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Lidl Deutschland

Lidl is one of the leading companies in the German and European food retailing industry. Lidl is part of the corporate group Schwarz and is located in Neckarsulm, Germany. Currently Lidl is active in 30 states and is operating over 10,000 stores in 28 countries worldwide.

At Lidl Deutschland over 78,000 employees in 3,200 stores and 39 regional subsidiaries respectively, are ensuring the customers’ satisfaction every day. Lidl offers its customers a broad fixed assortment of 1,600 products. The diverse selection of brand products (30% of the product range) and high-quality private label products (70% of the range) also yields a broad variety of organic products and fair trade goods. In the business year 2016, Lidl generated a turnover of EUR 68.6 billion of which EUR 20.4 billion accounted by Lidl Deutschland.

The company’s size results in great responsibility for employees, customers, the local communities, business partners and their workers. And thus, also towards the environment which provides the raw materials for Lidl’s product range. Along its entire supply chain Lidl wants to contribute to better lives of people. The company takes its ecological and social responsibility seriously and is therefore implementing activities along the Lidl value chain in five fields of action on a daily basis: product range, employees, environment, society, and business partners.

The ultimate responsibility for corporate sustainability actions in Germany lies with Lidl Deutschland’s Head of the Management Board. The sustainability office reports directly to him and is managing the operative implementation as well as stakeholder relations. Representatives from every relevant business unit are part of the “CSR expert team”. 


Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.