OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
In 2020, the East Africa (Kenya) Stationery factory was added to the perimeter. For health and safety indicators, all Group sites (offices or industrial sites) are included in the perimeter. In 2020, Ecuador site and Cello Pentek Pen & Stationary, were removed from the environment-health-safety perimeter due to their closure. Lucky STATIONARY NIG. Ltd entity is excluded from the perimeter for all indicators. 22.214.171.124 The published indicators are chosen to best represent BIC’s main social and environmental challenges. The inventory of BIC’s activities for the benefit of communities is compiled from information and data sent annually by the management of each subsidiary. This reporting is an estimate of project numbers and value. The financial indicators, those referring to Human Resources, workers’ accidents and the environment are compiled using several data collection systems that give preference to the use of dedicated Intranet tools, under the responsibility of their respective departments. The consistency of the data is verified before consolidation. Concerning environmental and health and safety reporting, and for packaging data, to ensure that the published data is more reliable, information from previous years may be corrected when necessary. The environmental indicators are normalized to production so that their measurements are less affected by variations in production volumes. However, it should be noted that these indicators also include elements that are not correlated to production, such as energy consumption for the heating and lighting of buildings, which correlates more closely to climatic conditions. In addition, for BIC, the term “water consumption” is understood to mean total water withdrawal, regardless of any subsequent treatment or emissions of wastewater. Concerning environmental indicators, the classification of the type of waste treatment is based on the channels to which they are directed. Concerning the reporting of greenhouse gases emissions, the conversion factors for scope 1 are from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) carbon database (version 2.20.0). Conversion factors for scope 2 “location-based” emissions are those proposed annually by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Unless otherwise indicated, the indirect emissions correspond to scope 2 emissions using a location-based approach. Concerning the reporting of indirect emissions (scope 3), the BIC Group provides an annual report on its emissions. The underlying hypotheses and emission factors are reviewed regularly in order to confirm their relevance. In addition, to ensure transparency, some indicators have been more specifically detailed below: Indicators Greenhouse gas emissions related to purchase of raw materials This indicator includes the main raw materials used in the products of the three main categories, including Cello (since 2018) and the
Stationery activity of BIC Sport (France) and in the packaging reported in the indicator “Percentage of responsible materials for packaging” for the three main categories (excluding Cello Pens, Canada, APAC and recent sales and acquisitions).
Percentage of BIC ® products with at least one environmental benefit
BIC has defined environmental benefits for its products by complying with at least one of the following criteria as follows: light and long lasting (writing instrument ≤ 3 g per km; ● correction tape ≤ 1.8 g per m; lighter ≤ 8 g per 1,000 flames; shaver ≤ 1 g per shaving); made from alternative materials (recycled, vegetable ● origin, etc.); refillable; ● ecolabeled ( NF Environnement , etc.). ● This indicator is calculated on the number of units and concerns the products of the three main categories (excluding Pimaco and Cello Pens activities). For the Lighters category, only lighters are considered. For the Stationery and Shavers categories, refills and business-to-business sales are considered in the calculation. Share of the BIC ® product portfolio assessed using EMA In 2020, the perimeter of application for this indicator is as follows: Stationery: all writing, marking, coloring and correction ● products excluding: Cello ® products, Sheaffer ® products, products under license, unbranded writing instruments, sticky notes, certain specific writing products (Stypen Easy Clic, Fountain Xpen, Gilbert products, Velleda ® whiteboards), some coloring products (paints, gouache, glitter pens); Shavers: one-piece products, hybrid products excluding ● products in the System family; Lighters: pocket lighters, and excluding products from the ● Utility family. Number of products improved Each year, only products that are intended to be launched on the market or that are already marketed are included in the calculation of this indicator. Percentage of non-virgin petroleum plastic for BIC ® products This indicator concerns the recycled or alternative plastics purchased for the manufacture of BIC ® products. It is calculated on weight of plastic raw material and component purchased for products manufactured in the factories operated by BIC (excluding BIC Graphic, Nigeria and Djeep). Percentage of reusable, recyclable or compostable consumer plastic packaging This indicator corresponds to the that of consumer packaging being either reusable, recyclable or compostable. It is calculated on material weight and concerns the consumer plastic packaging (pouch, blisters, etc.). The indicator reported for 2020 concerns the products of the three main categories (excluding Cello Pens, Canada, APAC and recent sales and acquisitions).
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