What it means to be an ALDI employee

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. Beyond this, what it means to be an ALDI employee is as individual and diverse as the employees of ALDI North.

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Depending on the country, there are up to 50 different job titles. The employees come from 117 nations and range in age from 16 to 66 years old. They all have their own view of ALDI North.

ALDI North is an attractive employer. To us, that means the following: We focus on performance and offer compensation above the payscale agreement. We give all employees the same opportunities. And we are becoming more open – not only in the way we communicate with external stakeholders, but also in the way we deal with one another.

Three perspectives – employee insights

Welcome on site to ALDI! Stocking goods, performing freshness checks and helping customers are the main tasks that Marina Goldmann faces during her training to become a retail assistant. No two situations are ever the same, so Marina can promise all applicants one thing: this job never gets boring!

Anyone who performs well can climb up the career ladder: within a few years, Catherina Schwarz went from district sales manager to head of customer loyalty at ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG. Since then, she has been actively shaping customers’ shopping experience.

Carlo Hünerfeld has been with ALDI North for 37 years already – from manning a cash register in a store to senior buyer at ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG in Essen-Kray. He discovers more than 100 items a year and presents them in-house. His areas of expertise: craft and tools, paints and coatings, as well as fireworks.

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Come on in!

Quite a bit has changed here:The updated stores are bright and friendly, while more space, new colours and a clear presentation of products provide even better orientation.

Key topics
Diversity and work-life balance

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.

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!

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.

Countries
Sun on the roof – ALDI Portugal

ALDI Portugal operates 57 stores in the westernmost corner of continental Europe. hen it comes to photovoltaic electricity, ALDI Portugal is at the forefront. Social commitment also plays a special role here.

Update 2018
UN Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP) 2018

This Interim Report 2018 and the Update 2018 also serve as Communication on Progress (COP)/Progress Report of the ALDI Nord Group within the framework of the United Nations Global Compact.

Management
Stakeholders & networks

The dialogue with our stakeholders provides us with valuable insights for our CR efforts. We are in contact with customers, employees, NGOs, initiatives, associations, suppliers, business partners, works councils and unions.

Key topics
Raising consumer awareness

Every year, consumers make 1.2 billion purchases at our stores. Our goal is to promote a healthy, sustainable lifestyle – and make it possible for a broad section of society to engage in affordable, responsible consumption.

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