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.
Rayk Mende, Managing Director Corporate Responsibility of ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG, on sustainability in the discount segment, current progress and goals for the future.
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.
We know that there is still a lot to do when it comes to animal welfare, but we are on the right track, as confirmed by two recent publications on commitment to animal welfare in the food industry
“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.
On our journey towards becoming more modern, we are evolving faster than ever before. And one thing is clear: ALDI North employees should be kept in the know. Cue our new employee magazine – “einfach wir” – in Germany!