Sustainable Development: A Major Priority for BIC Sport

"BIC Sport has been manufacturing watersport products for over 30 years. Long before ‘eco-friendly’ was a buzzword we began developing “clean” manufacturing processes by recycling wherever possible, eliminating gas emissions and conserving energy and water. From start to end of life-cycle, BIC Sport products are thoughtfully produced with preserving the environment we all share in mind. And perhaps least recognized but most important, BIC Sport products are BUILT TO LAST - meaning fewer boards and boats taking up residence in your local landfill."

Pierre-Henri Tallet, Product Manager.


Eco-Design and Environmental Awareness

Low Energy Consumption

Short production cycle
Short infra-red heating cycle
Low electricity consumption

Resource Conservation

Rejection rate (less than 2.5/1000)
Surplus material systematically recycled back into the production process
A capacity per mould 5 times greater than standard techniques

No Pollution

Closed circuit cooling of the moulds
No gas emissions
No solvents

100% recyclable

The O’pen BIC, the kayaks and the dinghies are boats that can be entirely recycled at the end of their life-cycle.
They can be crushed and recycled for other usage.



EcoRide Designation


Developed by EuroSIMA Cluster in collaboration with the ADEME, Ecoride is a tool which provides the ability to measure and determine environmental efforts of companies within the boardsports industry. BIC Sport got this recognition thanks to its implementation of an environmental management system for the entire company.

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O’pen BIC : « Bateau Bleu » prize awarded by the Fédération des Industries Nautiques in 2007.
Kayaks : Several « Etoiles du Design » between 2002 and 2010, with particular emphasis on their environmentally-friendly concept.
SUP : BIC Sport received the 2013 Outside Magazine GEAR OF THE YEAR award for the 12’6 and 11’ WING Stand Up Paddleboards. The Outside summer Buyer’s Guide not only highlights the very best in adventure gear, from sports equipment but also calls out the best values in each class.
BIC Sport has been voted Brand of the Year 2013 by EuroSIMA, (Europe-wide trade association for board sports). The Brand of the Year award recognises the actions and efforts made by manufacturers having had a golden year in terms of progression, product development, and/or a major boost of brand image accross Europe during the year.