Finland. Lidl Suomi Ky
|Date of agreement:||02 Jun 2017|
|Customer:||Lidl Suomi Ky|
|Amount in EUR:||EUR 70 million|
|NACE sector / loan type:||Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles|
Financing from NIB Environmental Bond proceeds
NEB-eligible share: 86%
NEB category: Green buildings
Amount disbursed: EUR 60 million
Note: For loans in other currencies than EUR, the equivalent in EUR is based on the exchange rate effective for the disbursement. Read more about the NIB Environmental Bonds
The loan has been provided to finance the construction of Lidl Suomi’s new warehouse in Järvenpää and investments in a number of new Lidl stores in Finland during 2017.
The Järvenpää warehouse will significantly increase Lidl’s storage capacity. Further, as part of its expansion strategy, Lidl plans to open up to ten new stores in the country.
Lidl is an international discount supermarket chain with approximately 10,000 stores in 27 European countries. Today, Lidl operates over 160 stores in Finland and employs approximately 5,200 people. The chain is part of the Germany-based Schwarz Group.
Fulfilment of NIB's mandate
The new logistics centre in Järvenpää and the construction of new stores will increase Lidl’s warehouse capacity in Finland and support the company’s growth strategy.
The Järvenpää logistics centre will be certified in accordance with the “Excellent” certificate under the BREEAM standard for environmental buildings. Further, the building will be equipped with solar panels and an advanced automation system for cooling and heating.
No significant sustainability concerns related to the construction and operation of the Järvenpää logistics centre have been identified.