GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - May 23, 2022
BIC Sets Emission Reduction Targets
BIC accelerated its commitment to limit global warming while making GHG emissions reduction a key component of the company’s long-term strategy.
As part of the company’s science-based targets, BIC commits to reducing 50% of GHG emissions for Scope 1 and 100% for Scope 2. These objectives are in line with the Paris Agreement target requirements and backed by the near completion of the 100% purchase of renewable electricity objective on all sites in 2025 (79% in 2021). Additional actions to achieve these targets include: improving insulation and heat losses in the manufacturing processes and using alternative heat sources and low-impact refrigerants.
BIC’s flame for life will reduce its Scope 3 GHG emissions by 30% and reach a CO2 peak by 2025.
“Our Greenhouse gas emission reduction objectives take us a step further in our consumer-centric approach, grounded in Sustainable Innovation, to respond faster and more impactfully to consumer demands and the important topics of our generation,” said BIC's CEO Gonzalve Bich in a statement.
The division leadership includes the following ongoing actions:
- Using biofuel in local transport in the short term while looking for alternative transportation methods alongside tools to improve transportation efficiency
- Working with the suppliers to source recycled and bio-sourced raw materials
- Reintegrating recycled material into new lighters and other BIC products
- Adopting plastic-free packaging