Lidl is part of the Schwarz group of companies, based in Neckarsulm, and is one of the leading food retailers in Germany and Europe. Lidl is currently represented in 30 countries and operates more than 10,000 branches in 28 countries worldwide. In Germany, more than 78,000 employees in around 3,200 branches ensure customer satisfaction each and every day. Dynamism in day-to-day implementation, strong performance in terms of results and fairness in dealing with one another are what characterise work at Lidl. Since 2008 the Lidl online shop has been offering food and non-food products from various categories as well as travel and other services. The Lidl online shop offering is continually expanded and currently comprises more than 30,000 items.
As a discounter, Lidl places great emphasis on an optimum cost-benefit ratio for its customers. Simplicity and process orientation determine day-to-day activity. At the same time, Lidl takes responsibility for people, society and the environment, and in the area of sustainability focuses on five fields of action: range, employees, environment, society and business partners. In the financial year 2016, Lidl achieved sales of 68.8 billion euros, of which 20.4 billion came from Lidl Deutschland. You can find more information on Lidl Deutschland on the internet at lidl.de.
Globally we are facing unprecedented environmental challenges; by 2030 the planet will need to produce 50% more food with less land, water and energy while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As a business this will have numerous implications as we all shift towards a low carbon economy. We are focusing our efforts on energy efficiency, renewables and waste reduction across our operations.