A better tomorrow – protect the climate!
The consequences of climate change are increasingly being felt – also in our business at Lidl. As a food retailer, we are also partly responsible for emissions of greenhouse gases. Thus, climate protection is relevant to all of our activities – from the production of our products to the operations of our stores. We offer an increasing number of alternative products that are more climate-friendly in our assortment. We use the triad “prevention, reduction and compensation” along the entire value added chain: In our operations, we are gradually switching to natural refrigerants, and we are producing a part of our energy requirements ourselves with photovoltaics. The rest of our energy needs is met with sustainable forms energy and the remaining emissions are compensated with the renowned Gold Standard certificate.
In August 2020, the Schwarz Group officially joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) on behalf of all of its companies. Following a complete climate impact assessment and analysis of the CO2 footprint, the Schwarz Group set climate protection targets, which were validated and officially approved by SBTi.
Active climate targets are also behind our commitment at Lidl – oriented to the methodology promoted by the Science Based Targets Initiative. We are also promoting our suppliers’ ambitious aims regarding climate protection in addition to supporting and guiding our business partners in the process.
"We all have an obligation to tackle climate change. We also accept this responsibility at Lidl – and have made climate protection the focus of our own sustainability strategy. By setting climate targets that are based on the methodology of the Science Based targets initiative, we are bringing our actions in line with climate research and showing that protecting the climate is a task that Lidl is tackling in a sound way.”
Vasiliki Adamidou, Head of Communications and Corporate Responsibility of Lidl Cyprus