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WHO WE ARE

The Alliance for Flame Retardant Free Furniture in Europe

The Alliance for Flame Retardant Free Furniture in Europe gathers stakeholders ranging from environmental and health NGOs to industry, cancer organisations, fire fighters and labour unions. The Alliance shares and stresses the same concerns about the implications from the presence of harmful flame retardants chemicals in furniture products, and believes that more effective and less harmful ways to achieve fire safety exist and need to be evaluated.

SAFE FURNITURE 

The Alliance is strongly committed to end the use of flame retardants in furniture products and supports safer, alternative ways of minimising the risks for fire because long term exposure to hazardous chemicals poses a great threat to human health.

Increasing evidence shows that EU action in favour of FR free furniture is necessary to ensure protection of human health and the environment, without reducing fire safety.

ALLIANCE MEMBERS


The European Furniture Industries Confederation, EFIC
Representing the furniture industries in 12 European countries – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey, EFIC represents about the 70% of the total turnover of the furniture industries in Europe, a sector that employs about 1.1 million workers in close to 130.000 companies. For more information, visit efic.eu



The European Environmental Bureau, EEB
The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is Europe’s largest network of environmental citizens’ organisations with around 140 member organisations from more than 30 European countries, bringing together over 40 years of EU environmental policy expertise. For more information, visit eeb.org


European Bedding Industries’ Association, EBIA
EBIA represents EU national bedding federations regrouping the local mattresses & bed bases producers, three multinational groups and a select number of major suppliers to the industry. EBIA is the voice of the bedding industry towards the European authorities in matters related to environment, health and safety and defends the interests of its members at all relevant levels. For more information, please contact info@europeanbedding.eu



European Federation of Building and Woodworkers, EFBWW
EFBWW is the European Industry Federation for the construction industry, building materials industry, wood and furniture industry and forestry industry. Representing 2 million members through their 76 affiliated unions in 34 countries, EFBWW works for safe and healthy working conditions.* For more information, visit efbww.org


The Cancer Prevention and Education Society, CPES

The Cancer Prevention and Education Society is a science-based health and educational charity working to reduce the incidence of cancer and other illnesses by preventing human exposure to hazardous chemicals and other agents. For more information, visit cancerpreventionsociety.org



The European Fire Fighter Unions Alliance, EFFUA 
EFFUA is an international alliance of independent trade unions representing fire fighters in 12 European countries. EFFUA works towards creating a safer and better working
environment for fire fighters, and for high standards of firefighting professionalism in order to ensure community safety.* For more information, please contact info@effua.org


Zero Waste Europe, ZWE

ZWE is a European independent initiative bringing together organisations and municipalities committed to work to eliminate waste in Europe.* For more information, visit zerowasteeurope.eu.  


Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation, ECOS

With the support of over 40 environmental NGOs across Europe as members, ECOS is the only environmental organisation worldwide specialised in standardisation and technical product policies.* For more information, visit ecostandard.org



CHEM Trust
CHEM Trust is a charity that works at European, UK and International levels to prevent man-made chemicals from causing long term damage to wildlife or humans, by ensuring that chemicals which cause such harm are substituted with safer alternatives. For more information, visit chemtrust.org.uk

The Health and Environment Alliance, HEAL
HEAL is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the EU. With the support of more than 75 member organisations, HEAL brings independent expertise and evidence from the health community to different decision-making processes. For more information, visit env-health.org