Lidl is organizing its supply chains in a sustainable manner. A core element of the corporate responsibility in this sector is the sustainable procurement of raw materials and support of distributors for sustainable cultivation of raw materials. 


As a retailer Lidl has a major interest in ensuring that raw materials like cocoa are cultivated in a more sustainable manner. This can help guarantee that supplies of cocoa in Africa, for example, which secures many locals’ livelihoods in the long term.  Furthermore, this commitment is about protecting the rainforest as an important ecosystem. Learn more about our cocoa activities here:


For Lidl, the consideration of water use along the entire value chain while taking regional challenges into account is central. To do this, we use water risk analyses. We can then use these to structure our water use with our suppliers in a more sustainable way.