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COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION

BIC and its employees are part of the global effort to promote access to education. The company is proudly contributing to "ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning", one of the 17 sustainable development goals defined by the United Nations in September 2015.

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PROMOTING ACCESS TO EDUCATION

BIC and its employees contribute time and donations to support access to education. In 2016, BIC made 112 donations to promote education for a total of more than €1,5 million.

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GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITIES

In 2016, BIC and its subsidiaries initiated 228 philanthropic programs that involved volunteering, product donations and financial donations representing a total of €2.4 million*.

*internal valorization

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THE BIC CORPORATION FOUNDATION

Born of BIC's desire to promote and structure its philanthropic approach, the Foundation supports increasing access to education, putting emphasis on the funding of social entrepreneurship and innovation in education.

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    TALITA (SPAIN)

    TALITA

    BIC sponsors September in the Talita Foundation's calendar for children suffering from genetic conditions such as Down syndrome.

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    ENACTUS (USA & CANADA)

    ENACTUS

    For 18 years BIC has been a partner of ENACTUS, an international not-for-profit organization that supports student leadership development and social responsibility by combining the power of business and education at leading universities  around the world.

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    BIC CITIZENS IN ACTION
    (WORLDWIDE)

    BIC CITIZENS IN ACTION

    Every two years, employees are mobilized through a fundraising campaign, which the company matches, to support projects concerning social and environmental issues.

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    CHOOSE BIC AND CHANGE
    A FUTURE (SOUTH AFRICA)

    CHOOSE BIC AND CHANGE
    A FUTURE

    For each product purchased, a pen is donated to the NGO Read Educational Trust, which supports underprivileged children. In five years, more than six million pens have been donated.

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    DONS SOLIDAIRES
    (FRANCE)

    DONS SOLIDAIRES

    In France, for the seventh consecutive year, BIC has been a partner of the "Kit Scolaire" operations of the French NGO Dons Solidaires. In 2016, 140 organizations received school supply kits that were distributed to 20,000 underprivileged children.

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    BENEFITS OF HANDWRITING
    (USA & CANADA)

    BENEFITS OF HANDWRITING

    BIC provides parents, teachers and students in the U.S. and Canada with information about the benefits of writing, such as cognitive development, fine motor skills, self-confidence and creativity.

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