Welcome to the Furniture Industry Research Association
Supporting the entire furniture supply chain
The Furniture Industry Research Association supports the entire furniture supply chain, across all sectors. Hundreds of members already benefit from access to unrivalled knowledge, helping to keep them informed and providing guidance on compliance.
Membership is open to all, with different types of membership for retailers, manufacturers and international organisations. By joining you will be supporting research and highlighting your company's commitment to raising standards across the furniture industry.
Further benefits include preferential rates on solutions offered by our service provider, FIRA International.
Quarter one summary of work for members
Recap on activities, including projects, standards and consultations
New Government consultation on packaging waste recycling notices
Consultation will impact organisations currently under the 1997 Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations
Quarterly Standards Update - March 2022
Latest comprehensive update is now available to all members, to help them ensure they are up-to-date
Consultation on restriction of Dechlorane Plus under the Stockholm Convention
Proposal for flame retardant Dechlorane Plus to be added to the list of restricted substances
Levelling Up the United Kingdom policy paper
The Research Association has reviewed the 16 page executive summary and highlighted some sections which members may benefit from.
Research Association publish new guide on sourcing products in the supply chain
Sourcing Furniture Products in the Supply Chain’ addresses all facets of supply chain, from responsible sourcing to creating technical files
New Approach …to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations
Fourth in a series of newsletters from OPSS is now available
Our Annual Review is now available
2021 activity review, and Chair, Brian Ahern looks to 2022
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Sourcing Furniture Products in the Supply Chain
Help with responsible sourcing through to creating technical files
Standards update report - December 2021
Updates across various furniture standards and the latest regarding the UK Flammability and REACH Regulations
Home Office Buyers Guide
To help individuals and companies select fit-for-purpose furniture and accessories to kit out the home office
REACH: Restricted Substances in Furniture - M3 Children's Furniture
Matrix showing the substance, restriction and test methods were available
Flammability Guidance for Contract Seating: Fire Safety of Office Work Chairs in Domestic Environmen...
In conjunction with Trading Standards, clarifies whether the FFFSR would fully apply in four scenarios
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Business support templates covering a broad range of topics including carbon footprinting (Scope 1&2), UKCA Marking, Biocides, Modern Slavery and more
Comprehensive database of all current standards, search by standard number or product type