The Lidl GB Compliance Department is responsible for detecting, preventing and disclosing potential breaches of applicable laws and internal guidelines and policies. One of our company principles is ‘We comply with applicable laws and internal guidelines’. This means having a strong system in place to prevent non-compliance and implement measures to mitigate potential risks.
Our responsibilities include preventing, deterring and detecting fraud, bribery and other corrupt business practices. Lidl GB prohibits offers or payments of bribes, kickbacks, or gifts to win or retain business or influence any business decisions. Our colleagues, contractors and business partners are prohibited from offering, providing or accepting money (or anything of value), either directly or indirectly to business partners with a view of obtaining or retaining business, or to gain an improper business advantage.
Furthermore, we have a stringent Business Partner Compliance process in place to ensure potential business partners are vetted, in accordance with our internal due diligence requirement and legal obligation. This ensures that Lidl GB enters into relationships with business partners who meet our commercial and ethical requirements.
Lastly, we encourage an open and honest culture and encourage our colleagues, business partners and third parties to speak up and report any potential compliance breaches.
One of our company principles states that ‘We comply with applicable laws and internal guidelines’.
Compliance is an essential component of the continued success of our company, and we would like you to know that you can confide in us.
As a responsible company, it is of the greatest importance to us to be able to identify and counteract potential misconduct as early as possible.
Members of the public, employees and business partners are especially invited to raise serious concerns relating to fraud, bribery, theft, modern slavery within the supply chain or breaches of our policies and procedures via our confidential online reporting system.
Or you can simply send a letter by post to:
FAO: Legal & Compliance Department
14 Kingston Road
You can also send us an email: email@example.com
In addition, Lidl Great Britain Limited has formed a partnership with Russell Cooke LLP and implemented an external Whistleblowing Hotline.
Reports can be made, also anonymously, via telephone, email or in writing and should be directed to:
Russell Cooke LLP
8 Bedford Row
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3826 7540
Regardless of the method you choose to raise your concern, you can remain anonymous should you so desire.
This Whistleblowing process has been set up solely for the purpose of raising concerns about possible incidents of non-compliance; please note that other matters cannot be dealt with via this process.
Lidl observes and maintains the highest levels of corporate governance and implements control frameworks to ensure compliance with its obligations within the global community. This includes properly accounting for taxes and paying the right amounts according to tax legislation in force. Click here to see our UK Tax Strategy