Our Commitment to Sustainable Cocoa Purchasing
At Lidl, we are committed to more sustainable cocoa farming on multiple levels within our raw materials strategy. We have two aims: to improve the working and living conditions in the producing countries, and to work towards more environmentally-friendly production. To achieve our goals, we have partnered with external stakeholders to develop a holistic strategy based on four pillars:
- Understanding impacts: we are identifying risks in our supply chains and are creating transparency;
- Establishing standards: we use certified cocoa as one of our critical raw materials;
- Promoting alternatives: we are promoting the use of more sustainable alternatives in our assortment and reducing the procurement of critical raw materials;
- Driving change: we are participating in initiatives and projects.
Since 2021, cocoa used in our products has been 100 percent certified with either the Fairtrade product seal, Fairtrade raw material seal, Organic, or Rainforest Alliance seal. All of our chocolate bars will have a Fairtrade product seal or Fairtrade raw materials seal by the end of 2022.
Download the Position Paper to know more.