About Us // AFRDI Certification
As Workspace continues to grow and evolve, having up to date knowledge and capabilities assists Workspace to continue to work towards meeting its vision, mission and objectives in regards to our certification practices. Our approach to continuous improvement is paramount as it compliments other certification programs like Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC ®)-Chain of Custody, EcoVadis & Australian Made. We truly believe this commitment further adds value to our people and customers.
The Australasian Furnishing Research and Development Institute (AFRDI) is an independent not-for-profit technical organisation providing standards, testing, product certification and research for buyers and sellers of furniture. Workspace is proud to have achieved our certification for ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems & ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management Systems. Workspace maintains this status for over 10 years as well as becoming Platinum members to Furntech. The purpose of testing and certification is to ensure that products are not only safe, but that they will last, thus contributing to sustainability, and minimising use of the earth’s resources.
Many Workspace products are Blue and/or Green Tick certified. The Blue Tick certifies products which meet certain standards to AFRDI’s satisfaction. The assessment of the products is based on the results of performance, function and safety tests, coupled with an evaluation of the quality and finish of a representative sample of product. Green Tick refers to the ethical sourcing of raw materials, responsible use of water and energy, waste minimization and, through better furniture design, the efficient use of raw materials – by extending a product’s working life and its recyclability.
Click here to see our AFRDI Blue and Green tick products.