March 23, 2021
Initially announced at Neocon 2019, the BIFMA Compliant Registry was released on March 1, 2021. As described in a press release from BIFMA, this 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.”
Why a product compliant registry?
As explained by BIFMA, “With an array of options available on the market today and recognizing that individuals and organizations are now outfitting home office environments, BIFMA wants to help 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.”
Work with UL to test your products for BIFMA Compliant Registry
UL is a leader in safety, performance and durability testing for all types of furniture. Our experienced team evaluates and tests in accordance to all ANSI/BIFMA mechanical standards.
UL is an active BIFMA member and has multiple ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories globally. Our furniture testing services help furniture manufacturers comply with the requirements need to get the in the BIFMA Compliant registry.
The new BIFMA Conformance program complements the existing LEVEL® sustainability program, in which UL is an approved certification body.
The BIFMA Compliant registry is equally accessible to both BIFMA member and non-BIFMA member companies worldwide.
BIFMA LEVEL Certification
UL is an approved certification body for the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association’s (BIFMA) LEVEL® certification, providing manufacturers with third-party certification of their sustainable products.
FEMB Level Certification
UL is an accredited third-party certification body for the European Office Furniture Federation (FEMB) level certification, which helps furniture manufacturers demonstrate product sustainability.