FEMB level®

The European Office Furniture Federation’s Sustainability Certification Programme

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The FEMB “level” certification programme follows the experience gained by BIFMA in North America and proceeds along a similar path to provide a voluntary certification scheme for office furniture manufacturers. FEMB level is a pan-European certification scheme designed to deliver the most open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment.

As an accredited Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) for European Level (FEMB Level) certification for furniture products with local offices in Europe and around the world, SCS Global Services helps furniture manufacturers meet market requirements and create value through sustainability programs. Using local European auditors and customer service, SCS’ FEMB Level audits take a comprehensive sustainability approach and cover European requirements for Green Public Procurement and Circular Economy concepts.

For manufacturers, conformity to the FEMB standard will facilitate trade across geographic borders providing cost savings and reducing time and resources needed to respond to requests from different national markets. For customers, the FEMB standard and level certification will provide a reliable tool to compare the environmental and social impacts of furniture products coming from any country in Europe.

Why Choose SCS?

As a leading global auditing, certification and standards organization, SCS has been (and continues to be) involved in the development of the FEMB level standard since its inception. As part of our corporate expertise, SCS can offer combined FEMB Level and BIFMA e3 level certification solutions for companies in Europe and around the world.

SCS has demonstrated deep expertise in working with the global furniture industry on sustainability certifications as demonstrated by SCS having certified more furniture manufacturers to BIFMA level and FEMB level than any other CAB. In addition, SCS has local language auditing partners in many European countries and a customer service and response system unparalleled in the industry.

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  • FEMB Level is the first and only ISO 17065 accredited sustainability standard for furniture, which adds worldwide credibility and acceptance.
  • Provides a comprehensive review of European sustainability expectations for furniture and covers requirements for circular economy concepts.
  • Provides access to EU Green Public Procurement.
  • Facilitates trade across borders and standardizes criteria for furniture sustainability.

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