Highlighted improvements 2018
In 2018, we achieved great progress in our sustainability commitment once again. Apart from a more sustainable structuring of our product ranges, we dedicated our activities particularly to the topics of human rights and climate protection. Selected highlights in 2018 were:
products with EU organic logo – an increase of 28%
human rights policy statement was published for the ALDI North Group
Fairtrade certified own-brand products in our ranges – an increase of 23%
tonnes of CO2 saved by using self-generated electricity. This is an increase of 55% compared to the previous year.
ALDI Social Assessments were carried out – an increase of 64%
tonnes of plastic per year by delisting single-use plastic bags
Focusing on the essentials
We want our sustainability efforts to have the greatest possible impact. To make sure we are focusing on the right topics in management and reporting, we regularly identify the issues that are material to us. Find out what they are here:
At a glance
We made tremendous progress with our commitment to sustainability in 2017. For example, customers can choose from a constantly growing selection of sustainable products in our range. Along the supply chain, we continued campaigning for better labour and social standards. An overview:
ALDI employees, more than 46,000 of whom are women.
of senior management and 42 per cent of store managers are women.
products with the EU organic logo.
of the palm oil used in own-brand products has been certified as sustainable.
we have developed our own inspection process for production facilities in Asia!
the first International Timber Purchasing Policy was published!
of stores throughout the Group donated food – almost 10 per cent more than in 2016.
customer surveys on sustainability in five countries.