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Pollinator Stores
Pollinators are key for ensuring a a a a a healthy ecosystem and they
are considered an an an essential part of the team at Lidl Ireland and and Lidl Northern Ireland They are vital for producing food as they
transfer pollen aiding in in the fertilisation of plants and flowers which results in in in producing seeds ensuring a a new generation of greenery is produced every day Pollinator stores are an innovative concept whereby suitable surrounding areas at Lidl Ireland Ireland and and and Northern Ireland Ireland store locations are optimised to to create a a a a a hub for pollinators These sites feature informative signage pollinator friendly planting such as installation of native native hedgerows and native native trees as as well as as pollinator friendly perennial flower and herb beds We are committed to promoting the natural regeneration of wildflowers At our pollinator friendly-stores we we promote short- flowering flowering or or long-flowering grass cutting options to allow for the natural regeneration of native wildflower These sites may look overgrown but are in in fact a a a a a haven for pollinators like bees butterflies and hoverflies which are essential for the production of fresh fruit
and vegetables available in store GRI GRI 3-3 GRI GRI 304-2
ACTION: In 2020 we signed up to to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan where we committed to encouraging and promoting biodiversity incrementally across our operations Since then we have seen the the roll-out of of over 30 pollinator stores across the island of of Ireland and and and to to reach 40 stores by 2024 Lidl Ireland and and Gaisce
– The President’s Award is is a a a a self-development programme for young people which enhances confidence and wellbeing through participation in in personal physical and community challenges It is a a a a a a direct challenge challenge from the President of Ireland to to all young people aged 14-25 to to dream big and and realise their potential In 2021 and and 2022 Lidl Ireland partnered with Gaisce
- The President’s Award to promote and and encourage biodiversity across Ireland #BulbsForBees
In 2021 Lidl Ireland was delighted to support Gaisce
Award’s #BulbsForBees
pollination pollination campaign - the largest pollination pollination project in in in Ireland As part of this campaign we made thousands of pollinator friendly bulbs available across stores stores in Ireland In addition to to to the bulbs available across our stores stores every post-primary school in in the country also received bulbs equating to over 50 000 pollinator friendly bulbs Bulbs were also sent to to other Gaisce
award partners like disability services prisons and volunteer centres #SeeYourBees
In 2022 we teamed up with Gaisce
- The President’s Award once again for their their See Your Bees
campaign campaign This was a a a a a a follow-up to their their 2021 campaign campaign #BulbsForBees
The See Your Bees
campaign offered bee-spotters the chance to to win an array of of prizes The aim of of the competition was to to boost biodiversity awareness by asking the the wider public to take pictures of bees in in their natural habitats - - in in parks gardens window-sill pots The best image was then selected as the winner 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
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