Caran d’Ache commitments: ecology, product safety, quality


FSC®: “Forest Stewardship Council”

The FSC label guaranties that the wood used for the production of pencils complies with 10 principles upholding respect for forestry development, the rights of local populations and long-term socio-economic well-being of forestry workers.


CE: Product safety

The CE symbol indicates that the product meets the principal European health and safety standards for products. Our products and their labelling conform to Directive 2009/48/CE on the safety of toys. Their design and manufacture are based on the harmonised standard EN 71, guaranteeing that the product conforms to toy safety legislation.


ACMI AP: “Approved Product”

The AP (Approved Product) symbol indicates that the products have been evaluated by a qualified toxicologist to ensure that they conform to Federal and State legislation in the USA. This certification programme is backed by ACMI “Art and Creative Materials Institute”, an association that guarantees the safety of Fine Arts products in compliance with ASTM D4236.


100% Swiss Made

Since the company was founded in 1915, the whole assortment of Caran d’Ache products is designed, developed and manufactured in Switzerland, in the Caran d’Ache workshops in general. With the “Swiss Made” label, we guarantee our demanding customers exceptional quality, high precision, unrivalled reliability, elegance and originality in the design and production of all our products.