Certified raw material wood
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®. The remaining wood quantities also come from sustainable forest management, predominantly certified according to the recognized PEFC standard. This guarantees an environmentally-friendly, economically viable and socially responsible supply of wood.
The Forest Stewardship Council® awarded our forests the ecolabel FSC®-FM (Forest Management) for environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically sustainable forest management back in 1999. The criteria for the certification include:
• Compliance with the laws, regulations and conventions
• Compliance with the laws of the local population, such as ownership rights of the land owners
• Improvement and maintenance of a sustainable economy and the social and environmental benefits of the forests
• Preservation and restoration of ecosystems, including biodiversity and resources
All the Faber-Castell Group’s production companies around the world and all its sales companies have also received the FSC®-CoC (Chain of Custody) certificate. This certification guarantees that the production chain can be traced, from the raw material to the finished product.