Wieland’s policies, including maintaining BIFMA Level and GREENGUARD certification also involve resourcing, continued recycling and enhancing existing internal processes. Compliance with the latest environmental laws and regulations is a natural by-product of our long-term commitment to our customers. We actively seek to conserve, recycle, and act with respect toward our environment.
- 100% of steel, foam, wood, plastic, and corrugated packaging used is recyclable
- 90% of the fabrics we offer are environmentally-conscious products
- 70% of supplies come from within a 500 mile radius of NW Ohio and NE Indiana
- All furniture is designed to be easily renewed as part of our commitment to maximize the useful life of the product
We offer a full line of products that are free of potentially hazardous chemicals. Our goal is to make it easier for Hospitals to specify furniture meeting the Healthy Interiors goal of the Safer Chemicals Challenge. Wieland is pleased to note that all of the seating products are free of flame retardants, are GreenGuard® certified, meet PFC (stain repellent) guidance, are PVC-free and comply with UL 2818, ANSI/BIFMAX7.1-2011 and ANSI/BIFMA e3-2014e Credit 7.6.1. Exceptions to the above are customer specified items such as Fabrics, Thermoform options, or requirements for CA TB133.
For more information on Healthier Hospitals safer Chemical Challenge, please visit the list of manufacturers for manufacturers that meet the established goals and a background on the initiative.
Use the products guide below to identify which Wieland products meet the the goals of Healthier Hospitals.
What is BIFMA e3 Level® and
This BIFMA e3 Level is a multi-attributed, multi-faceted approach to sustainable manufacturing for the furniture industry. Based on the BIFMA e3-Furniture Sustainability Standard, LEVEL is a third-party certification program that provides manufacturers with valuable feedback for evaluating the environmental, human, and social impacts of their furniture products for manufacturing, facility, and organization. For more information or to comment on the standard, visit levelcertified.org. View Wieland’s BIFMA Level Products
Under the LEVEL certification program. products and processes are evaluated based on four performance criteria:
- Use of Energy
- Atmosphere and Ecosystem Health
- Social Responsibility
GREENGUARD® Certification ensures that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is closely tied to health, it’s an important concern in homes, schools, healthcare environments and commercial spaces. VOC emissions from building materials and furnishings is a major source of indoor air pollution. GREENGUARD 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. Find all the Wieland certified products at UL Spot™.
The Re-Purpose and Re-Use Plan
This 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.
60% of our products are greenguard certified just look for the greenguard logo:
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