What is BIFMA Certification?

To retain your office furniture year after year without any wear and tear obtain BIFMA Certification for your organization to increase the shelf life of your furniture. BIFMA Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association established in 1973, is the not-for-profit trade association developed by a joint committee of BIFMA by Unison process described by AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD INSTITUTE (ANSI). BIFMA Certification is a voluntary standard for business and institutional furniture manufacturers to administer and develop the furniture industry. It is generally engaged to lead, design, develop, advocate, advise and create models for the office and institutional furniture industry. The dependability and durability of office furniture keep offices running. BIFMA Certification addresses many things like Safety, Sustainability and social responsibility, Durability and strength, Recyclability and recycled content, Chemical content and emissions, Reliability, Overall quality, Flammability, electrical components, Material, and energy efficiency, environmentally conscious design, Waste and water management. Now, BIFMA certification is accepted as the parameter of furniture quality & safety that gives an effectual forum to achieve greater sustainability attributes. Manufacturers who receive the level certification mark are verifying that their policies and guidelines of providing the furniture world apply to BIFMA plans. A voluntary standardization of sustainable furniture and components are meeting the stringent requirements of the BIFMA standard. Organizations can choose the level of standard of BIFMA. By making a consistent improvement on their product an organization can also move their product to a higher level of conformance. BIFMA establishes certain furniture marks on the specific scale

• Materials

• Energy and Atmosphere

• Human and Ecosystem Health

• Social Responsibility

Benefits of BIFMA Certification

A high-quality and carefully tested furniture

Increases productivity

Promote a healthy work environment

Decreases work-related injuries

Cheap rate with best services

Internationally approved

Certified BIFMA Certification Video

Who can be certified BIFMA Certification?

Only products carrying the LEVEL name have been assessed by an independent third-party auditing firm accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).






Architectural Products

Document required for BIFMA Certification

  • System Manual
  • System Procedure
  • Policy
  • Objectives
  • Mission & Vision
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Checklist
  • Forms
  • Formats
  • Records

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

  • Organization’s size
  • Activities performed by the organization
  • Processes undertaken by the Organization
  • Products and services offered by the organization
  • The complexity of processes undertaken
  • Competence of persons involved

Role of Shamkris and Process of BIFMA Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Day 1

GAP Analysis, Certification Body, Selection, Cost Estimates

• Finding the GAP between existing system related to BIFMA requirements
• Selecting the appropriate certification Body
• Based on the scope of your business & certification Body you choose

Week 1

Developing Documents

• Management System Manual, Management System Procedures, Policy, Objectives, Forms etc.
• Review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Week 4

Implementing Management System

• BIFMA Awareness training for the top management and staff
• Implementing a well-documented management system throughout the organization

Week 8

Internal Audit

• Internal audits identifying nonconformities related to BIFMA requirements
• Management Review Meetings
• Corrective and Preventive Action plan for nonconformities

Week 10

Certification Body
N-C Closing

• Shamkris acts on your behalf and assists you in the third-party audit
• Closing of any nonconformities identified by the certification body

Week 12

Certification Body

• BIFMA certificates issued for 1 years

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

• Support of Yearly documentation for audit

Organizations with BIFMA Certification have gained the sustainability of their furniture for years and years by providing safety, durability, reliability, overall quality, flammability, and environmentally-conscious design and reduction in waste and water management.

ANSI/BIFMA put in place common standards for the industry and institutional furniture including Desk and table products meant for use in a commercial office environment. Testing facilities that the products comply with BIFMA protocols.

The cost of a BIFMA Certificate depends on the size of an organization and the type of products your organization wants to use.

The products are bifurcated into multiple levels of criteria of achievement and performance for manufacturers at different stages of their sustainability journey.