Sustainability

Sustainability

"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."

Gérard Dabbadie, Shaper.

 

 

 

Eco-design & environmental awardness

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

cycle vertueux du made in france par BIC Sport

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 designated

logo ecoride pour une action engagée envers l'environement par bic sport

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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BIC Sport story

"Founded in 1979 by the Bich family, of BIC pen fame, BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for watersports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. By the late 1980s BIC Sport was a world leader in windsurf manufacture, and over the following 20+ years the company utilized their technological manufacturing skills..."

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