The UK Soy Manifesto is a collaborative industry commitment to achieving physically traceable, deforestation and conversion free soy supply chains in the UK. In October 2021, Lidl GB became a founding signatory of the Manifesto to our commitment to working with the wider industry on this pressing issue. By doing this, we have committed to ensuring that the soy sourced for Lidl GB's own brand products, both directly (as an ingredient in our products) and embedded (as animal feed) is deforestation and conversion free by 2025.
By signing up to the manifesto, we have also committed to:
- Encouraging our director suppliers to set a deforestation and conversion free commitment with a cut-off date of January 2020
- Working with our supplier to agree a transition plan to achieve our commitment by 2025
- Annually reporting our progress towards the 2025 commitment