climate policy

A new Climate Policy in 2020


By defining a new Climate Policy, Lyreco takes another step towards more CO2 emission reduction.

As one of the 6 guiding principles of Lyreco's CSR strategy, Environment protection involves a particular dedication to CO2 emission reduction. In 2020, Lyreco defines its new Climate Policy, setting new CO2 reduction targets based on the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) methodology.


The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a joined initiative by CDP, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and WWF.


Its goal is to increase corporate ambition on climate action by mobilising companies to set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets to less than 1.5ºC / 2°C, in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.


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Science-based targets

Endorsing the initiative and being officially referenced on the SBTi website in 2021, Lyreco will first define targets based on 2 Key Performance Indicators :

  1. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions relating to Scope 1 (direct emissions) and Scope 2 (indirect energy emissions).
  2. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions relating to Scope 3 (other indirect emissions) that are under Lyreco’s control, namely business travels, waste and Lyreco branded products (1)

A pilot has been launched by the end of 2020, led by Lyreco Scandinavian subsidiary, and we shall expect results by September 2021.

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Committed to carbon reduction

Lyreco's current carbon reduction targets were set in 2010 as part of the Eco-Future CSR strategy 2012-2018. 

Progress is measured using a specific method applied by all subsidiaries: the Lyreco Carbon Footprint Calculator.

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