Faber-Castell’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals
As a family-owned business in the ninth generation, we have always shown a high level of social commitment to our employees and society. From the mid-19th century, social institutions like kindergartens, schools and employee housing were established.
In 2000, we adopted the “Faber-Castell Social Charter” with IG Metall, voluntarily committing to employment and working conditions recommended by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in our production and distribution sites. This globally valid agreement, one of the first of its kind, is regularly audited at our worldwide locations.
Diversity and inclusion
Our diversity and inclusion projects
Globally, we have integrated policies in talent management and succession planning to specifically promote female employees.
Pencil set “Children of the World”
Cooperation with EnChroma
EnChroma is a company that develops special glasses to enable people with colour vision deficiencies to see in colour. Faber-Castell supports this work through joint campaigns such as a Father's Day colouring competition.
Promoting creativity and education
For us, fostering creativity and education go hand in hand. As a “companion for life,” Faber- Castell aims to nurture creativity in everyone from the young to the elderly, inspiring customers with innovative products for creative experiences.
Creativity is a key human differentiator, also increasingly important in the workplace. Handwriting and drawing support fine motor skills and cognitive abilities, which are crucial for learning and development.
Our high-quality products for painting, drawing and writing provide tools for creative expression and learning worldwide, empowering people to express their ideas for a more sustainable future.
We believe that unleashed creativity can positively change the world.
Our projects on creativity and education
Faber-Castell AcademyThe Faber-Castell Academy, established in 1995 at our headquarters in Stein, is an independent educational institution focusing on individual personality and creativity development. Admission to studies is based on creative talent rather than academic qualifications.
Tabaluga project by Eberhard Faber
The Peter Maffay Foundation aids traumatised children through art therapy programs. We support their work by donating a portion of the proceeds from our Eberhard Faber Tabaluga products.
Drawing and painting competitions
In projects in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Indonesia and elsewhere, we support arts education in schools and encourage young people to let their creativity flow freely through painting and drawing competitions.
Faber-Castell Institute in Brazil
The initiatives are funded by our employees’ donations, and we match every voluntarily donated Real (R$) to amplify the fund.
Graf von Faber-Castell Children’s Fund Foundation
The well-being of children has always been paramount for Faber-Castell. For this reason, Anton Wolfgang Graf von Faber-Castell (8th generation) set up the Children’s Fund Foundation in 2001. It supports humanitarian children’s aid projects in kindergartens, schools, hospitals and orphanages – primarily in emerging and developing countries.