The eighth generation

Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell (1941-2016)

Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell took over as head of the company in 1978. In the same year, he extended the portfolio by producing wood-cased cosmetic pencils for firms selling under their own labels. In the three decades that followed, the Faber-Castell Group continued its role as a global player with roots in Germany.

Eco Manager of the Year

A new chapter in the long tradition of social responsibility was opened in March 2000 when Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell signed an internationally valid social charter that meets the guidelines of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

In 2008, Anton-Wolfgang Graf von Faber-Castell received the „Eco Manager of the Year“ award from WWF and Capital for his commitment. In 2010 he was awarded the Cross of Merit 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Anton-Wolfgang Graf von Faber-Castell died on 21st January 2016.