Our Commitments

Our Commitments

We are committed to:

Good for Producers


British Food & Farming

Championing the British food and farming sector by directly investing in the British economy, supporting the next generation of farmers and protecting the British countryside.
Goal 1  Investing over £15 billion in the British food and farming industry in the next 5 years
Goal 2  Driving sales in British products in line with business growth, as a minimum
Goal 3  Exporting the best of British through our international network of businesses

Supplier Relationships

Enabling producers to grow with us, working together to ensure transparent, sustainable supply chains, with a focus on local sourcing.
Goal 4  Increasing the number of suppliers covered by long-term commercial agreements
Goal 5  Creating long-term CSR business plans with all our strategic suppliers
Goal 6  Providing smaller businesses simple access to the retail market and opportunities to grow with us


Human Rights & Ethical Trade

Applying proactive, preventative measures to protect those who work in our supply chains, adapting to emerging challenges and creating a positive social impact.
Goal 7  Implementing human rights due diligence to ensure we systematically monitor and address human rights impacts in our supply chains
Goal 8  Conducting human rights impact assessments to build our understanding of high-risk supply chains and implement remediation programmes
Goal 9  Collaborating with our suppliers, the industry and NGO partners to address systemic challenges and leverage change


Animal Welfare

Working with farmers who share our commitment to livestock health and wellbeing, ensuring that all animals in our supply chain live a good life.
Goal 10  Ensuring that every British farmer we work with is independently assured to recognised third party standards (e.g. Red Tractor, RSPCA Assured)
Goal 11  Increasing transparency of animal welfare standards and communicating this to our customers
Goal 12  Working with partners to reduce antibiotic usage and develop animal welfare outcome reporting


Good for People


Healthy and Sustainable Diets

Making healthy food accessible for families.
Goal 1

Increase sales, based on tonnage, of healthy and healthier products to at least 85% by 2025

Goal 2

Increase sales of fresh fruit and veg by 35% by 2026

Goal 3

Increase sales of our own brand meat free and milk alternative range by 400% (against a 2020 baseline) by 2025

Goal 4Increase the % of customers who agree that Lidl helps them make healthier choices by 2025

Charity Partnerships

Supporting those organisations working to tackle those issues most important to the communities we work in.
Goal 5  Raise an additional £5 million for the NSPCC, our national charity partner, between 2022 and 2025. This builds on the £5 million raised so far, since 2017.
Goal 6  Donate over 5 million meals annually to good causes, via our Feed It Back programme

Supporting Our Colleagues

Becoming the employer of choice in our sector.
Goal 7  Improving our overall gender balance ratio
Goal 8  Increasing the representation of women in senior management positions
Goal 9  Conducting employee surveys to measure and track employee engagement
Goal 10  Developing a long-term Diversity and Inclusion Strategy


Good for our Planet


Climate Change & Energy

Promoting a low carbon economy, following a sciencebased trajectory for our business and work with our suppliers to do the same.
Goal 1  Set an ambitious target to reduce our Scope 1&2 GHG emissions aligned to a ‘well below’ 2 degrees science based trajectory
Goal 2  Set an ambitious target to reduce emissions across our supply chain (Scope 3) by 2020
Goal 3  Procure 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2019
Goal 4  Cut carbon emissions from our logistics, through a 25% reduction of carbon per pallet by 2028 (or 20% by 2025)


Food Waste

Minimising food loss across the value chain from farm to fork.
Goal 5

By 2025, reduced Lidl’s food waste by 40% since 2016 (relative to business growth) and 50% by 2030

Goal 6

By 2025, 10 suppliers will have a Whole Chain Food Waste Reduction Programme in place and all GB strategic suppliers will have them in place by 2030

Goal 7  Launch a dedicated campaign to inspire our customers to reduce food waste in the home


Ensuring our supply chains are deforestation free.
Goal 8  Continue to source 100% of the palm oil and soy used to create our own-brand products from sustainable, deforestation-free sources
Goal 9  Through certification with FSC and PEFC, source 100% of our timber and wood-based products from responsibly managed forests
Goal 10  By the end of 2019, switching all of the viscose used within own-brand textile products to Lenzing EcoVero, a more eco-friendly form of viscose


Plastic & Packaging

Supporting a circular system which captures and retains the valuable resources in our packaging, whilst eliminating unnecessary plastic.
Goal 11  20% reduction in own-brand plastic packaging by 2022
Goal 12  100% of our own-brand plastic packaging will be widely recyclable, reusable or refillable by 2025
Goal 13  Increase the recycled content of own-brand packaging to a minimum 50% by 2025
Goal 14  Test and trial innovative closed loop systems aimed at support a circular economy by 2020


Raw Materials & Seafood

Sourcing all our products in a way that respects the environment and improves lives.
Goal 15  Sourcing 100% of our own-brand fresh, frozen, and tinned seafood from responsibly managed fisheries and farms.
Goal 16  Maintaining transparency. Through our commitment to the Ocean Disclosure Project, we are transparent about where we source our farmed and wild-caught fish and seafood from. We report this information annually here.
Goal 17  Collaborating on industry initiatives to drive sustainability of supply chains at national and sectoral levels