For Lidl, sustainability and the maintenance of high environmental and safety standards are vital. So much so, that, in 2017, Lidl, together with GIZ (Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit), the German international cooperation agency for development, created and launched the PURE training project. The PURE program generates and promotes awareness of more sustainable and safer environmental and safety standards at Lidl's production sites in China and Bangladesh.

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Since the PURE program was introduced in 2017, over 400 workers in 80 factories have already been trained on issues such as the responsible use of sensitive chemicals, the reduction of resources and energy consumption and the improvement of water and wastewater management. Employees put the acquired knowledge into practice whilst also passing it on to their colleagues according to the “Train the Trainer” principle.

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PURE in numbers

Textile factories involved

Workers benefiting from long-term training courses

Trained responsible workers