One year after publication of the first Sustainability Report of the ALDI North Group, we inform about the most important achievements of our sustainability commitment.

More than 86

percent of the palm oil used for our products was physically certified according to the standard of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This is an increase of nearly 10 percent compared to the previous year.

About 79

percent of our insourced cocoa-containing own-brand products contained certified sustainable cocoa. In 2015, this proportion was still around 49 percent.

  Goal achieved

Publication of our first International Coffee Purchasing Policy.

Get more information and read our International Coffee Purchasing Policy.

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additional production facilities were incorporated into the ALDI Factory Advancement (AFA) Project in 2016. Thus, the number of involved production facilities has increased from 20 to 39 over the term of one year in 2016.

  Goal achieved

Publication of our first International Tea Purchasing Policy.

Get more information and read our International Tea Purchasing Policy.

More than 500

organic products were offered to our customers group-wide in 2016. In 2015, the number still amounted to 433 items.

We offered 70

Fairtrade certified own-brand products in our group-wide range of products in 2016, corresponding to 12 items more than in 2015.

  Goal achieved

Besides our loop handle bags and long-life carrier bags made of mostly recycled materials, we now offer new cotton, coloured and jute carrier bags as additional sustainable alternatives for our customers in Germany.


of the foundation ALDI Nord Stiftungs GmbH with an international mandate to promote the social commitment of the group. The foundation was established to make a contribution to tackling challenges in civil society.

More than 64,000

employees are employed throughout the ALDI North Group since 2016 – this corresponds to an increase of almost 6,000 employees compared to 2015.

About 16,000

MWh of climate-friendly energy were generated by our photovoltaic systems in the year 2016. This is equivalent to the consumption by 4,000 single-family households, with the volume having nearly doubled compared to 2015.

  The first

store with a climate-friendly CO2 cooling unit was put into operation.

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