Uniting Our People Around Core Values

With a global manufacturing footprint, distribution teams in 57 countries and approximately 4 million sales outlets worldwide, BIC thrives on a shared corporate culture. The Human Resources team, along with our senior leaders, seeks to continue to nurture this common culture, founded on BIC’s Values and Philosophy, while encouraging local initiatives. Protecting and improving the health, safety and well-being of our team members remains the number one priority. BIC remains committed to developing the skills of our team members and creating opportunities for professional advancement, as these are foundational inputs to the achievement of our industrial and commercial goals.



We are honest, open and fair, and demand an environment where everyone feels respected, included and heard.


We dream big and create clever, simple, yet bold solutions for our consumers, customers and teams.


We make courageous, timely decisions and deliver ambitious results that delight consumers across the world.


We drive sustainable growth while making meaningful contributions to our team members, communities and the world.


We believe that simple solutions are often the best solutions when faced with complexity, we respond with clarity.


We set high standards, trust each other, and work together across boundaries, holding ourselves and each other accountable.

Health and Safety

For the Group, workplace safety means ensuring the physical and mental well-being of team members by preventing accidents and occupational diseases. BIC adopts a Health & Safety program that allows it to guarantee a working environment that protects the physical integrity of team members. In keeping with its Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Policy, BIC strives to prevent or at least reduce health and safety risks for its team members, subcontractors and those living or working near its production facilities.

Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Group wants to create an environment in which employees, suppliers, business partners and its communities feel valued and respected. At BIC, cultural and individual diversity is considered an essential part of team culture. As part of its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy, BIC has made a number of declarations, including:


BIC is a firm believer that education is crucial for the development of free will and independence and for combatting poverty. It has in particular been an active advocate of writing by hand, even before its importance in structuring children’s thought processes was proven. BIC has set the goal of improving lives through education and has codified this ambition in the following commitment: by 2025, BIC will improve learning conditions for 250 million children globally.

BIC Corporate Foundation

The BIC Corporate Foundation was born out of the Group’s desire to go one step further in the support of education while bolstering the sense of pride and belonging of BIC team members.

The Foundation’s mission is: “We drive access to high quality education programs for all. With a focus on building creative skills, our programs directly enable and empower our participants to build stronger, more inclusive, more creative communities, while inspiring and equipping our children and young adults to make their mark on our world”. 

The Foundation’s actions target children and youth from underserved communities.

Learn more about BIC Corporate Foundation

Philantrophic actions

The philanthropic actions of BIC and its subsidiaries take three forms:

  • donation of products;
  • monetary gifts;
  • and/or volunteer work/skills sponsorship.

BIC and its subsidiaries favor projects that benefit local populations around its facilities.

In 2021:

  • 1 million euros in donations and financial aid worldwide.
  • 82 philanthropic projects involving volunteer work, product donations and financial aid carried out worldwide.

ESG Sharebuyback program

As part of its commitment to improving children’s learning conditions globally, in late 2020, BIC launched an innovative 40 million euros ESG Impact Share Buyback program. Executed by Exane BNP Paribas and carried out during 2021, the outperformance over the program’s execution is allocated in part to the BIC Corporate Foundation and in part to the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab’s (J-PAL) tutoring and parental programs in Europe and the U.S.

The funding support from BIC will help produce rigorous and scalable insights into effective education programming and policies to improve learning outcomes, particularly for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.