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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Management
Awards

We view awards as evidence that our efforts are bearing fruit. We therefore appreciated receiving various national and international acknowledgements and recognition in the 2017 reporting year

Management
Concrete and measurable: our CR Programme

Within our CR Programme, we set clear goals for all fields of action. Our progress where they are concerned as part of the Sustainability Report.

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Quality: all in a day’s work

“The highest quality – the lowest prices”: in order to keep this promise, all ALDI North products undergo tough quality checks. For employees in Quality Assurance, it is a demanding job.

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Attractive employer

The roughly 69,000 ALDI employees make a decisive contribution to the sustained success of the ALDI North Group. All of them can be proud to work for the ALDI North Group. In exchange, they receive secure working conditions, attractive framework conditions and long-term career development prospects

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From the cotton field to the store: tales of a travelling baby bodysuit

Most pieces of clothing that our customers find in the stores have made a long journey to get there. The travels of our baby bodysuit start in India

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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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What makes a banana organic?

There is much more to an organic product than the little green-and-white logo. Above all, it comes down to the passionate commitment of producers and suppliers for high-quality food cultivated in an environmentally friendly way.

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Nothing fishy about it!

A clear signal when it comes to fishing: ALDI Poland was an official partner of the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) anniversary campaign in 2017. A great opportunity for sharing information about sustainable fishing methods and the MSC label.