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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

Globally, 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

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

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THE BIC FOUNDATION

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

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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
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    BIC CITIZENS IN ACTION

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

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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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    play safe! be safe!®
    (USA & CANADA)

    play safe! be safe!®

    BIC's award-winning play safe! be safe!® fire safety education program provides educators and parents with an engaging set of tools to help teach fire safety skills to young children. 

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    HELPING CHILDREN SUCCEED IN SCHOOL

    HELPING CHILDREN SUCCEED IN SCHOOL

    In the U.S., BIC proudly supports the Kids in Need Foundation (KINF) as the organization's National Pen Sponsor. Through its partnership, BIC is helping KINF ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.

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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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