Sauder Education has long been an advocate of designing and building environmentally responsible seating and casegood products. The company continues to implement initiatives promoting environmentally responsible practices throughout the organization.
To further its commitment to environmental stewardship, Sauder Education is continually exploring creative, responsible ways to do business, so as to better preserve our natural resources and protect the environment for future generations.
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Re-Purpose & Re-Use
Re-Purpose & Re-Use Sauder Furniture
The Re-Purpose and Re-Use Plan provides customers with the opportunity to promote sustainable activity, contribute toward LEED certification, and divert furniture from landfills while offering aid to those in need worldwide. And Re-purposing often costs less than disposal. Learn more.
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI compliant. Products offered do comply with Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI.
BIFMA e3 Level®
What is BIFMA e3 LEVEL® Certification?
This certification is a multi-attributed, multi-faceted approach resulting in sustainable manufacturing within the furniture industry. Based on the BIFMA e3-Furniture Sustainability Standard, LEVEL is a third-party certification program. The program provides manufacturers with valuable feedback to better evaluate their impact on the environmental, and also on the human population. The program also helps manufacturers gain understanding on the social impact of their furniture products as well. The LEVEL takes into account the manufacturing, facility, and organization impacts at all levels before granting any certification. For more information or to comment on the standard, visit levelcertified.org, or see all the Sauder EDU certified products.
Under the LEVEL certification program, Sauder Education products and processes are evaluated based on four performance criteria:
- Use of Energy
- Atmosphere and Ecosystem Health
- Social Responsibility
Intertek Clean Air®
Intertek’s Clean Air Program Independently Tests and Certifies Products to Regulated Sustainability Initiatives Including BIFMA E3, California CDPH, LEED, and WELL.
Accepted by USGBC for LEED v4 EQ Credit Low-Emitting Materials, Intertek’s Clean Air certification program utilizes an expert team of chemists and globally recognized ISO 17025 accredited labs to test products for VOC emission compliance. Intertek’s proprietary program provides two classes of certification, Silver or Gold, along with the use of the Intertek Clean Air label for product packaging and client marketing. View completed list of certified products and downloadable certificates.
Benefits of Indoor Air Quality Certification:
- Measure the environmental impact of product VOC emissions for Indoor Air Quality
- Opportunity to benchmark product components to industry standards
- Compliance to LEED EQ Low-Emitting Materials credit
- Compliance to ANSI/ BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard credit 7.6 Low Emitting Furniture
- Promote environmentally-friendly sustainable products in the marketplace
Sauder Education has long been an advocate of designing and building environmentally responsible seating products. Many Sauder Education products have received GREENGUARD® certification, and we are continually working to achieve certification on every product. View complete list of our certified products and downloadable certificates.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is closely tied to health, it’s an important concern in homes, schools, healthcare environments and commercial spaces. Certification provides the market with solutions and resources to identify products with low chemical emissions, and provides manufacturers with credible tools to legitimize and promote their sustainability efforts.
GREENGUARD® Certification has been widely adopted as a trusted standard for low-emitting products. Our criteria have been the basis for the LEED credit for low emitting furniture since 2002. Learn more at GREENGUARD.ORG.