ENVIRONMENT


 

Management systems of factories

2019 2020 2021

Factories with environmental and health & safety management systems (or being implemented)

83.0%

87.5%

82.2%

Energy consumption

 

   

Annual energy consumption (Gigajoules)

1,149,930

981,437

1,097,484

Writing the Future, Together #2 Share of renewable electricity

76%

80%

79%

Annual energy consumption normalized to production (Gigajoules per ton)

12.59

12.96

11.96

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions

 

 

 

Total amount of annual GHG emissions (location-based (TeqCO2)

97,711

78,046

83,456

Direct GHG emissions (Scope 1) (location-based (TeqCO2)

9,278

7,659

8,226

Indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2) (location-based (TeqCO2)

88,432

70,387

75,231

Total amount of annual GHG emissions GES (market-based) (TeqCO2)

45,827

33,185

35,311

Indirect GHG emissions (Scope 2) market-based (TeqCO2)

36,549

25,438

27,086

Total ratio of annual GHG emissions to production (Scope 1 & 2) (TeqCO2/ton)

1.07

1.03

0.91

GHG emissions related to raw material purchases (Scope 3)

347,000

232,000

292,000

GHG emissions related to intra-company transport (a)  (Scope  3)

34,000

18,000

49,000

Waste production

 

 

 

Annual waste production (Tons)

20, 049

17,453

19,487

Non-hazardous waste (Tons)

16,526

14,931

16,548

Hazardous waste (Tons)

3,522

2,522

2,939

Ratio of annual production of waste to production (Tons/tons)

0.220

0.230

0.212

Recycled waste

65%

64.5%

65.4%

Recovered waste (recycled or incinerated with energy recovery)

81%

82%

82.4%

Products

 

 

 

Writing the Future, Together #1 Share of recycled or alternative materials in BIC® products

3%

4.3%

4.0%

Number of products certified with the French NF Environnement ecolabel

19

19

16

Number of products whose environmental and/or societal footprint improved.

ND

9

12

Products

 

 

 

BIC cardboard packaging from a certified and/or recycled source

95.7%

97.3%

97.4%

BIC plastic packaging PVC free

92.1%

94.4%

95.6%

Writing the Future, Together #1 Reusable, recyclable or compostable plastic in consumer packaging (c) (e)

NA

42.5%

59.6%

Writing the Future, Together #1 Recycled content of plastic packaging (c)

NA

48.9%

52.1%

 

(b) 2021 figures excludes BIC Graphic, recent acquisitions and certain OEMs.
(c) Indicator measured for the first time in 2020 as part of BIC’s commitment that year.
(d) Environmental guarantees are listed in Note 26 “Off-balance sheet commitments: sureties, deposits and guarantees” to the consolidated financial statements for the year.
(e) The 2020 figure (49.3%) was revised following a test audit in 2021. BIC decided to publish the revised figure.

SOCIAL


 

Group workforce

2019 2020 2021

Total workforce (Number of employees (a))

16,794

13,752

14,113

Permanent employees

12,777

11,246

10,471

Fixed-term contracts

incl. in temporary workers

587

706

Temporary workers (FTE)

4,017

1,919

2,936

Voluntary turnover (%)

13%

14%

16%

Permanent workforce by region (%)

 

 

 

Europe 

31.0%

35.8%

38.4%

North America

6.0%

6.6%

7%

Latin America

NA

19.2%

22%

Middle East & Africa

NA

6.1%

6.9%

India

NA

31.3%

24.9%

Asia-Pacific

NA

0.99%

0.88%

Training, career management and engagement

 

 

 

Percentage of employees that have received training

60%

70%

71%

Diversity

 

 

 

Percentage of women in management and workforce (%)

48%

46%

44%

Board of Directors

50%

46%

50%

Executive Committee

25%

22%

30%

Managers (highest levels: 3 to 6)

32%

NA

NA

Level 4 and above (Executives & ExCom)

24%

26%

29%

Safety

 

 

 

Writing the Future, Together #3 Lost-time injuries

74

50

58

Sites without lost-time injuries

55  62  40 

Incidence rate of workers’ accidents – BIC workforce (accidents with temporary or permanent incapacity (Number/million hours worked) 

 1.85% 1.85%

2.17%

Incidence rate of workers’ accidents - BIC workforce and temporary workers (Number/million hours worked) 

 1.87% 1.63% 1.99%

Severity rate of workers’ accidents – BIC workforce (days of temporary incapacity) (Number/thousand hours worked)

 0.06% 0.07%  0.1%

Absenteeism

     

Absenteeism rate (excluding on-site accidents and maternity) (%)

0.9%

1.4%  1.19%

(a) In FTEs for  2019, in number of employees for 2020 and 2021.
(b) The decrease in total number of training hours in 2021  is due to limited offerings during the 2021-2022 learning strategy redesign project

SOCIETAL


 

Supplier relationships

2019 2020 2021

Writing the Future, Together #4 Percentage of strategic suppliers integrated in the responsible purchasing program

NA

25.8%

52.3%

Respect for Human Rights in the workplace

 

 

 

BIC permanent employees working in countries with no Human Rights risk (a)

87%

85%

58%

BIC factories located in countries with no Human Rights risk 

83%

84%

65%

Sponsorship

 

 

 

Contribution to communities (percentage of the Group’s pretax profit)

>0.7%

0.9%

0.7%

Improving lives through education

 

 

 

Writing the Future, Together #5 Children with improved learning conditions (cumulative)

61

118

158

(a) Source: Freedom House.