The countries

From the Ruhr valley to Europe

[GRI 102-4, -6] The ALDI brand is an unrivalled hallmark for the success of the discount principle. Our story starts in the Schonnebeck neighbourhood of the German city of Essen. Over the decades, a small food store grew into the ALDI North Group, which is represented in a total of nine European countries with more than 70 legally independent regional companies. All of them aim to set benchmarks in terms of price and quality while also meeting our customers’ expectations when it comes to sustainability. The ALDI North Group’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) Policy and the CR Programme apply throughout the entire Group. In each country, the ALDI companies choose different focal points. Click on the map or the menu to find out more about our national CR activities and flagship projects.

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Customer contact & service quality

The trust of our customers is our most valuable asset. That is why we listen carefully to what they want. For more than 100 years, we have consistently and systematically tailored our products and services towards the demands of our customers.

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The future is green: plans for the new ALDI North campus

The new campus of ALDI Buying in Essen-Kray is already highly anticipated. The modern building meets strict sustainability standards and provides enough space for all ALDI Buying staff.

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Animal welfare at a discounter – a contradiction in terms?

Increasing numbers of consumers are interested in knowing where the food made from animals that they purchase in our stores comes from. We are working tirelessly on animal welfare issues together with our suppliers and various organisations in every country where ALDI North engages in retail.

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Sustainable standards in the non-food supply chain

We take responsibility for safe and fair working conditions and compliance with environmental standards wherever we can make a difference

Management
Stakeholders & networks

The dialogue with our stakeholders provides us with valuable insights for our CR efforts. We are in contact with customers, employees, NGOs, initiatives, associations, suppliers, business partners, works councils and unions.

Management
Materiality

We want to know what sustainability concerns are important to our stakeholders. To help us with this, we draw on the findings obtained from our materiality process.

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Occupational health & safety

Taking responsibility for the health and safety of employees in the workplace is part of the ethos of the ALDI North Group companies

Update 2018
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On the case: fruit-and-vegetable judges rule on freshness

Judges that scrutinise apples and cucumbers? They really exist! Experts on freshness, they play an important role in meeting our customers’ high expectations.