OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
Description of the risks
Policies and actions taken
BIC’s Writing the Future, Together #1 Fostering sustainable innovation in BIC ® products. Writing the Future, Together: #2 Acting against climate change. Environment, Health & Safety Policy. BIC’s approaches Purchasing electricity from renewable sources. Eco-design approach. Action plan with measures to mitigate climate-related risks at the sites. Environmental management systems at the sites. Energy efficiency approach. BIC’s policies Writing the Future, Together #1 Fostering sustainable innovation in BIC ® products. Product Safety Policy. The seven BIC commitments to ensure the quality and safety of its lighters. BIC’s approaches Regulatory watch and compliance. Process for marketing safe products that comply with health and environmental standards. Process for evaluating recycled materials.
R2 Risks related to climate change.
Major risks related to Climate Change are: disruption or interruption of • production activities due to extreme weather conditions or availability of natural resources (water, energy, etc.) directly impacting BIC’s factories or those of its suppliers and subcontractors; development of new • regulations and standards regarding product environmental impact assessment and communication (including carbon impact) as well as consumer behavior changes impacting the Group’s sales; increasing global regulation of • carbon and energy directly or
To develop production centers closer to the Group’s markets, supporting local economic development and know-how in the countries where the Group has operations, while at the same time limiting the products’ environmental footprint and the physical risks linked to climate change. To stand out in its markets by offering BIC ® products with a reduced carbon footprint, in particular through the use of recycled and alternative materials and the implementation of circular economy loops. To innovate in order to make the Group’s materials and products more responsible. Reduce production costs by optimizing energy consumption. To establish BIC as a brand of reference in terms of the quality and safety of its products, meeting or surpassing the regulatory requirements on each market. To develop expertise in the evaluation of materials, especially for recycled and alternative materials.
4.3% of recycled or •
alternative materials in BIC ® products (3% in 2019) 80% Share of renewable •
energy. The Group’s objective is achieved
78,046 teqCO 2 •
(location-based) direct and indirect GHG emissions (scopes 1 and 2), i.e. -20% compared to 2019 1.03 teqCO 2 /ton of • production (scopes 1 and 2) 12.96 gigajoules/tonne of • production, i.e. +3% compared to 2019 0.84% Share of air freight •
(in tons/kilometers) (vs. 0.75% in 2019)
indirectly impacting BIC’s operations or those of its suppliers and contract manufacturers.
R3 Risks related to product safety and consumer health and safety.
The risk related to product safety and consumer health and safety is a risk of placing non-compliant or unsafe products on the market.
291 products have been • tested by independent laboratories
Systematic testing and evaluation programs.
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