PEOPLE FIRST. ENVIRONMENT FIRST. OM SEATING ACHIEVES LEVEL® 2 CERTIFICATION
OM Seating announces it has been recognized with LEVEL®, BIFMA’s sustainability certification program for furniture. “OM has been a people-oriented, wellbeing-oriented business from our beginning. This past year our team committed the time and analysis required to earn certification, to earn recognition for the processes and systems we’ve had in place for years. The result of that teamwork was a LEVEL 2 recognition for all of our current and soon-to-be products, and, really, for our entire company: our culture and internal practices, our products, our facility, and the partners we do business with,” shares Wilson Chow, OM Seating President. LEVEL is an evaluation and certification system for environmentally preferable and socially responsible office furniture.
The program has three performance tiers: LEVEL 1, 2, and 3, with the higher numbers indicating that more criteria have been considered and met. Basic requirements are applied for all products in a category, then the evaluation considers corporate, facility, and product impacts across categories including Materials, Energy, Health, and Social. “Earning a 2 on our first attempt speaks to the level of effort we all invested in the process and also to OM’s long-standing policies and standards. We understand our responsibility to each other, to the earth, and to our designer-dealer partners who are looking for green-rated solutions,” shares John Bueno, Director of Plant Operations &
Senior Product Designer. With LEVEL®, material composition, life cycle analysis (LCA), recycled percentage composition, chemicals, and eco and human health impacts are accounted for. The
LEVEL® sustainability certification can account for more attributes than any other standard. The LEVEL certification program provides a clear and simple way to identify
products that are sustainable and responsibly produced. The products are assessed by independent third-party auditors according to standardized criteria and are periodically audited and/or re-certified. Specifiers can compare LEVEL-certified products easily and choose them with confidence.
About OM Seating
OM Seating is a national leader in mid-market seating solutions for small and large businesses, healthcare environments, educational and governmental institutions, various public and private
organizations, and anywhere work happens. Founded in 1986 on an egg ranch in San Marcos, CA, OM has grown from a regional provider of ergonomic task seating into a nationally
respected and sought-after source for seating to support today’s work spaces, wherever that may be. Developed by BIFMA, LEVEL is a voluntary certification program in which third-party auditors
measure a product and its producer against the ANSI/ BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard. The LEVEL program was created to provide the most comprehensive, unbiased and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of commercial furniture products. The LEVEL mark demonstrates that the product, the manufacturing facility, and the company responsible for the product brand, have all met the requirements for certification. Visit www.levelcertified.org for more information.
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