Articles in Sustainability
FIRA Standard - Remanufacturing
FIRA Standard which specifies the requirements for the remanufacture of office and contract furniture including seating, tables, desks and storage units
REACH Guide 2017 (Archived)
This guide is designed to give a general introduction to REACH awareness and user obligations.
Remanufacturing for the Circular Economy
Report summarising the finding of a project which compares the potential of remanufactured furniture versus brand new product, carried out in collaboration with Orangebox.
DecaBDE as a barrier to the Circular Economy
Whether an analysis of the impact of decaBDE being added to the UNEP POP list for the UK furniture industry is viable and what impact might there be on circular economy activities
Sustainable Forestry & PEFC scheme updates - January 2017
These are notes from a Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) workshop
Study into the Feasability of Benchmarking Carbon Footprints of Furniture Products 2011
This study shows that the carbon footprinting of products is a complex subject, with a number of difficulties that need to be overcome before the benchmarking of products can be adopted
Improved Performance for Businesses Implementing ISO 14001:2015
This article is a simple, beginners guide to performance measurement.
Introduction to REACH Regulations training
Recorded training session to give members of the Research Association a high level overview of REACH so they can understand where their responsibilities lay
Introduction to Biocidal Products Regulation training
Recorded training session to give high-level guidance on the EU Biocides Regulation (528/2012)
Introduction to EUTR training
This European Union Timber Regulation to help Members who first place timber or timber products onto the European Market to understand and fulfil their obligations
FIRA Guide to European Biocidal Products Regulations
This guide will help companies and their suppliers to comply with the obligations they may have under the Biocidal Products Regulations (B P R) Regulation (EU) 528/2012)
REACH - Guide to the Regulations
Introduction to REACH and substances which affect the furniture industry
Sustainability Hotspot Analysis for the Furniture Industry
The Furniture Industry Research Association 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.
Biomass Subsidies and their impact on the British Furniture Industry
This report focuses on the Renewables Obligation woody biomass subsidy and the detrimental effect it is having on British manufacturing. It has been commissioned by the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) on behalf of the furniture industry, the wood panel industry and the retail sector.
REACH Update July 2020 - SVHC
New substances added to the SVHC list