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.
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 its packaging: eliminating or minimizing packaging whenever possible, selecting environmentally responsible materials and reducing and recycling packaging waste in the factories.
reduction in energy consumption per ton of production in the past 10 years globally
reduction in water consumption per ton of production in the past 10 years globally
reduction in non-recycled waste generation per ton of production in 10 years globally
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
of plastic packaging material is PVC free
of all BIC® lighters in the U.S. were sold in 2016 without consumer packaging
of BIC employees throughout the world work in factories that are ISO 14001 certified or engaged in the registration process
BIC's three shaver factories have achieved a triple certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
of BIC products are produced in BIC-owned factories.