The award, which was created in 2015, recognises suppliers who have a global approach to sustainable development and who place social responsibility at the heart of their strategy.
Since signing the UN Global Compact in 2002, Lyreco launched its Eco-Future strategy in 2012 - its global sustainable development strategy. The core message of this strategy is: “Being the benchmark for responsible workplace solutions”. Strong governance ensures that decision-making processes reflect a balance between the three pillars of Sustainable Development: Social, Environmental and Economic aspects are systematically analysed on the basis of their Risks and Opportunities for enhancing the Company’s sustainability and the good example that it sets.
Lyreco involves its suppliers in this process through its Sustainable Development Programme and focused assessments. “In partnership with our suppliers, we want to create shared values. “We are committed to collaborating with our suppliers who will help us to build a sustainable future," points out Hervé Milcent, Lyreco Group CEO.
By setting up these Awards, Lyreco is rewarding the best sustainable development performance based on results obtained in accordance with the ISO26000 standard in seven categories: Products, CSR Governance, Environment, Health and Safety, Social Responsibility, Supply Chain Management, and Business Ethics. The assessment is based on effective business between Lyreco and the supplier in relation to factories, Business Units and product categories.
In the 2016 edition, over 85 suppliers were assessed and the SCA Group won the Sustainable Development Award:
SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products group. It develops and manufactures personal care and household tissue products as well as forest products in over 100 countries. This year, SCA received Lyreco’s Sustainable Development Award notably thanks to its development of an “eco-responsible” product range. In fact, 88% of the Lyreco Group’s sales with this supplier concern “green” products.
SCA has also implemented new CSR initiatives demonstrated by its recent commitment to the Circular Economy 100 Programme (CE100), which campaigns for the development of a circular economy.
The two short-listed companies are:
Nestlé Waters, winner of last year’s assessment, stand out thanks to their coherent global CSR strategy.
In this second edition, The Navigator Company has moved to third place thanks to its range of green products, which accounts for 75% of the Lyreco Group’s sales but also due to CSR developments implemented since the last assessment.
“The Lyreco Awards are both a recognition and an incentive for encouraging even greater commitment. By rewarding our best partners and setting out why they were nominated, we hope to encourage other suppliers to continue improving their sustainable development performance, and, at the same time, we are able to strengthen the Group’s CSR policy in the outside world in this way”, explains Nasser KAHIL, Group Quality, Security & Sustainability Director at Lyreco.