Lidl Malta has set its sights on an ambitious target to limit its carbon footprint and reduce its CO2 emissions by 96 per cent by the year 2030, it has announced.

Explaining the target, the company said it had set its own targets in line with the same methodological approach employed by the Schwarz Group, which Lidl is part of.

In August 2020, the group officially joined the Science Based Targets Initiative, committing to formulating scientifically validated climate targets.

As part of the Group’s strategy, Lidl Malta has set its own targets with the same methodological approach in order to limit its carbon footprint and to reduce its CO2 emissions from both its business processes and in connection with the supply chain.

The large-scale retail trade brand announced it is thus seeking to eliminate its emissions or, when that’s not possible, to reduce them. In fact, as a first step, Lidl Malta facilities is working on switching to the use of energy from renewable sources.

Lidl Group broadly has set a goal to reduce overall emissions by 80 per cent by the year 2030 in all countries in which it operates, compared to 2019 level, and through this it expects its Malta company to reduce its carbon footprint to just four per cent of its previous level in the same period.

“Climate change is an issue that needs action from everyone. Lidl Malta, following the motto of “A Better Tomorrow,” is taking action and has decided to make protecting the environment one of the key aspects of its CSR Policy,” commented Lidl Malta’s management team.

“By setting specific climate objectives based on the Science Based Targets methodology, we have chosen to adapt our strategy to the most recent scientific research on the climate, thus concretely demonstrating our desire to actively participate in solving the serious problem of global warming.”

Over the years, Lidl Malta has also implemented measures aimed at reducing its carbon footprint, including the installation of LED lighting systems in its facilities, the use of two bio-gas trucks to resupply its stores, and the inclusion of a range of climate-neutral products.

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