Certifications & recognitions
We have to be reliable and transparent in order to meet our customers' environmental needs while maintaining the highest level of quality.
Our customers are ensured they can rely on a trusted supplier and to select their sustainable products based on clear information through:
- An ISO Management system, adapted to our subsidiaries' specific needs
- Recognized environmental labels and certifications
- The Lyreco Green Tree exclusive assessment methodology
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 promotes 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 (SedexMembers 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 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.
The European Union Product Environmental Footprint is a European Commission initiative which aims at developing a harmonised methodology for the calculation of the environmental impact of a product, based on a 14-points assessment of all its lifecycle’s steps. In 2014, Lyreco joined the EU PEF pilot phase.
We commit to international initiatives that focus on implementing virtuous and responsible practices on our market.
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 the 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.
Since 2011, green products assessed by Lyreco are identified by a specific icon, a green tree, indicating that Lyreco’s assessment methodology is applied. The “Lyreco Green Product Assessment” has been reviewed by SGS and was found to be in general compliance with the principles of the ISO 14020 standard and the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) framework for environmental claims.