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28 RESOURCES PROTECTION OF ECOSYSTEMS1,2    Our aim is to reduce the environmental impact on the cultivation and extraction of the raw materials that we use in our products and in our supply chains, to protect our natural resources and ecosystems. Globally, the production of food is highly resource intensive from an environmental perspective. In order to increase yields to feed our growing global population, while actively contributing to the preservation of the ecosystems, it is important that we cultivate, harvest and process more food in a way that protects the health of our soils, demonstrates sound water stewardship and enhances biodiversity.3 TARGETS: By 2020 all our own-brand wood and paper-based products will be from either recycled wood fibre sources or FSC or PEFC certified sources. Achieved By 2020 all our own-brand textiles that contain viscose will be LENZING ECOVERO. Achieved By 2025, we aim to source all primary, secondary and tertiary packaging from either FSC, PEFC and/or recycled sources.    Raw Materials ACTION: At Lidl, we take an active role in responding to these challenges through our responsible sourcing policies. We conducted a high-level risk assessment of our supply chains combining our quantitative and qualitative risk factors with our purchasing volumes to understand our focus areas. Then we work closely with our direct suppliers, relevant stakeholders and NGOs to better understand the identified risks and we consolidate clear and binding sourcing policies on key raw materials.4 Our responsible sourcing commitments prioritise those product areas in our supply chain that are most at risk of resource exploitation and linked to potential social and environmental impacts. We work closely with all our suppliers towards reaching these targets and ensuring that the ecosystems we source our raw materials from are protected and supported.5 SDG 2 – Zero Hunger Our targets are aligned to and support SDG 2.4 Ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices. SDG 15 – Life on Land Our timber, wood and paper-based products targets support SDG 15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.          1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Lidl Specific GRI   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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