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12 OVERVIEW OUR PLANET     Our planetary boundaries are being pushed to the limit and as a business we are committed to ensuring sustainable protective measures are embedded throughout our operations and value chain to mitigate this impact.  In 2020, we recalculated our carbon footprint for our full value chain, scope 1, 2 & 3. We have been working with the Carbon Trust to assess this information and set a climate strategy based on science based targets. In tandem, our parent company the Schwarz Group have signed up to the Science Based Targets Initiative. For Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland, we are proud to communicate that we have committed to reduce in line with a 1.5 degree reduction pathway/scenario and aligned to the Science Based Targets principles. 46% reduction in our scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2030 We will become Carbon Neutral by 2025 (in our own operations) compensating remaining emissions We will work with 70% of our suppliers (by volume) to set Science Based Targets by 2026 We are also signed up to the Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) Low Carbon Pledge commitment and the retail sponsor for the Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) Business Action on Climate – Carbon Pledge. Pledging to reduce our emissions and promote our carbon reduction targets. To date, by working with our suppliers we have implemented responsible sourcing targets and policies, supporting sustainable raw material production and cultivation. We have developed dedicated policies for responsible sourced palm oil, cocoa, tea, coffee, eggs, fish, plants, flowers, timber and wood-based products, including working closely with Bord Bia Origin Green members. We work in partnership with our suppliers to ensure efficiencies are introduced and maintained throughout product production and transport, avoiding excess where possible. In our own operations, we committed to sourcing only renewable electricity for all operations in 2018, including the introduction of solar panels across our stores and warehouses. We now have 16 stores with solar PV panels and the largest rooftop array of solar PV in the country on our Newbridge RDC. While we have made significant progress we know there is still so much more to be done. One key area of focus for us over the next few years will be building our climate strategy to the highest standard, embedding it through every aspect of the business. Since our last report we have conducted detailed climate awareness training across the entire business, set leading ambitious targets aligned to science and extensively expanded our sustainability project portfolio. We believe we can achieve long term sustainable development and progress, through continued leadership, collaboration and stakeholder feedback. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our society. At Lidl, protecting the environment is a core pillar of our ‘A Better Tomorrow’ sustainability strategy and vision.           A better tomorrow.    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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