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22 SUSTAINABILITY @ LIDL    The United Nations Global Compact Upholding labour and environmental standards in global supply chains remains a worldwide challenge in trade and retail. Lidl is committed to its corporate duty of care and to continually improving social and environmental standards throughout its value chain. In March 2020, Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland, as part of the Schwarz Group joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). In doing so, we committed to upholding the ten universal principles of the UNGC in the areas of human rights, social standards, environment and anti- corruption. They provide a global framework for the comprehensive commitment to sustainability that we have developed over many years. As part of the Schwarz Group, we work to make a significant contribution and have already implemented a wide range of measures to support the ten principles for a sustainable global economy. This report details the measures implemented in the current reporting period. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals provide the global community with a common set of targets to tackle major world issues such as poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change by 2030. We have embedded these goals into our sustainability strategy to ensure that it supports the global goals and is aligned with global ambitions. The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact Human Rights                       Principle 1 Principle 2 Labour Principle 3 Principle 4 Principle 5 Principle 6 Businesses should support & respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; the effective abolition of child labour; and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.            Environment  Principle 7 Principle 8 Principle 9 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.        Anti-Corruption Principle 10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.     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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