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12/10/16 - Arnaud Bouchez Interview
Safety first
What does it take to be successful in the safety and personal protection equipment (PPE) categories? OPI speaks to Arnaud Bouchez, Lyreco’s Group Category Director of Industrial Products to find out about the reseller’s efforts in this area.
 
12/09/16 - SD Award
The Lyreco Group rewards SCA for its sustainable development performance

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.
 

 
10/20/16 - BOSS Awards 2016
Lyreco scoops top honours in industry Oscars
Lyreco UK team picked up the Environmental Award at the 2016 British Office Supplies & Services (BOSS) Industry Awards last night on Oct 13th for the fifth time in a row!
The awards recognise and reward companies which demonstrate excellence and successful performance of their business. And the company was delighted that its strong sustainability ethos saw it clinch yet another national honour for being an environmental leader in its field.
The company, which as one of the biggest providers of workplace supplies in the UK is simplifying life at work for thousands of businesses across the UK, has introduced a company-wide five-year plan to minimise its impact on the environment.
Initiatives have included installing a roof mounted solar photovoltaic system – the fourth largest in the UK - at its National Distribution Centre in Telford, achieving zero landfill and reducing its electricity consumption by 39 per cent in four years.
It has also introduced an apiary on site to boost the country’s ailing honeybee population and a social auditing programme for all Lyreco branded products manufactured in developing countries covering social, human rights and health, safety and environmental conditions.
Manel Roura, Quality, Safety & Sustainability Manager at Lyreco commented, ‘Winning the BOSS Environment Award five times in a row shows that sustainability is embedded in everything we do. Over the five years we have been able to demonstrate that Lyreco develops activity to reduce the environmental impact in every step of the business. It is wonderful that this is recognised externally.”
Lyreco also picked up the Environment and Sustainability Award at the recent SHD Logistics awards 2016, which celebrate excellence in the logistics industry.