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Reporting our progress towards A Better Tomorrow OUR OPERATIONS CLIMATE 45    Our Climate Ambition1 We are committed to protecting the environment and increasing our efforts to address climate change. In 2020, the Schwarz Group submitted a Commitment Letter to the Science Based Targets initiative on behalf of all parts of the company, confirming our commitment to Science Based Targets.  We welcome this group wide ambition and have updated our local ambition in line with this commitment. By joining the Science Based Targets initiative we, Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland through the Schwarz Group, are committing to implementing specific, scientifically verified climate targets and proactively instigating effective climate protection measures. Over the last two years we have modelled in-depth reduction pathways aligned to the Science Based Target initiative guidelines with an ambition for a 1.5 degree reduction scenario. While the Science Based Targets ambition and commitment will be set at a global level, we have developed our own national reduction strategy aligned to the 1.5 degree scenario. TARGET: This includes a target of a 46% absolute reduction pathway from a baseline year of 2019*. 46% reduction in our scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2030 We will work with 70% of our suppliers (by volume) to set Science Based Targets by 2026 We will become Carbon Neutral by 2025 (in our own operations) compensating remaining emissions *Reference new footprint used for 2019 and no longer 2017 due to the updated figures being more accurate and represent our full value chain. This means the previously reported annual reductions in our 2017/18 report are now invalid. Climate change is one of the biggest threats to society and demands action from everyone. We have committed to improving climate protection for many years through various measures. By focusing on science based targets, we are now going one step further and cementing our climate strategy for the next ten years. Owen Keogh, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility    Solar PV 115 stores by 2025 Heat Pumps Gas free stores by 2030 Supplier Engagement Programme  OUR ROADMAP   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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