Sustainable Development Goals

Our contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations have defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that provide a blueprint for Governments, NGOs, Companies and citizens. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

THE 4 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

WE FOCUS ON 

 

As a player in the distribution of products and solutions for the working environment, we focus particularly on 4 Sustainable Development Goals

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Lyreco offers an extensive range of workplace products under its own private label. Ensuring that its manufacturers and importers respect human rights and the environment throughout the supply chain is of utmost priority. These requirements are applied in all our subsidiaries. Suppliers that would not comply with Lyreco policy in this field are black-listed.

SGG 8 - DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Our key contributions

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100% of Lyreco product manufacturers are audited each year by duly recognized audit firms or directly at the production site by the Group QSS team. The audit process uses de SEDEX SMETA 4-pillars and BSCI as international standards.

These audits are accompanied by an improvement programme and monitoring of suppliers’ progress.

Produced yearly this vigilance plan aims to identify the risks of potential severe impacts on human rights, fundamental freedom, health and safety of its direct and indirect activities.

Together with the supplier Code of Ethics, Lyreco Business Supplier Agreement sets up the principles in terms of business ethics, compliance on working conditions and human right that apply to all suppliers.

8.5 Achieve full and productive employment a decent work for all women and men

8.7 Take measure to eradicate forced labour and modern slavery

8.8 Protect labour right and promote safe & secure working environments

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From paper to plastic items such as pens and office stationaries, most workplace supply have a short lifespan, are disposable and natural resource consuming.

Promoting to all our customers worldwide always more sustainable products and solutions is one of Lyreco major commitments for many years.

SDG 12 - RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
Our key contributions

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In 2012, Lyreco was the first company in the workplace supply industry to develop its own ISO certified methodology and label to support customers in selecting sustainably-preferred products, covering both officially eco-certified products and self-claimed ones: the LYRECO GREEN TREE.

In 2020, Lyreco has pledged to convert its offer to the Circular Economy by 2025. This major step towards a zero-waste alternative ambitions to cover all product categories, providing recycle-ready alternatives, extended collection and recycling solutions for used-items.

To promote and Foster recycling of paper, plastic cups an bottles, Electronic devices, used-products collectors and reverse logistics solutions are regularly extended to new product categories.

12.1 – Implement the 10-year programme on Sustainable consumption and production

12.2 – Sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

12.5– Reduction of Waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

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Reducing CO2 emission across the entire value chain, from our suppliers to our customers, is a priority goal in our efforts to mitigate Lyreco environmental impact and contribute to our customers' own objectives in this area.

SDG 13 - CLIMATE ACTION
Our key contributions

In 2020, new Science-based CO2 reduction targets in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change will be set to extend the scope of measurement and reduction to Scope 3 (indirect emissions) for Lyreco own brand products.

Lyreco subsidiaries develop low-emission solutions with a focus on urban delivery, sales cars and delivery trucks fleet and route optimization.

Sustainability represents 25% of the evaluation criteria, at equal level with Competitiveness, Category Management and Logistics.

To encourage our customers to group their orders and reduce the number of deliveries, Lyreco proposes an incentive/disincentive principle applying discount to grouped orders or additional fees in case of small orders.

The ultimate goal of our commitment to convert our offer and business to Circular Economy by 2025 is to significantly reduce our carbon print.

Through this endorsement, Lyreco commits to joining the efforts of stakeholders already engaged in tangible actions to halve deforestation by 2020 and to end it by 2030.

13.1 – Strengthen resilience to climate-related hazards

13.3 – Improve education and awareness-raising

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Education is a long term commitment and a cause supported across all Lyreco subsidiaries.

SDG 4 - QUALITY EDUCATION
Our key contributions

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Since 2008, this programme has been supporting the development of projects and infrastructure in the poorest countries.

Funds are mainly raised internally through fundraising actions organised by Lyreco teams in all our subsidiaries

Lyreco For Education has intervened in 6 countries in Asia, Africa and South America: Bangladesh, Vietnam, Brazil, Togo, Madagascar and Cambodia.

In addition to this common programme, Lyreco subsidiaries are developing local charity actions in this field.

4.1 – Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education

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LYRECO CSR REPORT

As a member of the UN Global Compact since 2004, the Lyreco Group edits its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

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