The Blue AngelThe Blue Angel (Blauer Engel) is the first and oldest environmental label worldwide for eco-friendly products and services. It promotes both environmental protection and consumer safety. Consequently certificates are only awarded to products and services that are ecologically sound from a comprehensive perspective.
GREENGUARD GoldThe internationally recognised label GREENGUARD was developed in 2001 by the 'GREENGUARD Environmental Institute'. Its aim is to protect human health and quality of life by reducing exposure to pollutants and improving indoor air conditions. GREENGUARD Gold-certified products can contribute to the environmental certification of buildings. Most Vitra products fulfil the requirements of this highest level of GREENGUARD certification.
GS seal (Tested Safety)The European GS seal is issued to products that fulfil product safety regulations based on national and international norms as well as current technical standards. It ascertains that a product will not cause any damage while being used and assesses whether its components pose any health hazards.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)LEED is an established green building evaluation system from the US for healthy, highly efficient and economical green buildings. Certification models with various levels, criteria and rating systems exist for different categories, such as indoor environmental quality, materials and resources, sustainable sites etc.
REACH, RoHS and TSCAThe European chemicals regulation REACH excludes child labour and promotes environmental protection. In support of these goals, Vitra sources its materials almost exclusively in Europe and subjects itself to testing by external institutes.RoHS stands for the 'Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment' and aims to protect human health and the environment through the avoidance of certain substances.The California regulation TSCA Title VI focuses on restricting the potentially hazardous gas formaldehyde in products that are purchased in California.
'Sicher mit System' (Systematic Safety)Vitra places the highest demands on every type of workplace in our company. The quality seal 'Sicher mit System' (systematic safety) awarded by the employers' liability insurance association attests to healthy and safe working conditions in all departments at all times.