Consumer Goods and Retail GS Mark
Getting GS Mark certification for furniture you want to sell in Europe can deliver significant benefits and give you a competitive edge.
Furniture retailers and consumers are increasingly demanding products that are proven to meet safety requirements, and to be of good quality. GS Mark certification enables your products to stand out from the crowd.
SGS is a notified body for GS Mark testing and certification, in Germany, and for GS Mark testing in China.
What is GS Mark Certification for Furniture?
Geprüfte Sicherheit (GS) means ‘safety tested’; and the GS Mark is a voluntary certification standard. It demonstrates that a product has achieved specific safety standards, and retailers and customers perceive it as a mark of quality, although it only measures safety.
The GS Mark is awarded by third-party organizations that have been accredited by German authorities to perform product testing and to certify compliance. Its requirements are more stringent than the EN standard, and also exceed the requirements of the mandatory CE marking. Manufacturers choosing GS Mark certification benefit from:
- Verifiable proof of product safety and compliance to GS Mark requirements
- Increased retailer and consumer confidence
- Improved marketability of products
What Furniture can SGS Test?
At our furniture testing laboratories in Germany and China we can test the widest range of domestic and commercial, indoor and outdoor furniture, including:
- Children’s furniture
- Office furniture
- Outdoor furniture
- Seating (including upholstered furniture) and tables
- Freestanding cabinets for kitchens, living areas and bathrooms
- Furniture for educational institutions
- Laboratory and workshop furniture
- Special furniture
To find out more about SGS’s GS Mark certification for furniture, contact your local office today.