(Top) Ecodesign to reduce environmental impact. Research for new materials. (Bottom) The BIC Shaver plant in Longueil-Ste-Marie (France) has been awarded triple certification, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
This year the sustainable meeting customer demand for “responsible” development program at BIC has products that are certified less harmful for the come into its own. We’ve noticed that environment,” notes Christine Desbois. This
all the categories have really taken the process deep commitment to sustainable development on board,” notes Christine Desbois, Director was highlighted and included in the Group’s of Sustainable Development at BIC. BIC was communication with operation “BIC® recycle” the first writing instrument manufacturer to and its advertising campaign featuring Eric
Cantona. Objective – help French consumers recycle their BIC® shavers.
BIC is the first manufacturer to be ECODESIGNED PRODUCTS granted the NF Environnement* “We measure the environmental impact of our eco-label.” products over the entire life cycle,” explains Christine Desbois. All of the research and
development teams at BIC work with SimaPro receive the French official NF Environnement ecodesign software for the creation of their ecological label (NF400), granted by AFNOR. pens, lighters and shavers; it enables them see To date, 16 BIC® products have been granted the environmental impact of a product starting the label, including classic products like the at its design phase. Many BIC® products are BIC® Cristal® ballpoint pen sold in boxes designed to have a minimal ecological footprint, of 50 and BIC® 4 Colours™ as well as BIC® like the ecodesigned BIC® Easy/BIC® Hybrid Ecolutions™ products manufactured using Advance™ hybrid shaver that provides 60 days recycled material. “With these products we are of shaving with an environmental impact that’s
*The mark NF Envrionnement is the official French ecological label.