At Via Seating, we understand that great chairs are consciously designed & tested from conception through the products natural end of life.
At Via Seating, we understand that great chairs are consciously built. This is at the forefront of our minds from the design phase to a chair’s end of life. Throughout the chair production process, we are consistently reducing green house gas emissions, reducing water use and reducing solid waste. We use materials that are environmentally-friendly and safe for use. Our result is safe and sustainable, great chairs.
Limited Water Usage
Water is a precious commodity for everyone, especially in the high desert valley surrounding Sparks, Nevada—our home base. With this in mind, we figured out how to eliminate all H2O beyond the measured amount we use to steam wrinkles out of the final, upholstered product.
Use of Recyclable Materials
We intentionally use products, which are highly recyclable in nature. This includes those that contain all or majority aluminum, steel, polyurethane and nylon. This also includes our shipping materials: corrugated cardboard and a polyethylene bag.
Safe Product Usage
We at Via Seating are committed to using products that are safe for the environment as well as the individuals who use them. As a standard practice in our DfE program, we work consistently to identify hazardous chemicals and eliminate them from our products.
Hazardous chemicals we do not use in Via Seating products include:
Ozone depleting chemicals
PBDE fire retardants
Our in-house design team who crafts & tests our seating internally or in collaboration with external product designers.
All Via Seating products follow the Design for the Environment (DfE) design approach ». During this process, all components are screened to identify and assess the human and ecosystem health impacts of chemicals of concern. We screen all product components to the ANSI/BIFMA e3-2019 Annex B- List of Chemicals of Concern and the California Proposition 65 List.
Our products are annually assessed by a 3rd party team of chemists & globally-recognized ISO 17025 accredited lab. They are rigorously tested for conformance to ANSI/BIFMA e3 standard credits 7.6.1, 7.6.2 and/or credit 7.6.3 as well as conference to low-emitting materials. Prior to product launch, every product is continuously developed testing its functionality & durability within Via Seating’s ISO 17025:2017 accredited lab ».
99% of Via Seating product is BIFMA LEVEL® 2 certified & CLEAN AIR GOLD certified by Intertek, an independent testing laboratory. LEVEL® is BIFMA’s sustainability certification program for furniture.
Explore our certifications:
Accessing Via Seating’s product certifications by series is simple. Select the product or series you’re looking for from products here ». You can toggle between Indoor & Outdoor series on that page. Click Sustainability once on that series page from the top drop down menu. Click Certifications from that section & then select the certification you wish to download or view.
All Via Seating products are BIFMA LEVEL® certified. LEVEL® is an evaluation and certification system for environmentally-preferable and socially-responsible office furniture. 3rd party certification is achieved by conformance to a multi-attribute standard created by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association (BIFMA) that evaluates product impacts across categories including Materials, Energy, Human Health and Social Responsibility.
Via Seating products qualify for various sustainably minded evaluation system point contributions, including: