What Is BIFMA Certificate?
BIFMA stands for business and institutional furniture’s manufacturers association. BIFMA was founded in 1973 in order to develop standards for institutional or office furniture’s. These standards are accepted and implemented worldwide by most of the big furniture giants. This organization is made to develop standards for furniture quality & safety worldwide.
Big companies dealing in manufacturing of institutional or office furniture apply for BIFMA certificate which ensures that the furniture manufactured by the company is of good quality, safe to use and comply with all BIFMA standards.
BIFMA certificate is given to a furniture manufacturing company after testing and inspecting the quality of their furniture. If the quality of the furniture is up to the mark and meets all the standards developed by BIFMA, company is rewarded with BIFMA certificate.
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Role of Business and Institutional Furniture’s Manufacturers Association
There are different roles performed by BIFMA –
BIFMA develops, maintains and publishes standards for institutional or office furniture as well as safety. It ensures good quality furniture and safety worldwide.
BIFMA participates in the formation of international furniture product standards.
BIFMA educates the customers by telling them the significance of standards.
BIFMA is created to save the human as well as environmental health from the impact of bad quality furniture products.
BIFMA role is to create the value of furniture in the market and ensuring that every customer should buy good quality and safe furniture products.
BIFMA educates legislative bodies & regulatory agencies about the concerns raised by the members.
BIFMA communicate & coordinate with related trade groups like AHFA, CPA & KCMA in order to promote shared concerns.
BIFMA communicate with different customer groups such as ASID, IFMA, IIDA etc. and tell them the importance of complying with the standards by educating them.
BIFMA discuss the developed standards with international trade groups like ISO and FEMB and send delegations to these groups too.
BIFMA hosts leadership conference annually for senior level management personnel’s to discuss about furniture industry.
BIFMA members list
There are many members of BIFMA and the list is continuously increasing day by day. To see the BIFMA members list, kindly follow the link below –https://www.bifma.org/page/MembersList
Levels of BIFMA certification
BIFMA established certain criteria for the companies involved in manufacturing institutional or office furniture’s to mark them on a specific scale on the basis of their performance in these 4 areas –
- Energy & atmosphere
- Human & ecosystem health
- Social responsibility
Every furniture manufacturer receives points from BIFMA in these 4 areas on the basis of manufacturing facility and organization as a whole. Based on total points, manufacturer will earn one of the three levels of certification –
- 32-44 points – Level 1 certification
- 45-62 points – Level 2 certification
- 63-100 points – Level 3 certification
Benefits of BIFMA Certification
The benefits of BIFM certificate are as follows –
- It helps in establishing your leadership status in institutional or office furniture industry.
- It helps in establishing platform for continuous development
- It ensures that your furniture is of good quality & safe for use.
- It guarantees that the furniture is tested and has no impact on human’s & environmental health.
- It helps you in meeting state and federal necessities of procurement.
- It helps in achieving every furniture manufacturing company’s main goal i.e. manufacturing good quality furniture products.
- It will help in increasing the sales of your furniture product as well as grow your client base.
How Finacbooks helps to get BIFMA Certification in India?
Finacbooks is a leading Indian platform with more than 10 years of experience in helping organizations manufacturing institutional or office furniture by providing them BIFMA certificate. We will guide you through the entire process to get BIFMA certificate at an affordable price. To avail the best deals on BIFMA Certification in India, kindly call us at 8800221252 or you can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org