Starting at the product design phase, a measurement tool enables BIC to work on ways to reduce the 02 environmental impact of a product for its entire life RAW MATERIALS cycle. This process has been approved by the French TO A MINIMUM eco-label NF Environment granted for 16 BIC® writing BIC decreases its use of fossil fuel products instruments. by minimizing the quantity of materials used,
by using new recycled materials and by developing refi llable products.
03 01 WORKING WITH MEN AND WOMEN
BIC is committed to skill development and training for employees, particularly through
02 BIC University and the strong values that the Group shares with its employees. A Code of Conduct derived from the
standards of the International Labour Organization is in place
03 in factories. 09
04 MADE BY BIC®
BIC manufactures more than 80% of its products in its own factories. 66% of employees work in ISO 14001 certifi ed factories, and that fi gure will soon rise to 80%. The management systems help reduce energy and water consumption and CO2 and waste production.