An independent commission (company representatives, international labour union representatives, workers‘ council representatives) conduct local audits on a regular basis to monitor adherence to social standards.


In 2008, the Faber-Castell Social Charter has been extended to suppliers in collaboration with BWI (Building and Woodworkers International) and IG Metall.


It is the objective of Faber-Castell to only co-operate with contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers who themselves recognize and implement the standards and recommendations.


Faber-Castell Social Charter at a Glance

  • Employment is voluntary and can be chosen freely
  • No discrimination in employment
  • No Child Labour
  • Respect for the right of freedom of association and free collective bargaining
  • Decent wages
  • No excessive working hours
  • Safety at work and decent working conditions
  • Conditions of employment are defined