Sustainable Development Goals

Our contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations have defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that provide a blueprint for Governments, NGOs, Companies and citizens. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.




As a player in the distribution of products and solutions for the working environment, we focus particularly on 3 Sustainable Development Goals

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From paper to plastic items such as pens and office stationery, most workplace supply have a short lifespan, are disposable and natural resource consuming.

Promoting to all our customers worldwide always more sustainable products and solutions is one of Lyreco major commitments for many years.

Our key contributions


From 2023, we introduce the Lyreco sustainable selection,a new progressive methodology to identify the sustainable products. The Lyreco sustainable procurement process follows the ISO 20400 principles validated by SGS, and based on 3 criteria: Planet by Lyreco, People at Work by Lyreco and Community by Lyreco.

In 2020, Lyreco has pledged to convert its offer to the Circular Economy by 2025. This major step towards a zero-waste alternative ambitions to cover all product categories, providing recycle-ready alternatives, extended collection and recycling solutions for used-items.

To promote and Foster recycling of paper, plastic cups an bottles, Electronic devices, used-products collectors and reverse logistics solutions are regularly extended to new product categories.

12.1 – Implement the 10-year programme on Sustainable consumption and production

12.2 – Sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

12.5– Reduction of Waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse


Reducing CO2 emission across the entire value chain, from our suppliers to our customers, is a priority goal in our efforts to mitigate Lyreco environmental impact and contribute to our customers' own objectives in this area.

Our key contributions

Committing to the Science Based Target Initiative and being officially referenced on their website since 2021, Lyreco is defining reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Lyreco subsidiaries develop low-emission solutions with a focus on urban delivery, sales cars and delivery trucks fleet and route optimization.

Sustainability represents 25% of the evaluation criteria, at equal level with Competitiveness, Category Management and Logistics.

To encourage our customers to group their orders and reduce the number of deliveries, Lyreco proposes an incentive/disincentive principle applying discount to grouped orders or additional fees in case of small orders.

We aim to convert our offer and business to Circular Economy which would decrease our CO2e emissions.

Through this endorsement, Lyreco commits to joining the efforts of stakeholders already engaged in tangible actions to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end it by 2030.

13.1 – Strengthen resilience to climate-related hazards

13.3 – Improve education and awareness-raising

SDG 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development 

SDG 17 - Partnerships for the goals
Our key contributions

By committing to SDG17, Lyreco fosters ethical working strategies, knowledge sharing, work across borders & industries, and be pioneers within the field of expertise to secure sustainable development, in support of all SDGs.

Progress’ is one of the key pillars in our sustainability framework. Partnership is embedded in our strategy and enables us to maximize the effect of our sustainability efforts.

We are pioneers and have high ambitions to secure sustainable development. SDG 17 serves as an umbrella and resonates in everything we do.

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As a member of the UN Global Compact since 2004, the Lyreco Group edits its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

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