via seating tests its chairs & products following the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) standards. BIFMA’s mission is “to lead, advocate, inform and develop standards for the North American office and institutional furniture industry.” Every five years, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which oversees U.S. manufacturing integrity guidelines, reviews these guidelines.
via seating designs and manufactures all of its products in accordance with the ANSI/BIFMA standards.
99% of via seating Product is BIFMA LEVEL® 2 certified by Intertek, an independent testing laboratory. The only exception is ReGOLA panels, which are BIFMA LEVEL® 1 certified by Intertek.
LEVEL®, BIFMA’s sustainability certification program for furniture, certifications here.
All via seating manufactured products using in-stock fabrics meet the requirements of CAL-117. To specify a chair with TB-133 (fire-proofing), there may need to be an upholstered back shell added to the chair. via seating cannot determine the flame-retardant nature of COM/COL fabrics & leathers. More details here.
Healthier Hospitals (HH) makes it easier for hospitals to select furniture and materials that meet the Healthy Interiors goal of the Safer Chemicals Challenge.
What is the HH Healthy Interiors Goal?
The goal requires participating hospitals to ensure that 30 percent of the annual volume of furnishings and furniture purchases (based on cost) eliminate the use of formaldehyde, perfluorinated compounds, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), antimicrobials, and all flame retardants.
via seating seating solutions are featured on healthierhospitals.org as seating applicable to the HH Healthy Interiors Goal.
via seating follows the equal opportunity employer (EEO) laws and regulations during the sourcing, interviewing, hiring, training, reviewing, promoting, and firing processes. via seating treats all candidates and employees equally regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. via seating will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.