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Member since

5 January 2012


Lidl Stiftung & Co.KG


Lidl belongs to the leading food retailing companies in Germany. We ensure customer satisfaction with over 3.300 stores in Germany.

The recipe for success: best quality at a good price.
The recipe for success of Lidl is simple: best quality at a good price. We set customer orientation and satisfaction as top priority. In Lidl stores there are a wide range of goods with over 1.600 diverse items provided ? besides own brands also brand items. All the items are constantly subjected under strict quality controls. The assortment is complemented fresh fruit and vegetables items as well as weekly themes for promoting household products and electronic items.

Innovation and Sustainability
Lidl has taken a pioneer role at the implementation of products from sustainable and ecological production. As our motto ?On the way to a better tomorrow? suggests, we are continually striving to improve social and ecological conditions.

ACOP Report Submissions

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    With Lidl?s accession we will within the realms of possibilities actively support our goals for sustainable production of palm oil through intranet contributions, our weekly printed household flyers in Germany and targeted press and Internet release. It is an endeavor of Lidl to promote the awareness of sustainable palm production among business partners as well as consumers.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    Lidl strives to strengthen intern and external awareness for using the sustainable produced palm oil. We will actively participate in round tables organized by the RSPO-Initiative and make open dialog's with interested stakeholders for regards to all kinds of sustainable matters.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    For the production of own brand assortment Lidl works mainly with medium-sized companies and German manufacturers together on a long-term and trustful basis. As far as possible, Lidl, together with the business partners, attempts to change the different items in the assortment to sustainability produced palm oil. Lidl takes systematic approaches for gradually undergoing the changeover of various items. With our market presence and the already significant changes towards the usage of sustainable palm oil in our own labeled products, we believe to significantly support the RSPO goal.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    For years Lidl is aware of his ecological responsibilities. Since 2006 Lidl has already integrated organic and fair trade products from the own brand in his fixed assortment throughout Germany. Besides other sustainable engagements (e.g. ensuring the social responsibility in the supply chain) we regard the engagement within the RSPO-Initiative as an important contribution in terms of our responsibilities.

    If the above documents or reports are unavailable, a statement from your company with regards to its commitment to sustainability and/or sustainable palm oil will suffice.
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