Sustainability is not just a buzzword for A2S. Values such as authenticity, origin and sustainability have been firmly anchored in the corporate strategy from the very beginning. They are the foundation stone that company founder Adam Stegner laid over 80 years ago with the establishment of a sawmill.

And this entrepreneurial attitude is also lived in the 3rd generation of the family business. Over the past 80 years, we have developed many new materials, such as the almost indestructible PAGHOLZ® made from local beech.

Every day, we see the findings of our actions as an opportunity to improve and develop further.


This is precisely why we are committed to treating nature and the environment with care by ...

  • Avoiding tropical woods
  • Avoiding substances containing solvents
  • Falling below the legal emission limits
  • Low-dust and low-noise production
  • Reducing packaging and disposing it efficiently


In this report we give you an insight into our values, facts and figures on the subject of the environment.


The "Golden M"

Our furniture bears the "Golden M", which is awarded by the Deutsche Gütegemeinschaft Möbel e.V. (DGM).

The label stands for tested quality, guaranteed safety and healthy living and is therefore only awarded to furniture that has been thoroughly tested. When purchasing furniture, you can therefore be sure that it is well made, durable, safe and stable and does not contain any harmful substances, i.e. it is harmless to health.

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

The ISO 9001 standard is the most important and most significant standard in quality management (QM). EN ISO 9001 regulates the requirements for a quality management system (QMS) in quality management. An essential purpose of the ISO 9001 standard is a kind of statement about the quality of the products in a company.

The international standard ISO 14001 is the world's most important specification of what "environmental management" in companies and other organisations should include and achieve. In Germany, more than 4000 companies and organisations are currently certified according to the ISO 14001 standard.

GS - for tested safety

The GS mark indicates that the safety and health of the user are not endangered when the labelled product is used as intended or in a foreseeable manner.

The GS mark is a voluntary mark, i.e. the manufacturer or his authorised representative decides whether to apply for the GS mark.

Wood from certified cultivation

FSC® stands for "Forest Stewardship Council®" and is an international certification system for forest management. Ten globally valid principles guarantee that wood and paper products with the FSC seal originate from responsibly managed forests. These principles are laid down in an international standard.

The FSC standard stipulates that the ecological functions of a forest must be preserved, it protects endangered animal and plant species and safeguards the rights of indigenous people and workers. However, the idea that an FSC-certified forest is completely untouched nature is not true. It is a forest that is managed, but under strict principles and criteria that can preserve the forest as an ecosystem in the long term.

You can find our FSC policy statement here.


The LEVEL certification was developed by the European Office Furniture Federation (FEMB). LEVEL is a comprehensive sustainability standard for office and contract furniture. In addition to the product to be certified, the production site and the organisation are also considered. The four impact areas of material, energy and atmosphere, human and ecosystem health and social responsibility are taken into account. Minimum requirements must first be met in all impact areas for certification; only then can additional points be collected for classification in a certification level. The highest achievable rank is LEVEL 3. A2S was able to achieve the highest rank (LEVEL 3) in a total of 5 product groups. The certified A2S products can be viewed here.