to our success
to our success
To support growth and development, we continuously reinforce our teams’ skills and capabilities by providing customized training programs and opportunities for career development. BIC also develops a strong Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program.
10,471 team members
€489.0 M payroll costs
12,085 training days
To foster the commitment and loyalty of teams, we strive to ensure their everyday tasks are fulfilling and safe.
58 work accidents
1.19% rate of absenteeism
We use a state-of-the-art production line while reducing the environmental footprint of BIC factories and protecting our employees’ health.
24 factories on 4 continents
91 % of Net Sales from products manufactured in BIC factories
We have considerably reduced our footprint by working throughout our production chain: from the product’s creation to the end of its lifecycle, including a recycling strategy and controlled emissions from BIC® factories and headquarters.
-11.5% water consumption*
-8% energy consumption*
-7.8% waste production*
-11.7% greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1 & 2)*
-13% greenhouse gas emissions (scope 3)
* Per ton of production between 2020 and 2021.
Through our Responsible Procurement Strategy, we strive to minimize the environmental impact of BIC® products.
€966,5 M purchases of raw materials, consumables and services
323 strategic suppliers
We innovate to respond to consumer needs and to reduce the impact of our products. We are increasingly recognized for the high quality and sustainability of our products.
More than 2 km writing for a BIC® Cristal ballpoint pen
3,000 constant flames for a BIC® Maxi lighter
Up to 17 days of shaving with the BIC® Flex 3
Through sound cash management and a strong balance sheet, we ensure access to the capital needed to finance innovation, operations, and enhance growth.
€1,723.8 M Shareholders Equity
€280.6 M Net Cash from Operating Activities
€400.1 M of Net Cash position
The creation of financial value is essential to BIC’s sustainability. Over the years we have remained committed to creating value for all our shareholders.
€1,831.9 M Net Sales
€314.2 M Net Income
€74.9 M Capital Expenditure
€80.9 M Ordinary Dividend paid
True to our culture of innovation, we maintain a sharp focus on developing new, innovative, environmentally friendly products.
347 patents granted at the end of 2021
1.5% of Net Sales invested in R&D
Education as a
Motivated by our conviction that education is crucial for the development of free will, independence and for combating poverty, we are committed to improving learning conditions for children around the world.
82 philanthropic projects supported
€1 M invested in philanthropic projects
158 million children have benefited from improved learning conditions since 2018