Ecology and sustainability have become an integral part of our everyday lives. The public awareness is growing and each of us can make a contribution through our own actions.


FSC will promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. The true value of forests is recognized and fully incorporated into society worldwide. FSC is the leading catalyst and defining force for improved forest management and market transformation, shifting the global forest trend toward sustainable use, conservation, restoration, and respect for all.


Recycling management to make waste products as secondary raw materials reusable is another ambition of Eberhard Faber. In this way, natural resources can be saved and a sustainable improvement of environmental and climate protection will be achieved. Committed to the idea of sustainability, we are committed to the circular economy and product responsibility. Therefore the wood-free graphite and coloured pencils have been adapted to a recycled material and have a recycled content of at least 51%. All products have been successfully certified by SCS.

Climate Partner-seal

Since 2021 Eberhard Faber has been taking the next step in climate protection and has started to make selected products climate neutral in cooperation with Climate Partner. To achieve climate neutrality, unavoidable emissions can be neutralised through compensation measures. With the compensation payments, the company supports two internationally certified carbon offset projects with a focus on clean oceans and clean drinking water. These two projects are important elements of the sustainability strategy.
Clean Oceans
The ocean stores a quarter of the CO2 from the atmosphere and 93% of the heat caused by the greenhouse effect, making it a major brake on climate change. For this reason, Eberhard Faber supports the carbon offset project "Clean Oceans". People collect plastic waste in Haiti, Brazil and South-East Asia. They receive a fair and stable income for the plastic they collect, and the organization pays additional incentives to further improve quality of life and access to life necessities e.g. school fees. This project makes sure that less plastic ends up in the sea and being reused instead. This also raises awareness locally on the topic of waste avoidance.
Wind energy
Several small wind farms in the districts of Shimoga and Chitradurga generate clean electricity with a total of 34 turbines and a total capacity of 56 MW, which is fed into the Indian grid. The low-emission technology thus contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gases. At the same time, the project secures the energy supply in regions that previously had no constant access to electricity. In addition to the improved power supply, the project facilitates the SWABALAMABAN program, which offers vocational training to unemployed young people from the surrounding villages, e.g. in electrical installation, tailoring, agricultural activities or driving lessons.