Ecological standards, economic requirements, the Green Economy, social responsibility... The demand for sustainable office solutions is greater than ever. But what do sustainable solutions look like in a rapidly changing business world? At Lista Office LO, we‘re not just looking for a quick answer to this question. We’re interested in the most sustainable solution.
Our strategy is founded on constant innovation, a clear commitment to Switzerland as a business location and systematic environmental management in accordance with ISO 14001. These elements are anchored throughout the process of developing, producing and implementing our integrated office solutions.
Furthermore, Lista Office LO is firmly committed to a responsible approach to people and planet. In practical terms, this is visible in our use of recyclable raw materials, the durability of our products, our sustainable material choices and the continuous investments we make to keep improving our environmental footprint.
Ecological sustainability is part of our nature. That’s why we manufacture our office furniture here in Switzerland, in modern production facilities using sustainable materials.
Steel is natural, robust and durable. We leverage these qualities to minimise material use without compromising on stability. Our new product lines all integrate the Cradle to Cradle Certified® design principle. This model, inspired by nature, describes a cycle in which raw materials circulate from „cradle to cradle“ in a potentially infinite loop. Our LO Next and LO Extend ranges have been Cradle to Cradle Certified® since 2018.
Our sustainable designs and high-quality materials guarantee our products will enjoy a long service life. But even when, after around twenty years, they come to the end of their service life, our products have not reached the end of their lifecycle. We offer our customers a minor or major overhaul on the furniture, restoring its original sparkle. We also offer an innovative returns scheme for used office furniture. Depending on the condition of the furniture, we either recondition it for secondhand sale in our furniture exchange, or arrange for environmentally friendly disposal.
Lista Office LO products are also planet friendly during use: for example, we’ve halved the energy consumption for the newest generation of our electrically operated standing desk. We also offer an unpowered alternative, the LO Manus. We are thus making an active contribution to the 2000- Watt society.
We are committed to adapting working environments to the needs of tomorrow‘s world, and thus making an active contribution to our clients‘ strategic and operative success. Our smart spatial designs are the heart of our robust solutions that make working environments more sustainable: ecologically, economically and socially.
Usable space is a valuable commodity. It‘s even more important to think sustainably about how the space is used. Lista Office LO develops intelligent spatial designs and workplace solutions optimised for their activities. The result is a reduction in unused space of up to 70 percent, lowering the spatial requirement per employee by approximately 25 percent.
Efficient use of space is not just good for the environment: it’s also good for business. The intelligent spatial designs developed by Lista Office LO, featuring flexible zones and office fittings, pay for themselves twice over. Not only do they save on the amount of space needed, which reduces operating costs, but staff can work better and reach their goals more efficiently in workplaces that have been tuned to their activities.
Ergonomic standing desks, secure systems for personal storage and restful, quiet break areas promote employee wellbeing and make the workplace more appealing. Office spaces fitted out by Lista Office LO make an active contribution to employee health, satisfaction and identification with the company.
Machine production harbours huge potential for ecologically sustainable development.
Accepting responsibility has been standard at Lista Office LO for fifty years. Since 1973, we’ve been maintaining energy statistics, nowadays integrated into our ISO 14001-certified environmental management system.
We have a dedicated environmental officer who participates in planning, implementation and monitoring of all our activities to ensure that we are continuously improving our energy and raw material footprint.
Our production plants run entirely on renewable energy, using solar systems installed at our Degersheim and Arnegg plants.
Wastewater treatment plant and air filter system
We have our own wastewater treatment plant where we clean the pollutants out of the waste water from our coating process. An air filter system purifies air contaminated during the process of curing the powder coating.
Minor repairs and cleaning on the premises by a Lista Office LO technician. Furniture remains on the customer‘s site.
Furniture is collected, dismantled into separate parts, sorted and recycled. Usable furniture is purchased by Lista Office LO or returned as a donation.
Furniture is collected and taken to the central hub. Individual parts are repaired or replaced and the furniture is returned to the customer in as-new quality.
Furniture is collected and dismantled into separate parts. Defective parts are replaced; the furniture is re-coated, reassembled and then either returned to the customer or resold.
Lista Office LO does all its production in Switzerland. Our showrooms and authorised retail partners have a close link to our customers and we have short transport paths and low emissions. We also work hard to avoid empty journeys and all our packaging is reusable, made from wood or cardboard.
We take a mindful approach to our raw materials and use products that are as harmless for people and planet as possible.
The core material for our products is one of the most sustainable: steel has no chemical additives, combines superbly with other materials, and is fully recyclable.
The two procedures we use on our surfaces are also environmentally friendly: powder coating and wet coating with solvent-free products.
We obtain materials such as fresh coniferous or deciduous timber, storm-damaged timber and sawmill timber waste from suppliers who are ISO 14001 certified, members of the WWF Wood Group and apply the FSC label.
We use primarily POM or polyamide for our plastic components. Other small parts are made from polypropylene, ABS or polyethylene.
Being economically sustainable means prioritising long-term success over fast gains.
Investing for the future
Remaining successful in the future is only possible if we take an economically sustainable approach now. That means using products that deliver what they promise. It means making investments today to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. It means a clear commitment to strong partnerships with our customers.
Maintenance-free office furniture
Lista Office LO‘s high-quality steel products pay for themselves many times over: they are maintenance-free, easy to clean, space-saving, durable and have a timeless design.
Since we know that our products will be used for many years with no deterioration to quality or functionality, we offer a five-year product warranty ex-works. The manufacturer guarantee applies only for additionally purchased elements such as textiles, lights, glass fixtures and electronic components and software.
The business world is in a state of flux. That’s why we invest continuously in our plants – making sure we remain economically sustainable into the future.
Our subsidiaries and authorised retail partners throughout Switzerland form the basis of optimised networking and collaboration between our customers, production and sales.
At Lista Office LO, taking a responsible attitude towards people and the environment has tradition. Our positive environmental balance manifests itself in the long life cycle of our products, the recyclability of steel and the manufacturing process, which is based on systematic environmental management according to ISO 14001.