Climate Protection

Lidl for a better tomorrow – reducing our climate impacts

Climate change is one of the largest environmental issues of our time. With impacts continuing to intensify, Lidl US supports efforts to mitigate risks for future generations. This strategy begins with our own operations and extends through our engagement with suppliers to support the reduction of product-related emissions.

In August 2020, our parent company, 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 (carbon) footprint, the Schwarz Group set climate protection targets, which were validated and officially approved by the SBTi.

In total, the companies of the Schwarz Group aim to reduce their operational GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 55% by 2030, compared to 2019. As part of the Schwarz Group, by 2030, Lidl US aims to reduce GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 70%, compared to a 2019 baseline. Since 2019, Lidl has reduced Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 63%. To support progress against this target, our strategy is focused on the procurement and use of renewable energy, more efficient operations, and the use of natural refrigerants.

Since 2022, Lidl US and the entire Schwarz Group has procured 100% renewable energy for the company’s electricity use through the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs). This procurement of renewable electricity plays a key role in reducing our GHG emissions.

As part of the collective commitment of all companies of Schwarz Group to the SBTi, the companies of Lidl Group have collectively required suppliers, representing 75% of product related scope 3 emissions, to commit to their own climate protection targets according to the methodology of the SBTi by 2026.

Our related CSR goals and performance