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Awards & Nominations

What motivates uma? First of all, we are motivated by our customers that we are pleased to inspire with innovative and high qualitative products. Making the world of promotional ballpoint pens more responsible from a social and ecological point of view - that is also our goal. Receiving an award for this would be a further confirmation that we are on the right course.

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Sustainabilty Awards 2018

In the truest sense of the word 'sustainable', we have presented ourselves at the Sustain-ability Awards for the 4th year in succession. Once again, the result in 2018 is a memora-ble one. Nominated right away in 3 categories, we were awarded 2nd place in the “Social Excellence 2018” category. The jury praised our social commitment towards the men and women who work for uma as well as the social projects associated with our business ac-tivities, facilitating an optimum balance between family life and the world of work in Fischerbach.
7 nominations in 4 years, 2 first places in the categories of “Sustainable Product 2017” and “Social Initiative 2015” and a 2nd place are encouragement enough to continue our efforts along these lines.

Learn more in umaSECRETS about how we live out our CSR and sustainability. You can become part of our philosophy and discover sustainable products, social projects and the protection of a sustainable supply chain.

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uma wins PSI Sustainability Award 2017

With its RECYCLED PET PEN, uma has demonstrated that the end of the plastic bottle does not have to be The End. Old PET bottles are collected, washed and shredded. Then the resultant raw material is melted to form a granulate and is cast into moulds. This enables a 0.5 litre PET bottle to be turned into a uma RECYCLED PET PEN: robust, durable and attractive.

With this effective form of 'upcycling', the writing implement specialist from the Black Forest has not only demonstrated its innovative powers convincingly. It has also set an example in sustainability that others would do well to emulate. For this, uma was presented with the Sustainability Award 2017 in the category of Sustainable Writing Instruments.

The wording of this testimonial reads as follows: “A successful concept, in particular in terms of the communication concept together with Bionade and the regional identity of the product. A success story”! For more information, please visit and


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PSI Sustainability Award 2015 – Social Initiative

With the initiative series 'uma assumes responsibility' we received an award in the 'Social Initiative 2015' category. Specifically for supporting a supermarket in a rural area with the provision of everyday goods, for providing support to social facilities through the Fritz-Ullmann foundation, as the project "senior-friendly living" in Fischerbach, and other social associations. This commitment convinced the jury.


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Promotional Gift Award 2015

A multi-member jury chose us and our INLAY CI as the finalist for the Promotional Gift Award 2015. Among several hundred submissions, INLAY CI was able to assert itself against its competitors and has been added to the list of winners.

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PSI Sustainability Award 2015 – Environment Initiative – Nomination

In the category 'Environment Initiative', attention is paid to the extent to which companies implement environmental protection measures. At uma this commitment takes numerous different forms: CO2-neutral printing, climate efficient building technology and PEFC-approved products made from wood, just to name a few. Besides, with the participation in the project 'Energy for the citizens of Fischerbach", uma has set itself the long-term aim to achieve climate objectives and to conserve resources.

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PSI Sustainability Award 2015 – Social Excellence – Nomination

The category "Social Excellence" regards the working conditions of companies at their production sites. In this respect, uma attaches great importance to faire, equitable and sane working conditions, an aspect for which the company has also been certified.

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