Seating Inc. working toward BIFMA Level 1 Certification for Sustainability.
The purpose of the LEVELS program is to provide a measurable, market based definition about what "green" really is. Levels is a fair certification which addresses materials, energy and atmosphere, human and ecosystem health, and social responsibility, and how these things affect the organization, facility, and products of the company seeking certification.
Seating Inc. is working on a Level 1 Certification, which requires third party verification, and we are expecting to have that early in 2014.
To learn ore about the Levels program, visit www.levelcertified.org.
Since we built our first custom chair over 20 years ago, Seating Incorporated has made every effort to be a responsible corporate citizen. As the importance of a healthy workplace and a clean global environment has grown, so has our commitment to manufacturing “green” office seating products.
Seating Green chairs have all been tested by MAS labs. These products were tested according to the BIFMA Standard X7.1-2005 to meet low emissions standards. These products can enable projects to qualify for LEED credits. For more information on the testing methods and certification criteria for Certified Green, visit www.mascertifiedgreen.com
To view our Certified Green Certificate, click here.
Seating Inc. employs smart, streamlined practices to enhance product sustainability and minimize impact on the environment. Our “thoughtful manufacturing” philosophy uses the highest quality materials and components from trusted local sources to limit transportation impacts. Comprehensive waste prevention and recycling programs promote intelligent use and disposal of all materials.
We also take pride in offering a full range of “Seating Green” products. Each model is certified to support health and environmental initiatives while providing unmatched comfort and performance. Every Seating Inc. product is certified green.
Seating Inc. will continue to explore ways to produce environmentally - responsible products that support a healthier workplace and a cleaner world — now and for future generations.
We have updated and retooled the insulation, electrical, and HVAC systems in our factory to significantly reduce energy consumption and waste.
Seating Inc. chairs have extended product lifecycles and pass stringent ANSI/BIFMA Furniture Emissions Standards to protect indoor air quality.
Our waste prevention and recycling programs optimize use of resources and limit waste processing impacts on the local community.
Our shipping boxes are 100% recyclable.
We purchase 90% of product materials and components within a 500-mile radius of our factory, limiting transport vehicle fuel consumption and emissions.
Custom product construction by skilled teams eliminates the use of assembly lines and large machinery, keeping factory emissions low.