UN Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP)

Sustainability is at the heart of our system of corporate values. That is why we became the first discounter to join the United Nations’ (UN) Global Compact in the summer of 2017. With this step, we have enhanced our commitment to the ten principles of more sustainable business.

This Sustainability Report also serves as a communication on progress (COP) for the ALDI North Group within the framework of the UN Global Compact. The table refers to passages of text in which we provide information on our commitment to apply the Global Compact’s ten principles.

Human rights (Principle 1 & 2)
Labour (Principle 3, 4, 5 & 6)

Principle 3: Uphold the freedom of association

Principle 4: Eliminate forced and compulsory labour

Principle 5: Abolish child labour

Principle 6: Eliminate discrimination

Diversity and work-life balance
Attractive employer
Sustainable standards in the non-food supply chain
Sustainable food purchasing practices

Environment (Principle 7, 8 & 9)
Anti-corruption (Principle 10)

Principle 10: Work against corruption