Wood is a vitally important resource for Faber-Castell. As the world’s biggest single producer of wood-cased pencils, Faber-Castell needs up to 150,000 tons of wood every year. Ensuring a secure and planet-friendly supply of this resource is a strategically important objective and one of the biggest future challenges facing the company. It was for this reason that, almost three decades ago, Faber-Castell initiated a unique wood supply program.

Faber-Castell Plantation with Three-Year Old Pine Seedlings

Growing 215 square feet of wood every hour...

Faber-Castell initiated a pioneering tree farm project on former grassland with poor sandy soil: it proved to be a unique forestry project in the industry. Located in the middle of the Brazilian savanna, more than 1,500 miles away from the Amazon rainforest, it currently covers 10,000 hectares.  The pine planted in these woodlands is a tropical species called Pinus caribea which grows quickly, can flourish even in poor conditions and is easy to replant.