A Responsible Mission


As a responsible business, De La Rue is dedicated to supporting a sustainable future. It is a commitment that sits at the core of our brand purpose and helps drive our strategic approach.

Our Goals

How our brand purpose - “To enable every citizen to participate securely in the global economy“ - translates into a responsible mission;

  • We provide solutions that enable our customers to deliver sustainable services underpinning the integrity of trade, the movement of goods and personal identity. We do this in the form of banknotes and in the fight against counterfeit and fraud.
  • We help enable the participation in and the protection of society, its people, its foundations and its infrastructures
  • We operate at the highest of ethical standards and implement best business practice across the board, supporting our employees, their local communities, the industry and business at large
  • We help customers to tackle some of the big development issues of our time, including:

Annual Report

Sustainable Development

Enabling participation

  • Financial inclusion
  • Social inclusion

Enabling protection

  • Humanitarian response
  • Institution building

Implementing best practice standards

  • Building the next generation of leaders
  • Tackling corruption and counterfeiting
  • Data for development

Achieving these goals:

How are we working towards the achievement of these goals?

  • Active participation in the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative
  • Accountability & reporting, constantly evidencing our credentials across the UN Business Principles and our support of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Driving sustainability by aligning our core business strategy and our global operations to adhere to and promote the wider adoption of the UN Business Principles on human rights, labour rights, environment and anti-corruption

We understand the importance of integrating sustainability into day to day business.

To find out more, read our full “A Responsible Business” report as published in our 2018 Annual Report & Accounts.

The importance of being a responsible business