OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
Description of the risks
Policies and actions taken
BIC’s policies Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Policy. BIC’s approaches Environmental management systems at the sites (internal or ISO 14,001). Various certifications for certain sites: ISO 50,001, European Water Stewardship Gold, BREEAM, LEED. Water consumption reduction approach. Waste reduction approach. See also Risk 2. BIC’s policies Writing the Future, Together #1 Fostering sustainable innovation in BIC ® products Responsible Communication Charter. BIC’s approaches The “4 Rs” philosophy (Reduce, use Recycled and alternative materials, Refill, Recycle). An eco-design approach incorporating social and societal criteria. Increased use of recycled and alternative materials in all products. Systematic evaluation of all products based on environmental and social criteria. Development of an innovative circular economy model. Partnerships for innovation.
5.22 m 3 /tonne annual • water consumption 0.197 tonne of • non-hazardous
R7 Risks related to our operations and the environment.
The nature of BIC’s manufacturing operations, primarily the molding and
To optimize production costs by limiting the consumption of resources (water, energy, etc.) and the production of factory waste. To facilitate the factories’ integration in their local surroundings by reducing their environmental footprint, adopting exemplary practices and initiating outreach actions to benefit the local populations.
assembly of plastic products and printing of products, has a local environmental impact that remains relatively low compared with other manufacturing sectors.
waste/tonne of production 0.033 tonne of hazardous • waste/ton of production 73% of non-hazardous • waste recycled (in tons) 39% of hazardous waste • incinerated with energy recovery (in metric tons) 142 volunteer operations, • product donations and financial donations worldwide in 2020 (all areas combined). 1.4 million euros in product • donations and financial aid worldwide 1.3 million in aid as part of • the Covid crisis writing for a ballpoint pen up to 3,000 flames for a • lighter 17 shaves for a • triple-blade shaver 19 BIC ® products have • earned the NF Environnement ecolabel 100% of the environmental • BIC ® products’ • performance in use: more than 2-km of •
R8 Risks related to reputation and brand.
In the context of increasing environmental awareness, the brand image could be associated with disposable products, leading to customer disaffection for BIC ® products.
To position BIC as a brand that delivers quality and safety and as a responsible brand, emphasizing its long-term commitment and ambitious programs. To launch innovative products that counter BIC’s image as a maker of disposable products: multi-use products designed to use minimummaterials and last a long time. To stand out on the Group’s markets through BIC ® products that offer environmental and social benefits.
claims for BIC ® products on packaging, in catalogs and on websites are validated by the Legal Department
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
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