"You do not have to be a visionary to understand that it is of the utmost importance for future generations to assure the resources for their living.”
(Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell)
It is estimated that about 20,000 million black-lead and colour pencils for all kinds of writing and drawing requirements are produced all over the world every year from various kinds of wood, ca. 50% of them in China. The European manufacturers produce about 2,000 million a year. In order to be independent of timber suppliers and at the same time to be able to keep up with the continually growing demand, Faber-Castell initiated a pioneering plantation project in Brazil nearly three decades ago. Recently, Faber-Castell started another plantation project in Colombia which combines ecological and social objectives.