Furniture is often composed of many different types of materials. These may include wood, wood fibre boards, metals, plastics, leather/skins, padding materials, textiles and glass. Many materials and treatments contain substances that are hazardous to the environment or health, or which entail substantial chemical use or emissions during production. Furniture with a short service life burdens the environment because it is thrown away after a short period of time and then must be replaced.

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Quality assurance proceduresCoreQualification requirementFurniture
Surface treatment of wood, plastic and/or metalCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Surface treatment of wood, plastic and/or metalAdvancedTechnical specificationFurniture
Surface treatment of wood, plastic and/or metalSpearheadAward criteriaFurniture
Glues used in the manufacture of furnitureCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Plastic labellingCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Content of plasticsCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Content of plasticsAdvancedAward criteriaFurniture
Padding materialsCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Padding materialsAdvancedAward criteriaFurniture
Formaldehyde in wood-based panelsCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Formaldehyde in wood-based panelsAdvancedAward criteriaFurniture
Colouring agents in furniture textilesCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Water repellent treatmentsCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Water repellent treatmentsAdvancedTechnical specificationFurniture
Formaldehyde in furniture textilesCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
Formaldehyde in furniture textilesAdvancedTechnical specificationFurniture
Antimicrobial functionAdvancedTechnical specificationFurniture
Metal contents in pre-treated leather and skinsCoreTechnical specificationFurniture
The product's climate impactSpearheadAward criteriaFurniture
Availability of spare partsCoreSpecial contract termsFurniture
Requirements under the ILO core conventionsCoreSpecial contract termsFurniture
Sustainable supply chainsAdvancedSpecial contract termsFurniture
Forest raw materials - requirement for legal originCoreSpecial contract termsFurniture

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