Sustainability with Reduced Environmental Impact

What does level® certification mean? A third-party certification processes that verifies Jasper Desk has met or excededthe requirements of the current ANSI/BIFMA e-3 Furniture Sustainability Standard in the areas of organization, facility and product. We are currently at level® 1. Scientific Certification Systems, a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, performed our certification.

Based on environmental and social criteria set forth in the standard, a product’s entire supply chain is assessed. Certification assessment includes an evaluation of specific corporate policies and guidelines, plus an assessment of associated manufacturing facilities. Products must meet quantifiable milestones of environmental and social performance at every step of development.

The quantifiable assessment addresses four categories:

  • Material use
  • Energy/atmosphere impacts
  • Human/ecosystem health
  • Social responsibility

The criteria under consideration in these categories may include:

  • Reduction and elimination of chemicals of concern
  • Low emitting furniture
  • Recycled content
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Solid waste/water management
  • Efficient use of materials
  • Rapidly renewable materials
  • Greenhouses gases
  • Embodied energy
  • Social responsibility reporting
  • Supply chain
  • Employee health/safety
  • Community outreach/involvement

Find more information at levelcertified.org.

For more information about SCS, visit scscertified.org.