Sustainability by USM

Sustainability has an infinite number of facets. Some of them are so light and fleeting that the term can almost appear empty. As an employer and office furniture manufacturer, USM on the other hand raises the claim to a substantial and particularly profound examination of this concept and its inherent issues. To the company, its own claim to sustainability permeating all major areas – from the working culture to the conditions of the production process and the use and/or flexible uses of its products until its eventual disposal – constitutes the central element of its identity. USM has explicitly expressed its commitment to sustainability and the economical use of energy, emissions, raw materials and production methods.

When looking at the issue of sustainability, the service life of USM products is by far the most important. A simple rule of thumb applies: the longer the product can be used, the more it corresponds to economic principles and the less it burdens the environment. In this sense, USM products prove virtually unrivaled in terms of sustainability. Their decades-long service lives are based on timeless design, durable materials, wear-resistant surfaces and a highly flexible, modular adaptability to changing conditions of use.

The brochure provided here for download explains the essential material and manufacturing concepts upon which all USM products are based. It highlights individual stages in the life cycle of the furniture up to its almost total recyclability and explains the criteria of the “Green Guard” certificate awarded to USM. This rigorous test program confirmed that the product lines USM Haller and USM Kitos only release extremely small amounts of chemical substances and pollutants, thus significantly reducing indoor air pollution and contributing to a healthier indoor environment.

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