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STAEDTLER – The right choice for you and the environment

STAEDTLER – The right choice for you and the environment

STAEDTLER is one of the oldest industrial companies in Germany and ranks among the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of writing, colouring, drawing and creative products. While we continue to provide our consumers with high-quality products, we also want our fans and users to know that every time when they choose and use a STAEDTLER graphite pencil or coloured pencil for various applications such as writing or colouring, not only are they choosing a responsible brand and using reliable products, but by doing so, they are also placing sustainability in their hands.

In 2021, the Sustainability Campaign with the theme “Sustainability is in your hands” was launched by STAEDTLER Malaysia with the main objective to educate all STAEDTLER users and fans in the country about our high-quality products as well as our commitment and responsibility towards the environment.

Sustainability and protection of the environment

The STAEDTLER corporate philosophy attaches great importance to the protection of the environment, consumers and company employees. Each and every employee plays a part in fulfilling our responsibility towards the environment. Long before the emergence of the many eco-standards and environmental seals, STAEDTLER was already demonstrating corporate responsibility through environmentally friendly processes and a self-imposed eco-controlling system. These are all visible from the recyclable materials that we use in our packaging and how we source and process our wood, which is one of the most important raw materials in the production of STAEDTLER wood-cased pencils.

All wooden STAEDTLER graphite pencils and coloured pencils are made using certified wood from sustainably managed forest. The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certification are visible on the packaging of our graphite pencils and coloured pencils where you can see the FSC or the PEFC logos at the back of our packaging.  With these certifications, STAEDTLER ensures the documentation and improvement of sustainable forestry management in relation to economic, environmental, and social standards. By using only certified woods, STAEDTLER thus underscores its commitment to the environment and its sense of responsibility in respect of wood – an essential raw material.

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To create more awareness on the topic of sustainability, we have created creative and engaging contests which began with a nationwide "Sustainability is in your hands" Colouring Contest that took place in the middle of the year and during the end of the year in 2021. As usual we received a lot of amazing, creative, and beautiful artworks from children ages 3 to 12 years old in this country who participated and submitted their artworks. Here are some of the photos of the contestants and their artworks.

The topic on sustainability will be ongoing at STAEDTLER Malaysia and in 2022 we have a line-up of creative contests for children, teenagers, and adults to join. Check out the following contests on the topic of sustainability that we have in line for everyone this year:

1. Inter-Primary & Inter-Secondary School “Sustainable Art” Design Contest

If you are aware of some of the most relevant current recycling problems, of course you’ve heard of upcycling. This term in English refers to a type of recycling. In Spanish it is known as supra recycling and this is a process of transformation that turns an object that is old no longer in use into another new object that has the same or greater value than the original.

STAEDTLER Malaysia is inviting Five (5)primary schools and (5) secondary schools located within Klang Valley to participate in this Inter-Primary & Inter-Secondary School “Sustainable Art” Design Contest. Each participating school will receive 2,000 pieces of STAEDTLER pencils. The challenge is to create a "unique" and "functional" item by upcycling all the pencils into one (1) item/object that is new and reusable. It can be in a form of a decoration piece or a wearable item.

Each participating schools will receive stationery & cash prizes!

Contest period: 1 July – 14th August 2022

This contest is by invitation, if you think your school is up for the challenge find out more about this contest. Click on the contest poster and Terms & Conditions below.

Inter-Primary School “Sustainable Art” Design Contest 2022
And the winners are...

Watch the video presentation of the projects

Inter-Secondary School “Sustainable Art” Design Contest 2022
And the winners are...

Watch the video presentation of the projects

This contest is authorized, approved and supported by the Ministry of Education Malaysia

Letter of authorization from Ministry of Education Malaysia

2. “Sustainability is in your hands” Video Contest

If you are an aspiring film maker, a good storyteller, a Malaysian citizen who happens to be 18 years old and above this contest is calling for you to take part in. This video contest invites individuals who fit the criteria to participate either individually or in a group to create an original, creative, and engaging 3 minutes video around STAEDTLER, our products/sand the campaign topic “Sustainability is in your hands”.

Winners will take home STAEDTLER products and cash prizes!

The duration for this video contest was from 1 September – 15 October 2022.

And the winners are...

Watch the videos from our winners here

We have made sure that we have exciting and engaging contests/activities in store for everyone. Stay tuned for our upcoming contests and activities around the topic of “Sustainability”.

We hope you are as excited as we are. Join our campaign and spread the word with your friends, and family.