We are committed to sourcing 100% of our flowers and plants from sources certified with both environmental and social standards by the end of 2020.
Lidl GB is committed to British sourcing and, when seasonally possible, sources plants and flowers from long-term British suppliers. These includes iconic British products, such as Daffodils, Gladioli and Hyacinth. However, due to the growth and nature of the horticultural industry, most of the plants and flowers grown within Europe come from the Netherlands and Italy, whilst a large portion of production takes place in countries where climate conditions are more favourable to grow flowers all year around such as Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya and Ethiopia.
We acknowledge that the improper use of pesticides in the horticultural industry can lead to health issues for employees and cause harm to the environment and the biodiversity of the area, especially in countries where appropriate protective measures are not common. Also we are aware that the flower industry has a largely female workforce, which can be more vulnerable to poor working conditions and human rights violations.
At Lidl, we are committed to sourcing our plants and flowers from suppliers who uphold high social and environmental standards, and work with suppliers that have internationally recognised schemes to accredit these practices.