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Sustainability Design and Stewardship

We’ve built a company culture of environmental caring. We are going beyond the basic to respect and protect the environment. Our commitment includes responsible sourcing, conserving, recycling and continually enhancing internal processes. Its part of our long-term commitment to our employees, community, customers as well as future generations.

Sauder® Worship Seating products maintain multiple environmental certifications, download the Products Certification Guide to learn more.

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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.

Sauder Worship Seating has long been an advocate of designing and building environmentally responsible seating products. Many Sauder Worship Seating products have received GREENGUARD® certification. 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 also 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.

BIFMA E3 Level®

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 Worship Seating certified products.

Under the LEVEL certification program, Sauder Worship Seating products and processes are evaluated based on four performance criteria:

  • Materials
  • Use of Energy
  • Atmosphere and Ecosystem Health
  • Social Responsibility

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