LIDL GB Commits To 100% Free Range Eggs

Lidl GB has committed to selling 100% free range eggs by the end of 2024, reinforcing its commitment to the welfare and conditions in which hens are housed. Lidl has long been focused on offering the highest quality produce at the most affordable prices, which means the products it sells are all sourced responsibly and sustainably. This new commitment – the first from a Discounter in Great Britain – builds on the supermarket’s existing pledge to work with suppliers to phase out the sale of eggs from caged hens in…

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LIDL GB Becomes First UK Supermarket To Trial On-Shelf Smart Refills

Lidl GB has become the first supermarket in the UK to give customers access to an on-shelf smart refill machine with ‘smart’ pouches for their laundry detergent.   The compact machines will be located on-shelf in the store’s laundry detergent section. They will take up space equivalent to 66 standard Formil single-use bottles but have the potential of filling over 245 individual pouches, increasing capacity by nearly 300%. Through the machine’s automated, touchscreen experience, customers can simply pick up the pouch, choose their favourite detergent and follow the simple on-screen instructions.…

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Lidl GB Is The First UK Retailer To Convert All Store Team Uniforms To Fairtrade Cotton

Lidl GB has announced that it will be the first UK retailer to convert all its cotton staff uniforms to Fairtrade, the independent, third-party certification that partners with farmers and workers to negotiate better prices, decent working conditions, and a fairer deal overall. The uniform range is being rolled out across all stores, with a commitment to purchase 330,000 shirts, trousers, polo tops and chinos, and will be worn by the retailer’s 22,000 store colleagues. This equates to a volume of 175 metric tonnes of Fairtrade certified cotton, benefitting farmers…

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Lidl GB Sets Ambitious Climate Targets And Will Become Carbon Neutral By 2022

Lidl GB has announced that, as part of wider commitments made by the Schwarz Group, it has set ambitious climate targets, and will become carbon neutral by 2022. The discounter aims to reduce CO2 emissions from its own operations (Scope 1 & 2), aligned to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. By 2030, Lidl internationally aims to reduce its operational emissions by 80% (compared to 2019) across all countries it operates in. To achieve this, Lidl will focus on cutting carbon emissions across its stores and distribution centres, including through…

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Lidl GB Removes One Billion Pieces Of Plastic

Lidl GB has announced it has removed over one billion pieces of plastic from stores across Great Britain as part of its strategy to eliminate plastic waste and support the continued reduction of plastic globally. This includes more than 24 million plastic trays and punnets being removed from its fruit and vegetable ranges, and up to 25 million plastic lids from dairy and yoghurt ranges. In addition, the discounter has cut nearly 19 million plastic tags from its fruit and vegetable lines, and 3.5 million pieces of plastic packaging on…

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