Lidl Cyprus takes measures and actions to protect the environment and tackle climate change
The negative effects of climate change are becoming increasingly felt, threatening the sustainability of the planet we share, as well as our living conditions.
The measures and actions it takes, as well as the commitments made by Lidl Cyprus to protect the environment and deal with climate change, are a central and integral element of its values as well as its social and corporate responsibility practices.< /p>
In August 2020, the Schwarz Group to which the company belongs, entered the “Science Based Targets” initiative which supports companies in defining and implementing science-based climate targets, to contain the increase in average temperature of the planet to 1.5°C as foreseen in the Paris Agreement.
As part of its environmental strategy, Lidl Cyprus has defined specific objectives and measures aimed at avoiding, reducing and, where it is not possible, offsetting carbon dioxide emissions, in order to gradually reduce the its environmental footprint and to actively promote environmental protection.
Specifically, among the goals and practices that have been employed, more efficient energy management through the use of photovoltaic systems is included. So far, photovoltaic systems have been installed on the roofs of 5 Lidl Cyprus stores, as well as in the company's logistics center in Larnaca, so that a significant part of its energy needs is covered with a clean and renewable source of energy and zero emissions. The total power of the existing systems amounts to 1.86 MW. By May 2023, 18.7% of the company's needs in Cyprus have been served, while by the end of this summer it is expected that 23.2% will be served.
At the same time, 100% green electricity is used in all Lidl Cyprus facilities and conventional lamps have been replaced with LED lamps in the sales areas of all stores, as well as in the majority of all facilities. In addition, priority is given to the installation of electric charging stations in all offices and stores. Currently, electric charging stations are operating in 4 of the Lidl Cyprus stores, while by the end of 2025 the installation is also planned in the rest. In addition, it is expected that by the end of the current fiscal year it will also operate at the company's central facilities, in Larnaca.
With a vision of a greener and more sustainable tomorrow
By 2030, Lidl aims to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by 80%, compared to 2019 in all countries, and has committed its suppliers, who are responsible for 75% of emissions related to the products, to set their own climate targets by 2026 based on the methodology of the Science Based Targets initiative.
For Lidl Cyprus, respect for the environment and its protection is an imperative for ensuring the sustainability of the planet and, by extension, the quality of life of future generations. Adopting and leveraging any initiatives and innovations that can make a difference support the company's vision for a greener and more sustainable tomorrow.
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