Artiv workstations in red panels with Presa office chairs



For many of us, most of our time is spent indoors and this is a vital environment to our health and wellbeing. With rising pollution and airborne viruses, organisations have put more focus on understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors in order to reduce the risk of indoor health concerns.

Primary sources of indoor air pollutants. Sources of indoor air problems are often impossible to see, but the effects can show up immediately or years after exposure has occured. Indoor pollution sources that release gases or emissions into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems.

The type of emissions that can have an adverse effect on our health could be second hand smoke, mould, bacteria, carbon monoxide or solids or liquids that contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands from common household products such as paints, cleaning suppliers, building materials and furnishings, office equipments, plastics, paper and wood surfaces, glues and adhesives, markers, soaps and disinfectants and more. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants.

a person holding a checklist for SCS test certification

VOC tested and certified by SCS

We have taken care to design and test our furniture to be safe, and our entire range of Bristol collection is currently VOC tested and certified by SCS.

healthy environments for people to thrive

At Bristol, we want to ensure that our products elevate your workplace in aesthetics and productivity, and also creates healthy environments for people to thrive.

Swell lounge armchairs in a waiting area with planted wall

VOC tested for healthier indoor air quality

Bristol furniture products are certified to the most transparent indoor air quality (IAQ) standard for furniture and building materials. The SCS Indoor Advantage and Indoor Advantage Gold standard aligns ANSI/BIFMA M7.1 and X7.1, and CA 01350. It qualifies for many building rating systems, including LEED v4, BREEAM, and WELL Building.

Soul office chairs with Artiv meeting table in Power Leg option