workplace

4 simple actions to make your workplace greener

 

Environment is everyone's business

At Lyreco, we are convinced that the efforts to fight against all climate stakes will be collective and that as a responsible partner, we must behave exemplarily.

Our 10,000 employees are committed all around the world to initiating and participating in activities to ensure the continuous improvement of our workplaces towards more responsibility and less impact on our close and extended social and natural environment.

Here are 4 simple and concrete actions we implemented in our offices. Follow them too, to make your workplace greener.

1.

Eliminate single-use items

In most of our offices, our teams get rid of single-use items such as disposable cups and plastic bottles in order to reduce waste. Glass bottles, seaweed cups, drinking fountains… a lot of solutions have been successfully launched as alternatives for more sustainable habits.

2.

Greenify your cleaning services

In Spain, we replaced all plastic bags used in the bins for biodegradable ones (made from starch). Cleaning services were also asked to use environmentally friendly products: since 2018, all cleaning products are saline based and without toxic content.

3.

Get rid of individual bins

Making our workplace greener often means changing daily practices. Removing individual bins to set up collective recycling bins in common areas might allow you to save up to 27,000 plastic bags per year. Source : 2019 results from Lyreco Iberia

4.

Avoid unnecessary printing

Replacing your former printing machines with multifunctional ones to scan documents instead of printing them, informing colleagues using posters about the costs of black & white and colour printing, encouraging employees to only print when necessary… A few examples from our Spanish subsidiary that allowed them to reduce their usage of consumable by 58,05% from 2018 to 2019.