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Ethics and compliance in all our practices


Our values make us a trusted partner

Since its creation in 1926, Lyreco has been driven by the values of Excellence, Respect, Passion and Agility. They are embodied and driven by all our employees and shared with all our business partner.

At Lyreco, we uphold these values on a daily basis by promoting an ethics and compliance policy into all our practices. Our Code of Ethics reflects this long-term conviction: a great working day can only be deliveredif our practices reflect our commitment to integrity. That's what guarantees the trust of our customers, as well as of our employees and partners.

Grégory Liénard Lyreco CEO

We are proud of our values. They are shared and promoted by all employees. They are our strength and make us a trusted partner.

Respecting these values is a duty. This is how we'll ensure ensure every day “A Great Working Day” for everyone.

Grégory Liénard


Lyreco code of ethics

Our Code of Ethics is an expression of who we are and how we do business at Lyreco. It applies in all our activities, wherever we operate, at any time.

It relies on 4 guiding principles : our people, our business integrity, product excellence and societal commitment.

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Our people

At Lyreco, we strive to promote an ethical People & Culture policy, providing a healthy and safe environment and fostering Respect as a key value among all our practices.

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Business integrity

We put customer excellence at the heart of Lyreco's performance, with zero tolerance on any form of corruption, fraud, conflict of interest or influence peddling.

Our employees as well as our business partners are asked to follow a strict policy on gifts and invitations.

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Products and assets

At Lyreco, we ensure that all the products we deliver to our customers meet the highest standards in terms of quality, safety and environment.

We work exclusively with business partners sharing the same ambitions for product excellence.


Our societal commitment

Protecting our environment and our natural resources and fighting against climate change are longstanding commitments within Lyreco’s values.

We strive to concretely act by adopting a CSR approach, by raising our colleagues and business partners' awareness on more responsible practices, offering our customers products and solutions that are always more sustainable and by continuously improving our operational processes.

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Raising awareness

Ensuring strict adherence to ethical business practices in all Lyreco activities, by all employees and with all our business partners is an ongoing concern.

In 2020, Lyreco has therefore strengthened its ethics and compliance management and communication process, through an extended Ethics and Compliance Committee, the nomination of a Group Compliance officer and dedicated Ethics Referents in all Lyreco subsidiaries, a reinforced Code of Ethics and Business conduct and the improvement of the “Raise your concern” system.

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Ask questions and raise your concerns help us to protect our culture of integrity

Our common purpose is to prevent and detect any ethical breach so that Lyreco may take the appropriate measures, remedy the situation and ensure that the behaviors and actions of Lyreco are fully consistent with our values.

Our Raise your concern tool is available for all Lyreco employees and external partners. We encourage you to discuss, ask for advice, raise questions, share your concerns and report any actual or potential ethical breach.

Suppliers code of ethics

Our suppliers code of ethics states the requirements our suppliers must comply with in terms of ethics and professional behaviour when working with Lyreco.

We expect our partners to :

  • Respect the same ethical requirements and conduct their activities in accordance with this Supplier Code of Ethics
  • Implement the policies and procedures necessary to comply with applicable laws and regulations
  • Ensure that these commitments are followed up with all their partners

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