10 Points for the Future

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.

Since it was founded in 1945 Lista Office LO has displayed far-sightedness with respect to customers, employees and partners. Our office furniture systems are also created to function outstandingly for decades.

High ecological and social standards are a mark of our product design. Material and design are chosen in such a way that neither people nor the environment suffer a detrimental effect in the long term.

Office furniture systems that are fit for the future are made from high-quality and durable materials: from recyclable steel and renewable wood, 30 per cent of which are reused.

We use two environmentally friendly processes to apply paint to our products: powder coating and wet painting with solvent-free paint. These high standards minimise waste and emissions – for the sake of people and planet.

We have been keeping energy statistics since 1973. We improve energy and raw material consumption year on year and use the resources we buy economically and efficiently.

We use the valuable raw materials of steel, wood and aluminium carefully – through material-saving designs and average product lives of over 20 years. More than 85 per cent of our materials are recyclable.

Because we manufacture our products exclusively in Switzerland we are able to keep transportation distances down. This minimises the emission of air pollutants. In addition we reuse our packaging materials – wood and cardboard.

As a family business Lista Office LO places great importance on creating and maintaining good jobs in Switzerland, and naturally at the same time providing modern conditions of employment and excellent standards of safety.

Lista Office LO considers itself part of the community and so we assume responsibilities that extend beyond the company: with local commitments, sponsorship and the “Fredy and Regula Lienhard Foundation”.

Lista Office LO has a system in place for sustainable thinking and action: environmental management is certified to ISO 14001, we are a member of the Swiss Energy Agency for Industry to reduce CO2 and we incorporate all aspects of sustainability in Total Quality Management.


Product guarantee
Lista Office LO products are distinguished by their high durability with no loss of quality or functional degradation. That’s why we’re able to offer our customers a five-year product guarantee from delivery ex works (excluding bought-in parts).

Quality management
All Lista Office LO processes are certified to ISO 9001. Delivery quality is assessed monthly and the success of our procedures is continuously monitored.

Environmental management
Certification to ISO 14001 guarantees that all the materials we use are environmentally friendly and processed in an ecologically sound manner. We also have a code of social responsibility and ethics.

Lista Office LO participates in the EnAW’s climate protection programme, which reduces CO2 emissions and improves energy efficiency.

GS safety certification
Most LO products bear the globally recognised GS mark, which guarantees high quality and safety in compliance with internationally valid standards. GS is Europe’s only legally regulated product safety certification mark.

Our contribution to a sustainable working world

Respecting mother earth and our natural resources

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.

Environmental sustainability as part of the design

We see environmental sustainability as an integral part of our work and therefore a central part of the design.

Being ready for the future yields maximised profits

Being economically sustainable means prioritising long-term success over fast gains.

The Lista Office LO info materials about sustainability

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For a sustainable working world. (PDF, 2 MB) EN
Environmental report 2023 (PDF, 3 MB) EN