OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
Description of the risks
Policies and actions taken
BIC’s policies Writing the Future, Together: #3 Committing to a safe work environment. Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Policy. BIC’s approaches Deployment of the EH&S Suite platform. Health-Safety reporting. Environment-Health-Safety guidelines. Safety watch. Safety certification (OHSAS 18,001) for four Stationery factories. “Quality of Life at Work” program. BIC’s policies Writing the Future, Together: #4 Proactively involving suppliers. BIC Group Code of Conduct. Supplier Code of Conduct Responsible Purchasing Charter. BIC’s approaches BIC’s policies BIC Group Code of Conduct. BIC Group anti-corruption policy. BIC’s approaches Anti-corruption training. Deployment of the Group’s Code of Conduct. BIC Speak-up hotline. Social audit program. EcoVadis evaluation.
R4 Risks related to health and safety of team members.
BIC’s operations, both industrial and commercial, expose its workers to various professional risks (physical, chemical, psychosocial, biological, ergonomic) that differ from function to function (headquarters, factories, sales force). For the Group, workplace safety means ensuring its team members’ physical and mental
To position the Group as a desirable employer through an ambitious health and safety policy.
50 Lost-Time Injuries • 62 sites without injuries • 1.63 On-site accident • incidence rate ‒ BIC team members and temporary employees 0.07 Severity rate of • on-site accidents ‒ per thousand hours worked ‒ BIC team members
well-being by preventing accidents and occupational diseases.
R5 Risks related to non-respect of human rights (child labor,
Non-compliance with fundamental human rights such as child labor, discrimination or forced labor may result in legal action against the Group and major consequences in terms of reputation and attractiveness.
To highlight the culture of control over quality, costs and production conditions that BIC has pursued since its founding (92% of BIC products are manufactured in its own factories). To strengthen relations with the Group’s strategic suppliers.
85% of permanent •
employees work in “free countries” with respect to human rights 92% of all BIC ® products • are produced in the Group’s own factories. 58% of contract • manufacturers audited between 2019 and 2020.
international conventions, ILO).
R6 Risks related to unfair practices (corruption).
The risk of corruption and unfair practices can lead to legal action against the Group and major consequences in terms of reputation and attractiveness.
To further develop BIC’s culture of ethics within the Group.
80% of BIC sales •
generated in countries considered to have a medium or low risk of corruption according to
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