Fostering greener workplaces
Our customers strive to provide their employees with a working environment that brings a tangible contribution to People and the Environment.
To support them in adopting sustainable purchasing practices for their workplace products, we commit to:
Develop green product alternatives that are easy to identify and select
Develop low-emission delivery and encourage order grouping
Extend the collection of used items for recycling or re-use purposes
Follow the Lyreco Green Tree!
Purchasing environmentally friendly products requires clear information that eases identification. In Lyreco’s catalogue and webshop, assessed green products are identified by a green tree, indicating that Lyreco’s assessment methodology is applied.
Using our own assessment methodology allows us to keep control of the entire production chain of our products and thus grant our customers with all the information they need to understand why a product is classified as ecological.
A unique Green office product assessment
Our “Green Products Assessment“ methodology relies on recognised and international standard: ISO 14020 which is at the highest level of the ISO Environment Claims standards.
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Lyreco Green tree assessment methodology
The methodology applies to all products, in addition to our quality assessment process.
Our Green Tree assessment method relies on international recognised standards and organisations:
- The method is based on the recognised international ISO 14020 standard, which is at the highest level of the ISO Environmental Claims series standards
- It is in line with the International Chamber of Commerce advertising practices which give recommendations to prevent green washing
- The system applied is the same for all products, in all our subsidiaries, resulting in consistency of green products labelling across the countries
- The assessment method has been approved by SGS (the worldwide auditing company) who recognise it as "best in class" in terms of "green claims" checking.
- The Green product assessment methodology is audited each year by SGS as part of the yearly ISO audit in each country. SGS reviews for instance if teams are trained and checks the accuracy of Green Tree for a random selection of products.
ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies.
Our assessment is based on the worldwide standard on Environmental Claims : the ISO 14020. It covers both certified claims and self claims. ISO 14020 is part of the ISO 14000 series of standards that refers to the set of standards for environmental management. These standards aim at all organisations who want to implement management to control their impact on the environment.
Our method is a three-parties decision system based on a collaborative work between:
- Lyreco Marketing teams check the self-claims in accordance with the qualifications described in ISO 14021
- Suppliers fill in the “Green Assessment file“ with certified claims, self-claims, additional criteria and evidences
- Lyreco QSS teams check the certified claims in line with ISO 14024 (e.g. scope, validity period), exchanging with suppliers to deal with potential disputes and scoring rate circulation
of our customers' office supplies purchasings are made of Green Tree products in 2020.