Intertek provides a number of certifications for textile products to assist retailers, brands and manufacturers demonstrate due-diligence when it comes to sustainability and environmental impact, through the certification of products, suppliers and systems.


Certification that drives environmental change

A surge of legislation, development of standards and consumer awareness has increased the need for companies to demonstrate innovation in design, transparency and reporting for their products and packaging. Intertek’s team of sustainability experts support companies as they navigate issues of compliance, efficiency and management in their sustainability efforts.

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Intertek’s furniture sustainability testing programs help showcase reduced negative environmental and social impacts while safeguarding economic growth.

To convey the product's environmental impact clearly, Intertek offers relevant, accurate, and transparent data.

By relying on third party testing, Intertek offers impartial verification of a product's performance and quality in accordance with applicable standards.

The following are some of Intertek's environmentally friendly furniture solutions. Intertek’s A2LA ISO 17025 accredited Grand Rapid’s laboratory frequently tests products in accordance with:


Standard for Formaldehyde & TVOC Emissions of Low-emitting Office Furniture and Seating


Standard Test Method for Determining VOC Emissions from Office Furniture Systems, Components, and Seating

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Standard Method v1.1 01350 (2010) Section 8

BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard Certification

Used in substantiating environmental claims

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This sustainability standard offers furniture manufacturers helpful feedback for assessing the effects of energy and water use on the environment, indoor air quality for the health of people and the environment, and social responsibility impacts, such as community involvement and assessment of supplier social responsibility.

Life Cycle Assessments (LCA)

Enables organizations to comprehend the environmental performance of their products in order to meet regulatory requirements and to address supply chain environmental impacts from interested parties


By identifying the energy and materials used, the wastes discharged into the environment, and the impacts of the product and process. The LCA impact data results provide the organization with the knowledge to lower its environmental impact in a sustainable way

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