BIC and green BIC® products are designed and manufactured leaving out anything that is superfl uous. Lightness, quality and long-lasting have been the Group’s guiding principles since 1950. In 2004, BIC committed to a sustainable
development approach, and in January 2008, the Company took another major step, setting ambitious but realistic goals for the end of 2010
concerning products, plant management, logistics and relations with employees and communities. This management tool, the BIC the barometer for sustainable development, has helped bring about major progress. Six years later on, what results have come out of BIC’s commitment?
09 PHILANTHROPIC PROJECTS 08 BIC subsidiaries and distributors are present in many diff erent countries where they support local humanitarian actions through product donations, fi nancial aid and employee volunteer work.
08 LONG LASTING
2 km of writing for a BIC® Cristal® ballpoint pen, 3,000 lights for a BIC® Maxi pocket lighter and more than 10 shaves with a BIC® triple-blade shaver.
07 DIVERSIFIED, RESPONSIBLE DISTRIBUTION
Product distribution is adapted to the local requirements 07 and possibilities. As part of the commitment to sustainable development, BIC gives presentations to and leads activities with its customers, offi ce supply distributors and commercial purchasers.
06 OPTIMIZING TRANSPORT
BIC measures its greenhouse gas emissions 05 and works to reduce the number of miles that MAKING IT SAFE freight forwarders run empty. The Group BIC® products are subjected to multiple quality/ seeks to favor transportation methods that safety tests. Inks are reviewed by an independent pollute less for the same service. toxicologist and every lighter undergoes 50
automated controls before it is available for sale.