FOR THE VALUES WE SHARE

Sarah embraces BIC values with a passion. The wonderful camaraderie and the cross- functional teamwork I have found here fosters ingenuity, the key to staying on top. People act responsibly to the brand, our consumers, shareholders and stakeholders We feel empowered to take initiatives that will bring simplicity to the lives of all the above. And the value of ethics is a key focus at every level. Even before making the move from the west coast, Sarah s not-for-profit past made her particularly receptive to BIC s environmental and community commitments. Causes like Adopt a Classroom and the United Way, and the variety of programs that support employee well-being and development show that BIC cares about the future and about our future! Did I say I love my job?

Sarah Donaldson Associate Trade Marketing Manager/ Shelton, Connecticut, USA BIC enthusiast since 2012

FOCUS

THE PEOPLE PROMISE: BIC S COMMITMENT TO ITS TEAM MEMBERS In the words of HR s Alison James, our People Promise encapsulates our employment value proposition. It expresses the experience we want to offer, in exchange for the commitment and performance of our team members, from the rewards and benefits to the more intrinsic elements of management style, work environment and culture. It has been designed to attract, develop and retain the right talent for BIC. BIC s People Promise was built on research from employee surveys as well as the contributions of 15 focus groups worldwide and discussions with our Leadership Team. The initiative is being rolled-out progressively around the world using local examples that bring the global People Promise to life. With a strong claim that invites future and current team members to Unlock the Best You! the BIC People Promise reinforces the principle that people continue to be at the heart of its philosophy.

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