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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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.

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Organisation

The ALDI North Group has always applied a reliable principle of clear, decentralised structures with short chains of command, and CR is no exception to this rule.

Highlights
Fruit and vegetables: sustainability on a wide scale

And how can we make lasting improvements in cultivation on a wide scale? In the Netherlands, we are finding the answers in a joint project with suppliers and producers.

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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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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

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France: from the region and onto the table

In France many consumers pay attention to where products come from . ALDI France therefore offers its customers numerous products from France as well as many specialities typical of the region

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Subject of the report

This is the ALDI North Group’s second comprehensive Sustainability Report. It serves to provide our stakeholders with transparent information about our material social, environmental and economic goals and measures.