An independent commission (company representatives, international labor 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 Metal.

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, equal treatment
  • No Child Labor
  • Respect for the right of freedom of association and free collective bargaining
  • Decent, fair wages
  • No excessive working hours
  • Safety at work and decent working conditions
  • Conditions of employment are defined