A Holland-based office furniture manufacturer achieved a certification verifying the sustainability of its best-selling products.
Trendway, a portfolio company of Itasca, Illinois-based Fellowes Brands, said Thursday, April 14, its architectural products Trendwall and Volo Wall and systems products Capture, Choices, Instrinsic, Pack Storage, and Desking and Trig have earned LEVEL 2 sustainability certifications by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA).
“Successfully achieving the rigorous LEVEL 2 certification process exemplifies our continued commitment to providing customers with products that meet the most comprehensive, unbiased and transparent environmental, social and quality standards,” said Mark Rhoades, president of Trendway.
Earning the LEVEL mark is a result of completing a voluntary sustainability certification program in which third-party auditors measure a product and its producer against e3 Furniture Sustainability Standards that include environmental, health and wellness, and social impacts.
Developed by BIFMA with oversight by American National Standards Institute, the e3 Furniture Sustainability Standards measure attributes such as materials, chemicals, manufacturing processes, the well-being of people and organizational commitments.
The standard is applicable to all business and institutional furniture, including movable walls, systems furniture, desking systems, casegoods, tables, seating and accessories.