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Product labeling and certifications

Own brand products that carry seals offer consumers additional guidance and serve as proof of our high quality and product standards.

Further labels show the distinctive characteristics of our food and non-food items. Textiles from Lidl’s own fashion line have been on offer at Lidl Cyprus since 2019. Aside from a good fit and a high-quality make, the certifications guarantee skin tolerance, absence of harmful substances, or ecological methods of production etc., depending on the label. In addition, electronics, household appliances, toys and furniture are not only thoroughly tested by Lidl itself but also by independent institutes.

Transparent product labeling

We want to make it easy for our customers to make a conscious decision. That’s why we label our products very visibly with information on nutritional values, allergens and sustainability seals. We also go above and beyond legal requirements, for example with the Nutri-Score t,he V-label and Eco-Score.

ASC – Aquaculture Stewardship Council

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an impact-driven, independent NGO. The organisation was co-founded in 2010 by the WWF to manage global standards for responsible aquaculture.

ASC-certified farms are independently assessed and make an impact at every step: From water quality, responsible sourcing of feed, disease prevention, animal welfare, to fair treatment of workers and maintaining positive relationships with local communities.

Consumers can trust that the ASC label stands for seafood that was produced with care for people and our planet.

EU Ecolabel

The EU Ecolabel is an international ecolabel recognized in all EU member states as well as Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein. Goal of the EU Ecolabel is enabling consumers to identify products that are healthier and safer for the environment. The certificate is awarded for products that have a smaller environmental impact than comparable products. The EU Ecolabel makes high demands regarding socially responsible and environmentally friendly production as well as usability. The certification takes into account the whole life-cycle of the product, from raw material extraction, to production, distribution and disposal.


Fairtrade stands for better working and living conditions for small-scale producers and workers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. More than 1.6 million small-scale producers and workers are already benefiting from stable minimum prices, the fair trade premium for communal projects and the promotion of environmentally sound farming. The independently verified Fairtrade standards comprise criteria on democratic organizational structures, environmental protection and safe working conditions.


The Forest Stewardship Council® is a non-governmental, non-profit organization. Its goal is to promote environmentally friendly, socially acceptable and economically viable forest use. The FSC® seal (FSC® N001585) stands for the preservation of natural forests and against the conversion of near-natural forests to plantations, as well as for compliance with the FSC® standards across the entire processing and retail chain. Important criteria are the use of tree species appropriate to the location, the protection of valuable habitats, the ban on genetically modified plants and the avoidance of pesticides. Compliance with the FSC® rules is checked at least once a year by independent auditors.


The cocoa farmers receive fair payment for their products, while helping the environment and educating farmers about sustainable agriculture.

GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was established by international standards organizations to be used for more environmentally-friendly and socially responsible textile production. The seal indicates a globally uniform, auditable, social and ecological standard. As such, only those textile products that are made of a minimum 70 percent of organically produced natural fibers carry the seal. This independently certifies the entire textile production chain. All products are also traceable and can be verified in the public database.


The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international and independent non-profit organisation that works for the sustainable use of fish stocks and the protection of the marine environment. Only fisheries that meet the strict scientific criteria of the MSC Environmental Standard are allowed to identify their catches with the MSC label: this means no fishing on overfished stocks, negative impacts on other species and the seabed are minimized, and all fishing is subject to a forward-looking management with appropriate regulation and control of fishing activities. Compliance with the criteria is checked in a transparent process by independent expert teams and checked annually after successful certification. 


The product label OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 stands for an internationally harmonized, independent verification and certification system for textiles. It includes testing for harmful substances, including chemicals prohibited by law and harmful to health. The thresholds defined in the standard are intended to protect consumers and go far beyond the (inter)national requirements. 

Rainforest Alliance Certified

The label identifies products or product contents that are sourced from farms that are Rainforest Alliance Certified. The origins must be managed according to strict guidelines of the Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standard. This includes criteria for environmental protection, social responsibility and profitability. The guidelines were developed on the one hand to protect and preserve wildlife and plants as well as soil and water, and on the other hand to improve the living conditions of the workers, their families and the local communities.The Rainforest Alliance label is particularly well-known for fresh fruit, tea, coffee or cocoa (formerly UTZ).

RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a global initiative with the goal of making sustainable palm (kernel) oil the norm. The label promotes more sustainable oil palm cultivation methods. This is meant to reduce the negative impact on the environment. The certification criteria are of ecological and social nature – amongst others, they specify that the basic rights of farmers and workers in the producer region must be respected. In addition, areas requiring protection must not be used for the cultivation of palms for palm (kernel) oil. 

Cotton made in Africa

"Cotton made in Africa" is an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation and one of the world's leading standards for sustainably produced cotton. The initiative aims to help smallholder farmers in Africa to improve their living and working conditions by helping them to help themselves - i.e. through trade instead of donations - and to promote environmental protection in a targeted manner. In on-site training courses, the farmers learn efficient and sustainable farming methods that help them to achieve better yields and to protect the environment and their health. This is made possible by the contribution of responsible textile companies as partners of Cotton made in Africa.


Lidl is a member of Leather Working Group (LWG) and promotes responsible leather manufacturing throughout the leather supply chain. The Leather Working Group is a not-for-profit multistakeholder initiative responsible for the world's leading Environmental, Social, and Governance certification standard for leather manufacturing. As a multi-stakeholder initiative, LWG has over 2000 certified suppliers from the entire leather industry.
Since 2005, LWG has been working to develop best practices in the industry and provide guidelines for continuous improvement. More at