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REDUCING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

BIC is constantly striving to reduce the environmental footprint of its operations, acting on every front: environmental management systems, optimization of water and energy consumption, reduction and recycling of waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and more.

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FACTORIES

As an industrial leader in the manufacturing of consumer products, BIC is committed to ensuring that its production facilities operate in an environmentally responsible way.

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TRANSPORTATION

BIC's shipping management system aims to reduce the ecological footprint of its operations by controlling emissions, optimizing shipments and routes, and selecting responsible carriers.

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PACKAGING

BIC has focused on three priorities for reducing the environmental footprint of our packaging: eliminate packaging whenever possible, select environmentally responsible materials and reduce and recycle packaging waste in the factories.

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    24%

    reduction in energy consumption per ton of production in the past 10 years.

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    85%

    reduction in water consumption per ton of production in the past 10 years.

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    13%

    reduction in non-recycled waste production per ton of production in 10 years.

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    90,3%

    of cardboard packaging comes from certified and/or recycled sources.

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    83,1%

    of plastic packaging material is PVC free.

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    79%

    of all BIC® lighters in Europe are sold without consumer packaging.

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    80%

    of BIC employees work in factories that are ISO 14001 certified or are engaged in the certification process.

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    3 TIMES

    BIC's three shaver factories have been triple certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

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    86%

    of BIC® products are produced in BIC-owned factories.

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