Manufacturers that achieve Multi-attribute Sustainability Certification demonstrate marketplace leadership and a commitment to health and environmental stewardship. Customers use these voluntary, multi-attribute, lifecycle based environmental certifications to indicate that a product complies with stringent third party environmental performance standards. These standards set metrics for a host of environmental criteria, including energy reduction, waste diversion, recyclability and natural resource conservation.
UL’s multi-attribute Sustainability Certification indicates that a product meets stringent third-party environmental standards. Furniture manufacturers can utilize multi-attribute sustainability certification to demonstrate compliance with BIFMA's multi-attribute sustainability standard for the commercial furniture industry. BIFMA level is a point-based certification for commercial workstations, seating and casegoods. Products are evaluated in four categories – and each category contains prerequisites and credits for materials, energy and atmosphere; human and ecosystem health; and social responsibility. The certification has three levels of achievement based on the points a product accumulates during the certification process.
Compliance with stringent third party environmental performance standards. UL offers Multi-attribute Sustainability Certification for the following industries:
UL is also proud to be an approved certifying body for the following industry certification programs:
Multi-attribute Sustainability Certification communicate a product's environmental performance throughout its lifecycle, enabling purchasers to identify holistically greener products that have been evaluated and substantiated by a trusted third party. UL's proven technical and scientific expertise affords manufacturers the ability to establish trust and build confidence with their customers -- a clear competitive advantage in a marketplace riddled with confusion and mistrust over green claims.
Multi-attribute sustainability certification communicates a product's environmental performance throughout its entire lifecycle. UL's proven technical and scientific expertise affords manufacturers the ability to establish trust and build confidence with their customers – a clear competitive advantage in a marketplace riddled with confusion and mistrust over green claims.
Provides a detailed disclosure of product impacts as defined by the relevant product category rule.
For more information on UL's Multi-attribute sustainability certification services, please contact us at +1.888.485.4733.