OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
Our societal commitment
BREAKDOWNOF ACTIONS BY NUMBER – BIC GROUP – 2020
The BIC Corporate Foundation Board of Directors consists of nine members, six from BIC plus three external experts: Runa Khan, founder and President of the NGO Friendship; ● Marine de Bazelaire, Head of Sustainability Continental ● Europe, HSBC; Jean-Marc Guesné: Associate, Azao Consulting. ● On October 1, 2020, Group CEO Gonzalve Bich assumed the presidency of the BIC Corporate Foundation, replacing Marie-Aimée Bich-Dufour, who retired from her position, and Alison James became the Foundation’s Executive Director. New members were also appointed to the Board of Directors: Claire Bottineau, Sustainable Development Director, Group ● Insights & Innovation; Mario Berra, SVP Global Manufacturing, Group Supply Chain; ● Ganesh Parameswaran, Counsel MEA, India & APAC, Group ● Legal. Supporting a total of 43 projects in 20 countries, the BIC Corporate Foundation has a global reach. In 2020 it adapted to the public health crisis by backing projects that help prevent students from dropping out of school due to quarantine limitations, thus focusing mainly on its mission to reduce the school dropout rate. Upon employee request, the Foundation continued to provide its expertise to help BIC teams that want to enter into partnerships to promote educational causes, in particular helping them choose appropriate, reliable partners (NGOs, non-profit organizations, etc.).
27 % Health and emergency aid
28% Other (environment, sport, etc.)
The BIC Corporate Foundation 18.104.22.168 The BIC Corporate Foundation was born out of the Group’s desire to go one step further in the support of education while bolstering BIC team members’ sense of pride and belonging. Its mission is to support access to quality education for all, following the approach of “give to create” – in other words, seeking to make children and youth more versatile and self-reliant by helping them develop skills and showing them a path forward: their own. It focuses on two main fields, namely reducing the school dropout rate and promoting equal access to education for boys and girls, as well as the advancement of environmental education. Over the long term, it also emphasizes the funding of social entrepreneurship and innovation in education.
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