Sustainable Creativity

Can Creativity Change the World?

Unleash human genius through hands on paper to empower creativity and knowledge in each individual and the entire world.

Moleskine believes that creativity can change the world. Human creativity is the ultimate renewable resource that we can all draw on to move society towards sustainability.

Committed to driving positive change: Moleskine supports the Moleskine Foundation and its programs to promote access to creative skills development. Because access to creativity and quality education is key to producing positive change in society and driving our collective future.

A drawn image in a notebook, of a tree and the lower half of a person on a swing, is held up so that it lines up with real trees and the person swinging

A Moleskine never ends

"Every Moleskine notebook is a book yet to be written."
Maria Sebregondi, Moleskine co-founder and president of Moleskine Foundation.

Moleskine notebooks are kept and treasured, not discarded after use. They are collected over time, our most precious stories imprinted on their ivory-colored pages.

That said, Moleskine’s circular economy strategy means unsellable items are recycled or repurposed. They are repurposed into creative tools donated to charitable organizations or recycled into new materials. In 2022, we donated about 25k products and recycled about 70 tons.

If you ever have to separate yourself from your beloved notebooks, be sure to remove the cover from the pages for recycling to continue this circular process.

A much-loved Moleskine notebook sits closed on a bed, covered in stickers and bristling with photos stuffed inside its pages

Nurturing our Forests

Forests are a precious part of our planet and our lives. This is why Moleskine is fully committed to their responsible management by nurturing, restoring and protecting forests, their ecosystem and communities: Moleskine has been FSC™ certified since 2008 to support the mission of the Forest Stewardship Council™. Look for our FSC™ certified products.

About FSC™

For over 25 years, FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council™) has promoted environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. It is the leading catalyst and defining force for improved forest management and market transformation, shifting the global forest trend toward sustainable use, conservation, restoration, and respect for all.

A hand sketches a tree in a notebook, in front of another notebook with another tree sketch in it


Acting on Climate Change

We are proud to announce that our emissions reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

We recognise the urgency of acting on climate change, and we believe that we all have a critical role to play in the transition to a low-carbon future by adopting more sustainable practices.

That’s why we have set science-based targets to reduce our own emissions as well as emissions throughout our value chain. One of the keystones of the plan is to achieve a 42% carbon footprint reduction by 2030 in Scope 1 and 2.

Joining the SBTi is the latest chapter in our quest to bring about positive change and to drive our collective future.


A set of green Moleskine notebooks laid on a green background with leafy props made of a solid material


Care and Transparency for all People and Procedures

We care for everyone involved with Moleskine by guaranteeing transparency in all procedures. This applies both within the company and to external partners.

Our relationships with suppliers are based on trust, transparency, integrity and the guarantee of ethical behavior throughout the supply chain. Our Code of Ethics (est. 2012) is required of all third parties.

Moleskine and all our strategic suppliers are members of Sedex, one of the world’s leading ethical trade organizations. These suppliers are compliant with the SA8000 International Social Responsibility Standard (or equivalent), and are ISO14001 certified.

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