ORLEANS, IN – Paoli recently announced that BIFMA e3-2008 Sustainability Standard certification was received for seating and wood casegoods at level 1 and for laminate casegoods at level 2.
BIFMA level certifications for Paoli products means that production facilities, organizational policies and component materials of the products themselves meet all of the necessary qualifications to comply with the industry’s most comprehensive sustainability standard. Certification of Paoli products was performed by Scientific Certification Systems, the leading environmental certifier in the United States.
“We recognize that these certifications mark the progress in our sustainability journey,” says Kent Robbins, Paoli’s vice president of marketing. “Our focus remains with continuing to make improvements in processes and products that demonstrate our environmental commitment.”
Paoli’s NeoCon introductions are included, with level 1 certifications for Entrata, a reception and administrative workstation casegoods series; for Mingle veneer casegoods, a series of layered elements and executive modular furniture for private offices and team spaces for two, three or four members; 4 Square lounge seating, a collection offering a mix of wood and metal materials; and Svelte seating, executive and management seating with a thin profile. Mingle laminate casegoods received a level 2 certification.
About BIFMA and level
Established in 1973, the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) has a mission to lead, advocate, inform and develop standards for the office and institutional furniture industry. Most recently, BIFMA developed the e3-2008 Sustainability Standard, the first developed specifically for business and institutional furniture. For more information about the BIFMA level standard, visit www.levelcertified.org.
Specializing in office and contract furnishings, Paoli has been a manufacturer of fine wood furniture since 1926. An HNI company, Paoli’s mission is to create long-term product value while exceeding customer expectations. Key to the success of this mission is business simplification, continuous improvement, process and product innovation, and integrity. For more information about Paoli products with level certification, visit www.paoli.com, or call (800) 457-7415.