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REDUCING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

BIC is constantly striving to reduce the environmental footprint of its operations through a number of steps: using environmental management systems, optimizing water and energy consumption, reducing and recycling 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 its packaging: eliminating or minimizing packaging whenever possible, selecting environmentally responsible materials and reducing and recycling packaging waste in the factories.

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    24%

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

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    85%

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

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    13%

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

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    90.3%

    of cardboard for our packaging comes from suppliers that have received SFI or FSC certification for their responsible and sustainable practices that they use in sourcing the paper

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    83.1%

    of plastic packaging material is PVC free

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    71.3%

    of all BIC® lighters in the U.S. were sold in 2016 without consumer packaging

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    80%

    of BIC employees throughout the world work in factories that are ISO 14001 certified or engaged in the registration process

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    3 TIMES

    BIC's three shaver factories have achieved a triple certification to 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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