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Faber-Castell Sustainability

We unleash creative potential

Society and markets are changing: the retail landscape and channels are shifting while digitalisation is progressing. This presents opportunities for Faber-Castell, with a longing for haptic experiences is emerging as a counter-movement and interest in creative abilities is growing. In 2018, Faber-Castell created its “Corporate Essentials”, a mission statement building on the core brand values it had followed up until then. The new mission statement focuses more on the core ideas of creativity and customer experience. As a “life companion”, Faber-Castell wants to promote creativity from young to old and inspire its customers to creative experiences with innovative products.

About Faber-Castell

  • Status
  • Unverified
  • Employees
  • 500+
  • Industry
  • Consumer Goods
  • Country
  • Germany
  • Founded
  • 1761

Faber-Castell Sustainability Actions

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From the tree to the pencil

Faber-Castell is the pioneer in its field of business in matters of environment-friendly industrial production methods and securing a long-term source of timber was foremost in its corporate thoughts as far back as the mid-1980s. In Brazil, the company uses fast-growing softwood from its managed forests and maintains its own tree nurseries. Saplings are continually planted out to replace each row of trees felled: a sustainable ecological cycle. Around 300,000 young trees of the type Pinus caribaea are planted and raised each year on a total area of some 10,000 hectares (100 km²), thousands of miles from the endangered Amazon rainforests. After 20 to 23 years they are large enough to be harvested as environmentally compatible raw material for black-lead and colour pencils. Not just the materials used but also the development, production methods, and disposal of all kinds of waste are subjected to critical analysis. For example, Faber-Castell played a pioneering role in the use of environment-friendly water-based paint for coating its wooden-cased pencils.

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Biodiversity

One third of the company’s own forests in Brazil are native environment preserved and have become a biotope for rare animal and plant species. It is home to meanwhile 716 animal and plant species, such as white-eared puffbird. Of these, 50 species are threatened with extinction elsewhere.

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Carbon-neutral production

Faber-Castell’s own forests in Prata, south-east Brazil, capture 900,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2). This was confirmed by TÜV Rheinland® in 2012. The 10,000 hectares of forests therefore not only secure our sustainable wood needs, but also help decrease the burden on the atmosphere through photosynthesis, in which CO2 is converted into biomass. This means that the pine trees and the natural forests in Prata, neutralise the climate- relevant carbon footprint of Faber-Castell production sites around the world. One third of the forests remain natural and have become a habitat for rare plant and animal species. In addition to conserving resources, respect for the environment also plays a key role for Faber-Castell.

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Faber-Castell Partnerships

Memberships & Accreditations

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Responsible Product Disposal

Faber-Castell Sustainability News

This information was sourced from https://www.faber-castell.com.au/corporate/sustainability and is accurate as of 04/11/2021. Is this your business? Suggest an edit