About Lidl GB
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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.
Investing over £15 billion in the British food and farming industry in the next 5 years
Driving sales in British products in line with business growth, as a minimum
Exporting the best of British through our international network of businesses
Enabling producers to grow with us, working together to ensure transparent, sustainable supply chains, with a focus on loc
Increasing the number of suppliers covered by long-term commercial agreements
Creating long-term CSR business plans with all our strategic suppliers
Providing smaller businesses simple access to the retail market and opportunities to grow with us
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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 i
Implementing human rights due diligence to ensure we systematically monitor and address human rights impacts in our supply chains
Conducting human rights impact assessments to build our understanding of high-risk supply chains and implement remediation programmes
Collaborating with our suppliers, the industry and NGO partners to address systemic challenges and leverage change
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Working with farmers who share our commitment to livestock health and wellbeing, ensuring that all animals in our supply chain live a good life.
Ensuring that every British farmer we work with is independently assured to recognised third party standards (e.g. Red Tractor, RSPCA Assured)
Increasing transparency of animal welfare standards and communicating this to our customers
Working with partners to reduce antibiotic usage and develop animal welfare outcome reporting
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Good for People
Making healthy food accessible for families.
Increase consumption of fruit and veg, especially in children, through messaging and promotion
Make our food healthier by working towards the UK salt reduction targets and reduce sugar by 20% by 2020 as set out in the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan
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Supporting those organisations working to tackle those issues most important to the communities we work in.
Raise £3 million for NSPCC, our national charity partner, by 2020
Donate over 5 million meals by 2020 to good causes, via our
Feed It Back
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Supporting Our Colle
Becoming the employer of choice in our sector.
Improving our overall gender balance ratio
Increasing the representation of women in senior management positions
Conducting employee surveys to measure and track employee engagement
Developing a long-term Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
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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.
Set an ambitious target to reduce our Scope 1&2 GHG emissions aligned to a ‘well below’ 2 degrees science based trajectory
Set an ambitious target to reduce emissions across our supply chain (Scope 3) by 2020
Procure 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2019
Cut carbon emissions from our logistics, through a 25% reduction of carbon per pallet by 2028 (or 20% by 2025)
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Minimising food loss across the value chain from farm to fork.
Reduce food waste per store by 25% by 2020 and 50% by 2030, in line with SDG 12.3
By 2020 ensure all major suppliers adopt a target, measure act approach to reduce food waste and commit to a 50% reduction by 2030
Launch a dedicated campaign to inspire our customers to reduce food waste in the home
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Ensuring our supply chains are deforestation free.
Continue to source 100% of the palm oil and soy used to create our own-brand products from sustainable, deforestation-free sources
Through certification with FSC and PEFC, source 100% of our timber and wood-based products from responsibly managed forests
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
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Plastic & Packaging
Supporting a circular system which captures and retains the valuable resources in our packaging, whilst eliminating unnecessary plastic.
20% reduction in own-brand plastic packaging by 2022
100% of our own-brand plastic packaging will be widely recyclable, reusable or refillable by 2025
Increase the recycled content of own-brand packaging to a minimum 50% by 2025
Test and trial innovative closed loop systems aimed at support a circular economy by 2020
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Raw Materials & Seafood
Sourcing all our products in a way that respects the environment and improves lives.
Sourcing 100% of the key commodities used in our own-brand products from third-party certified sustainable sources by the end of 2020 (e.g. Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and Fairtrade)
Sourcing 100% of our own-brand fresh, frozen and canned seafood sustainably certified fisheries and farms
Collaborating on industry initiatives to drive sustainability of supply chains at national and sectoral levels