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European Product Environmental Footprint

A lifecycle approach

Since 2015, Lyreco has been involved in a European project initiated by the European Commission: the EU Product Environmental Footprint (EU PEF)

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WHAT IS THE EU PEF?

The EU PEF is new method to measure the environmental footprint of our products.

Lyreco is the first BtoB company to officially assess one of its own label products with this new method. 

The objective of the EU PEF is to define a common European evaluation methodology for different types of consumer products aimed at:

  1. Measuring the environmental impact of the product across its lifecycle
  2. Improving customers awarness and information in this area
  3. Encouraging companies to pursue the continuous improvement of their brands


 

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A COMPREHENSIVE & TRANSPARENT METHOD

The EU PEF methodology measures the environmental impact

  1. At each step the product lifecycle: Raw Materials, Packaging, Manufacturing, Distribution, Product end-of-life

  2. Through 16 environmental criteria: Climate Change, Water scarcity, Land use, Particulate matter, Resource use...  
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LYRECO WASHING LIQUID

The first product to be evaluated with the EU PEF

The Lyreco washing liquid is a product from the Lyreco Hygiene range. The Lyreco washing liquid has 30% less impact on the environment than an average washing product. Thanks to this evaluation, we can:

  • Improve the environmental performance of the product
  • Encourage our suppliers to go for EU PEF too
  • Promote EU PEF to our customers.