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Furniture Industry Sustainability Hotspot Analysis Report Published

Posted on 9th May, 2017

​FIRA has published a new report ‘Sustainability Hotspot Analysis for the Furniture Industry’, which is the second in a series of circular economy initiatives investigated by the Furniture Industry Research Association and presents the wide ranging aspects of a sustainability hotspot analysis by researching and contextualising the commercial, reputational and material source risks that exist within supply chains.

​UK REACH alignment after BREXIT

Posted on 18th April, 2017

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaced a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system.

BFM partner on Supportability project

Posted on 27th March, 2017

The projects core aim is to provide resources that will enable a whole SME sector, namely Furniture, to embrace the relevant policies and ensure that people living with disability can secure long-term employment in an industrial sector, through its SMEs being able to supply the support they require.

​FIRA International invests in customer experience

Posted on 21st March, 2017

FIRA International has invested heavily in moving its Service Technicians web portal from a data centre to the cloud, utilising Amazon Web Services. The move enables some of the biggest furniture players, and their customers, to benefit from the latest software and data security, alongside enhanced reporting capabilities to identify trends and issues quicker, such as product or handling defects.