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Kwalu Receives SCS Global Services Highest Level of Indoor Air Quality Performance for Furniture

This Advantage Gold certification assures that furniture products support a healthy indoor environment by meeting strict chemical emission limits for volatile organic compounds.

Kwalu is pleased to announce that its seating, tables and casegoods have been certified to the most transparent Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) standard for furniture with SCS Indoor Advantage Gold. Indoor Advantage Gold certification is SCS Global Services’ highest level of indoor air quality performance for furniture. The certification assures that furniture products support a healthy indoor environment by meeting strict chemical emission limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). To be certified, products must be tested by independent labs for compliance with the ANSI/BIFMA X7.1, and either ANSI/BIFMA e.3 or CDPH/EHLB Standard Method V1-1 for VOC emissions of concerns.

Sustainability plays a key role in the design of our furniture. Kwalu can now use the Indoor Advantage Gold certification as a guide to further our efforts to become an even more environmentally sound company. Michael Zusman, CEO of Kwalu, states “Indoor air quality is critical to the well-being of a hospital’s guests, patients and caregivers. We want to help build healthier environments and make that value transparent to all.”

Achieving Advantage Gold certification is no surprise. Over the last decade, Kwalu has invested a number of resources in our sustainability journey, and now a third party has verified it. This certification is an acknowledgment of Kwalu’s environmentally-friendly policies and actions now and for many years to come.

Digital copies of the Advantage Gold Certification are posted on the Sustainability page of the Kwalu website, and additional information on the SCS website at

Kwalu is the leader in the design and manufacturing of healthcare furnishings including, seating, tables and casegoods and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Over 30 years of business experience has done little to dim our entrepreneurial spirit or our passion for innovation. It’s who we are and what we do. We take our role as corporate citizens seriously and have ensured that philanthropy and environmental stewardship are among the company’s essential cornerstones. From generation to generation – we’re doing everything we can to conserve natural resources and harness our ingenuity to guarantee a better tomorrow.

SCS Global Services has been a leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for nearly thirty years. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice.

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