OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
Our industrial sites and offices [NFPS]
In the supply chain 184.108.40.206 Beyond the accounting of its own environmental impacts, BIC Group also considers the impacts of its supply chain. Since 2014, the Workplace Conditions Assessment (WCA) platform for auditing subcontractors’ working conditions (see § 220.127.116.11 ) has included a comprehensive questionnaire on environmental performance, accounting for 6% of the total number of questions posed. Between 2019 and 2020, 31 subcontractors, or 58%, were audited.
The environmental management systems deployed at the Group’s industrial sites call for contingency plans to deal with pollution accidents with off-site consequences. Emergency prevention and response plans have been established in locations where there is an identified risk of an accident with consequences beyond plant boundaries. In particular, in France, the two SEVESO plants have emergency procedure protocols ( Plan d’Opération Interne and Plan Particulier d’Intervention ), and a major hazard prevention policy ( Politique de Prévention des Accidents Majeurs ). They have also implemented a Safety Management System. Outside France, some Group plants have equivalent emergency plans that address risks with potential off-site consequences. For example, plants in the U.S. maintain an Emergency Response Plan that includes prevention and management of the off-site consequences of any accidents. Management Systems and Certifications In 2020 the implementation of BIC management systems at the Group’s industrial sites was 84% complete for the environment and 91% complete for health and safety. Beyond the implementation of management systems, the BIC Group also invests regularly in the obtainment and renewal of certifications. In 2020, the following certifications were obtained or renewed: ISO 14001 : BIC Écriture 2000, CONTE, PIMACO ● Autoadesivos, BIC Mexico – Stationery, BIC South Africa, BJ75, BIC Iberia, BIC CORP – Milford, BIC Rasoirs, BIC Violex, BIC Shavers Mexico – Industrial de Cuautitlan, BIC Amazonia, BIC Graphic Europe; ISO 45001 : BIC Rasoir, BIC Violex, BIC Amazonia. ● 18.104.22.168 For the sake of exemplarity, the BIC sustainable development approach covers all of its operations, including office activities, even though they represent a non-significant part of the Group’s environmental impact. The environmental performances of the Group’s three main offices (Clichy in France, Shelton in the U.S. and Cajamar in Brazil), which have been monitored for the past six years, are presented in consolidated form with the performances of the Group’s industrial sites. Initiatives have been undertaken at these sites to reduce their environmental footprint. The Shelton (U.S.) offices were granted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in 2009 and are powered by electricity from renewable sources. The Clichy site (France) also purchases electricity from renewable sources. In the offices
ACTIONS TAKEN TO CONTROL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS, RESULTS AND PERSPECTIVES [NFPS]
Energy and greenhouse gases [NFPS] 22.214.171.124 To manufacture and distribute its products, BIC uses raw materials (plastics, inks, packaging, metals, etc.), consumes resources (water, energy), produces waste and uses transportation services, all of which are responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. A study of the BIC Group’s global carbon footprint shows the following breakdown of greenhouse gas emissions:
BREAKDOWNOF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS – IN TEQCO 2 – BIC GROUP – 2020