Sustainability - Fact Sheets

Our Fact Sheet is a short sustainability report that informs about our activities and developments in the area of sustainability at Faber-Castell.  

The standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) serve as a guide and the principles of the UN Global Compact are taken into account. 

Among other things, our Fact Sheet presents our carbon-neutral production with a detailed explanation of the emissions and energy consumption of our production sites. The figures relate to the 2018/19 fiscal year and are compared with the previous three fiscal years. Furthermore, we present our group-wide sustainability projects in Latin America, Europe and Asia until the end of 2020, in connection with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. 

Sustainability Fact Sheet - 2020

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Minas Gerais, Brasil

64 Mammal species
262 Bird species
29 Reptile species and 37 Amphibian species
261 Ant species
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Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF)

We strive to continuously reduce the corporate carbon footprint of our global operation, by increasing energy efficiency, switching to renewable electricity supply and becoming energy-self sufficient.

Our target (baseline year 2019/20): Reduction of CCF by 55% in 2029/30

Energy

We intend to further reduce  our corporate energy demand by switching to more energy-efficient assets in all our production sites.

Our target (baseline year 2019/20): Reduction of energy consumption by 55% in 2029/30

We strive for energy self-sufficiency by implementing our own supply of renewable energy, for instance through installing solar panels, heat pumps or water turbines.

Our target (baseline year 2019/20): Energy self-sufficiency by 2034/35

Plastic

We plan to avoid plastic-based single-use packaging and, when-ever possible, substitute it with cardboard or other more environmentally friendly materials.

Our target (baseline year 2019/20): Reduction of virgin plastic for single-use packaging to below 5% in 2029/30

We aim to replace virgin plastics used in our products with alternatives such as recycled, bio-based or bio-degradable plastics without compromising quality.

Our target (baseline year 2019/20): Increase share of alternative plastics to 55% in 2029/30

Gender Equality

We want to establish an equal distribution of male and female leaders.

Our target (baseline year 2019/20): 50% share of female leadership roles in 2029/30
 

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Economic
We are the world’s leading and the oldest manufacturer of wood-cased pencils.
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Ecological
Our company-owned forests in Brazil make a major contribution
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Social
Social commitment has been part of our approach to corporate responsibility for many generations.
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