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Agricultural Inputs
Cultivation & Harvesting
Animal Keeping
Logistics Centre
Transportation Stores and Services
Lidl Ireland/Northern Ireland | Sustainability Progress Report 2018/19
OFFER OUR GROWING CUSTOMER BASE AN IMPROVED portfolio as well as rebuild/relocate four older stores.
In 2019, we plan to complete the construction of our new OF OUR STORES TO STATE-OF-THE-ART BUILDINGS THAT distribution centre and introduce five new stores to our
New Castleknock Store
In December 2018, we opened a brand-new state- of-the-art store in Castleknock, Dublin. As part of
the construction plan, we incorporated development works to the surrounding area to ensure the site was fully functional and built with the community in mind. Along with this landmark new store, we have developed several new retail units, eight duplex apartments and
a medical centre. We also completed a full traffic junction upgrade with an improved traffic lights system, resurfacing of the road and line markings. Finally, this new store has also created 35 new jobs in the locality.
Mourne Mountain Rescue
In Northern Ireland, our property team work closely with the local community at all phases of store development. In Newcastle we committed to providing the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team in Newcastle
with a site, free of charge, on which to build their new premises, alongside our proposed new store. Providing this voluntary organisation the space it needed to develop a new facility will future-proof the lifesaving service it provides.
There is an inevitable environmental footprint involved in the CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE. IN 2018, WE INVESTED OVER construction and maintenance of our operations. We endeavour
This incorporated the opening of ten new builds in Nenagh, Fortunestown, Brunswick Street, Sligo, Limerick, Northwood, Birr, Dunshaughlin and Castleknock as well as Magherafelt in Northern Ireland (five new stores and five relocation of stores). In addition to this, we commenced the construction of a
new distribution centre in Newbridge to replace our existing location which no longer meets our growing business needs. This development, the largest of its kind in Ireland, sees an investment of up to €100 million, employing nearly 2,000 people throughout the construction of the new 58,000m2 facility.
100 new permanent staff will be hired for the new facility and 250 full-time staff will move from the current warehouse.
to mitigate these impacts by embedding sustainability in the design, construction and management of our stores and distribution centres – at Lidl, we expand with sustainability in mind. Our new look stores have a fresh architectural design and spacious interior layout. They offer new features such as coffee machines and customer toilets as well as improved welfare facilities for our team members.
All new stores are also powered by green electricity, with energy managed through our ISO 50001 certified energy management system. A significant development for us is the integration of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and electric vehicle charging points in all our new builds and major refurbishment projects. We currently provide the largest network of electric vehicle charging points in the supermarket sector, enabling customers to charge their electric vehicles for free while they shop.
As part of our building planning process, our property team engage with the local community by holding open evenings to discuss construction plans, the designs of the new buildings and timelines. This process helps us to engage with the local community and allay any concerns they may have.
10 new build stores
€150m invested
in capital and expansion programme
Resources and Agriculture
Supply Chain and Processing
new jobs
photovoltaic panels and electric vehicle charging points
in our Newbridge distribution centre
Operations and Processes
Customer and Society

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