Certificates & recognitions

Standards: European, local & international

 At Lyreco, we are proud to have our own environmental and social ambitions aimed at driving positive, lasting change.

We strive to be transparent with our customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders on all the actions we initiate and implement. Trust and clarity are essential to meet our stakeholders’ environmental expectations. 

Our customers are ensured they can rely on a trusted supplier and select their sustainable products based on clear information through: 

  1. An ISO Management System, adapted to our subsidiaries’ specific needs
  2. Recognised environmental labels and certifications
  3. The Sustainable Selection exclusive assessment methodology
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Ecolabels apply to 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 uses the EU Ecolabel for its own branded products. 


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 2018, Lyreco became a member of FSC international.




These standards and methodologies stand as frames to drive our activities in the most responsible way possible

SEDEX is the world’s largest collaborative platform to share responsible sourcing data on supply chains, used by more than 43,000 members in over 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 (BSCI) is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies in their drive towards social compliance and to make 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.


To ensure a common focus on quality and environmental practice across our 15 subsidiaries, Lyreco uses the recognised international standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

Health & Safety management is based on Lyreco’s guidelines referring to the ISO 45001 standard and local legislation.

In 2012, ISO 26000, the guideline for Corporate Social Responsibility, was adopted to provide structure to the sustainability journey. In addition, some countries have also chosen to obtain further certifications.

On December 1, 2022, Lyreco SAS received the verification statement from SGS that Lyreco has obtained the ISO 20400 verification. The ISO 20400 guidelines focus on the sustainability practices for both procurement and purchasing processes. 


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Ecovadis is an internationally recognized sustainability rating company​ which rated 90,000 companies in 2021, on 4 fields: Environment, Labor & Human rights, Sustainable procurement, Ethics. In 2022, Lyreco has been awarded with the Ecovadis Gold medal with a score of 73/100, reaching the top 2% companies ranking. 



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We fully support global projects that aim to implement responsible and upstanding practices in our business sector.


We support 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 and it keeps on strengthening this commitment publishing its Sustainable Development report on the Global Compact platform every year.


The New York Declaration on Forests is a voluntary partnership of governments, companies, indigenous communities, organizations and NGOs who strive to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end it by 2030. By joining the declaration, companies like Lyreco commit to creating responsible partnerships with forest countries and taking deforestation out of their supply chains, tipping the balance against forest disappearance. 


The United Nations Human Rights Club is a place of exchange and expertise for its members to jointly progress on this theme. In 2017, Lyreco joined the Human Rights Club of the UN Global Compact, strengthening its commitment towards prevention, management and development of Human Rights by companies. 
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