Our industry has changed the world. As our world evolves, our industry needs to evolve with it. Traditional thinking says the bigger the business, the greater its negative impact. By using our scale to be a force for good in the world, we can amplify the amount of shared-value for our stakeholders.
Why set up training for employees? More and more often, our customers are going public with their commitments in matters of energy efficiency, waste reduction, and reduction of greenhouse gases.
How is training organized? Training modules each last 30 minutes. They cover the different issues in sustainable development, including renewable energies, climate change, ecodesign, biodiversity, and of course, the BIC sustainable development program.
What are the benefits for the Group and for employees? Those modules are simple to understand and educational. Ineven more training is planned.
The competition was introduced to employees during a presentation in BIC University. Five employees submitted entries into the Challenge and showed how they significantly reduced paper consumption by the greater use of electronic files and by sharing information internally in eRooms.
As a result, BIC has continued to favor minimal use of raw materials in its products and packaging, and is now gradually including new ecological materials, either recycled or renewable.
For an equivalent performance in terms of usability, the ecolabel indicates products that have a reduced impact on the environment. SimaPro With a view to reducing environmental impacts, BIC has included in its product design process the use of a professional software tool, called SimaPro.
The approach takes into account the entire product life cycle — from extraction of raw materials to production, to distribution to use, and end of life.
The next step for BIC was when it adopted a policy of ecodesign. In this way, BIC stays on course with regards to finding a balance between quality, cost and environmental requirements.
On the contrary, they offer long-lasting performance: In fact, these conclusions have been confirmed by comparative life cycle studies, as well as by calculating and comparing the quantities of waste produced annually.
And what about recycling? BIC seeks to limit its impact on the environment and is working on the different steps in product life cycles, mainly through its frugal use of raw materials in a bid to conserve resources.
Current recycling efforts focus on products that offer major potential in terms of weight and volume and are easy to disassemble, such as automobiles, plastic bottles, glass, and paper. Nonetheless, BIC is looking for future solutions for how it might manage the end of life for its products.
What is the real benefit of ecolabeling? The French ecolabel, NF Environnement, is a benchmark in terms of relevance, independence and impartiality. Certified products gain in consumer visibility. In mid, BIC began the certification process by sending us technical specifications for its products.
Qualified products have to optimize both their performance in use and their environmental performance. In addition, they have to be made either using recycled materials or only small quantities of raw materials. As a follow-up to our initial audit, in the coming years, AFNOR will examine samples, randomly taken from store shelves, to verify that specifications are still respected.Community and Environmental Sustainability: Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Education.
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