CR Programme

Objective Target date Target value Target relevance
All production facilities located in BSCI risk countries, which manufacture non-food own-brand products for the ALDI North Group, have a valid and adequate social audit (Business Social Compliance Initiative – BSCI) 2019 100 % ALDI North Group
Integration of selected production facilities for non-food own-brand products into the qualification programme ALDI Factory Advancement (AFA) Project for improving the working conditions by means of dialogue promotion between workers and managers in Bangladesh Ongoing Continuation and expansion ALDI NORTH GROUP
Establishment and management of a dedicated inspection process in Asia 2017 Completion of the testing process and implementation of the inspections ALDI NORTH GROUP
Provision of verification for a social evaluation (GRASP or comparable) of all producers (growers) of fruit and vegetables 2018 100 % ALDI NORTH GROUP
Ban on specific groups of substances in the manufacture of own-brand products in the product groups of clothing, home textiles and footwear (ALDI Detox Commitment) 2020 100 % ALDI NORTH GROUP
Preparation and publication of an International Cotton Purchasing Policy 2017 Purchasing policy ALDI NORTH GROUP
Preparation and publication of an International Coffee Purchasing Policy 2016 Purchasing policy ALDI NORTH GROUP
Preparation and publication of an International Wood, Board, Paper Purchasing Policy 2017 Purchasing policy ALDI NORTH GROUP
Conversion to 100 percent physically RSPO-certified palm oil for own-brand food products containing palm oil (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – RSPO) 2018 100 % ALDI NORTH GROUP
Expansion of the ALDI Transparency Code (ATC) to include own-brand products in the standard and special-buy product range in two additional product groups, including fish and products containing fish, alongside meat products 2016 Two additional product groups Germany
Conversion to certified resources (UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade) for own-brand products with a substantial proportion of cocoa in the standard and special-buy product range within the defined scope of application1 2017 100 % ALDI NORTH GROUP

1The scope of application comprises all own-brand products containing cocoa in the product ranges confectionery (sweet bakery products, pralines, chocolate, seasonal products), cereals and ice cream, and other own-brand products with significant cocoa content (for example spreads, chocolate coatings). Special-buy products with cocoa content are also being converted completely to sustainably certified quality standards.

Objective Target date Target value Target relevance
Introduction of LED lighting in all new stores (interior and outdoor lighting), and review of conversion of existing stores in the portfolio and distribution centres to LED lighting 2019 (and ongoing) 100 % ALDI North Group
Increasing the proportion of stores which are equipped with photovoltaic systems Ongoing Continuation and expansion ALDI North Group
Development of a concept for recording, analysing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions 2017 Concept ALDI North Group
Development of a concept for introduction of an energy monitoring and management system 2017 Concept ALDI North Group
Increasing the own-use rate for the energy generated in-house by photovoltaic systems at stores by combination with concepts for integrated cooling and heating plants, and demand-led alignment of the photovoltaic systems Ongoing Continuation and expansion Germany
Review of alternative drive concepts for use in logistics processes 2017 Review Germany
Introduction of a nationwide, digitised monitoring system for cooling systems, in order to achieve emission reductions by optimised leakage rates and/or more environmentally benign refrigerant Ongoing 100 % Germany
Gradual conversion of all plug-in chillers and freezers to the refrigerant propane (R290) with very low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Ongoing 100 % Germany
Review of the introduction of alternative, more sustainable carrier-bag concepts 2016 Review Germany
Objective Target date Target value Target relevance
Development of pilot projects for sustainable consumption 2018 Project Germany
Introduction of a guideline for dealing with food that is no longer saleable in the stores  2017 Preparation and introduction ALDI North Group
Expansion of the dialogue with major stakeholder groups Ongoing Participation in sector initiatives ALDI North Group
reviewed contents 2015