Mann befreit Umwelt von Plastik.

Country Engagement

How we support local REmove activities

In addition to our overall engagement in Southeast Asia and as part of the REmove action area, our country divisions are implementing a number of exciting, multi-faceted local initiatives. We support and empower them in selecting suitable partners and in project implementation.
We seek to bring transparency, to foster an overarching exchange of ideas and to create synergies. To that end, we've provided tools including a catalog of sample organizations and a rating matrix intended to help in the selection of suitable partners. Possible cooperations range from garbage pick-up campaigns on beaches and in parks to river cleanup projects.

Performance of Our Country Divisions

Achievements in 2021



country divisions



REmove actions



people mobilized (esp. employees)



tons of waste collected

Annual CleanUp at Our Neckarsulm Site

Schwarz Group Employees Get Involved in Environmental Protection


Under the guideline "Less pollution – more solidarity", around 1,000 employees from all divisions and hierarchical levels lent a helping hand to mobilize for environmental protection on World Cleanup Day 2021 and rid public places of carelessly disposed waste. Together, the more than one hundred teams in Heilbronn, Neckarsulm and at Schwarz Produktion sites collected 2.4 tons of waste.

Selected Examples

CleanUps von Kaufland Kroatien.

CleanUps in six nature parks and four national parks

Kaufland Croatien, Green Week
CleanUps rund um die Donau von Lidl Rumänien.

Fifteen CleanUps, tech waste collection and education regarding the Danube waters

Lidl Romania, Clean Water Project
Sammelsystem für Abfälle von Kaufland Rumänien.

Collection system for hygiene and cleaning products

Kaufland Romania, The Green Turtle
CleanUps von Küstenregionen von Lidl Griechenland.

Underwater and coastal cleaning

Lidl Hellas, Plastic Free Santorini
Tauschaktion von Kaufland Bulgarien.

Swap: One free book for one kilo of collected plastic

Kaufland Bulgaria, Books for Waste
CleanUps von Stränden von Lidl Portugal.

CleanUps at fifteen beaches to promote circular economy

Lidl Portugal, TransforMAR

Further Projects in the Action Area REmove