About Lyreco

Lyreco is more than just a workplace solutions company. We partner with our customers to drive performance, from savings to sustainability.

Lyreco Goodness

Lyreco Goodness describes our approach to everything – from products and suppliers to people and the planet. It means always doing the right thing...

Lyreco Goodness

What is Lyreco Goodness?

an introduction to lyreco goodness

the philosophy that drives us

You will see the words ‘Lyreco Goodness’ in various places across our site and communications. But what does this mean? Our MD, Michael Milward explains:

“As a large business, we have a global impact far beyond the products and services that we sell. How we behave, treat others, learn, develop and innovate has far-reaching impacts on society and our planet.

“Lyreco strives to have a positive impact on all our beneficiaries, making economic, social, environmental and cultural responsibilities a priority. Our aim is to embed social value and sustainable development throughout our working practices, integrate it into our supply chain and support our community.

Lyreco Goodness describes our approach to everything – from products and suppliers to people and the planet. It means always doing the right thing.

“The development of the overarching Lyreco Goodness initiative gives us the opportunity to communicate our ambition, our objectives and our priorities. It allows us to state what is most important to us and to identify our points of distinction. 

“As MD of Lyreco UK and Ireland, I will ensure that social value and sustainability remains a central consideration in our decision-making. Everyone within Lyreco, and those who work with us, have a part to play in building a sustainable and socially responsible future.”


Lyreco Goodness Logo

Find out more about Lyreco Goodness

Lyreco Goodness runs through everything we do, so there’s a lot to talk about! Explore how Lyreco Goodness is driving various areas of our business.

Lyreco Goodness Annual Report

Our report brings together the core targets and commitments of Lyreco UK & Ireland (and at Group level) into six main objective themes. It also shows how we’re doing with certain commitments as well as providing a glimpse at some of our suppliers’ great initiatives.

Read the report

A force for goodness

Lyreco Goodness isn’t just something we say, we have a team of people tasked with driving the various aspects of Lyreco Goodness.

Andrew Bryers

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility

Manel Roura

Compliance Manager

Andy Burnett

Head of Market

Lyreco Goodness and the planet

We’re acting to minimise our environmental impact and contribute to circular economy. It is our goal to become completely carbon-neutral by 2030… and we’re making great strides towards achieving this.

Our green products

In 2021 Lyreco had 2,459 products that were classed as sustainable using our ‘Green Tree’ logo either through their packaging or product manufacturing. In 2022, we have increased the percentage of sustainable and/or socially responsible products by 50% under two new banners:

Our ‘Great for people’ products either:

  • Support a charity or community scheme through donations from product purchases
  • Enhance the wellbeing of colleagues
  • Are adapted to support those with disabilities or long-term health conditions
  • Are certified to a standard, or the manufacturing facilities are audited to support workers’ rights, especially those in developing countries.

Our ‘Great for the Planet’ label means products are sustainable in their production and/or disposal and are:

  • Compostable, degradable and can go through anaerobic digestion
  • Easily dissembled, with most of its components being reused or recycled
  • Made up of recycled material
  • Made from more than 50% renewable materials such as hemp, flax, newspaper, or wool
  • Certified to a sustainable accreditation such as Cradle to Cradle, FSC, etc.

Lyreco Goodness and People

We love people! From Lyreco employees and our customers to the people at every stage of the supply chain. That’s why we always do the right thing. From wellbeing programmes, employee surveys and our Code of Ethics – to the development of our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion strategy, non-discriminatory decision system and promoting equality and diversity at every opportunity.

We champion those with hidden and visible disabilities to join and develop in their careers with us.​

Industry recognised for Best Employer for Mental Wellbeing 2020.

Opinion surveys are conducted regularly to understand how to improve wellbeing at work.​

Lyreco incorporates flexible working practices for all employees. ​

We have established a diversity lead and we continuously seek diversity champions.​

Industry recognized for diversity & inclusion best practices

We created a space for meaningful discussions, feedback and communication.

We aim to design, deliver, and review blended learning solutions that truly reflect an inclusive workforce.

Our approach to people

Discover more about our approach to people

Lyreco Goodness and communities

We have a proud history of actively supporting local, national and international charities and businesses.

Education is a focus of our charitable work, which is why we developed Lyreco For Education which helps children in the poorest countries access a better education. We know that when a child goes to school, a nation grows.

Learn more about our charity work.