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About Lyreco

Lyreco is more than just a workplace solutions company. We partner with our customers to drive performance, from savings to sustainability.

Lyreco Goodness

Lyreco Goodness describes our approach to everything – from products and suppliers to people and the planet. It means always doing the right thing...

Accreditations

Policies, awards, certifications, accreditations and memberships

International, European & local standards

Trust and clarity are essential in meeting our customers’ environmental expectations as well as the requirements of high-quality products and services. This is assured by our:

ISO accredited management systems

Recognised environmental labels and certifications

Great for the Planet, Great for People assessment methodology

Policies ranging from the environment to modern slavery

Ecolabels

Ecolabels apply to a selection of our products and allow our customers to get clear and visible information about the products they buy.

The European Ecolabel is a voluntary ecolabel scheme established in 1992 by the European Commission. It is based on a “global”, systemic approach, which includes a life cycle analysis of the product, from its manufacture (including the choice of raw materials) to its disposal or recycling, including its distribution and consumption and use. Since 2009, Lyreco promotes the EU Ecolabel for its own branded products manufactured in the EU.

The Nordic Ecolabel or Nordic Swan is the official sustainability ecolabel for the Nordic countries. A Nordic Swan labelled product must follow a certain set of standards, including environmental, quality and health criteria. In 2017, Lyreco selected this label for its remanufactured toner cartridges.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the PEFC are environmental labels whose purpose is to ensure that the production of wood-based products (mostly paper) comply with procedures that ensure sustainable forest management. In 2014 Lyreco UK achieved the FSC Chain of Custody standard which allows us to pass on the FSC claims of our products to our customers.

Frameworks

These standards and methodologies help drive our activities in the most responsible way possible. That’s Lyreco Goodness – always doing the right thing.

ISO 14001, 45001, 9001, 22301

Lyreco UK and Ireland has the following management systems accredited to the International Organisation for Standardisation:
Environmental Management System, ISO 14001, since 1998
Health & Safety Management System, ISO 45001, since 2016
Quality Management System, ISO 9001, since 1993
Business Continuity Management System, ISO 22301, since 2019

SEDEX

SEDEX is the world’s largest collaborative platform to share responsible sourcing data on supply chains, used by more than 43,000 members in more than 150 countries. In 2013, Lyreco selected SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) as a validated standard for the social accountability audits of the factories that manufacture Lyreco branded products.

BSCI

The Business Social Compliance Initiative is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies in their drive towards social compliance and in making improvements at the factories in their global supply chains. In 2013, Lyreco selected BSCI as a validated standard for the social accountability audits of the factories that manufacture Lyreco branded products.

EU PEF

The European Union Product Environmental Footprint is a European Commission initiative aimed at developing a harmonised methodology for the calculation of the environmental impact of a product, based on a 14-point assessment of all steps in its lifecycle. In 2014, Lyreco joined the EU PEF pilot phase.

Endorsed initiatives

We commit to international initiatives that focus on implementing virtuous and responsible practices in our market.

UN Global compact

Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is both a policy platform and a practical voluntary framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. In 2004, Lyreco was the first company in the office supplies industry to join the UN Global compact.

New York Declaration on Forests

The New York Declaration on Forests is a voluntary partnership of governments, companies, indigenous communities, NGOs and other organisations striving to halve deforestation by 2020 and end it by 2030. Members are committed to creating responsible partnerships with source nations and removing deforestation from the supply chain.

Human Rights Club

The United Nations Human Rights Club is a place of exchange and expertise that aims to promote and protect respect for human rights. In 2017, Lyreco joined the Human Rights Club of the UN Global Compact, strengthening its commitment towards the management and development of human rights by companies.

Great for the planet, Great for People

In 2012, Lyreco was the first company in the workplace supply industry to develop its own methodology and labels in line with the ISO 14020 series guidance. Since then our labels have grown and adapted into the Great for the planet, Great for People labels to help customers choose more sustainable products.

Lyreco awarded the Ecovadis Gold Medal

EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted business sustainability rating.

In 2022, Lyreco was awarded the Ecovadis Gold Medal. 

The assessment covers the concrete actions and results achieved in the fields of environment, labour and human rights, sustainable procurement and ethics. The Platinum medal is the highest level of recognition in the Ecovadis score. With this new distinction, Lyreco ranks in the top 2% of the 65,000 companies rated each year worldwide by Ecovadis.

Policy documents and accreditations

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