OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
Percentages of responsibly sourced cellulose packaging, PVC free plastic packaging and recycled plastic packaging. This indicator includes all packaged BIC ® products delivered to the Group’s customers all over the world (except pallets): consumer packaging (pouch, blister, cardboard box), outer/inner, shrink-wrap, lighter displays, etc. It is calculated on material weight and concerns the products of the three main categories (excluding Cello Pens, Canada, APAC and recent sales and acquisitions). Percentage of air freight The scope of this indicator is the inter-site shipping, i.e. , all the factory to factory and factory to warehouse shipments (BIC factories and warehouses, contract manufacturers; inter and intra-continental). It is expressed in tons/kilometer and concerns all Group activities. In 2018, the activities of Cello Pens were included in the reporting perimeter for this indicator. Emission factors were updated in 2019: The emission factors used are taken from the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) carbon database (version 2.20.0). Percentage of contract manufacturers audited The indicator applies to all contract manufacturers of finished products. The rating system measures the level of performance of each contract manufacturer based on the social indicators of the Group Code of Conduct. This indicator concerns all Group activities except Cello Pens.
Writing the Future, Together #4 Proactively involving suppliers The indicator "percentage of strategic suppliers who have integrated the sustainable purchasing program" is also calculated excluding Cello. Writing the Future, Together – #5 Improving lives through education The number of children whose learning conditions have been improved by BIC is an estimation of children reached by direct actions and/or impacted through actions towards teachers, deans or parents. This number is a minimum because some of the actions carried by BIC may not be reported. Since 2019, the methodology for estimating the number of children affected by an action through teachers is the following: one teacher directly impacted is reported as 90 children (indirect impact). This corresponds to the impact of the action on a teacher for at least three years and to the worldwide average of a class of 30 children (3 × 30 = 90 children per teacher).
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