The only diﬀerence is the packaging, which is adapted to the population’s needs. Here, shavers are sold in packs of two, rather than larger pack sizes like in the united States.
A succEssFul intEGrAtiOn After a long period of instability, in 2011 Brazil’s growth reached 3.5%. In this context, BIC Amazônia reaped the fruits of its commitment. “We have been making signiﬁcant investments for the last 20 years now and BIC Brasil has
Packaging: in Brazil, shavers are sold in two-packs rather than in packs of twenty like in the US
cErtiFicAtiOns isO 9001 / isO 14001 /
OHsAs 18000 / sA 8000
BIC Amazônia, a frontrunner BIC Amazônia was the ﬁrst
BIC production site to get engaged in a certiﬁcation
approach. “In the 1990s, the local government wanted the free trade zone of Manaus to
become a leading international site. All the businesses had
to commit to getting certain certiﬁcations. We began
gradually applying the process to quality, environmental issues, health and safety
and then more recently to corporate social responsibility
with the SA 8000 standard,” explains Carlo Cavadini.
In addition to reducing water and energy consumption and
waste management, the BIC sustainable development
program is also adapting to the local needs of Amazônia,
particularly with the education component. From 2004
to 2008 the “Educa BIC” program gave employees the
opportunity to ﬁnish their basic education. Today, the
company has set up the “Escola de Manufactura” program
to strengthen employees’ technical skills. BIC Amazônia is also committed to improving
the environmental and social situation for its neighbors and its employees by taking part in community service and charity operations, cleaning the banks
of the Amazon River, organizing activities for kids and collecting
money and food for families in need..
The same quality standards are applied as in the Group’s other plants.