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.
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.
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.
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.
reduction in energy consumption per ton of production between 2009 and 2018.
reduction in water consumption per ton of production between 2009 and 2018.
reduction in non-recycled waste production per ton of production between 2009 and 2018.
of cardboard packaging comes from certified and/or recycled sources.
of plastic packaging material is PVC free.
of all BIC® lighters are sold without consumer packaging.
of BIC employees work in 14 ISO 14001 certified factories (or about to be).
BIC's three shaver factories have been triple certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
of BIC® products are produced in BIC-owned factories.