Member Resources

Guides & Manuals

When our industry faces complex issues, AHFA often steps forward to create a roadmap its member companies can use to navigate the issue with confidence. From law label compliance to environmental management to responsible sourcing, AHFA has the guide or manual you need.

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Manual of Labeling Laws

This digest of U.S. and Canadian labeling laws is updated every other year by the International Sleep Products Association. It covers laws pertaining to bedding, upholstered furniture and other filled textile consumer products. Basic licensing, registration and labeling requirements are provided for each jurisdiction in the U.S. and Canada. Members may access the manual online at no charge. The cost is $395 for non-members.

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EFEC Environmental Management Manual

EFEC is a voluntary environmental management system created by AHFA in 1999 to help members develop and maintain strong, proactive environmental programs. EFEC stands for “Enhancing Furniture’s Environmental Culture.” The program remains as relevant today as when it was introduced two decades ago, providing a systematic approach for improving a company’s environmental performance and, in turn, its profitability.

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AHFA Environmental Guide

AHFA’s Environmental Guide contains nearly 300 pages of detailed information on environmental regulations and legislation of interest to the furniture and cabinet manufacturing industries. The guide also provides news and links to many additional websites with information and data for industry environmental professionals.

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Responsible Sourcing Manual

Released in 2012, the Responsible Sourcing Manual provides a step-by-step guide to establishing a corporate social responsibility program. The 28-page manual is relevant for any company that sources products or components outside the United States. Specific guidance is offered for complying with the Lacey Act, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and internationally recognized conventions on labor and human rights.

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