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Sustainable Selection

We commit to using and selling more sustainable products and services.

We want to transition from a linear model (take – make – dispose) to a circular economy by offering sustainable alternatives for all products we sell, improving their recyclability and offering waste recycling streams where it is possible.

Our target is for 90% of our sales to be earned from the sale of sustainable products.

Sales of sustainable products​ and services share 

Sales of Green products graph

*impact of covid period​

In 2023, we are launching the Lyreco Sustainable Selection, a new methodology for identifying our sustainable products and services. This selection methodology is assessed and certified by SGS and based on three criteria: 




Products focusing on environmental contribution a reduced environmental impact

Products contributing to the well-being and safety of people at work

Products contributing to improving societal impact on local communities

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Planet by Lyreco

Products with the “Planet” icon are selected because of their environmental impact.
Planet product is required to have a major Type 1 globally recognised environmental certification, and/or be refurbished, and/or have a minimum percentage of recycled materials in their composition, and/or have a minimum of two environmental features, such as being refillable or reusable, compostable or biodegradable, returnable, or having an extended life span.

Our guidelines follow ISO 14021 requirements – a highly reliable global standard.

People by Lyreco

People at work by Lyreco

Products with the “People at Work” icon are selected because they contribute to improving work conditions and experiences.
People at Work-selection product is required to have at least one wellness-oriented certification AND/OR provide ease of adjustment, accessibility improvement, stimulation of movement, and/or pain and injury prevention. These standards are designed with your workforce in mind, whatever their work environment may be.  


Community by Lyreco

At Lyreco, we understand the social impact of the sourced products. That is why products bearing the selection “Community” is required to have at least 1 certification that ensures fair practices throughout their manufacturing chain, AND/OR promote local production, AND/OR promote social enterprises (i.e. businesses driven by a social/environmental mission whose main objective is to have a social impact and reinvest profits into creating positive social change), thus putting smaller communities at the forefront. 


A clear and transparent product and service assessment methodology based on sustainable criteria.  

Our “Sustainable Selection” is a new progressive assessment methodology, clearer and closer to our long-term Sustainability Strategy, which aims to strengthen our procurement process by implementing more sustainable initiatives, actions and decisions.

The Lyreco sustainable procurement process follows the ISO 204001 principles validated by SGS2.

The Sustainable Selection will be continuously improved to meet the ever-changing sustainability needs and requirements of our customers as well as our society and planet.

This new assessment methodology is carried out in two successive steps among which three mandatory criteria are required from our suppliers and products to pass the overall assessment:

  • 1st step – Supplier and Seller Assessment
  • 2nd step - Product Assessment

If the above 3 mandatory criteria are met, then the products will be further assessed and assigned up to 3 of the following “Sustainable Selection” icons :

  • Products focusing on environmental contribution (“Planet” selection)
  • Products contributing to the well-being and safety of people at work (“People at Work” selection)
  • Products contributing to improving societal impact on local communities (“Community” selection).


Learn more about our product and sellers’ assessment


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A sustainable workplace. Delivered.  

At Lyreco, we believe that tomorrows's sustainable workplaces are being built today. 
We work in a sector that is constantly changing. That’s why we always strive to provide our customers with a responsible, innovative, and eco-designed offer that will meet their evolving needs.

Therefore our mission is clear: we want to give our customers all the information they need to be able to make sustainable choices when it comes to purchasing products and services for the workplace.  

To achieve this objective, in September 2022, Lyreco launched the first B2B marketplace dedicated to sustainable products and services. For its first launch, Lyreco chose to make it available on its Italian market, focusing the test phase on one country before rolling out worldwide.

Lyreco’s sustainable marketplace is based on:  

A clear and transparent product and service classification system  

A selective sellers assessment process  

3 recognisable symbols  

Continuous improvement

A sustainable concept that will continuously improve

Sustainable by Lyreco is a pioneering concept which will develop over time as we learn more about what experience best suits our customers and sellers. We are integrating this new approach across a changing environment which requires us to consider each aspect of the purchasing process, from logistics to payment, including more and more targeted solutions to fit our customers’ needs.  

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