In order to achieve Carbon Neutral accreditation from the Carbon Footprint Standard™ a company’s emissions assessments must meet a required criteria to recognised international methodologies.
CertiPUR is a registered trademark of EUROPUR. CertiPUR™ is a voluntary testing, analysis and certification programme for the environment, health and safety properties of polyurethane foam used in bedding and upholstered furniture applications. It identifies substances that may not be used in the production of polyurethane foams and sets stringent maximum limits for some components.
Foams that conform to CertiPUR are notably certified to be:
✓ Made without heavy metals such as mercury, lead, or cadmium
✓ Made without dyes that are carcinogenic or allergenic as described by EU legislation
✓Made without Phthalate plasticisers
✓Made without substances that cause cancer or may cause heritable genetic damage
✓Emitting low levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
The CertiPUR-US® name and logo are registered certification marks of Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam, Inc., a not-for-profit organization. CertiPUR-US certified foams are:
✓ Made without ozone depleters
✓ Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (”Tris”) flame retardants
✓ Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals
✓ Made without formaldehyde
✓ Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
✓ Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)
Fair Trade Certified™ is a global movement made up of a diverse network of producers, companies, consumers, advocates, and organizations putting people and planet first.
As the pioneer of forest certification, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) sets the standard for responsible forest stewardship. The organization’s policies unify a diverse set of stakeholders around common guidelines for forestry that are:
✓ Environmentally appropriate
✓ Socially beneficial
✓ Economically viable
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed by leading standard setters to define world-wide recognised requirements for organic textiles. From the harvesting of the raw materials, environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing to labelling, textiles certified to GOTS provide a credible assurance to the consumer.
Products that have achieved GREENGUARD Certification are scientifically proven to meet some of the world’s most rigorous third-party chemical emissions standards, helping to reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of chemical exposure.
The Made Safe Certified Non-Toxic seal is awarded to products that meet testing standards showing they do not contain a long list of ingredients and chemicals that are known, or suspected, to cause harm to human health. These chemicals include a variety of flame retardants that harm the endocrine system.
The NOMITE® mark is an anti-allergen standard that indicates that a product, such as down and feather bedding, is suitable for house dust mite allergy sufferers.
The Standard 100 label by Oeko-Tex indicates that a mattress underwent textile testing by a third-party lab for a variety of substances that may pose a threat to human health. Even non-fabric components that are sewn in, such as zippers and the thread used in stitching, must meet the standard’s requirements for a product to gain certification.
Products with the certification are tested for more than 350 substances, a list set by OEKO-TEX®, that include low thresholds for certain chemicals and compounds, such as mercury and formaldehyde.
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) compliance deals with the regulations that were created to improve the environment and protect human health. REACH addresses the risks associated with chemicals and promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances.
The Sustainable Furnishings Council (501c6) is a coalition of manufacturers, retailers and designers dedicated to raising awareness and expanding the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices across the home furnishings industry.
Traumpass is a quality seal used for bedding, sleeping bags and clothing that are filled with down and feathers. Products marked with this seal must be filled with down and feathers from the two highest classes l and ll in accordance with EN 12934.