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
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.

Key topics
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

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.

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.

Countries
Clear words when it comes to sustainability: ALDI Spain in dialogue

On its modern website, through strong communication campaigns and in social networks, ALDI Spain is dedicated to communicating with customers and other stakeholder groups – thus also bringing environmental topics to a larger audience.

Highlights
17 goals for a better world

Companies are also called on to do their part for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs for short. Many issues addressed by the SDGs are very important to ALDI North.

Countries
Happy and pretty sustainable: ALDI Denmark

Our Danish customers value environmentally friendly and local products highly. ALDI Denmark added 32 new organic products in 2017 and significantly increased the proportion of certified fish products

Countries
Sustainable products, efficient logistics –
ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg

In Belgium and Luxembourg, we focus on expanding our more sustainable product range and logistics designed to help conserve resources.

Highlights
einfach wir – the magazine for ALDI employees

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!