De La Rue announces that it has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact sustainability programme

De La Rue is proud to announce its participation in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), thereby reinforcing and formalising its existing commitment to sustainability. De La Rue is a UK-based company with a distinguished 200-year heritage of supplying secure solutions to governments around the world. The company operates to the highest ethical standards in over two-thirds of the world’s countries.

The UNGC is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. It encourages companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals identified by the United Nations. These goals aim to encourage individuals, organisations, governments and the international community to communicate and collaborate more effectively than ever before to ensure that everyone has the right to prosper in the future.

De La Rue has recognised that the private sector has a vital role to play in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the UNGC provides a framework to enable continued engagement across our business. Commenting on the signing, Martin Sutherland, De La Rue’s Chief Executive said “Our business fights against counterfeit every day and we aim to enable legal identity and social inclusion for our customers across the world. As a result, many of the Sustainable Development Goals are at the heart of what our business does. We are proud to demonstrate that we are a responsible business – in the services we provide, the way we work and the contributions we make to the communities we operate in’.

For information:

Sophie Ogilvy
Senior Government Relations Advisor for Sustainability and Development
Tel: +44 (0) 1256 605000

About De La Rue:

De La Rue’s purpose is to enable every citizen to participate securely in the global economy. As a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations, De La Rue provides products and services that underpin the integrity of trade, personal identity and the movement of goods.

As the world’s largest designer and commercial printer of banknotes, De La Rue designs, manufactures and delivers banknotes, banknote substrates and security features to customers in a world where currency will continue to be a key part of the developing payments eco-system. De La Rue is the only fully integrated supplier of both paper and polymer banknotes, and creates security features that ensure banknotes are protected against counterfeiting.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial printer of passports, delivering national and international identity tokens and software solutions for governments in a world that is increasingly focused on the importance of a legal and secure identity for every individual.

De La Rue also creates and delivers secure product identifiers and ‘track and trace’ software for governments and commercial customers alike to help to tackle the challenge of illicit or counterfeit goods and the collection of revenue and excise duties.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON-DLAR). For further information visit

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