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.
ALDI Netherlands went the extra mile in 2017 to support customers on the road to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Furthermore protecting the environment and the climate also plays an important role.
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.
Being an ALDI employee above all means embracing our shared values: simplicity, responsibility and reliability. That is what we stand for in all we do, wherever we are located.
Every year, Europeans toss out millions of tonnes of food. This is not just an ethical problem, as throwing away food also means wasting valuable resources. We think that this must stop.
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.
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.
Numerous non-food products that ALDI sells, such as textiles, toys and furniture, are manufactured in Asia. The team, ALDI CR-Support Asia Ltd is responsible for monitoring the labour and social standards of production sites.
People from 117 nations work in the nine European countries in which we are represented. This diversity is a part of the ALDI North Group. It enriches our working relationships and reflects the diversity of our customers.