D – The German writing instrument specialist, uma Schreibgeräte Ullmann, was recently certified according to the guidelines of the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes) for its wooden promotional ballpoints and thus contributes towards the protection of the domestic forests. PEFC is a transparent and independent system for the safeguarding of a sustainable forest management and makes up part of a worldwide “Forest Technical Authority”, which is executed by competent, independent organisations. If a wooden product carries the PEFC seal, the entire manufacturing process of the product – from the raw material to the finished end product – has been certified and approved by independent experts. PEFC is represented in 31 countries, including 25 European states. The PEFC logo and the respective certification number confirms that uma is a sustainable manufacturer of wooden writing instruments.