For over 10 years, we’ve been working with our suppliers and wider industry partners to guide our buying practices, to shape a more sustainable fishing industry and safeguard future supplies. We are proud to offer independently certified sustainable fish and seafood from: MSC (Marine Stewardship Council), ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council), BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) and Global Gap.
Fishery Improvement Projects
In order to further promote sustainable fisheries, Lidl encourages suppliers to support fishery improvement projects (FIPs) as part of their sustainability strategy and risk assessment procedures. In 2018 Lidl UK made a 5 year commitment to contribute towards the funding of the Project UK Fisheries Improvements Stage 2 (PUKFI S2) project. This project will support the long term sustainable sourcing of Nephrops in the North Sea (Northern NS and Southern NS), Irish Sea and West of Scotland.
Responsible Fishing Scheme
We have committed to supporting Responsible Fishing Scheme by using our influence to aid the scheme’s expansion. We recognise that the RFS can become an effective mechanism through which the UK supply chain can establish the assurance it needs regarding responsible fishing practices. Find out more here.
Sustainable Seafood Coalition
We are a member of the Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC), which means we have committed to implementing two codes within our seafood supply chains:
- The Responsible Sourcing Code
- The Environmental Labelling Code
These codes are tools for change and contribute to the vision that all fish and seafood sold in the UK comes from sustainable sources. Find out more here.