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uma wins again! And belongs to the TOP 100 innovators in 2022!

We have won the title of Top Innovator for the third time. As the world's leading manufacturer of writing instruments, we inspire with our extraordinary, innovative and sustainable promotional writing instruments. Through continuous further development, we prove time and again that there are no limits when it comes to sustainability. Our particularly sustainable corporate philosophy is also reflected in our RECYCLED PET PEN PRO ocean model. With this writing instrument, we combine not only ecological but also social sustainability with our innovative strength!

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2024 German Design Award – Nominee

Our RECYCLED PET PEN PRO ocean model impressed the jury and is one of the winners of the German Design Awards 2024.

The aim of this award is to recognise cross-industry designs that not only look good, but also inspire and guide others. We are writing lasting history in a unique design with this range of writing instruments in a palette of pastel shades.

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2023 German Design Award – Nominee

We are pleased to inform you that the uma RECYCLED PET PEN ALUMA has been nominated for the German Innovation Award 2024. This award honours products, projects and ground-breaking achievements that sustainably improve life through innovation and progress. With the uma ALUMA, we were not only able to increase the degree of sustainability by using two different materials, but also to minimise the certified production processes and the CO2 footprint, this guarantees sustainable, responsible writing and advertising.

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2023 German Design Award – Nominee

Delicate mesh structure, filigree and intriguing: we were singled out for the excellent design of our MESH. We are delighted to be nominated for the German Design Award for the first time. Like a high-end chronograph, the MESH combines functionality with design. The barrel of the writing instrument is encased in a mesh band in which fine metal threads are ingeniously woven into tiny meshes. This nomination is a testament to our continued development of innovative and aesthetically pleasing products.

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uma wins again! And belongs to the TOP 100 innovators in 2022!

In an independent selection process, we were able to convince the jury with our particular innovation successes and our innovative overall business processes. "uma has established itself in the field of promotional writing instruments, especially through the use of alternative, sustainable raw materials, and is setting trends," said the jury.

With the rPET writing instrument series, which is manufactured entirely in Europe in a climate-neutral manner, we are one of the first and currently the only writing instrument manufacturers to use this material. Building on the success of the series, the further development and addition of elegant metal applications will follow in 2022.

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Awarded sustainable innovation – uma wins German Innovation Award in Gold

The German Design Council has presented companies with the German Innovation Award for the fourth time now. This prize by the renowned institution, which is awarded annually, recognises meaningful product innovations that are on the one hand forward-looking, but also increasingly distinguish themselves through user-centred development and thereby make our everyday lives better and easier.

The uma RECYCLED PET PEN serie was awarded of the German Innovation Award in Gold – the highest accolade awarded by the jury in this prize.

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PSI Sustainability Award 2021

amfori – Trade with purpose The BSCI is an industry-driven platform for the improvement of social standards within the worldwide value-added chain of uma writing implements.

PSI Sustainability Award 2019

Environmental Excellence – 3rd place – Awarded for investments in sustainable action!

At this year’s PSI Sustainability Award 2019 we were lucky to receive an award again. We received the PSI Sustainability Award in the category Environmental Excellence for our investments in the production of climate-neutral writing instruments.

We were also pleased to be nominated in a total of five different categories.

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uma wins! And belongs tot he TOP 100 Innovators 2019

Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) is the world's largest membership organization serving promotional products industry. Businesses and organizations around the world use promo to increase brand recognition.

Nominated for the German Sustainability Award

The German Sustainability Award (DNP) is both the best known and the most coveted of all the environmental, CSR and sustainability awards awarded in Germany. Over the past 10 years, the DNP has developed into the largest award for close action in Europe. For this reason we are very proud of our nomination this year.

After an assessment by the Collaborating Centre on Sutainable Comsumption and Production (CSCP), the uma model PET-PEN was nominated for the 11th German Sustainability Award ("Germany's most sustainable products") by the jury of the German Sustainability Award as part of the REWE Group consumer voting.

After winning the PSI Sustainability Award 2017 in the category "Sustainable Writing Instruments", a jury of experts was again convinced by the upcycling idea uma PET-PEN. 

You can find more information about uma PET PEN here: rPET – recycled PET bottle.

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.

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

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