Human Rights Impact Assessments

AS PART OF OUR HUMAN RIGHTS DUE DILIGENCE APPROACH, WE ARE COMMITTED TO CONDUCTING AND PUBLISHING THREE HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACT ASSESSMENTS (HRIAs) PER YEAR ACROSS THE LIDL GROUP, IN LINE WITH INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED METHODOLOGIES.

As a food retailer with a complex supply chain we conduct annual supply chain risk assessments to help us to scope and prioritise our due diligence activities and HRIAs. This includes assessing quantitative risk factors and qualitative insights gathered from stakeholder engagement, alongside Lidl’s purchasing volumes, to identify key commodity supply chains.

Following this process, we decided to conduct our first HRIAs in the following supply chains. These are supply chains with inherent human rights risks where Lidl has leverage due to its sourcing commitments and total volumes.

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More information will be published soon for the below: 

  • South American banana supply chain

Our Approach

Our HRIAs follow a systematic process to identify, prioritise and address the impact of business operations on human rights issues within key commodity streams. This includes direct engagement with stakeholders and rights-holders within the scope of the assessment. An important aspect of our approach is the mitigation and remediation plan, which includes time-bound actions to ensure salient human rights risks identified through the process are mitigated and addressed effectively.