We want to transition from a linear model (take – make – dispose) to a circular economy by offering sustainable alternatives for all products we sell, improving their recyclability and offering waste recycling streams where it is possible.
Our target is for 90% of our sales to be earned from the sale of our Sustainable Selection products.
In 2023, we are launching the Lyreco Sustainable Selection, a new methodology for identifying suppliers and products with better sustainability-related performance. This methodology is assessed and certified by SGS and based on three criteria:
PLANET BY LYRECO
PEOPLE AT WORK BY LYRECO
COMMUNITY BY LYRECO
Products focusing on environmental contribution
Products contributing to the well-being and safety of people at work
Products contributing to improving societal impact on local communities
Planet by Lyreco
Products with the “Planet” icon are selected because of their focus on the environmental contribution.
A Planet product is required to (i) have a major Type 1 globally recognised environmental certification, and/or (ii) be refurbished, and/or (iii) have a minimum percentage of recycled materials in its composition, and/or (iv) have a minimum of two environmental features, such as being refillable or reusable, compostable or biodegradable, returnable, or having an extended life span.
Our guidelines follow ISO 20400:2017 principles, a highly reliable global standard.
People at work by Lyreco
Products with the “People at Work” icon are selected because they contribute to improving work conditions and experiences.
People at Work-selection product is required to have at least one wellness-oriented certification and/or provide ease of adjustment, accessibility improvement, stimulation of movement, and/or pain and injury prevention. These standards are designed with your workforce in mind, whatever their work environment may be.
Community by Lyreco
At Lyreco, we understand the social impact of the sourced products. That is why products bearing the “Community” icon are required to (i) have at least one certification that ensures fair practices throughout their manufacturing chain, and/or (ii) promote local production, and/or (iii) promote social enterprises (i.e., businesses driven by a social/environmental mission whose main objective is to have a social impact and reinvest profits into creating positive social change), thus putting smaller communities at the forefront.
LYRECO SUSTAINABILITY SELECTION METHODOLOGY
A clear and transparent product and service assessment methodology based on sustainable criteria.
Sustainable Selection is our new progressive assessment methodology, clearer and closer to our long-term Sustainability strategy, which aims to strengthen our procurement process by implementing more sustainable initiatives, actions, and decisions.
This new assessment methodology is carried out in two successive steps among which three mandatory criteria are required from our suppliers and products to pass the overall assessment:
- Step 1: Supplier assessment
- Step 2: Product assessment
- If the three mandatory criteria are met, the products will be further assessed and assigned up to three of the following Sustainable Selection icons:
- Planet: Products focusing on environmental contribution
- People at Work: Products contributing to the well-being and safety of people at work
- Community: Products contributing to improving societal impact on local communities
A validated methodology
At Lyreco, our ambition is to have the right processes in place to deliver on our sustainability ambitions. We strive to do so by strengthening our practices and working hand in hand with external partners who, at least, share our concerns and ambitions.
From 2023, the Lyreco Sustainable Selection assessment methodology will be assessed every year by SGS and follow the ISO 20400:2017 principles.
A continuously improving methodology
Our pioneering goal is to make it easier for our customers to make sustainable choices with confidence. Lyreco Sustainable Selection will continuously improve in order to meet the ever-changing needs and requirements and increase our sustainability maturity level.