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Sourcing for the future

Date Commitment
Ongoing
Going ‘beyond certification’ by collaborating with partners on specific issues
By 2017
100% of our own brand cocoa products certified from sustainable sources
By 2018
100% of our own brand food products containing palm oil certified from sustainable sources
By 2019
Sourcing 100% of our own brand permanent fresh and frozen fish and seafood products from certified sustainable fisheries
By 2019
Implementing at least one producer development initiative to tackle specific challenges in our supply chain
By 2020
Meeting Greenpeace’s Detox campaign goals by eliminating all hazardous chemicals from clothing and footwear
By 2021
50% of our own coffee brand products certified from sustainable sources
By 2025
100% of our whole eggs and eggs contained in our products from cage-free hens

Securing our supply chain

Date Commitment
Ongoing
Driving sales in British products in line with business growth, as a minimum
Ongoing
Building a more transparent supply chain, going beyond the 1st tier of our supply
By 2018
Conducting a human rights review of our supply chain aligned to United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
By 2018
Auditing 100% of UK high risk sites to measure performance in human rights and working conditions
By 2018
Ensuring 100% of our 1st tier UK suppliers attend modern slavery training

Championing a Healthy Society

Date Commitment
Ongoing
We’ll continue driving the sales of fresh, healthy products and encourage the consumption of fruit and veg, especially among children
By 2018
Launch a dedicated initiative to promote healthy and active living through new and creative ways
By 2020
Reducing sugar by 20% in those categories defined in the Childhood Obesity Plan
Date Commitment
By 2018
Providing 1.2 million opportunities for 5-11 year olds in England to participate in football
By 2018
Providing 30,000 opportunities for children to play football, and train 1,000 children to be future ‘Directors of Football’, in Wales
By 2018
Setting up 300 Lidl Skills Centres in Scotland
Date Commitment
By 2020
Helping to keep a generation of children safe from abuse and neglect by raising £3m in three years for the NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. school programme

Supporting our Colleagues

Date Commitment
Ongoing
Improving our overall gender balance ratio
Ongoing
Increasing the representation of women in senior management positions
Ongoing
Conducting employee surveys to measure and track employee engagement
Ongoing
Developing a long-term Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
Ongoing
Continuing to develop our colleagues and providing ongoing training opportunities
Ongoing
Continually reviewing our benefits offering and working environment

Protecting the Environment

Date Commitment
Ongoing
Continue to work towards achieving zero waste to landfill
By 2018
Launch a national campaign centred on helping our customers reduce food waste in the home
By 2018
Connect 100% of our stores with local projects to donate food surplus by summer 2018
By 2019
Lower our transport carbon emissions per pallet by 8%, against 2016 baseline
By 2020
Calculate the carbon footprint of our operations and supply chain and publish emission reduction targets through our climate strategy
By 2020
Reduce food waste from our stores by 25% per sq ft, against 2016 baseline
By 2025
Work collaboratively to meet the Courtauld Commitment to reduce food and drink waste by 20% across the industry