Enabling Protection

De La Rue is deeply committed to sustainably supporting and helping to protect all individuals, communities, businesses and governments to secure a better future.

Through the solutions and services we provide and the way we run our organisation, we ensure the integrity of trade, personal identity and the movement of goods.

Protection Showcase I

Combatting illicit trade

Take, for example, a closer look at illicit trade. Its consequences are far reaching and damaging for society. They include the stunting of socio-economic growth, increased risk to citizens’ health, the fuelling of criminal activity and damage to brand reputations. To combat illicit trade, the authenticity of products need to be guaranteed from source to consumption.

De La Rue has a long established history of combatting illicit trade and tax evasion:

  • We secure $30bn of commercial supply chain goods each year with some of the world’s biggest brands
  • We produce 1.6bn uniquely traceable identifiers each year enabling governments and organisations to trace goods around the world
  • We work with governments to implement Product Authentication and Traceability solutions to reduce the volume of illicit dangerous cigarettes and alcohol available to buy in the country
  • A tax stamp scheme on tobacco in Kosovo recouped $12m in tax and reduced smuggling by 61% in the first year of implementation

Protection Showcase II

UN Global Compact for Migration: A specially accredited organisation

De La Rue is proud to be a Specially Accredited Organisation and have been approved to attend and participate in the preparatory process of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration by the President’s Office of the General Assembly at the UN.

In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/1, the ‘New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants’, a preparatory process is underway for the intergovernmental conference on international migration in 2018. As part of this preparatory process, the President of the General Assembly organised a series of informal thematic sessions between April 2017 and November 2017, as well as four days of informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings between April 2017 and June 2018, in accordance with the organisational arrangements adopted by the UN General Assembly.

In July 2017, De La Rue actively participated at both the thematic sessions and informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearings of the preparatory process to discuss international cooperation and governance of migration.

We discussed practical and policy requirements that could further enhance the benefits of migration, examples of best practice of cooperation to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration and any existing platforms and mechanisms that could be strengthened or transferred to further assist.

Protection case studies

Technical collaboration to enhance our security features portfolio
Innovation and how it keeps us ahead of the counterfeiter
Tracking the supply chain, from manufacturer to consumer
De La Rue’s Limited Edition Star Wars banknotes raises charitable funds