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  SUSTAINABILITY @ LIDL Reporting our progress towards A Better Tomorrow 23     Origin Green Origin Green is Ireland’s leading food and drink sustainability programme, operating on a national scale, uniting government, the private sector and the full supply chain from farmers to food producers and right through to the foodservice and retail sectors. The programme is the worlds’ only national food and drink sustainability programme, and enables the industry to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets that respect the environment and serve local communities more effectively. Origin Green collaborates with over 53,000 farms and 320 leading Irish food and drink companies to prove and improve the sustainability of the food they produce to meet the evolving needs of global customers and consumers. Verified Origin Green members account for 90% of Irish food and drink exports and over 70% of the Irish retail market. We are proud members of the Origin Green programme. Through this programme we share our comprehensive sustainable development strategy and plan, that is independently verified and audited annually. Our Sustainability Management Approach Our strategy is led by the CSR department with support of our Chief Executive Office and our Board of Directors1. The wider CSR team is comprised of the CSR department and dedicated representatives from each area of the business. With the guidance of the CSR department, these representatives continue to lead, report and drive our clearly defined CSR Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for each CSR pillar annually. The CSR department reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer on all CSR KPIs2. In recent years, this department has also expanded to further support the growth and scale of the strategy. Through continuous two-way communication, the wider CSR team work to achieve long-term sustainability with our growing strategy, targets, KPIs and goals.3 We continue to work closely and are guided by the strategic direction of our international headquarters and benefit from many initiatives that affect all countries in the group. In the context of our business decisions, we want to avoid or substantially reduce all conceivable or potential negative social, environmental and economic impacts. Through our collaborative CSR management structure and continued use of our Lidl Responsibility Model, we can mitigate these risks.4 CEO Board of Directors CSR Team Logistics · Central Services Purchasing · Human Resources Regional CSR Representatives Store Representatives CUSTOMER Transparency Social Value Responsible at Point of Sale Creation Communication            1 GRI 102-20, 2 GRI 102-19, 3 GRI 102-18, 4 GRI 102-11  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     

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