Compliant program complements the existing LEVEL Sustainability program and further establishes BIFMA as the resource for the furniture industry. Both registries run on an ecomedes platform designed to optimize product purchasing.
For more information about the BIFMA Compliant program, to join or visit the registry, please visit www.bifma.org.
BIFMA is the non-profit trade association serving business and institutional furniture manufacturers. Since 1973, the organization has been the industry leader in developing furniture safety, durability, and sustainability standards that establish parameters for product performance. BIFMA educates the community on the proper use of these standards; hosts product registries to support customer buying confidence; publishes industry statistics; and advocates for regulatory conditions that enhance value and foster innovation.