OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
SUMMARY TABLE OF THE NON-FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE STATEMENT
Description of the risks
Policies and actions taken
BIC’s policies Writing the Future, Together #1 Fostering sustainable innovation in BIC ® products. Writing the Future, Together: #2 Acting against climate change. BIC’s approaches The “4 Rs” philosophy (Reduce, use Recycled and alternative An approach to increase the use of recycled and alternative materials in all products. Systematic evaluation of all products based on environmental and social criteria. Developing an innovative circular economy model. Partnerships for innovation approach. materials, Refill, Recycle). An eco-design approach incorporating social and societal criteria.
R1 Risks related to plastics: plastic waste and resource depletion.
On the one hand, plastic risk is incurred upstream, with the use of this material in BIC ® products, contributing to the depletion of a non-renewable resource, and therefore subject to rarefaction and price volatility, and on the other hand, it occurs downstream with the growing problems of pollution related to plastic waste. In addition to these issues, there is also the growing regulatory environment regarding the use of plastics and the perception of consumers and citizens.
Increase the use of recycled and alternative materials in the products in order to promote more responsible consumption. Create circular economy loops that enable the collection, recycling and reuse of the products. Based on the feedback from this experience, to establish well-adapted, appropriate systems for each product and country, while improving the products and their use. To stand out in its markets through BIC ® products that offer environmental and social benefits.
4.3% of recycled or •
alternative materials in BIC ® products (3% in 2019)
49.3% of reusable, •
recyclable or compostable plastic in consumers’ packaging 48.9% recycled content of • plastic packaging 94.4% PVC-free packaging • 97.3% of BIC cardboard • packaging comes from a certified and/or recycled source 90% of the BIC ® product • portfolio had been evaluated using EMA in 2019 9 products improved • between April and December 2020 19 BIC ® products have • earned the NF Environnement label At least, 50% (1) of BIC ® • products offer environmental benefits At the end of 2020, more • than 54 million pens collected through TerraCycle 24 alternative materials • tested
This figure takes into account top-ups and intra-company sales. (1)
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