Golden M is the quality mark of the German Furniture Quality Assurance Association (Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel – DGM) which is part of the German Quality Assurance Association RAL.

The quality assurance, founded in 1973, follows RAL-GZ 430 (“General quality assurance and test criteria for furniture”) and focuses during furniture testing on stability, service durability and meeting of limit values for  health-hazarduous substances (formaldehyde, residues of solvents etc.), volatile compounds (alkanes, esters, terpene, ketones, hydrocarbones etc.) and biocides, CFC, flame retardents and heavy metals.

Das Goldene M ist das Prüfsiegel der Deutschen Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. (DGM) unter dem Dachverband RAL – Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V.


DGM emissions label for furniture

In 2015 DGM developed DGM emissions label for furniture in cooperation with leading testing laboratories, German Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) and DIN Consumer Council  (DIN Verbraucherrat). It is first emissions label only for furniture. Further infos and details about the label


DGM label for boxspring bed

In early 2017 DGM label for boxspring beds was added to RAL-GZ 430 as definition and requirements for qualitative boxspring beds were missing on the market.

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For Golden M requirements the following products can be tested by eco-INSTITUT*:
  • Bath furniture
  • Kitchen furniture
  • Bed room furniture
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Furniture for children
  • Youth furniture
  • School furniture

*Please note: Golden M label is not awarded by eco-INSTITUT itself. eco-INSTITUT is DGM-approved testing lab for performing tests following the general quality and testing regulation for furniture (RAL-GZ 430).



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