CEH Pledge: Healthier Furniture Without Harmful Chemicals

CEH has been leading the national effort to eliminate health threats from toxic chemicals that are used in almost all of our furniture. Many people have heard about “killer couches” that pose health threats to our children and families, but often people don’t realize that office furniture can also pose a significant health risk to America’s workers.

Getting Toxic Chemicals Out of Office Furniture

Now CEH has won commitments from major companies, including Salesforce, LinkedIn, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente and others to seek furniture without the five key chemicals of concern, including flame retardants, fluorinated stain treatments, antimicrobials, PVC, and formaldehyde (also known as the Hazardous Handful chemicals) for their massive furniture buying. The companies that have signed the CEH Purchaser’s Pledge collectively spend more than $154 million annually on furniture. When major companies make demands like this from their suppliers, the entire marketplace shifts to safer products without the Hazardous Handful chemicals. Our guide to healthier office furniture gives you and your workplace the tools you need to buy safer products.

Sign the CEH Pledge

Signers of the CEH Purchaser Pledge

  • Beautycounter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • City of Portland
  • City and County of San Francisco, Department of the Environment
  • GCI General Contractors
  • Genentech
  • Hackensack Meridian Health System
  • Harvard University
  • HDR Architecture
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LinkedIn Corporation
  • Multnomah County
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • New Resource Bank
  • Partners Healthcare System
  • Perkins + Will
  • PG&E
  • Salesforce
  • The Honest Company
  • Trillium Asset Management
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Yale University