Lyreco appoints new Head of CSR to strengthen carbon neutral mission

Lyreco demonstrates commitment to sustainability goals

Lyreco UK & Ireland has extended its leadership credentials with the appointment of Andrew Bryers (MSc, MBA), into the newly created role of Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Lyreco UK & Ireland has committed to making all its operations across the UK and Ireland carbon neutral by 2030, with Andrew’s appointment playing a key role in achieving that goal.

In his new role Andrew will develop market-leading customer solutions that support Lyreco’s commitment to drive forward sustainable work practices, across all customer markets.

As our in-house CSR expert, Andrew will work with key contacts and partners throughout our supply chain to further develop market leading CSR focused products and services. This strengthened commitment from Lyreco also ensures we continue to help customers reach their sustainability goals.

Andrew joins Lyreco from Aston University where he held the post of Energy, Environment and Sustainability Manager. With over 12 years of public sector experience driving transformation within the environmental, carbon management, transportation and social value sectors.

He has been the chair of five independent bodies focused on driving the CSR community forward across the UK and Ireland and brings extensive experience of the National Social Value Measurement Framework (TOMs), a method of reporting and measuring social value to a consistent standard.

Thoughts from our Directors regarding Lyreco appointing
new Head of Corporate Social Responsibility:

Andrew will report to David Harman, our Product & Marketing Services Director. Harman said of the appointment, “Andrew brings a depth of expertise that will greatly enhance our leadership in this critical and evolving area for our customers. We are delighted to have someone of his calibre and with his academic credentials join the team. He is uniquely placed to drive our CSR strategy forward and help us achieve our carbon-neutral goal.”

Andrew said of the new role: “I was attracted to the genuine commitment Lyreco has made to creating a difference through the Lyreco Goodness approach. It’s working towards all operations across the UK and Ireland being carbon neutral, is an active participant in the circular economy pledge, and is on track to ensure 90% of products are green and sustainable by 2026. The on-site bee apiaries and eco garden are another great demonstration of Lyreco Goodness in action.”

Michael Milward, Lyreco UK & Ireland MD, said: “Lyreco UK & Ireland is committed to minimising our environmental impact and contributing to the circular economy, with an ambitious goal to become completely Carbon Neutral by 2030. We are always looking for new ways to extend and improve our offering to ensure this goal becomes a reality – the appointment of Andrew is another step closer to this.

“A strong CSR strategy is a founding principle of our company, one that navigates towards doing the right thing for our customers, our people, our communities, and our planet. It’s at the heart of everything we do and affects every choice we make. This commitment in turns helps our customers run more sustainable businesses and initiatives.”

To find out more about Lyreco’s commitment to sustainable and responsible practices, click here.

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