OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
Sustainable Development program [NFPS]
“At BIC, we believe in providing simple, inventive, reliable choices for everyone, everywhere, every time. And we believe in doing so responsibly with the planet, society and future generations in mind. Our approach to sustainability is one of our Values and is an integral part of our day-to-day operations. Staying true to our philosophy of honoring the past and inventing the future, we want our ongoing commitment to sustainable development to be long-lasting and far-reaching. Our ambition is to ensure that we limit our impact on the planet and make a meaningful contribution to the lives of the people we employ and society in the long term, simply because it is the right thing to do. We think that promoting sustainable innovation in our products, acting against climate change, providing our team members with a safe workplace, making our supply chain more responsible and reinforcing our commitment to education are key in shaping our business tomorrow so that we can write a sustainable future for all.”
WRITING THE FUTURE, TOGETHER, A COMMITMENT FOR 2025
In 2017 BIC defined ambitious commitments that will enable the Group to create value over the long term for the benefit of all of its stakeholders. This effort is based on the principles of its Sustainable Development Program, namely studying the materiality of the issues, incorporating the UN Sustainable Development Goals and feedback from the BIC Sustainable Development Barometer, but also taking into account regulatory requirements and consultations with stakeholders, as well as lessons drawn from regular benchmarks.
The vision thus defined is expressed in the signature “Writing the Future, Together”, driven by BIC’s ambition for sustainability (see 126.96.36.199) and comprising five ambitious commitments. These commitments are an integral part of the Group’s strategy:
WRITING THE FUTURE, TOGETHER ‒ THE COMMITMENTS
Fostering sustainable innovation in BIC ® products (SDG 3, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15): #1 by 2025, the environmental and/or societal footprint of BIC ® products will be improved (SDG 3, 6, 8, 12); ● by 2030, BIC aims for 50% non-virgin petroleum plastic for its products, and 20% by 2025 (SDG 14, 15); ● by 2025, BIC will have 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic packaging (SDG 14.15). ● Acting against climate change: By 2025, BIC will use 80% renewable electricity (SDG 7, 8, 9, 12, 13). #2 Committing to a safe work environment: By 2025, BIC aims for zero accidents across all operations (SDG 3, 8). #3 Proactively involving suppliers: By 2025, BIC will work responsibly with its strategic suppliers to ensure the most #4 secure, innovative and efficient sourcing (SDG 8, 12, 16). Improving lives through education: By 2025, BIC will improve learning conditions for 250 million children globally #5 (SDG 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13).
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