OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
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Emissions related to purchases The emissions in this category are mainly related to the Group’s purchases of materials, especially plastics (74%). In 2020 BIC announced two new ambitious goals as part of its “Writing the Future, Together” program. These two goals, which are also integrated in the Group’s “Horizon” corporate strategy plan, will help significantly reduce its GAG emissions: by 2025, 100% of BIC consumer plastic packaging will be ● reusable, recyclable, or compostable; by 2030, BIC aims for 50% non-virgin petroleum plastic for its ● products, with a goal of 20% by 2025. These goals will be attained through the implementation of the Group’s “4 Rs” philosophy (described in § 188.8.131.52) and could help reduce its GAG emissions by about 10% (at constant perimeter).
The carbon footprint of our transport activities The objective of BIC’s shipping management system is to ensure the availability of its products while maximizing customer satisfaction, reducing the environmental impact of its transport activities, and optimizing costs. BIC Group has factories all over the world, which tends to limit the need for shipping its products. For example, more than 80% of the products sold in Europe are manufactured on that continent. BIC engages in two types of transport for its products: “inter-site shipping” which refers to factory-factory and ● factory-warehouse shipments (inter- and intra-continental); “distribution shipping” which refers to shipments from the ● factories or warehouses to the end customer. Due to the environmental and financial impact of air freight, the key challenge for the Group is to use this form of shipping as little as possible. Even though it accounts for only 0.84% of the total tonnage shipped, air freight is the transport method that generates the most GHG: in 2020 it represented 49% of the Group’s total emissions from transport. BIC pays close attention to the proportion of this type of transport, with the goal of continuing to keep it below 2.3% for intra-company transport. In addition, BIC has chosen to outsource its transport operations while maintaining a high level of internal expertise in the management of service providers, flow engineering and transport management tools. A specific effort focused on each transport flow is the best way to provide high-quality, competitive shipping while reducing the environmental impact.
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROMPURCHASES OF PRODUCTS ANDMATERIALS – IN TEQCO 2 – BIC GROUP – 2020
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