OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
Our social responsibility [NFPS]
OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY [NFPS] 3.4.
The women and men who make up BIC Group have been the key to its success from the very beginning. With factories all around the world, distribution teams in 57 countries and with approximately 4 million sales outlets spanning the globe, BIC thrives on a shared corporate culture, enriched by local specificities. The challenge for its Human Resources is to continue to nurture this common culture, founded on BIC’s Values and philosophy, across geographic, professional and organizational borders. Shared protocols, based on the Group’s history and built to serve its industrial and commercial goals both present and future, are deployed to develop the skills and strengthen the commitment of everyone in the Company, while protecting and improving their health, safety and well-being. Working with its social partners, BIC strives to create a favorable environment for the long-term development of its team members, and of the Group as a whole.
Breakdown of the workforce by region
and activity With the implementation of our Invent the Future strategy, the organizational structure was strategically arranged to address the future vision of the Company. These changes reflect a grouping of activities by business units in the various regions of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Asia and Oceania (APAC), India, North America, and Latin America (LAM). As a result, the distributional reporting by region has split Developing Markets into the four regions of LAM, MEA, APAC and India. Due to production fluctuations, the number given for temporary workers will now be considered an average for the entire twelve months. Changes in staff numbers by region are shown below:
For the year ending December 31, 2020, BIC Group had 11,246 permanent team members, 587 fixed term contracts (FTC) and an average of 1,919 temporary staff. The following sections describe BIC’s workforce in 2020 and its evolution.
WORKFORCE BY REGION – AS OF DECEMBER 31*
Workforce by region
Middle East and Africa
TOTAL PERMANENT STAFF
Temporary staff plus FTC*
Average FTE Temps through Agency
Total Fixed Term Contracts 31-DEC
Headcount no longer being reported as Full Time Equivalent. *
The reduction in Headcounts since 2019 reflects both the “Invent The Future” strategy implementation and the impact of the global Covid-19 related crisis.
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