How our products are made

BIC offers products that are light and long-lasting ...

BIC®’s writing instruments are made from minimal raw materials and designed to last, so you’ll need to buy your pens less often and throw less used material away. The combination of reduced raw material content, high performance and reduced impact on the environment are major assets for award of the NF Environment eco-label (NF 400). A full range of BIC® products bear this certification, distinguishing high quality products with minimum impact on the environment.


Since 2008, BIC also uses recycled material in some of its products   , products. This range notably includes 3 Bic ® Kids ® products with at least 50% of recycled material.


…as well as our packaging!

As everything counts when it comes to protecting the environment, BIC® packaging is eco-designed to be as light as possible.



BIC controls all of its operations to ensure the safety of its products and minimal environmental impact of its manufacturing process

Most of BIC® products are manufactured in BIC’s factories to ensure the quality, traceability and safety of all its products. In-house manufacturing enables BIC to have everything in hand, especially regarding safety when it comes to products dedicated to children.

The majority of BIC®’s factories have received  the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications that guarantee the full implementation of Quality Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems.

BIC® also has a transport policy to minimize shipping impacts, especially with factories close to its markets.



BIC is socially engaged

It is a priority for BIC to ensure good working conditions for all its employees. The Group’s European factories are located in OECD countries, most of them being free of Human Rights risks.

Being socially responsible for BIC is also about promoting philanthropic actions internally with the global dedicated program ‘BIC Citizens’, designed to raise awareness among employees about causes external to BIC’s activities.

In 2010 and 2012, BIC joined forces with Planète Urgence to help Haitian families through the project « A school, a future ». Thanks to the funds raised among BIC’s employees, 3 classrooms have been built and equipped; they benefit to 450 children of 15 schools. Actions have also been taken to develop local trade.

That’s not all! BIC provides product donations and financial aids to charities operating in domains close to its core activities, such as education.


1 Calculated on the total weight of the product