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Sustainability

OUR VISION

Sustainability is part of our DNA, and we take our interaction with people and the environment very seriously. We strive to work towards a better tomorrow on a daily basis, operating responsibly in all of our company divisions and implementing best practices in sustainability and social responsibility.

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we identified essential issues for Lidl Cyprus to help us shape our own Sustainable Development Strategy. Our Strategy incorporates specific values and responsible business practices related to the following 5 areas:

Initiatives

  • Women’s Empowerment Principles

    Advocating gender equality is firmly enshrined in our company culture. To publicly underline this engagement, Lidl has signed the United Nations’ Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

  • UN Global Compact

    Lidl is committed to its corporate duty of care and the continuous improvement of social and ecological standards in its value chain. To this end, we do our best every day and have already stated this in our position paper on corporate due diligence for human rights and environmental protection when purchasing merchandise.

  • Science Based Targets

    Lidl Cyprus is taking its efforts to protect the climate to the next level and making science-based targets the basis of its climate targets. Find all the relevant information here.

Publications

Lidl Code of Conduct

Lidl is committed to ensuring that core social standards are complied with throughout the Company and in business relations with its Business Partners.

Position Papers - Sustainability

Lidl is commited to providing high quality products. Health, science and technology are important to us and we always consider sustainability.

Transparency in the non-food supply chain

As a company active in an international market we work in close collaboration with suppliers from all over the world. We consistently pursue our demand for transparency in our supplier relationships in our actions.

Human Rights Policy Statement

Whether with customers, employees or business partners - as part of the Schwarz Group, we observe human rights in all areas of our business activities worldwide. We underscore our responsibility with the policy statement that applies to the entire Schwarz Group. The policy statement of the Schwarz Group can be found here.

Lidl Detox Commitment

In December 2014 Lidl was the first food retailer to take part in Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign. Lidl has the aim of completely eliminating the use of 11 chemical groups, which Greenpeace has defined as forbidden, in the production of its own textile and shoe brands by 2020, or replacing them with safe substances. Here you can access Lidl’s Detox Report 2020.

Schwarz Sustainability Report

As part of the Schwarz Group, Lidl has a great responsibility towards people and the environment. The company takes these social and ecological obligations very seriously. The Schwarz Group's first sustainability report documents the Group's commitment to sustainability. More information here.

Additional Projects