Performance indicators

Management

Net sales of the ALDI North Group

Total net sales of the business year (in billion euros)

Stores and employees

Total number of stores and number of employees (headcount) by gender and region on the reporting date 31 December

  2015 2016 2017
  Number of stores Number of employees of which female Number of stores Number of employees of which female Number of stores Number of employees of which female
Belgium/Luxembourg1 461 6,256 4,452 457 6,412 4,455 459 6,727 4,804
Denmark 220 2,037 1,051 222 2,184 1,128 188 2,277 1,099
Germany 2,339 31,429 22,521 2,298 35,215 25,405 2,249 35,836 25,511
France 899 7,420 4,533 891 8,243 5,204 888 9,218 5,592
Netherlands 498 6,291 3,893 491 6,300 3,857 494 8,654 5,099
Poland 105 1,160 1,002 118 1,466 1,254 124 1,906 1,706
Portugal 47 613 416 48 803 535 57 1.178 768
Spain 260 2,973 1,889 264 3,456 2,174 272 3,571 2,263
ALDI North Group 4,829 58,179 39,757 4,789 64,079 44,012 4,731 69,367 46,842

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Products and own brands in the product range

Number of products and proportion of own-brand products in the standard product range (in per cent)1

  2015 2016 2017
  Number of products Proportion of own brands (in %) Number of products Proportion of own brands (in %) Number of products Proportion of own brands (in %)
Belgium/Luxembourg2 1,113 99.7 1,373 97.6 1,465 96.1
Denmark 1,394 87.7 1,651 81.0 1,826 75.5
Germany 1,183 94.8 1,461 94.0 1,432 91.1
France 1,210 94.6 1,450 95.1 1,452 90.9
Netherlands 1,238 97.7 1,437 94.2 1,737 93.5
Poland 1,339 88.6 1,700 86.8 2,101 73.6
Portugal 1,477 92.3 1,505 85.3 1,639 85.8
Spain 1,422 90.2 1,609 89.7 1,842 89.6
ALDI North Group 1,297 92.9 1,523 90.2 1,687 86.2

1 We set clear standards for our own brands with respect to our suppliers.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Employee appreciation

Employees by job category

Number of employees by field of work and gender on the reference date 31 December (headcount)

  2015 2016 2017
  ALDI North Group of which female ALDI North Group of which female ALDI North Group of which female
Sales 46,708 36,146 51,780
40,157
55,901 42,495
Warehouse 4,604 1,183 4,983
1,207
5,466 1,288
Vehicle fleet 2,490 39 2,596
36 2,722 54
Office 2,215 1,950 2,401 2,105
2,704 2,419
Upper management 577 122 589
139 631 155
Lower management 1,043 284 1,174
337 1,322 403
Other1 542 33 556 31 621 28
ALDI North Group 58,179 39,757 64,079 44,012 69,367 46,842

1 This category also includes employees released for the works council and maintenance staff.

Proportion of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

Proportion of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)


1
The proportion of employees was calculated excluding Poland because no collective bargaining agreements have been concluded there.

Length of service with the company

Average length of service with the company (in years)

  2015 2016 20171
Belgium/Luxembourg2 12 12 12
Denmark 4 4 4
Germany 10 10 10
France 6 6 5
Netherlands 10 10 8
Poland 3 3 3
Portugal 3 2 2
Spain 3 3 4
ALDI North Group 6 6 9

1 A more precise calculation method results in a more accurate value for the ALDI North group compared to the previous year’s values.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Proportion of employees by employment contract

Proportion of employees by employment contract and gender on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

  2015 2016 2017
  Temporary of which female Permanent of which female Temporary of which female Permanent of which female Temporary of which female Permanent of which female
Belgium/Luxembourg1 9.6 64.3 90.4 68.2 9.2 62.9 90.8 75.7 11.7 64.5 88.3 74.3
Denmark 1.5 65.5 98.5 51.9 0.2 60.0 99.8 52.3 6.8 50.6 93.2 48.3
Germany 15.5 67.1 84.5 72.1 21.7 68.6 78.3 71.2 19.,5 64.6 80.5 72.4
France 10.8 62.8 89.2 64.3 10.2 64.9 89.8 65.4 10.2 65.8 89.8 64.6
Netherlands 32.8 59.7 67.2 63.6 30.9 57.7 69.1 63.6 42.3 49.8 57.7 64.1
Poland 61.1 86.6 38.9 85.0 60.8 86.3 39.2 83.7 63.4 83.5 36.6 84.8
Portugal 58.0 69.9 42.0 69.1 58.2 67.2 41.8 68.7 66.2 66.4 33.8 70.1
Spain 4.9 51.4 95.1 63.3 5.3 48.1 94.7 63.5 4.5 53.6 95.5 65.1
ALDI North Group 16.5 66.3 83.5 68.7 19.7 67.3 80.3 69.1 21.3 62.6 78.7 69.5

1The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Number of apprentices and twin-track degree students

Number of apprentices and twin-track degree students on the reference date 31 December

The vocational training model based on the German pattern is not used in all countries, and the data on the number of apprentices are therefore restricted to the countries of Denmark, Germany and France. The system used in the Netherlands and Spain is currently not included in recording the performance indicators because the vocational training models are not identical. In Germany, a twin-track degree course with in-service training is also offered.

 

  2015 2016 2017
  Apprentices Twin-track students Apprentices Twin-track students Apprentices Twin-track students
Denmark 53 52 59
Germany 2,014 92 1,757 99 2,084 123
France 241 194 189
Total 2,308 92 2,003 99 2,332 123
Women in management positions

Proportion of female employees in management positions on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

  2015 2016 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg1 24.9 27.3 29.5
Denmark 20.2 20.0 21.3
Germany 24.6 26.7 27.8
France 17.5 21.4 23.1
Netherlands 15.1 16.3 17.9
Poland 38.6 40.3 36.7
Portugal 43.2 45.2 48.0
Spain 34.8 32.8 34.0
ALDI North Group 23.8 25.8 27.3

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Employees by employment type

Number of employees by employment type and gender on the reference date 31 December (headcount)

  2015 2016 2017
  Full-time of which female Part-time of which female Full-time of which female Part-time of which female Full-time of which female Part-time of which female
Belgium/Luxembourg1 2,021 877 4,235 3,575 2,117 903 4,295 3,552 2,325 1,099 4,402 3,705
Denmark 1,048 468 989 583 1,074 468 1,110 660 1,098 413 1,179 686
Germany 7,267 3,125 24,162 19,396 7,258 2,977 27,957 22,428 7,370 2,994 28,466
22,517
France 5,184 2,504 2,236 2,029 5,474 2,722 2,769 2,482 5,993 2,794 3,225 2,798
Netherlands 1,639 324 4,652 3,569 1,622 317 4,678 3,540 1,775 363 6,879 4,736
Poland 473 337 687 665 809 617 657 637 1,334 1,134 572 572
Portugal 230 94 383 322 265 144 538 391 333 157 845 611
Spain 1,220 611 1,753 1,278 1,407 718 2,049 1,456 1,427 708 2,144 1,555
ALDI North Group 19,082 8,340 39,097 31,417 20,026 8,866 44,053 35,146 21,655 9,662 47,712 37,180

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Employees by age groups

Proportion of employees by age groups on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

Employees with disabilities

Proportion of employees with severe disabilities on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

  2015 2016 2017
Proportion of employees with disabilities 1.7 1.6 1.6
Lost day rate

Lost day rate (paid sick leave) (in per cent)

  2015 2016 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg1 4.5 4.2 4.2
Denmark 4.1 3.7 3.3
Germany 3.8 4.2 4.4
France 5.5 4.6 5.1
Netherlands 4.1 4.1 4.3
Poland 2.6 3.1 3.2
Portugal2 n/a n/a n/a
Spain 2.9 2.6 3.2
ALDI North Group 3.9 3.8 4.0

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).
2
No paid sick leave in Portugal (n/a = not available).

Supply chain responsibility

Public product recalls

The number of publicly recalled products broken down into food and non-food products

  2015 2016 2017
  Total Recalls food Recalls non-food Total Recalls food Recalls non-food Total Recalls food Recalls non-food
Belgium/Luxembourg1 3 3 1 1 4 4
Denmark 2 2 3 3 3 3
Germany 5 1 4 10 10 9 8 1
France 14 122 2 233 22 1 11 10 1
Netherlands 2 2 3 3 4 4
Poland 1 1 1 1
Portugal 1 1
Spain 3 1 2 5 2 3
ALDI North Group 26 20 6 44 41 3 38 33 5

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).
2 Six due to deficiencies relating to labelling requirements.
3 Sixteen regional recalls; a total of six recalls due to deficiencies relating to labelling requirements.

Products promoted with Stiftung Warentest or ÖKO-TEST

Number of articles promoted with test results from consumer association Stiftung Warentest or consumer magazine ÖKO-TEST1

1 It is only possible to label products with test results in Germany; the data therefore only relates to Germany.

Labelled vegetarian and vegan products

Number of listed food and non-food own-brand products labelled as vegetarian and/or vegan from the standard and special-buy product ranges1

In addition to the labelled products, the ALDI North Group offers a wide range of non-labelled vegetarian and/or vegan items.

  2015 20162 2017
  Vegetarian/vegan products Vegetarian/vegan products Vegetarian/vegan productsl
Belgium/Luxembourg3 5 8 14
Denmark 2 14
Germany 16 56 129
France 4
Netherlands 7 8 13
Poland 2 19
Portugal 5 21
Spain 1 3 24
ALDI North Group 29 78 185

Because certain products are purchased jointly for several countries, the total number of insourced products may be lower than the total of the breakdowns by country.
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Number of organic and Fairtrade products

Number of own-brand products with EU organic logo and number of insourced own-brand products with Fairtrade certification in the standard and special-buy product range

  2015 2016 2017  
  Organic products Fairtrade products Organic products Fairtrade products Organic products Fairtrade products
Belgium/Luxembourg1 56 3 61 9 101 16
Denmark 86 8 118 11 150 19
Germany 125 15 144 21 188 30
France 45 60 1 103 14
Netherlands 66 37 114 41 112 29
Poland 9 1 10 1 45 6
Portugal 60 7 77 12 76 19
Spain 105 1 131 4 225 4
ALDI North Group2 433 58 517 70 803 73

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).
2 Because certain products are purchased jointly for several countries, the total number of insourced products may be lower than the total of the breakdowns by country.

Proportion of products with ALDI Transparency Code in Germany

Proportion of meat or meat-containing own-brand products from the standard and special-buy product ranges in Germany labelled with the ALDI Transparency Code (ATC) (percentage)

The scope of data is to be expanded and internationalised in the years ahead due to the introduction of the ATC for additional product groups and in additional countries.

Non-food product group production facilities by country

Number of non-food production facilities used in the part of the product range under review (in per cent)

 

Proportion of insourced products with FSC®- or PEFC™-certified resources

Proportion of insourced own-brand products which are FSC®– or PEFC™-certified resources out of the total number of insourced own-brand products from the standard and special-buy product ranges with constituent elements made of wood, board, paper, and cellulose-based viscose and non-woven fabric, as well as bamboo (in per cent)

FSC® 100%, FSC® MIX and PEFC™ are considered to be certification standards. In 2017, the biggest proportion was attributable to FSC® MIX certification (around 48 per cent), followed by FSC® 100% certification (around 30 per cent) and PEFC™ certification (around 22 per cent).

  2015 2016 20171  
  Total of which FSC® 100%  of which FSC® MIX of which PEFC™ Total of which FSC® 100% of which FSC® MIX of which PEFC™ Total of which FSC® 100% of which FSC® MIX of which PEFC™
Belgium/Luxembourg2 24.8 41.5 12.3 46.2 28.8 38.9 23.6 37.5 52.1 32.8
45.1
22.1
Denmark 72.4 32.9 38.2 28.9 89.8 21.9 63.2 14.9 93.2 45.7 39.1 15.2
Germany 84.4 34.5 31.1 34.4 87.3 25.3 58.6 16.1 88.2 28.6 55.1 16.3
France 41.5 25.8 47.4 26.8 46.4 35.4 41.5 23.1 65.7 35.0 40.8 24.2
Netherlands 54.3 20.6 28.6 50.8 58.4 29.6 38.0 32.4 68.5 36.9 33.6 29.5
Poland 59.4 47.4 15.8 36.8 60.6 26.0 44.1 29.9 65.4 37.0 42.0 21.0
Portugal 60.2 37.5 21.4 41.1 68.7 33.3 43.0 23.7 86.3 42.1 43.7 14.3
Spain 42.6 32.6 15.2 52.2 64.0 30.1 34.0 35.9 74.5 41.0 37.1 21.9
ALDI North Group 41.3 30.9 36.7 32.4 53.1 26.4 49.7 23.9 62.8 30.0 47.9 22.1

1 The scope of application was expanded in 2017 to include further product groups and own-brand products with constituent elements made of cellulose-based viscose and non-woven fabric, as well as bamboo, following publication of the International Timber Purchasing Policy.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Proportion of sustainable cotton out of the total weight of cotton sold

Proportion of certified sustainable cotton out of the total weight of cotton sold in the period under review for own-brand products in the product groups of clothing and home textiles from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)

  2017  
  Total of which GOTS of which OCS of which other organic of which Fairtrade of which recycled without label
Belgium/Luxembourg1 9.6 60.5 7.9 11.4 20.2
Denmark 19.1 76.7 0.4 5.4 14.2 3.3
Germany 22.8 82.8 1.4 1.4 11.0 3.4
France 19.0 72.6 0.9 2.8 6.7 16.9
Netherlands2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Poland 11.3 61.3 2.0 29.9 1.8 5.1
Portugal 19.6 83.9 1.4 1.8 8.7 4.2
Spain 17.2 81.5 1.5 1.9 15.1
ALDI North Group 20.6 80.5 1.3 2.2 10.4 5.6

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).
2 No data on the tonnage of cotton sold is available (n/a = not available) for ALDI Netherlands for 2017.

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable fish products

Proportion of insourced own-brand products which are MSC, ASC, GLOBALG.A.P. or EU organic certified out of the total number of insourced fish products from the standard and special-buy product ranges, broken down by certification standard (in per cent)1

Roughly 40 per cent of the insourced fish products had been certified in accordance with one of the aforementioned sustainability standards Group-wide in 2017. The biggest proportion here was attributable to the MSC certification standard (around 66 per cent), followed by ASC certification (around 19 per cent), GLOBALG.A.P. certification (around 13 per cent) and products with the EU organic logo (around 4 per cent).

  2015 2016 2017  
  Total of which MSC of which ASC of which GLOBALG.A.P.  of which EU-organic-logo Total of which MSC of which ASC of which GLOBALG.A.P. of which EU-organic-logo total of which MSC of which ASC of which GLOBALG.A.P.  of which EU-organic-logo
Belgium/Luxembourg2 32.4 82.6 8.7 8.7 56.0 60.0 30.0 20.0 51.8 56.1 24.7 17.8 1.4
Denmark 56.9 72.4 6.9 20.7 59.4 65.8 10.5 21.1 2.6 75.4 74.4 16.3 4.7 4.6
Germany 70.6 64.0 10.1 22.5 3.4 66.9 55.9 7.5 31.2 5.4 71.1 64.1 10.4 19.8 5.7
France 17.9 85.0 5.0 40.0 22.2 62.5 15.6 25.0 36.9 66.1 18.6 11.9 8.5
Netherlands 47.4 67.3 16.4 14.5 1.8 50.9 69.5 18.,6 13.6 3.4 61.5 66.1 28.8 11.9 3.4
Poland 35.8 73.7 10.5 21.1 31.1 78.9 5.3 15.8 42.3 66.7 15.2 15.1 3.0
Portugal 25.0 76.9 23.1 28.8 53.3 13.3 26.7 6.7 27.6 71.9 9.4 12.5 6.2
Spain 10.9 76.9 15.4 7.7 10.0 66.7 13.3 13.3 6.7 12.9 65.0 15.0 5.0 15.0
ALDI North Group 32.9 71.7 11.5 17.3 2.6 36.0 63.4 17.5 20.2 3.1 39.5 66.3 18.8 13.3 4.2

1 Products which are certified with several seals are listed in the breakdown under all the affected categories, but only as one product in the total number. The total sum of all the breakdowns may therefore exceed 100 per cent.
2
The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable fish products (own brands) by product range

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable fish products from the standard and special-buy product ranges (own brands) by product range (in per cent)1

  2017
  Fresh fish (refrigerated) Frozen Tinned Other
Belgium/Luxembourg2 81.8 76.5 32.1 49.4
Denmark 78.6 91.7 50.0 61.5
Germany 82.9 88.9 58.3 62.8
France 75.0 68.8 20.0 28.3
Netherlands 81.8 74.1 50.0 22.7
Poland 34.4 63.6 11.1 76.5
Portugal 81.3 12.2 4.5 35.1
Spain 22.9 30.0 3.4 3.1
ALDI North Group 58.0 41.2 18.5 38.6

1 All products were allocated generally to the four product ranges. Country-specific reporting may vary due to differences in product groups in the respective countries.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Proportion of KAT-certified shell eggs

Proportion of KAT-certified shell eggs out of the total number of insourced shell eggs from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)1

  2015 2016 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg2
86.0 80.0 84.9
Germany 100.0 100.0 100.0
Netherlands 100.0 100.0 100.0
Poland 34.4 32.3 26.9
ALDI North Group 97.6 96.6 96.9

KAT certification is not used in all countries. Only the countries where this system is used are therefore listed here.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Proportion of certified palm oil

Proportion of the total volume of palm oil used to manufacture our food and non-food products from the standard and special-buy product ranges which was certified in conformity with a physical RSPO supply chain system (in per cent)1

  2015 2016 20172  
  Total Total Total Food Non-Food
Belgium/Luxembourg3 77.7 85.4 92.8 99.8 20.1
Denmark 30.1 91.0 96.1 99.4 46.0
Germany 86.7 90.0 91.9 100.0 46.8
France 66.5 82.2 87.4 100.0 26.8
Netherlands 71.4 88.3 85.4 91.3
15.2
Poland 78.7 69.2 75.1 76.5 53.0
Portugal 62.7 84.1 80.5 90.9 20.3
Spain 36.9 68.7 63.2 72.2 36.3
ALDI North Group 76.8 86.7 89.2 97.4 35.8

1 Some of the data are based on extrapolations.
2 A breakdown by food and non-food products was not available until 2017.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Proportion of certified products containing cocoa

Proportion of insourced own-brand products containing cocoa from the standard and special-buy product ranges with certified sustainable cocoa out of the total number of insourced products containing cocoa, broken down by certification standard (in per cent)

In 2017, roughly 88 per cent of the own-brand products containing cocoa contained certified sustainably cocoa. The biggest proportion here was attributable to the UTZ certification standard (around 98 per cent), followed by Fairtrade certification (around 1.5 per cent, including 0.1 per cent attributable to items with Fairtrade certification and the EU organic logo) and the EU organic logo (around 0.7 per cent).

  2015
2016 2017  
  Total of which Fairtrade of which UTZ Total of which Fairtrade of which UTZ Total of which Fairtrade of which UTZ
Belgium/Luxembourg1 20.0 1.9 98.1 77.0 2.0 98.0 98.2 2.2 97.5
Denmark 73.5 100.0 89.6 1.2 98.8 82.6 1.1 97.8
Germany 77.0 0.9 99.1 90.1 0.8 99.2 93.8 0.2 97.8
France 23.9 100.0 90.9 0.4 99.6 88.0 1.4 97.8
Netherlands 77.5 3.6 96.4 84.2 3.2 96.4 95.3 1.6 98.4
Poland 69.7 100.0 68.6 0.8 99.2 80.0 98.4
Portugal 68.5 100.0 80.2 0.5 99.5 88.5 0.9 97.3
Spain 55.4 99.4 70.3 0.5 99.5 88.9 0.5 96.7
ALDI North Group 48.9 1.9 97.9 78.8 1.5 98.4 87.6 1.4 97.9

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Proportion of insourced certified and verified sustainable coffee

Proportion of insourced certified or verified sustainable coffee out of the total weight of insourced coffee for own-brand products from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)

The coffee insourced by us was evaluated with regard to the Fairtrade, EU organic logo, 4C, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certification standards. In 2017, a total of around 48 per cent of the insourced coffee was certified or verified in accordance with one of the sustainability standards specified above. The biggest proportion here was attributable to UTZ certification (around 80 per cent) and quantities with Fairtrade certification and the EU organic logo (around 9 per cent).

  2015 2016 2017  
Belgium/Luxembourg2 11.2 16.4 44.1
Denmark 13.6 18.7 49.0
Germany 14.1 21.9 50.0
France 9.2 15.7 43.9
Netherlands 11.3 15.8 44.8
Poland 9.8 13.4 43.5
Portugal 16.5 29.6 60.6
Spain 19.2 36.9 61.6
ALDI North Group 12.8 19.5 47.8

1 On account of improved collection methodology, the data was adjusted retroactively compared to previous publications
The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable tea

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable tea out of the total weight of insourced own-brand tea products from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)1

The tea insourced by us was evaluated with regard to the Fairtrade, EU organic logo, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and UEBT/UTZ certification standards. In 2017, a total of around 53 per cent of the insourced tea was certified in accordance with one of these standards. The biggest proportion here was attributable to Rainforest Alliance certification (around 54 per cent), followed by the EU organic logo (around 28 per cent).

  20152 20162 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg3 7.9 20.9 38.9
Denmark 12.2 29.6 49.8
Germany 17.8 37.2 55.4
France 12.0 34.4 50.6
Netherlands 13.2 25.2 44.0
Poland 14.7 20.1 48.4
Portugal 46.4 36.4 53.3
Spain 33.5 36.3 56.8
ALDI North Group 17.1 34.3 52.9

The scope of data takes into account own-brand tea products with products containing tea (items that contain products from the tea plant, such as black and green tea) as well as own-brand products containing infusions (such as herbal and fruit tea).
2 On account of improved collection methodology, the data was adjusted retroactively compared to previous publications.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Number of bags sold/given away

Number of bags sold/given away by type (in thousand)

  2015 2016 2017
  Carrier bags Long-life shopping bags Cooling bags Bakery product bags String net bags Carrier bags Long-life shopping bags Cooling bags Bakery product bags String net bags Carrier bags Long-life shopping bags Cooling bags Bakery product bags String net bags
Belgium/Luxembourg1 8,729 963 310 7,615 8,759 1,088 337 9,213 8,268 1,225 362 8,794
Denmark 6,459 79 48 7,315 3,678 6,733 84 50 9,187 3,536 6,606 71 42 12,951 4,480
Germany 46,627 1,753 878 118,652 184,744 44,160 2.182 876 129,580 181,688 36,543 2,081 930 160,093 175,730
France2 9,813 2,345 844 20,647 10,500 11,016 1,332 808 46,638 10,500 10,681 1,506 820 58,864 38,320
Netherlands 6,392 465 192 5,483 444 180 111 6,034 518 220 5,867 1,792
Poland3 2,202 39 25,760 2,780 43 17 2,888 26,880 2,623 51 25 7,920 41,280
Portugal 1,725 157 11 2,373 10,206 2,208 206 15 7,560 9,072 3,127 298 22 16,888 14,742
Spain 17,344 433 57 23,160 12,000 22,248 573 75 29,254 21,736 25,572 624 101 37,113 33,916
ALDI North Group 99,292 6,234 2,340 179,762 246,888 103,387 5,952 2,356 234,431 253,412 99,455 6,374 2,523 308,489 310,171

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).Bakery product bags made of both plastic and paper are used in Belgium.
2 Late reporting information for the years 2015 and 2016 resulted in partial adjustments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The carrier bags in Poland are different from those used by the rest of the ALDI North Group in terms of design and size.

Materials used for primary packaging

Weight of materials used for primary packaging (in metric tons)1, 2, 3

 

  2015 2016 2017
  Total Wood, board, paper Plastics Other Total Wood, board, paper Plastics Other Total Wood, board, paper Plastics Other
Belgium/Luxembourg4 100,260 22,418 26,766
51,076 84,539 16,967 24,921
42,651 74,074 13,203 24,387 36,484
Denmark 5,000 882 1,323 2,795 2,521
554 397 1,570
8,880 1,612 1,525 5,743
Germany 584,192 83,163 177,909 323,120 286,952 52,191 53,314 181,447 280,692 50,964 48,194 181,534
France 15,002 2,431 3,004 9,567 7,798 1,526 900 5,372
54,697 9,931 9,391 35,375
Netherlands 90,155 10,437 23,857 55,861 64,215
7,758 16,703 39,754 104,028 14,896 23,763 65,369
Poland5 8,658 2,715 2,066 3,877 4,410 1,633 901 1,876
7,643 2,171 1,614 3,858
Portugal 2,075 506 558 1,011 1,885 475 437 973 7,947 813 3,764 3,370
Spain 20,125 4,857 6,354 8,914 14,265 3,840
3,275 7,150 30,462 6,845 6,228 17,389
ALDI North Group 825,467 127,409 241,837 456,221 466,585 84,944 100,848 280,793 568,423 100,435 118,866 349,122

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 Excluding data on items that are purchased nationally by our companies in Denmark and France. The quantities stated for these countries were sourced through the common ALDI Buying organisation.
3 The change in values for all countries except Belgium and Luxembourg compared to previous years is attributable to a change in the methodology used to estimate the quantities sourced through the common ALDI Buying organisation.
4 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”). The values pertaining to plastic packaging are based on the statutory packaging declaration and have been adjusted retroactively for the two previous years.
5 For items purchased in Poland, primary and secondary packaging was recorded as primary packaging.

 

Primary packaging made of wood, board and paper within the scope of our Timber Purchasing Policy

Proportion of the weight of materials used for primary packaging accounted for by wood, board and paper (in per cent)

  2015 2016 2017
ALDI North Group 15.4 18.2 17.7

Resource conservation

Direct energy consumption

Direct energy consumption in buildings and logistics by country (in MWh)1

The biggest part of direct energy consumption is attributable to the use of natural gas for heat generation, and to diesel used as a fuel in logistics. Total consumption decreased slightly compared with 2016.

  2015 20162 2017  
Belgium/Luxembourg3 108,941 109,576 111,286
Denmark 20,962 20,692 19,766
Germany 386,112 402,431 397,002
France 149,429 143,479 147,787
Netherlands 84,156 86,055 80,058
Poland 12,896 14,905 16,639
Portugal 1,013 1,084 1,206
Spain 4,177 4,449 4,731
ALDI North Group 767,686 782,671 778,475

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Direct energy consumption by source

Direct energy consumption in buildings and logistics by energy source (in MWh)1

  2015 2016 2017
Natural gas 418,129 429,621 418,921
Heating oil 27,589 25,321 25,509
Biogas 154 89 67
Diesel (incl. diesel generators) 321,314 327,163 333,492
Petrol 66 26 18
Liquefied petroleum gas 434 451 466

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations

Indirect energy consumption

Electricity and district heating consumption (in MWh)1

Electricity consumption at nearly 990 GWh is responsible for the biggest share of energy demand at our locations. It increased slightly year on year by around 6 per cent. The increase is due to a number of factors, including longer opening hours and the installation of additional chillers and baking ovens at stores.

  2015 20162 2017
  Total Electricity District heating Total Electricity District heating Total Electricity District heating
Belgium/Luxembourg3 88,411
88,411
89,559 89,559
101,354 101,354
Denmark 50,569
39,659
10,910
51,141
39,739
11,402
50,470 39,855 10,615
Germany 451,014 433,393
17,621
463,361
445,897
17,464 472,279 454,553 17,726
France 177,762
17,.762
167,805
167,805

180,752 180,752
Netherlands 79,780 78,779 1,001
82,177 81,077
1,100 84,669 83,716 953
Poland 17,394
16,110
1,284
20,429
18,606
1,823
25,335 22,173 3,162
Portugal 14,113
14,113
14,884
14,884
17,720 17,720
Spain 79,694
79,694
79,070
79,070

89,029 89,029
ALDI North Group 958,737
927,921
30,816
 968,426
936,637
31,789
1,021,608 989,152
32,456

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2

Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 (in tonnes of CO2 equivalents)

Greenhouse gas emissions were calculated on the basis of energy and fuel consumption, and refrigerant losses. The calculation is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol using the DEFRA emission factors or GEMIS for emissions from the sourcing of district heating. In accordance with the GHG Protocol, Scope 2 emissions from electricity consumption have been calculated separately by location-based and market-based emission factors. While the location-based method uses the factors for a certain geographical region (such as a country), a company’s individual electricity mix is used – wherever possible – for the market-based factors by way of the emissions actually generated by the energy producer. The calculation of location-based greenhouse gas emissions is based on the factors specified by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

  2015 2016 2017
  Scope 11 Scope 22
“location-based”
Scope 22
“market-based”
Scope 11 Scope 22, 3
“location-based”
Scope 22, 3
“market-based”
Scope 11 Scope 22
“location-based”
Scope 22
“market-based”
Belgium/Luxembourg4 42,096 17,782 15,781
40,328 18,656 13,246 38,639 22,674 14,859
Denmark 11,104 13,241 8,973
10,466 11,372 10,914 14,942 8,119 10,859
Germany 120,089 214,793 262,533
110,178 211,664 38,301 108,069
203,918 223,790
France 74,861 11,350 2,666
75,277 6,863 6,276 67,101 8,364 6,756
Netherlands 31,253 35,044 72 29,802 38,393 143 28,147 40,984 124
Poland 3,940 12,866 13,488
5,501 14,688 15,185 6,931 17,295 18,441
Portugal 1,529 3,964 6,180 2,817 3,793 4,334 5,728 5,695 5,080
Spain 12,239 19,467 30,218
12,267 20,096 26,774
10,980 25,718 29,854
ALDI North Group 297,111 328,507 339,911
286,636 325,525 115,173 280,537 332,767 309,763

1 Scope 1: Emissions from direct energy consumption in buildings, fuel consumption for logistics and refrigerant losses.
2 Scope 2: Emissions from the consumption of electricity and district heating, broken down by location- and market-based emissions.
3 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 by sources 2016 & 2017

Total amount of greenhouse gas emissions for Scope 1 and 2 proportionately by source (in per cent, based on location-based emissions)

Installed capacity of photovoltaic systems

Installed capacity of photovoltaic systems (in kWp)

  2015 2016 2017
Belgien/Luxemburg1 438 1,095
2,594
Dänemark 35 45 45
Deutschland 11,526
19,537 26,708
Frankreich 273
Niederlande 149 149 209
Polen
Portugal 866 990 1,466
Spanien 732 804 850
Unternehmensgruppe 13,746
22,620
32,145

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

In-house electricity production

Electricity generated from photovoltaic systems and in-house consumption (in MWh)

  2015 2016 2017  
  Electricity generated In-house consumption Electricity generated In-house consumption Electricity generated In-house consumption
Belgium/Luxembourg1 275 251 815
659 1,809 1,629
Denmark 10 10 47 47 41 29
Germany 7,498 4,575 13,445 8,752
18,261 11,967
France 125 102
Netherlands 150 115 156 124 156 123
Poland
Portugal 25 25 1,085
864 1,537 1,285
Spain 205 174 391 321 1,224 1,224
ALDI North Group 8,163 5,150 15,939
10,767
23,153 16,359

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Number of vehicles

Number of vehicles on the reference date 31 December by type of vehicle

  2015 2016 2017
  Number of trucks Number of cars Other vehicles1 Number of trucks Number of cars Other vehicles1 Number of trucks Number of cars Other vehicles1
Belgium/Luxembourg2 217 185 8 219 211 8 223 226 7
Denmark 56 89 5 56 92 5 52 100 4
Germany 909 909 74 880 969 75 736 1,125
74
France 238 314 23 234 349 25 227 349 22
Netherlands 200 188 8 189 201 8 173 211 8
Poland 64 2 82 2 76 2
Portugal 41 1 47 1 55 1
Spain 159 170 2 165 2
ALDI North Group 1,620 1,949 121 1,578 2,121 126 1,411 2,307 120

1 These include industrial trucks (forklift trucks) and vehicles with LPG drives.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption of trucks, cars and other vehicles (in litres or kilograms of LPG)

  2015 2016 2017
  Diesel1 (l) Petrol (l) LPG (kg) Diesel1, 2 (l) Petrol (l) LPG (kg) Diesel1 (l) Petrol (l) LPG (kg)
Belgium/Luxembourg3 4,215,607 4,322,031
4,407,171
Denmark 1,513,990 913
1,480,176
595 330 1,412,919 339 66
Germany 16,335,662
7,368
21,365
16,863,778 2,266 21,270
17,419,921 1,698 20,655
France 5,858,537 9,737
5,730,617
9,828 5,913,078 10,116
Netherlands 3,626,422
3,687,240 3,526,601
Poland 144,629
1,386
158,452
567 180,340 1,331
Portugal 100,883
600
108,132
500 120,112 300
Spain 404,581
415,182
2,828 423,613 4,059
ALDI North Group 32,200,311
7,368
34,001
32,765,608 2,861 35,323 33,403,755 2,037 36,527

1 Including consumption of heating oil for operation of cooling motors (outside Germany).
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Food donations

Proportion of stores that donate unsaleable yet still edible food to charitable institutions to the total number of stores (in per cent)

Fundamentally speaking, we manage goods in such a manner as to prevent losses to the greatest extent possible. Wherever possible, any surpluses should be donated. However, not all locations have access to partners that accept food donations.

  2015 2016 2017  
Belgium/Luxembourg1 100.0 100.0 100.0
Denmark 3.6 3.6 18.1
Germany 98.1 99.1 99.0
France 23.4
Netherlands 28.7 74.2
Poland 4.8 24.6 38.7
Portugal 8.5 25.0 31.6
Spain 76.5 75.4 76.1
ALDI North Group 61.5 65.2 75.4

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Amount of waste in Germany

Amount of waste by type of waste (in metric tons)1

The amount of waste in Germany increased slightly compared with 2016. The biggest proportion of the waste generated was attributable to packaging waste. Hazardous waste, amounting to 420 metric tons, only made up 0.2 per cent of the total volume of waste. This includes used oil, oil filters, vehicle batteries and fluorescent tubes which contain mercury. To date, it has only been possible to record the amount of waste for our German locations. International recording efforts are planned for the years ahead.

  2015 20162 2017
Hazardous waste 493
414 420
PapiePaper/board/card 432
450 400
Residential waste3 22,129
22,320 24,550
Waste from the manufacture and processing of food4 8,173
11,102 11,343
Packaging waste 156,580
161,290 164,000
     of which foil/plastics 3,986
3,578 3,432
     of which board/paper 121,331
125,174 128,549
     of which PET 31,264
32,538 31,864
     of which other5 155
Used equipment 70
56 52
Total amount of waste 187,878
195,632 200,765

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 Industrial waste. This includes “residual waste”, packed food, bulky waste, wood and metal scrap.
4 This includes waste from canteen operation and bake-off goods.
5 This includes other packaging waste, such as flowerpots or plant bowls. This category was reported for the first time in 2017.

Amounts of waste by methods of disposal

Amounts of waste in Germany proportionately by the type of disposal (in per cent)1

At roughly 99 per cent, most non-hazardous waste was recovered or recycled (including composting) in 2017.

1 Allocation to types of disposal is based partly on estimates.
2 Including incineration for energy recovery.

Amounts of waste by methods of disposal

Amounts of waste in Germany proportionately by the type of disposal (in per cent)1

At roughly 99 per cent, most non-hazardous waste was recovered or recycled (including composting) in 2017.

  2015 2016 2017
  Germany Germany Germany
Recovery and recycling2 96.38 96.80 96.76
Landfill 0.03 0.02 0.18
Incineration (mass incineration) 1.54 1.08 0.85
Composting 2.06 2.10 2.20

1 Allocation to types of disposal is based partly on estimates.
2 Including incineration for energy recovery.

Water consumption

Water consumption (in cubic meters)1

  2015 20162 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg3 48,506 50,115 47,995
Denmark 14,228 15,805 16,310
Germany 210,353 212,639 232,644
France 135,945 123,577 151,269
Netherlands 40,860 38,632 38,472
Poland 13,092 15,509 23,532
Portugal 23,471 39,130 60,649
Spain 65,883 88,895 87,619
ALDI North Group 552,338 584,302 658,490

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”)

Social commitment & dialogue promotion

Number of fruit and vegetable items

Average number of fruit and vegetable items in the product range

  2015 2016 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg1 66 84 95
Denmark 90 90 107
Germany 74 85 97
France 65 70 75
Netherlands 75 105 104
Poland 65 85 109
Portugal 85 91 93
Spain 120 112 111
ALDI North Group
(Average)
80 90 99

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”)

Customer magazine circulation

Customer magazine circulation (annual average) by magazine

  2015 2016 2017
  Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other1 Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other1 Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other1
Belgium/Luxembourg2 4,654,528 4,654,528 4,677,350
4,677,350
4,650,273 4,650,273
Denmark 1,625,739 1,525,639 100,100 1,424,122 1,324,122
100,000
1,320,458 1,320,458
Germany 43,869,605 22,525,573 1,378,658 19,965,374 44,990,008
22,357,251
1,356,737
21,276,020
45,539,205 22,210,748 1,335,392 21,993,065
France 9,067,031 9,067,031 8,983,799
8,983,799
9,034,767 9,034,767
Netherlands 7,346,736 5,400,000 1,946,736 8,568,511
5,028,372
3,540,139
15,330,870 4,998,835 10,332,035
Poland 2,266,180 1,794,060 472,120 1,945,500
1,945,500
2,216,535 2,216,535
Portugal 441,760 441,760 454,428
454,428
530,807 530,807
Spain 2,789,251 1,081,901 1,707,350 3,045,274
987,274
2,058,000
2,281,478 511,853 1,769,625
ALDI North Group 72,060,830 46,490,492 1,378,658 24,191,680 74,088,992
45,758,096
1,356,737
26,974,159
80,904,393 45,474,276 1,335,392 34,094,725

1 This category includes themed publications, such as gourmet, wine and Christmas magazines, as well as special publications such as store opening magazines.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).

Customer magazine tonnage

Weight of the paper used for the customer magazine on an annual basis (in metric tons)

  2015 2016 2017
  Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other1 Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other1 Total ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other1
Belgium/Luxembourg2 10,299 10,299 10,811
10,811
10,823 10,823
Denmark 2,537 2,535 2 2,474
2,469
5 3,419 3,419
Germany 65,560 63,299 880 1,381 72,757
70,442
907 1,408
81,314 78,485 874 1,955
France 16,253 16,253 18,461
18,461 21,516 21,516
Netherlands 8,635 8,397 238 8,587
8,116
471
11,032 10,550 482
Poland 2,521 2,512 9 3,372
3,372
5,279 5,279
Portugal 810 810 1,030
1,030
1,543 1,543
Spain
3,113 2,954
179 2,912
2,696
216 1,674 1,448 226
ALDI North Group 109,748 107,059 880 1,809 120,404
117,397
907 2,100
136,600 133,063 874 2,663

1 This category includes themed publications, such as gourmet, wine and Christmas magazines, as well as special publications such as store opening magazines.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to “Subject of the report”).