Stance Behavioral Health guides its journey toward sustainability by utilizing a Triple Bottom Line approach that strives for the following outcomes:
Stance is committed to exceeding compliance with environmental regulations through continuous improvement and pollution prevention practices. Our energy policy encourages the minimization of greenhouse gas and carbon footprint through the implementation of energy conservation and efficiency improvements. Our aim is to reduce impacts to human and ecosystem health by proper tracking, evaluation, and control of chemicals of concern in all of our processes. Stance is committed to openly communicating its environmental policy to inform stakeholders about our environmental values.
All Stance Healthcare seating products have been level® certified to conform to the BIFMA e3 Furniture Sustainability Standard. BIFMA International is the recognized leader in developing standards for the North American office and institutional furniture industry.
Besides addressing indoor air quality, level is a multi-attribute standard that encompasses a broad range of sustainability aspects such as corporate and social responsibility, community outreach, health & safety, energy usage, raw material selection and overall environmental stewardship.
Committed to continuous improvement in furniture sustainability, Stance Healthcare voluntarily participates to have their products undergo rigorous volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions testing through the MAS Certified Green® program.
The drive behind emission testing is to limit the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released into indoor environments. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.
Being Certified Green® is confirmation that Stance Healthcare furniture has been thoughtfully designed and manufactured to dramatically lower chemical emissions released into the indoor healthcare environment.