The threat to the world’s food supply caused by climate-related droughts, floods and harvest failures only can be overcome if we keep global warming under 2 degrees Celsius. This means we need to bring our production of greenhouse gases down to zero by 2050. As a vital part of our economy, the food retail business also bears responsibility for achieving this goal. The Schwarz Group should therefore make an appropriate contribution to the stabilization of our climate. To do this, it needs a solid plan for rapidly reducing its emissions resulting from the cooling, lighting, distribution, and of course the production of its goods. This will make it possible for our grandchildren to also live safely and eat well.
Here you can find out more about our management approach to energy and emissions
Kaufland and Lidl stores are each provided with at least one e-charging station
photovoltaic plants are operated by the Schwarz Group (2019). This corresponds to an area of around 111 soccer fields
Implementation and Measures
At One Earth – One Ocean e.V., we are concerned about our waters. Pollution of our oceans, rivers, and seas endangers the organisms which live in them and represents one of the biggest challenges for our global community. Our oceans already contain an estimated 150 million tons of plastic, and every year this figure increases by more than ten million tons. A number of different factors are often at play with the issue of water pollution – and the retail trade is responsible for some of them because of its enormous consumption of plastic. As a result, the Schwarz Group is a key partner in the fight for cleaner oceans – and one with enormous potential.
Here you can find out more about our management approach to water and oceans
We will strive for a healthy, environmental-friendly use of chemicals in the production of our own brands by the end of 2030. To this end, we will continue to work towards observing our Detox commitments on the basis of a standard restricted substances list, for the production of our textiles and shoes (MRSL).
Implementation and Measures
The loss of biological diversity represents an existential threat for humanity: For example, only ecosystems which are functional and biologically diverse are able to support the continuous production of food. They are an essential basis for a sustainable food retail sector. We at Bioland stand for the protection of biodiversity and are committed to sustainable land use – we are pleased to have Lidl’s cooperation in this endeavor.
Here you can find out more about our management approach to land use and biodiversity
of flowered areas have Lidl and the Schwarz Produktion already created in Germany (2018-2019)