With the support of CLIMACT, LIDL Belgium & Luxemburg became in 2019 the first Belgian food retailer to get approved “science-based targets” (SBT), i.e. greenhouse gas emissions reduction objectives that meet the science recommendations to maintain the world temperature increase below 2°C. The targets were elaborated based on our detailed analysis of LIDL supply chain emissions and drivers as well as scenarios simulations.
But setting targets is never as good as reaching them… LIDL Belgium & Luxemburg needed a structured plan to progressively engage its suppliers into emissions reduction actions.
What we did
For the last two years, CLIMACT is coaching selected suppliers among the emissions “hot spots” to calculate their carbon footprint (including the critical scope 3 emissions), to quantify emissions reduction opportunities and to inspire other suppliers.
We developed dedicated tools, conducted on-site visits and webinars to support an increasing number of suppliers in accordance with their respective climate maturity level.
In parallel we help LIDL adapting its carbon footprint monitoring tool to follow the supply chain progress over the years.