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 1800 million graphite and colour pencils made per year.
The Faber-Castell forests and factories have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), world's forestry experts, including organizations such as Greenpeace and WWF.
Source: Faber Castell (2017)
This company holds Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification, and sells products certified as FSC Mix and FSC 100%.
Source: FSC (2017)
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: 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|
|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