Policies, awards, certifications, 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. Our customers are assured that they can rely on a trusted supplier, and that we will select sustainable products based on clear information through:

ISO certified management systems

Recognised environmental labels and certifications

Sustainable Selection by Lyreco, encompassing People at Work, Planet, and Community by Lyreco assessment methodology

Policies ranging from the environment to modern slavery


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 (Licence no: C121815) which allows us to pass on the FSC claims of our products to our customers. In 2018, Lyreco became a member of FSC international.


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, 27001, 50001

Lyreco UK and Ireland has the following management systems certified 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; Information Security, ISO 27001 since 2021


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.


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.

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.

Lyreco Sustainable Selection

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.

From 2023, we will introduce the latest evolution of the Lyreco sustainable selection, a new methodology to identify the sustainable products and services. This selection methodology will be assessed and certified by SGS, and based on 3 criteria:  Planet by Lyreco, People at work by Lyreco, and Community by Lyreco.

Lyreco awarded the Ecovadis Gold Medal

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

In 2023, Lyreco was awarded the Ecovadis Gold Medal with a score of 72/100.

The assessment covers the concrete actions and results achieved in the fields of environment, labour and human rights, sustainable procurement and ethics. 

Lyreco awarded the Ecovadis Gold Medal

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