At Hahnemühle, we value tradition and responsibility very highly. After all, anyone who has been producing paper at the same site for more than 435 years understands how important it is to balance the manufacturing process with the natural world. Our production site is located in a nature reserve, which means we need to run our business with great care and responsibility. We also meet Germany’s strict environmental protection standards.
As Germany’s oldest manufacturers of artist paper, we are proud of our products, which have come to be associated with high quality, consistency, inspiration and sustainability. Every type of Hahnemühle paper combines our paper-makers’ experience in the ancient craft with our paper engineers’ innovative flair, using new fibres and energy-saving technologies to establish an environmentally friendly production process. Ever since the business was founded in 1584, we’ve been producing first-rate paper using natural fibres and pure water straight from the source. Without these basic materials, we wouldn’t be able to make our high-quality paper. That’s why we feel we have a certain duty towards the environment and take responsibility for the impact our company has on society and the environment.
Since 2008, we have been supporting regional, national and international environmental protection and CSR projects through our ‘Green Rooster’ initiative, including reforestation, animal protection and environmental education programmes. These projects are very important to us and we’re delighted to be able to use a share of the profits from our Natural Line to contribute to environmental and climate protection. To date, more than EUR 300,000 has been donated to various environmental and CSR initiatives. Furthermore, we keep on donating 5% of the profits from our ‘green’ papers.