Sustainable Development Goals

How we contribute to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
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Committed to the UN SDG’s

In 2015 the UN recognized 17 sustainable development goals. These provide a blueprint for NGOs, governments, companies and humanity. They identify the challenges we face today, such as poverty, inequality, global warming, the loss of nature, world peace and justice.



As a major player in the world of distribution of solutions and products for the workplace, Lyreco focuses in particular on 3 SDGs.

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Whether it concerns plastic products such as pens or office stationaries; most office products have a short lifespan, are disposable and use natural raw materials.

That is why we promote more ecologically friendly products and solutions to all our customers, a commitment that we have maintained for years.

Our key contributions

From 2023, we introduce the Lyreco sustainable selection, a new methodology to identify the sustainable products and services. This selection methodology will be assessed and certified by SGS, and based on 3 criteria: Planet by Lyreco, People at Work by Lyreco and Community by Lyreco.

In 2020 Lyreco has vowed to adapt its offering to a circular economy.

It’s a big step towards zero waste, creative ambitions and will cover all product ranges. This way we offer alternatives that are ready to recyclable and we expand the customers options to re-use products/materials.

Naturally, we at Lyreco want to encourage the reuse of plastic cups and bottles, paper and electronic devices. That is why we offer a wide range of collection options and reverse logistics solutions on a regular basis.

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

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Reducing CO2 emissions throughout the value chain is an absolute top priority in our efforts to minimize Lyreco's environmental impact and contribute to our customers' ambitions in this field.

Our key contributions

In 2020 Lyreco will expand the scope of measurement and CO2 reduction of its own brand products to scope 3 (indirect emissions) in order to meet the new scientifically established CO2 reduction targets, in accordance with the Paris climate agreements.

The Lyreco divisions develop low-emission solutions with a specific focus on urban deliveries, route optimization and the fleet of sales vehicles and delivery trucks.

Sustainability represents 25 percent of the evaluation criteria and is therefore on a par with competitiveness, logistics and category management.

To encourage our customers to bundle their orders and reduce delivery frequencies, Lyreco applies discounts or additional charges for large or small orders accordingly.

Our commitment to the main goal: to significantly reduce our CO2 footprint, is achieved by adapting our offer to a circular economy by 2025.

By endorsing this, Lyreco is committed to supporting all stakeholder efforts in this area to reuce deforestation by 50% in 2020 and to end it by 2030.

13.1 – Strengthen resilience to climate-related hazards

13.3 – Improve education and awareness-raising

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

Our key contributions

By committing to SDG12, 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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