About this Report

With this Interim Report we provide transparent information to our internal and external stakeholder groups about the sustainable progress by the ALDI North Group. The publication of the next comprehensive Sustainability Report is scheduled for 2018.

The publisher of the report is ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG, Essen (referred to below as: ALDI Buying). The shareholders of ALDI Buying are specifically ALDI GmbH & Co. KG limited partnerships which form a group of equal subsidiaries in Germany. The foreign ALDI companies are licensees of the ALDI brand. All these legally independent companies form the ALDI North Group, which is the subject of the report. Deviations with individual performance indicators or content are indicated as necessary. ALDI Luxembourg is supplied by the Buying and the Logistics department of ALDI Belgium. Nevertheless, ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg are legally independent companies, which are regularly displayed in pooled form in the report for reasons of simplicity. The reporting period covers the time from 1 January to 31 December 2016. The editorial deadline is 31 March 2017.

 

Overview of key figures

Strategy & Management

Number of products and proportion of own-brand products in the standard product range (in percent) 1

2015 2016
Number of products
Proportion of own brands (in %) Number of products Proportion of own brands (in %)
Belgium/Luxembourg2 1,113 99.7 1,373 97.6
Denmark 1,394 87.7 1,651 81.0
Germany 1,183 94.8 1,461 94.0
France 1,210 94.6 1,450 95.1
Netherlands 1,238 97.7 1,437 94.2
Poland 1,339 88.6 1,700 86.8
Portugal 1,477 92.3 1,505 85.3
Spain 1,422 90.2 1,609 89.7
ALDI North Group 1,297 92.9 1,523 90.2

1 We define strict requirements for our suppliers regarding our own brands.
2 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Total number of stores and number of employees (headcount) by gender and region on the reporting date 31 December

20141 2015 2016
Number of stores Number of employees Number of stores Number of employees of which female Number of stores Number of employees of which female
Belgium/Luxembourg2 460 6,116 461 6,256 4,452 457 6,412 4,455
Denmark 227 1,985 220 2,037 1,051 222 2,184 1,128
Germany 2,387 29,568 2,339 31,429 22,521 2,298 35,215 25,405
France 908 6,947 899 7,420 4,533 891 8,243 5,204
Netherlands 500 5,859 498 6,291 3,893 491 6,300 3,857
Poland 93 871 105 1,160 1,002 118 1,466 1,254
Portugal 47 484 47 613 416 48 803 535
Spain 245 2,463 260 2.973 1,889 264 3,456 2,174
ALDI North Group 4,867 54,293 4,829 58,179 39,757 4,789 64,079 44,012

1 A breakdown by gender is only possible from 2015.
2
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Total net sales of the business year (in billion euros)

Resources & Supply Chain

Proportion of insourced own-brand products which are MSC, ASC, GLOBALG.A.P. or EU organic certified out of the total number of insourced fish products, broken down by type of certification (in percent)

By the end of 2016, about 36 percent of the insourced fish products were certified according to one of the mentioned sustainability standards group-wide. The biggest proportion here was attributable to the MSC certification standard (about 63 percent), followed by GLOBALG.A.P. (approx. 20 percent) and the ASC certification (approx. 18 percent) as well as products with the EU organic logo (approx. one percent).1

2014 2015 2016
Total of which MSC of which ASC of which GLOBALG.A.P. of which EU organic logo Total of which MSC of which ASC of which GLOBALG.A.P. of which EU organic logo Total of which MSC of which ASC of which GLOBALG.A.P. of which EU organic logo
Belgium/Luxembourg2 25.0 77.7 5.6 16.7 32.4 82.6 8.7 8.7 56.0 60.0 30.0 20.0
Denmark 39.1 88.8 5.6 5.6 56.9 72.4 6.9 20.7 59.4 65.8 10.5 21.1 2.6
Germany 53.4 77.7 4.8 14.3 3.2 70.6 64.0 10.1 22.5 3.4 66.9 55.9 7.5 31.2 5.4
France3 19.3 94.1 5.9 17.9 85.0 5.0 40.0 22.2 62.5 15.6 25.0
Netherlands 42.7 74.0 12.0 14.0 47.4 67.3 16.4 14.5 1.8 50.9 69.5 18.6 13.6 3.4
Poland 33.3 87.5 6.3 6.2 35.8 73.7 10.5 21.1 31.1 78.9 5.3 15.8
Portugal 28.2 90.9 9.1 25.0 76.9 23.1 28.8 53.3 13.3 26.7 6.7
Spain 10.9 85.7 7.1 7.2 10.9 76.9 15.4 7.7 10.0 66.7 13.3 13.3 6.7
ALDI North Group 27.3 79.4 7.3 11.3 2.0 32.9 71.7 11.5 17.3 2.6 36.0 63.4 17.5 20.2 3.1

1 Products certified by more than one standard are listed in all relevant categories of the breakdown, but are considered as one item only in the total calculation. Therefore, the total percentage of the breakdown may exceed 100 percent.
2
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).
3
 For 2014, no complete data is available for the purchased GLOBALG.A.P.-certified fish products in France.

Proportion of KAT-certified shell eggs out of the total number of insourced shell eggs (in percent)1

2014 2015 2016
Belgium/Luxembourg2, 3 9.1 86.0 80.0
Germany 100.0 100.0 100.0
Netherlands 100.0 100.0 100.0
Poland 23.9 34.4 32.3
ALDI North Group 97.8 97.6 96.6

1 KAT certification is not used in all countries. Only the countries where this system is used are therefore listed here.
2
The figures for the year 2015 had to be corrected retrospectively due to late reporting information by ALDI North Group in Belgium / Luxembourg. From this correction, a different figure resulted for the ALDI North Group.
3
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Proportion of the total volume of palm oil used to manufacture our food and non-food products which was certified in conformity with a physical RSPO supply chain system (in percent)1

2014 2015 2016
Belgium/Luxembourg2 63.6 77.7 85.4
Denmark3 n/a 30.1 91.0
Germany 87.7 86.7 90.0
France 52.7 66.5 82.2
Netherlands 29.8 71.4 88.3
Poland 73.5 78.7 69.2
Portugal 59.2 62.7 84.1
Spain3 n/a 36.9 68.7
ALDI North Group 71.7 76.8 86.7

1 Some of the data are based on extrapolations.
2
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).
3
Data are only available from 2015 (n/a = not available).

Proportion of insourced own-brand products containing cocoa with certified sustainable cocoa out of the total number of insourced products containing cocoa, broken down by type of certification (in percent)

At the end of 2016, we had converted around 79 percent of own-brand products containing cocoa completely to certified resources throughout the ALDI North Group. The biggest proportion here was attributable to the UTZ certification standard (approx. 98 percent), followed by Fairtrade (approx. 2 percent) and the Rainforest Alliance certification (0.1 percent).

2014 2015
2016
Total of which Fairtrade of which UTZ of which Rainforest Alliance Total of which Fairtrade of which UTZ of which Rainforest Alliance Total of which Fairtrade of which UTZ of which Rainforest Alliance
Belgium/Luxembourg1 8.7 10.0 90.0 20.0 1.9 98.1 77.0 2.0 98.0
Denmark 40.9 100.0 73.5 100.0 89.6 1.2 98.8
Germany 56.8 100.0 77.0 0.9 99.1 90.1 0.8 99.2
France 20.0 100.0 23.9 100.0 90.9 0.4 99.6
Netherlands 53.3 100.0 77.5 3.6 96.4 84.2 3.2 96.4 0.4
Poland 49.2 100.0 69.7 100.0 68.6 0.8 99.2
Portugal 51.5 100.0 68.5 100.0 80.2 0.5 99.5
Spain 36.1 100.0 55.4 99.4 0.6 70.3 0.5 99.5
ALDI North Group 32.3 0.5 99.5 48.9 1.9 97.9 0.2 78.8 1.5 98.4 0.1

1 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Proportion of insourced certified or verified sustainable coffee out of the total weight of insourced coffee for own-brand products (in percent)

Fairtrade, the EU organic logo, 4C, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ were assessed as certification types. In 2016, a total share of approx. 20 percent of the insourced coffee was certified or verified according to one of these standards. The biggest proportion here was attributable to 4C verification (approx. 40 percent), followed by the Fairtrade certification, the EU organic logo (approx. 20 percent each) and the UTZ certification (approx. 20 percent).

2014 2015 2016
Belgium/Luxembourg1 5.0 5.6 6.9
Denmark 5.6 7.6 9.5
Germany 15.6 18.6 30.5
France 3.4 3.1 6.0
Netherlands 4.1 4.5 5.9
Poland 3.6 4.7 4.6
Portugal 8.8 12.5 19.0
Spain 11.6 15.1 30.0
ALDI North Group 10.8 12.8 19.5

1 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable tea out of the total weight of insourced tea products (in percent)1

Fairtrade, the EU organic logo, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ were assessed as certification types. In 2016, a total share of approx. 34 percent of the insourced tea volume was certified according to one of the aforementioned sustainability standards. The biggest proportion was attributable to the Rainforest Alliance certification (approx. 60 percent), followed by the EU organic logo (approx. 35 percent).

2014 2015 2016
Belgium/Luxembourg2 4.8 11.4
Denmark 7.0 2.2 8.3
Germany 19.4 20.8 43.8
France 20.9 20.5 17.6
Netherlands 1.7 7.8
Poland
Portugal 7.8 10.8 9.1
Spain 9.0 7.0 12.1
ALDI North Group 15.9 17.1 34.3

1 The survey included own-brand products containing tea (products which contain substances from the tea plant) and tea-based own-brand products (for example fruit tea).
2
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Proportion of insourced own-brand products which are FSC® or PEFC-certified resources out of the total number of insourced own-brand products with constituent elements made of wood, board and paper

FSC® 100%, FSC® MIX and PEFC were assessed as certification types. The biggest proportion was attributable to the FSC® MIX certification (approx. 50 percent), followed by the FSC® 100% certification (approx. 26 percent) as well as the PEFC certification (approx. 24 percent) in 2016.

2014 2015 2016
Total of which FSC® 100% of which FSC® MIX of which PEFC Total of which FSC® 100% of which FSC® MIX of which PEFC Total of which FSC® 100% of which FSC® MIX of which PEFC
Belgium/Luxembourg1,2 24.3 30.6 20.4 49.0 24.8 41.5 12.3 46.2 28.8 38.9 23.6 37.5
Denmark 73.4 55.1 23.2 21.7 72.4 32.9 38.2 28.9 89.8 21.9 63.2 14.9
Germany 86.3 31.8 35.5 32.7 84.4 34.5 31.1 34.4 87.3 25.3 58.6 16.1
France 41.7 30.7 47.7 21.6 41.5 25.8 47.4 26.8 46.4 35.4 41.5 23.1
Netherlands 51.8 15.8 36.8 47.4 54.3 20.6 28.6 50.8 58.4 29.6 38.0 32.4
Poland 60.4 43.8 15.6 40.6 59.4 47.4 15.8 36.8 60.6 26.0 44.1 29.9
Portugal 66.2 40.0 26.7 33.3 60.2 37.5 21.4 41.1 68.7 33.3 43.0 23.7
Spain 31.2 41.7 33.3 25.0 42.6 32.6 15.2 52.2 64.0 30.1 34.0 35.9
ALDI North Group 39.1 34.1 37.9 28.0 41.3 30.9 36.7 32.4 53.1 26.4 49.7 23.9

1 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).
2 Some of the data for 2014 are based on extrapolations.

Quality

The number of publically recalled products broken down into food and non-food products

2014 2015 2016
Total Recalls food Recalls non-food Total Recalls food Recalls non-food Total Recalls food Recalls non-food
Belgium/Luxembourg1 4 4 3 3 1 1
Denmark 4 3 1 2 2 3 3
Germany 2 2 5 1 4 10 10
France 3 3 14 122 2 233 22 1
Netherlands 2 2 2 2 3 3
Poland 1 1
Portugal
Spain 1 1 3 1 2
ALDI North Group 16 14 2 26 20 6 44 41 3

1 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).
2
Six due to deficiencies relating to labelling requirements.
3
In 16 cases, the recalls took place on a regional level; six recalls in total had to be effected due to deficiencies relating to labelling requirements.

Number of articles promoted with test results from consumer association Stiftung Warentest or consumer magazine ÖKO-TEST1

1 It is only possible to label products with test results in Germany and the data therefore only related to Germany.

Customers & Community

EU-Bio-Logo und Fairtrade-Zertifizierung
Number of own-brand products with EU organic logo and number of insourced own-brand products with Fairtrade certification in the product range

20141 2015 2016
Organic products Fairtrade products Organic products Fairtrade products Organic products Fairtrade products
Belgium/Luxembourg2 20 3 56 3 61 9
Denmark 54 5 86 8 118 11
Germany 100 5 125 15 144 21
France 31 1 45 60 1
Netherlands 33 3 66 37 114 41
Poland 5 9 1 10 1
Portugal 41 2 60 7 77 12
Spain 80 1 105 1 131 4
ALDI North Group3 304 14 433 58 517 70

1 For the year 2014, data on centrally purchased articles is not available in all countries.
2
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).
3
The ALDI buying companies partly insource individual products for several countries, therefore the total number of insourced products may be lower than the total of the breakdowns by country.

Number of products labelled as vegetarian and/or vegan in the product range1

 

1 The ALDI buying companies partly insource individual products for several countries, therefore the total number of insourced products may be lower than the total of the breakdowns by country.
2
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Average number of fruit and vegetable products in the product range

2015 2016
Fruit and vegetable products Fruit and vegetable products
Belgium/Luxembourg1 66 84
Denmark 90 90
Germany 74 85
France 65 70
Netherlands 75 105
Poland 65 85
Portugal 85 91
Spain 120 112
ALDI North Group (Average) 80 90

1 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Number and proportion of meat or meat-containing own-brand products labelled with the ALDI Transparency Code (ATC) in Germany.

The survey method and data basis have changed compared to the previous year.

Average annual circulation of customer magazines, broken down by magazines

2014 2015 2016
Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Gourmet Magazin Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Gourmet Magazin Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Gourmet Magazin Wein Magazin1
Belgium/Luxembourg2 4,656,600 4,656,600 4,654,528 4,654,528 4,677,350
4,677,350
Denmark 1,813,192 1,712,892 100,300 1,625,739 1,525,639 100,100 1,424,122 1,324,122
100,000
Germany 43,481,646 22,282,154 1,313,123 19,886,369 43,869,605 22,525,573 1,378,658 19,965,374 44,990,008
22,357,251
1,356,737
19,916,477
1,359,543
France 9,046,333 9,046,333 9,067,031 9,067,031 8,983,799
8,983,799
Netherlands3 6,673,515 5,239,615 1,433,900 7,346,736 5,400,000 1,946,736 8,568,511
5,028,372
3,540,139
Poland 1,359,256 1,359,256 2,266,180 1,794,060 472,120 1,945,500
1,945,500
Portugal 441,273 441,273 441,760 441,760 454,428
454,428
Spain3 3,483,673 1,883,673 1,600,000 2,789,251 1,081,901 1,707,350 3,045,274
987,274
2,058,000
ALDI North Group 70,955,488 46,621,796 1,313,123 23,020,569 72,060,830 46,490,492 1,378,658 24,191,680 74,088,992
45,758,096
1,356,737
25,614,616
1,359,543

1 The Wein Magazin was published for the first time in 2016.
2
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).
3
The data on the circulation of the Gourmet Magazin for the Netherlands and Spain relates to themed publications, such as “Fish Week” or the “Christmas Magazine”.

Weight of paper used for the customer magazines (in metric tons)

2014 2015 2016
Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Gourmet Magazin Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Gourmet Magazin Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Gourmet Magazin Wein Magazin1
Belgium/Luxembourg2 9,756 9,756 10,299 10,299 10,811
10,811
Denmark 2,544 2,541 3 2,537 2,535 2 2,474
2,469
5
Germany 63,017 61,114 739 1,164 65,560 63,299 880 1,381 72,757
70,442
907 1,378
30
France 15,637 15,637 16,253 16,253 18,461
18,461
Netherlands3 8,113 8,093 20 8,635 8,397 238 8,587
8,116
471
Poland 2,259 2,259 2,521 2,512 9 3,372
3,372
Portugal 751 751 810 810 1,030
1,030
Spain3, 4 6,840 6,822 18 3,113 2,954
179 2,912
2,696
216
ALDI North Group 108,917 106,973 739 1,205 109,748 107,059 880 1,809 120,404
117,397
907 2,070
30

1 The Wein Magazin was published for the first time in 2016.
2
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).
3
The data on the tonnage of the Gourmet Magazin for the Netherlands and Spain relates to themed publications, such as “Fish Week” or the “Christmas Magazine”.
4
Late reporting information by ALDI Spain for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.

Proportion of stores that donate unsaleable but still edible food to charitable institutions to the total number of stores (in percent)

2014 2015 2016
Total Total Total
Belgium/Luxembourg1 100.0 100.0 100.0
Denmark 3.6 3.6
Germany 89.4 98.1 99.1
France
Netherlands 28.7
Poland 4.8 24.6
Portugal 8.5 25.0
Spain 60.4 76.5 75.4
ALDI North Group 56.7 61.5 65.2

1 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Employees

Number of employees by field of work and gender on the reference date 31 December (headcount)

 20141 2015 2016
ALDI North Group ALDI North Group of which female ALDI North Group of which female
Sales 43,182 46,708 36,146 51,780
40,157
Warehouse 4,400 4,604 1,183 4,983
1,207
Vehicle fleet 2,494 2,490 39 2,596
36
Office 1,970 2,215 1,950 2,401 2,105
Upper management 576 577 122 589
139
Lower management 1,146 1,043 284 1,174
337
Other2 525 542 33 556 31
ALDI North Group 54,293 58,179 39,757 64,079 44,012

1 A breakdown by gender is only possible from 2015.
2
This category also includes employees released for the works council and maintenance staff.

Proportion of female employees in management positions on the reference date 31 December (in percent)

2015 2016
Belgium/Luxembourg1 24.9 27.3
Denmark 20.2 20.0
Germany 24.6 26.7
France 17.5 21.4
Netherlands 15.1 16.3
Poland 38.6 40.3
Portugal 43.2 45.2
Spain 34.8 32.8
ALDI North Group 23.8 25.8

1 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Proportion of employees which is covered by the collective bargaining agreements on the reference date 31 December (in percent)

1 The proportion of employees was calculated excluding Poland because no collective bargaining agreements have been concluded there.

Proportion of employees by age groups on the reference date 31 December (in percent)

Proportion of employees with disabilities on the reference date 31 December (in percent)

2014 2015 2016
Proportion of employees with disabilitie 1.8 1.7 1.6

 

Sick leave with continued payment of wage (in percent)

2014 2015 2016
Belgium/Luxembourg1 4.3 4.5 4.2
Denmark 4.3 4.1 3.7
Germany 3.8 3.8 4.2
France 5.6 5.5 4.6
Netherlands 3.8 4.1 4.1
Poland 2.9 2.6 3.1
Portugal2 n/a n/a n/a
Spain 1.2 2.9 2.6
ALDI North Group 3.7 3.9 3.8

1 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).
2 No paid sick leave in Portugal (n/a = not applicable).

Number of employees by employment type and gender on the reference date 31 December (headcount)

  20141 2015 2016
Full time Part time Full time of which female Part time of which female Full time of which female Part time of which female
Belgium/Luxembourg2 1,997 4,119 2,021 877 4,235 3,575 2,117 903 4,295 3,552
Denmark 1,059 926 1,048 468 989 583 1,074 468 1,110 660
Germany 7,646 21,922 7,267 3,125 24,162 19,396 7,258 2,977 27,957 22,428
France 4,794 2,153 5,184 2,504 2,236 2,029 5,474 2,722 2,769 2,482
Netherlands 1,645 4,214 1,639 324 4,652 3,569 1,622 317 4,678 3,540
Poland 272 599 473 337 687 665 809 617 657 637
Portugal 161 323 230 94 383 322 265 144 538 391
Spain 1,033 1,430 1,220 611 1,753 1,278 1,407 718 2,049 1,456
ALDI North Group 18,607 35,686 19,082 8,340 39,097 31,417 20,026 8,866 44,053 35,146

1 A breakdown by gender is only possible from 2015.
2
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Average length of service with the company (in years)

2014 2015 2016
Belgium/Luxembourg1 11 12 12
Denmark 4 4 4
Germany 10 10 10
France 6 6 6
Netherlands 10 10 10
Poland 4 3 3
Portugal 3 3 2
Spain 4 3 3
ALDI North Group 7 6 6

1 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Proportion of employees by employment contract and gender on the reference date 31 December (in percent)

2015 2016
temporary of which female permanent of which female temporary of which female permanent of which female
Belgium/Luxembourg1 9.6 64.3 90.4 68.2 9.2 62.9 90.8 75.7
Denmark 1.5 65.5 98.5 51.9 0.2 60.0 99.8 52.3
Germany 15.5 67.1 84.5 72.1 21.7 68.6 78.3 71.2
France 10.8 62.8 89.2 64.3 10.2 64.9 89.8 65.4
Netherlands 32.8 59.7 67.2 63.6 30.9 57.7 69.1 63.6
Poland 61.1 86.6 38.9 85.0 60.8 86.3 39.2 83.7
Portugal 58.0 69.9 42.0 69.1 58.2 67.2 41.8 68.7
Spain 4.9 51.4 95.1 63.3 5.3 48.1 94.7 63.5
ALDI North Group 16.5 66.3 83.5 68.7 19.7 67.3 80.3 69.1

1 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Number of apprentices and twin-track degree students on the reference date 31 December

The vocational training model based on the German pattern is not used in all countries and the data on the number of apprentices are therefore restricted to the countries of Denmark, Germany and France. The system used in the Netherlands and Spain is not currently included in recording the performance indicators because the vocational training models are not identical. In Germany, a twin-track degree course with in-service training is also offered.

2014 2015 2016
Apprentices Twin-track students Apprentices Twin-track students Apprentices Twin-track students
Denmark 54 53 52
Germany 2,330 117 2,014 92 1,757
99
France 187 241 194
Total 2,571 117 2,308 92 2,003
99

 

Locations

Direct energy consumption in buildings and logistics, broken down by country (in MWh)1

The biggest part of direct energy consumption is attributable to the use of natural gas for heat generation, and to diesel used as a fuel in logistics. Total consumption increased slightly compared with 2015. This is mainly due to increased consumption of natural gas as a result of a colder winter in some countries as well as a slight increase of fuel consumption in the logistics processes.

2014 20152 2016
Belgium/Luxembourg3 99,607 108,941 109,576
Denmark 18,309 20,962 20,692
Germany 370,237 386,112 402,431
France 142,110 149,429 143,479
Netherlands 76,905 84,156 86,055
Poland 9,092 12,896 14,905
Portugal 989 1,013 1,084
Spain 4,199 4,177 4,449
ALDI North Group 721,448 767,686 782,671

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2
Late reporting information for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Direct energy consumption in buildings and logistics, broken down by source of energy (in MWh)1

20152 2016
Natural gas 418,129 429,621
Heating oil 27,589 25,321
Biogas 154 89
Diesel (incl. diesel generators) 321,314 327,163
Petrol 66 26
Liquid petroleum gas (LPG) 434 451

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2
Late reporting information for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.

Electricity and district heating consumption (in MWh)1

Electricity consumption at nearly 940 GWh is responsible for the biggest proportion of energy consumption at our locations. An increase of around one percent meant that consumption only underwent a marginal increase compared with the previous year. The increase is due to a number of factors including extended opening hours and our stores being fitted with additional chiller shelves and baking ovens.

2014 20152 2016
Total Electricity District heating Total Electricity District heating Total Electricity District heating
Belgium/Luxembourg3 87,581
87,581
88,411
88,411
89,559 89,559
–  
Denmark 49,605
38,758
10,847
50,569
39,659
10,910
51,141
39,739
11,402
Germany 456,809
441,748
15,061
451,014 433,393
17,621
463,361
445,897
17,464
France 157,429
157,429
177,762
177,762
167,805
167,805

Netherlands 75,566
74,831
735
79,780 78,779 1,001
82,177 81,077
1,100
Poland 13,671
12,444
1,227
17,394
16,110
1,284
20,429
18,606
1,823
Portugal 12,479
12,479
14,113
14,113
14,884
14,884
Spain 67,928
67,928
79,694
79,694
79,070
79,070

ALDI North Group 921,068
893,198
27,870
958,737
927,921
30,816
 968,426
936,637
31,789

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2
Late reporting information for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 (in metric tons of CO2 equivalents)

Greenhouse gas emissions were calculated on the basis of energy and fuel consumption, and refrigerant losses. The calculation is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol using the DEFRA emission factors or GEMIS for emissions from the sourcing of district heating. In accordance with the GHG Protocol, the calculation of the Scope 2 emissions from energy consumption was carried out separately for location-based and market-based emission factors for the first time. While the location-based method is based on the factors for certain geographic regions (such as a country), for the market-based factors, the individual electricity mix of a company based on the actual emissions of the energy producer are applied, as far as possible. The calculation of the location-based greenhouse gas emissions is based on the factors of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

2014 20151 2016
Scope 12 Scope 23 Scope 12 Scope 23 „location-based“ Scope 23
“market-based“
Scope 12 Scope 23 „location-based“ Scope 23
“market-based“
Belgium/Luxembourg4 37,536 17,673 42,096 17,782 15,781
40,328 18,656 13,246
Denmark 9,963 13,546 11,104 13,241 8,973
10,466 11,372 10,914
Germany 113,483 268,214 120,089 214,793 262,533
110,178 211,664 38,301
France 67,917 9,603 74,861 11,350 2,666
75,277 6,863 6,276
Netherlands 46,780 27,262 31,253 35,044 72 29,802 38,393 143
Poland 2,174 10,134 3,940 12,866 13,488
5,501 14,688 15,185
Portugal 1,382 3,781 1,529 3,964 6,180 2,817 3,793 4,334
Spain 5,596 19,748 12,239 19,467 30,218
11,811 20,096 26,774
ALDI North Group 284,831 369,961 297,111 328,507 339,911
286,180 325,525 115,173

1 Late reporting information for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
2
Scope 1: Emissions from direct energy consumption in buildings, fuel consumption for logistics and refrigerant losses.
3
Scope 2: Emissions from electricity and district heating consumption, with breakdown by location-based and market-based emissions from 2015.
4
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Total amount of greenhouse gas emissions for Scope 1 and 2 proportionately by sources (in percent, based on location-based emissions)

1 Late reporting information for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.

Installed output of photovoltaic systems (in kWp)

2014 20151 2016
Belgium/Luxembourg2 181 438 1,095
Denmark 25 35 45
Germany 6,745 11,526
19,537
France
Netherlands 149 149
Poland
Portugal 866 990
Spain 73 732 804
ALDI North Group 7,024 13,746
22,620

1 Late reporting information for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
2 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Electricity generated from photovoltaic systems and own consumption (in MWh)

2014 20151 2016
Generated electricity Internal consumption Generated electricity Internal consumption Generated electricity Internal consumption
Belgium/Luxembourg2 38 37 275 251 815
659
Denmark 10 10 47 47
Germany 3,744 2,194 7,498 4,575 13,445 8,752
France
Netherlands 150 115 156 124
Poland
Portugal 25 25 1,085
864
Spain 73 65 205 174 391 321
ALDI North Group 3,855 2,296 8,163 5,150 15,939
10,767

1 Late reporting information for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
2 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Number of vehicles on the reference date 31 December by type of vehicle

2014 2015 2016
Number of Trucks Number of cars Other vehicles1 Number of Trucks Number of cars weitere Fahrzeuge1 Number of Trucks Number of cars Other vehicles1
Belgium/Luxembourg2 213 180 7 217 185 8 219 211 8
Denmark 55 86 5 56 89 5 56 92 5
Germany 914 850 73 909 909 74 880 969 75
France 236 310 27 238 314 23 234 349 25
Netherlands 201 184 8 200 188 8 189 201 8
Poland 65 2 64 2 82 2
Portugal 37 1 41 1 47 1
Spain 144 159 170 2
ALDI North Group 1,619 1,856 123 1,620 1,949 121 1,578 2,121 126

1 These include industrial trucks (forklift trucks) and vehicles with LPG drives.
2 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

Fuel consumption of trucks, cars and other vehicles (in litres or kilograms of LPG)

2014 2015 2016
Diesel1 (l) Petrol (l) LPG (kg) Diesel1 (l) Petrol (l) LPG (kg) Diesel1 (l) Petrol (l) LPG (kg)
Belgium/Luxembourg2 3,991,141
4,215,607 4,322,031
Denmark 1,428,007
304
924
1,513,990 913
1,480,176
595 330
Germany 16,346,023
 9,856
20,435
16,335,662
7,368
21,365
16,863,778 2,266 21,270
France 5,640,054
10,498
5,858,537 9,737
5,730,617
9,828
Netherlands3 3,553,070
3,626,422
3,687,240
Poland 148,367
781
144,629
1,386
158,452
567
Portugal 98,623
400
100,883
600
108,132
500
Spain 406,376
404,581
415,182
2,828
ALDI North Group 31,611,661
10,160
33,038
32,200,311
7,368
34,001
32,765,608 2,861 35,323

1 Including consumption of heating oil for operation of cooling motors (outside Germany).
2
The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).

3 Late reporting information on Diesel consumption for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.

Amount of waste by type of waste (in metric tons)1

The amount of waste in Germany slightly increased compared with 2015. The biggest proportion of the waste generated was attributable to packaging waste. Hazardous waste amounting to 414 metric tons only made up 0.2 percent of the total volume of waste. This includes used oil, oil filters, vehicle batteries and fluorescent tubes which contain mercury.

2014 2015 2016
Germany Germany Germany
Hazardous waste 490
493
414
Paper/board/card 426
432
450
Residential waste2 20,006
22,129
22,320
Waste from the manufacture and processing of food3 6,859
8,173
11,102
Packaging waste 156,461
156,580
161,290
     of which foil/plastic 3,966
3,986
3,578
     of which board/paper 121,024
121,331
125,174
     of which PET 31,471
31,264
32,538
Used equipment 39
70
56
Total amount of waste 184,281
187,877
195,632

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 Industrial waste. This includes “residual waste“, packaged food, bulky waste, wood and metal scrap.
3 This includes waste from canteen operation and bake-off goods.

Amounts of waste in Germany proportionately by the type of disposal (in percent)1 

With nearly 99 percent, the largest proportion of non-hazardous waste was recovered or recycled in 2016.

 

 

 

 

1 Allocation to types of disposal is based partly on estimates or extrapolations.
2 Including incineration for energy recovery.

Number of bags provided by type (in thousands)

2014 2015 2016
Shopping bags Long-life shopping bags Cooling bags Bakery product bags String net bags Shopping bags Long-life shopping bags Cooling bags Bakery product bags String net bags Shopping bags Long-life shopping bags Cooling bags Bakery product bags String net bags
Belgium/Luxembourg1 9,137 433 314 8,729 963 310 7,615 8,759 1,088 337 9,213
Denmark2 6,199 95 55 4,113 3,584 6,459 79 48 7,315 3,678 6,733 84 50 9,187 3,536
Germany 47,371 1,036 837 109,632 147,711 46,627 1,753 878 118,652 184,744 44,160 2,182 876  129,580  181,688
France 11,306 553 817 23,266 5,600 9,813 2,345 844 46,265 10,500 11,016 1,332 808 26,415 10,500
Netherlands 7,138 432 191 6,392 465 192 5,483 444 180 111 
Poland 1,809    – 20,365 2,202 39 25,760 2,780 43 17 2,888 26,880
Portugal 3,447 105 11 2,562 8,448 1,725 157 11 2,373 10,206 2,208 206 15 7,560 9,072
Spain2 9,079 242 46 22,258 17,344 433 57 23,160 12,000 22,248 573 75 29,254  21,736
ALDI North Group 95,486 2,896 2,271 161,831 185,708 99,291 6,234 2,340 205,380 246,888 103,387 5,952 2,358 214,208  253,412

1 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).
2 Late reporting information for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report. 

Weight of materials used for primary packaging (in metric tons)1, 2 

The decrease in volume of materials used results from a change to the survey method in 2016.

2014 2015 2016
Total Wood, board, paper Plastics Other Total Wood, board, paper Plastics Other Total Wood, board, paper Plastics Other
Belgium/Luxembourg3 103,862 21,769 32,260 49,833 106,850 22,418 33,356 51,076 86,514 16,967 26,896
42,651
Denmark 4,606 863 1,204 2,539 5,000 882 1,323 2,795 2,521
554 397 1,570
Germany 610,449 85,166 175,408 349,875 584,192 83,163 177,909 323,120 286,952 52,191 53,314 181,447 
France 17,623 2,127 3,336 12,160 15,002 2,431 3,004 9,567 7,798 1,526 900 5,372
Netherlands4 98,970 11,660 22,169 65,141 90,155 10,437 23,857 55,861 64,215
7,758 16,703 39,754
Poland 7,873 2,874 1,672 3,327 8,658 2,715 2,066 3,877 4,410 1,633 901 1,876
Portugal 1,228 226 295 707 2,075 506 558 1,011 1,885 475 437 973
Spain 15,514 1,464 5,522 8,528 20,125 4,857 6,354 8,914 14,265 3,840
3,275 7,150
ALDI North Group 860,125 126,149 241,866 492,110 832,057 127,409 248,427 456,221 468,560 84,944 102,823 280,793

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 No data are provided on products which were sourced nationally from Denmark and France. The quantities specified for these countries were insourced centrally through Germany. Primary and secondary packaging were recorded together as primary packaging for products insourced from Poland.
3 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).
4 Late reporting information by ALDI Netherlands for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.

Water consumption (in cubic metres)1 

The water consumption slightly increased compared with 2015 with a rise of six percent. This development is mainly due to an increase in consumption at our retail outlets (including as a result of leakages) and the occupation of new locations in Spain.

  2014 2015 2016
Belgium/Luxembourg2 51,981 48,506 50,115
Denmark 11,747 14,228 15,805
Germany 206,725 210,353 212,639
France 124,407 135,945 123,577
Netherlands 37,465 40,860 38,632
Poland 9,105 13,092 15,509
Portugal3 20,330 23,471
39,130
Spain 51,234 65,883 88,895
ALDI North Group 512,994 552,338
584,302

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 The figures of the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg were consolidated for reasons of convenience (see section “About this Report”).
3 Late reporting information by ALDI Portugal for the year 2015 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.

The ALDI brand stands for successful discount retailing. The brand is used by the ALDI North Group and the ALDI SOUTH Group which have family ties. ALDI Buying is the owner of the ALDI brand at the ALDI North Group.

reviewed contents 2015