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The Level on BIFMA's Furniture Certification

June 30, 2009

Level is a comprehensive, multi-attribute, third-party certification with a wide range of credits in four main categories: materials; energy and atmosphere; human and ecosystem health; and social responsibility. The credits cover management and policy, measurement and reporting, and specific requirements for the product, manufacturing process, and facility. Each credit provides one or more points toward certification. After six prerequisites, products must achieve specific numbers of points to be certified at level 1, 2, or 3. Each level also requires that a certain number of those points be product-related; in all, 35 out of 90 available points count towards this requirement.