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Lidl Latvija starts to use 100% renewable electricity

BC, Riga, 15.10.2020.Print version
Lidl Latvija has signed a renewable electricity purchase agreement with JSC Latvenergo. From now on, all Lidl stores, logistics center and office will be exclusively using only 100% green electricity, with the aim to minimize its climate footprint locally and also globally. In addition, Lidl Latvija has received the Powered by Green certificate from Latvenergo, which verifies the origin of the purchased electricity, informed the company in its press release.


By choosing renewable resources, Lidl Latvija is stepping up its climate protection efforts and making science-based targets the basis for its climate targets. By joining the Science Based Targets initiative, Lidl Latvija, as part of the global the Schwarz Group, commits itself to the definition and implementation of concrete, scientifically proven climate targets and actively implements efficient climate protection.

Jakob Josefsson, CEO of Lidl Latvija emphasizes company’s commitment towards sustainability: “As a retailer we take responsibility for the environment seriously and one of our goals is to reduce emissions as much as possible. Our customers can be sure that we pay great attention to sustainability measures in our business. Here at Lidl we prefer solutions that can be implemented quickly and have a great positive effect – such as deciding to use only the so called “green electricity”. Latvia is considered one of the greenest countries in the world and I am delighted that will use Latvia’s mighty natural resource – hydroelectric power generated by the Daugava river”.

Also, Latvenergo’s Director of Corporate clients Didzis Zalitis is positive about this cooperation: “Environmental sustainability and responsibility is Latvenergo’s essence. The largest part of our electricity is generated from renewable resources using hydroelectric plants of Daugava river. That’s why we are pleased that such companies as Lidl are becoming more ambitious in their green goals, consuming low carbon electricity not just partially, but the whole 100%. Our green electricity product has the Powered by Green certificate, which means that we can trace the origin of every consumed kilowatt of electricity. European Union countries have pledged to fulfill the Green Course - initiative which invites everyone to act purposefully in climate’s favor. Thus, every Lidl customer will be able to feel as if she has joined the Green Course and made a responsible choice.”

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