We are operating in various fields along the entire value cycle, making the Schwarz Group as a whole more than the sum of its parts. Lidl and Kaufland are our strong brands in food retailing. Through their stores, we are right where our customers need us. In our Schwarz Produktion companies, high-quality food products are manufactured while high standards are pursued in the process: Product safety combined with resource efficiency, but also sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly packaging play an important role for production. PreZero as our waste and recycling management expert has its focus on reusability of materials – which is how we make a contribution to a cleaner future. To contribute to the quality of life of our customers, we are always striving to develop new business areas, such as our IT and digital division Schwarz Digits, which offers digital products and services for the highest possible degree of sovereignty. Because: If you stop getting better, you stop being good.
Freshness meets sustainability: Big on quality, Lidl on price
Lidl stands for an efficient and hassle-free shopping experience and high-quality products at the lowest possible prices. Daily interactions with customers, employees and business partners are determined by a spirit of transparency, fairness and communication on equal terms. Lidl’s assortment ranges from both own private label and well-known branded goods from the food and non-food sector. We are committed to the leading principle of acting sustainably. Accordingly, we are involved in various measures along the entire value chain, for example, to protect the climate and biodiversity or to conserve resources.
An assortment just as diverse as our responsibility: Healthy and sustainable products for all needs
Kaufland stands for convincing quality, a wide selection and low prices. With an average of 30,000 items, the company offers an extensive range of groceries and everything for everyday needs. Taking action makes the difference: The full-range retailer is committed to food from sustainable production and to comprehensive environmental, climate and species protection.
Responsibility right from the start: Where top quality meets sustainability
The Schwarz Produktion is the umbrella brand of the Schwarz Group‘s production companies and is one of the leading food producers. In total, around 5,500 employees in the Schwarz Produktion companies manufacture high-quality food for the retail divisions Lidl and Kaufland. These include mineral water and soft drinks, chocolate, dried fruit, baked goods and ice cream. Also, three plastic and recycling plants are key components of a unique PET materials cycle. In it, PET bottle bodies are produced predominantly from 100 percent recycled material.
Serving the environment: Our waste and recycling manager for a cleaner tomorrow
PreZero is an international environmental services provider in Europe and North America. The company’s services range from waste disposal to sorting and processing of recyclable materials to recycling of valuable materials at 475 locations. Its name says it all: Resources are conserved, and the amount of non-recyclable waste is reduced to almost zero – PreZero, in fact!
Compelling digital products and services on the highest level
Schwarz Digits guarantees the highest possible degree of digital sovereignty. With these ambitions in mind, Schwarz Digits provides the IT infrastructure and solutions for the extensive ecosystem of the companies of Schwarz Group, while ensuring that the ecosystem is fit for the future. Schwarz Digits creates the ideal conditions for developing pioneering innovations for end customers, businesses, and organizations in the public sector. 7,500 employees from Schwarz IT, Schwarz Digital, STACKIT, XM Cyber, Kaufland e-commerce, Lidl e-commerce, Schwarz Media, and mmmake belong to Schwarz Digits.
Joining Forces for Joint Action
Schwarz Dienstleistungen, the Group’s corporate services division, provides administrative and operational services to Lidl, Kaufland, Schwarz Produktion and PreZero. Working towards the same goal, specialized knowledge in fields like controlling, human resources and compliance is exchanged on a daily basis to benefit all of us. Their broad service portfolio and expertise as Europe‘s largest retailer make the Schwarz Group companies attractive business partners and employers.