Founded in 1761, Faber-Castell is now in the 8th generation of the same family. Faber-Castell is the world's leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils, with over 2 billion graphite and colour pencils made per year. Operates 14 factories in 10 countries, with sales in over 100 countries.
Since 2010, more than 95% of the wood used by the entire Faber-Castell Group is certified according to the strict specifications of the FSC, with the remaining certified by PEFC.
Source: Faber Castell (2021)
This company holds Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification, and sells products certified as FSC Mix, FSC Recycled and FSC 100%.
Source: FSC (2023)
Voluntarily commits itself to assuring, in all subsidiaries, the terms of employment and working conditions recommended by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The charter includes, amongst other things, a ban on child labour, a guarantee of safe and hygienic working conditions, and also equal opportunities and treatment, regardless of race, religion, sex, or nationality. A committee checks at regular intervals that the terms are being complied with.
Source: company website (2012)
This company was a participant in WWF's Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN), which seeks to mainstream the principles of responsible forest management and sustainable trade throughout the global forest products industry, by providing technical assistance and fostering linkages between committed companies. Independent forest certification is a key tool in this process.
Source: WWF (2019)
|Type||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||587.5 million EUR (2019)|
|Subsidiaries||A.W. Faber-Castell (Aust.) Pty Ltd|
Products / BrandsFaber-Castell Australia
Creativity for Kids Arts & Crafts
Faber Castell Erasers & Sharpeners
Faber Castell Markers & Highlighters
Faber Castell Pencils & Colouring
Faber Castell Stationery