We have a climate crisis
Australia is experiencing rising temperatures and devastating fire seasons, floods and droughts have ravaged our beautiful land, wildlife and people. It is clear that business as usual is not good enough when thinking of the country our children and future generations will inherit. Pilot created the BegreeN range in 2006, the world’s first full line of sustainable writing instruments, to encourage our industry to work together against climate change. In doing so, the BegreeN range supports businesses and individuals to do their bit to reduce carbon emissions.
Be part of the solution
Move towards a carbon positive future
Using a minimum of 70% recycled material in every BegreeN product prevents the creation of new virgin plastic, which has a high environmental impact due to the depletion of fossil materials. Most of the BegreeN range is also refillable, so you can reuse and continue to reduce your CO2 impact.
Our product range has you covered
The BegreeN range is the full solution for environmentally friendly stationery ranging from ballpoint pens, gel pens, maker pens and whiteboard markers, mechanical pencils and more.
It doesn’t cost you or the Earth
Pilot offers the same famous high-quality pens, in more environmentally friendly versions, at the same price as our standard products.
Check out the BegreeN range
The same ballpoint, gel and liquid ink pens you love: refillable and made using recycled materials.See more
Reliable Permanent and whiteboard markers that won’t leave a mark on the environment.See more
Pencils & Lead
High quality mechanical pencils and leads for a maintenance-free writing experience.See more
Explore the rest of our eco- friendly writing accessories, including our refillable correction tape.See more
Being green is in our DNA
At Pilot, all our actions drive us to do better with less, to write the world of tomorrow with you. Our BegreeN range has been recognised with the EMAS certification as well as the ISO 14001 standard. We continue to work towards a carbon neutral future and support the United Nation’s Goal 12, by researching, sourcing and developing new ways to make our products more sustainable. Our environmental commitment is more than empty words, it is a principle that must be put into everyday practice. From this, a framework of action based on three essential pillars, coined the 3R’s, was born.
Meet your sustainability goals with BegreeN
The 3R: our pillars
We’re all wrapped up in using less plastic
Current marketing practices oblige us to sell our pens with packaging. Since 2010, we have reduced quantities of virgin plastic using recycled plastic and FCS-certified cardboard. In 2021, we continue to go even further with the implementation of plastic-free packaging.
Change the refill, not the pen
A majority of our products are refillable. This has also enabled our end users to rethink how they consume. Using the same product several times instead of throwing it away is a gesture that’s simple, economical, and more sustainable.
Limiting use of plastic to the strict minimum
The extractions of raw materials needed to products plastic adds to a pen’s carbon footprint. That’s why, since 2006, we have used recycled plastic in our range of BegreeN writing instruments.