We Stand by Our Responsibility

We as the Schwarz Group stand by our responsibility towards society and our environment. In our daily actions, we assume economic, social and ecological responsibility in the four focus areas of people, product quality, circular economy and ecosystems. We establish a foundation of trust by communicating clearly and openly with our customers, employees and all other stakeholders.

Gerd Chrzanowski CEO Lidl

"With greatness comes responsibility - that is our strong belief. That‘s why, for example, we actively promote circular economy, climate protection and fair pay. We know about our responsibility and are ready to live up to it."

– Gerd Chrzanowski, CEO at Lidl and Deputy General Partner

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Schwarz

Industrial development and globalization of the economy offer mankind a variety of opportunities - and at the same time are accompanied by complex environmental and social challenges. These include shortages of raw materials, climate change, loss of biodiversity, deforestation and pollution of soil and waters, just as poverty or human rights violations. In addition, the world‘s population is expected to continue growing, which will further increase resource consumption.

As an international corporate group, we may influence society and the environment in many areas. Our corporate duty of care comes along with responsibility, which we take very seriously and actively work towards running our business sustainably. In view of the special nature of our corporate group, we have defined four focus topics with ambitious targets as a mutual framework for action covering all sustainability activities in the Group - and building on our shared commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Corporate Responsibility

Our strategy

Acting sustainably in four focus topics.