level – BIFMA sustainability standard
level is the multi-attribute, sustainability standard and third-party certification program for the furniture industry. It has been created to deliver an open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment.
Taking into account a company’s social actions, energy usage, material selection and human and ecosystem health impacts, level addresses how a product is sustainable from multiple perspectives.
With level, customers can make informed choices about commercial furniture that exceed single attribute eco-certifications. The level brand identifies that a product has been vetted by an independent third party certifier and its numeric marking 1, 2, or 3 indicates what threshold of certification it has achieved.
A list of certified products and their ratings can be found on the level website at www.levelcertified.org/products.