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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.



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

Intertek Clean Air Certification

Intertek’s Clean Air program independently tests and certifies products to regulated sustainability initiatives including BIFMA e3, California CDPH, LEED, and WELL.

Accepted by USGBC for LEED v4 EQ Credit Low-Emitting Materials, Intertek’s Clean Air certification program utilizes an expert team of chemists and globally recognized ISO 17025 accredited labs to test products for VOC emission compliance. Intertek’s proprietary program provides two classes of certification, Silver or Gold, along with the use of the Intertek Clean Air label for product packaging and client marketing. 

View completed list of certified products and downloadable certificates

Benefits of Indoor Air Quality Certification:

  • Measure the environmental impact of product VOC emissions for Indoor Air Quality
  • Opportunity to benchmark product components to industry standards
  • Compliance to LEED EQ Low-Emitting Materials credit
  • Compliance to ANSI/ BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard credit 7.6 Low Emitting Furniture
  • Promote environmentally-friendly sustainable products in the marketplace

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