Every year BIC celebrates its company-wide commitment to sustainable development by hosting a “Green Day” event for employees. This year’s Green Day was held on December 8, 2009, with product giveaways from the BIC® Ecolutions™ line of products made from recycled materials and renewable resources.
The event was attended by local businesses that promote home energy conservation and the benefits of using eco-friendly products. Cell phone donations were accepted to benefit a charity that provides phones to elderly citizens for emergency use. Hazardous material trucks were onsite to collect items that require special disposal (i.e., old paints and batteries). Employees could also make donations to Good Will and contribute to the recycling effort for old phonebooks. Employees participated in a “How Green Are You?” quiz and received an entry to win a raffle.
The raffle prize included energy saving light bulbs, LED holiday lights, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, and a water filter to complement the reusable water bottles that were given out. The prize was packaged nicely in an Atchison® by BIC® messenger bag made with recycled content.
In 2009, BIC Graphic USA recycled over 550 tons of mixed paper, 130 tons of cardboard, and
12 tons of metal. Water conservation was equally impressive with savings of over 41,000
gallons of water! This was reduced by the reuse of HVAC condensate in cooling towers.
Each year the results of BIC’s commitment to sustainable development are celebrated and the
New Year begins with new goals to increase our efforts. BIC is proud to share these goals with our employees. Together we are part of the solution.
BIC Graphic USA (UPIC: BIC, ASI: 40480), a division of BIC USA Inc., is a leading, world-class supplier of custom-imprinted products for the promotional products industry. BIC Graphic USA sells exclusively through distributors of promotional products/advertising specialties. Established in 1969 under the name BIC Special Markets Division, BIC Graphic USA now offers a wide variety of high quality, innovative custom-imprinted writing instruments and complementary products including adhesive notes and paper products, magnets, mouse pads, notebooks, and BIC Atchison totes, bags, coolers, backpacks, padfolios and jotters. All products from BIC Graphic USA are imprinted with the highest quality and the utmost attention to detail. Customer service is also a cornerstone of BIC Graphic USA. Products are backed by services and programs that lead the industry. Visit BIC Graphic USA at www.bicrep.com.