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Reporting our progress towards A Better Tomorrow 11      Supporting our workforce with 69 different courses available in 2019. Increased this to 96 in 2020!      We employ thousands of colleagues each year across our wide network of stores and warehouses. · AtLidl,ourcolleaguesbenefitfromthemostcompetitive salaries when compared to the rest of the lrish wholesale and retail sector*, in addition to market leading employment benefits. · Weemployarelativelylargenumberofpeoplefromthe younger age cohorts. Almost 80% of Lidl employees are aged under 40. Younger people stand to be disproportionately impacted by the 2020 pandemic*, inevitably facing disruptions to their education and weakened employment prospects. We intend to continue to create employment opportunities and to support this cohort. · Wealsoofferarangeofshift-orientatedemployment contracts to support those in education, those balancing · · work with family commitments, and those trying to re-enter the labour market. Part-time working is often invaluable to those who require flexible working patterns. We are committed to offering 30-hour contracts as a minimum to all our colleagues. Wewerethefirstmajorcountrywideretailertocommitto paying the Living Wage in 2015. We consistently surpass statutory minimum wage requirements and continue to commit to reviewing and incorporating Living Wage recommendations year on year.** OneofLidl’sdeclaredgoalsistoachievelong-termsuccess by investing in the recruitment, training, and development of its employees. We invest annually in a range of training programs across the business reaching all roles, opportunities and functions.  *Economic Report Oxford Economics 2019 ** Living Wage recommendations met year on year in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. With most recent Ireland Living Wage available from entry and UK Living Wage requirements being introduced after 1-year service in Northern Ireland. 1 GRI 102-8  5,119 Total Number of Employees* (Ireland)    45% 55% Gender Ratio 4% Fixed Term 96% Permanent Contract Type  1,133 Total Number of Employees* (Northern Ireland) 1% Fixed Term 44% 56% 99% Permanent Gender Ratio Contract Type Permanent Part of head count, with no predefined end date of employment. Fixed Term Part of head count, with a predefined end date of employment. Full Time Employees with a minimum of 39hrs stated in their contract. All full time contracts adhere to the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 for Ireland and The Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016. Part-Time Employees with less than 39hr contracts. All part-time contracts adhere to the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 for Ireland and The Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016. Lidl does not and never has utilised any zero-hour contracts. Since 2019 all customer assistants offered a minimum of 30hr contracts.      RESOURCES Protection of Ecosystems Animal Welfare Standards Environmental Protection: Supply Chain SUPPLY CHAIN Employment Related Supplier & Market Human Rights Development Corporate Environmental Management OPERATIONS Employee Responsibility Responsible Products CUSTOMER Transparency Social Value Responsible at Point of Sale Creation Communication      

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