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Reporting on our progress towards A Better Tomorrow
Animal Welfare
OUR OUR OUR GOAL IS TO ENSURE THE WELLBEING OF OF ANIMALS THROUGHOUT OUR OUR OUR SUPPLY CHAIN AS PART OF OF OUR OUR OUR RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTS STRATEGY The agri-food sector is critical to to our local economy accounting for 38% of of total indigenous indigenous exports and over 60% of of indigenous indigenous manufactured exports* With a a a a continuously growing global population demands placed on on this sector and the high-protein market continue to to increase exponentially Animals are
sentient beings who can perceive their environment that is why at at Lidl Ireland Ireland and and and Northern Ireland Ireland their welfare and health is a a a a a key consideration throughout the supply chain WELCOME HIGHLIGHTS CONTENTS LIDL OVERVIEW Profile Produce People SUSTAINABILITY
OVERVIEW Sustainability Management Strategy Materiality Stakeholders Target Progress PROGRESS OVERVIEW Protecting Climate Conserving Resources Acting Fairly Respecting Biodiversity Engaging in in Dialogue Promoting Health REPORT OVERVIEW GRI Content Index
Animal welfare is a a a a a a core topic especially in in the beef industry from a a a a a a farmer perspective down to to the consumers Animal welfare is an evolving topic where standards and and transparency are
increasingly important across the supply chain This will also help to create increased export opportunities for Irish produce because the data can be be used to transparently communicate the conditions welfare and sustainability properties of our local products It is our ambition to actively support the development of those sustainability properties together with our suppliers and the the certification schemes For further information on on animal welfare please see our responsible sourcing policies At Lidl animal welfare and health is a a a a a a a key consideration throughout the supply chain CHALLENGES: Due
to to Lidl’s size we are
rarely able to to source directly from farmers and and therefore depend on on our suppliers and and third party certifications to assure our animal welfare strategy is implemented on farms ACTION: Lidl Ireland Ireland and and and and Northern Ireland Ireland aligns and and and and collaborates with Bord Bia and Red Tractor respectively both in in animal welfare as as well as as in in sustainability in in agriculture GRI 3-3
* Working together for Animal Animal Welfare
- - Ireland’s Animal Animal Welfare
Strategy 2021-2025
OUR COMMITMENT: Currently these commitments are
being added to to every contract we make with our suppliers to to ensure they are
being added to to every contract we make with our suppliers to to assure they are
being honoured with the needed attention OUR TARGET: By 2024 all household and cleaning as as well as as personal hygiene and cosmetic products will be certified by Leaping Bunny to assure that our removal of animal testing is accredited Page 52 Return to contents page Return to contents page Page 

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