Concrete and measurable: our CR Programme

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Field of action: Employee appreciation
Objective Status Target date Target value Target relevance
Development of a training programme for enhancing managers’ skills new 2019 Concept Poland
Increase in employee communication new 2019 More channels of communication for ALDI employees, among other things
Germany

 Target achieved   Ongoing Process

Field of action: Supply chain responsibility
Objective Status Target date Target value Target relevance
All production facilities located in amfori BSCI risk countries, which manufacture non-food own-brand products for the ALDI North Group, have a valid and adequate social audit (Business Social Compliance Initiative –  amfori BSCI)   2019 100 % ALDI North Group
Integration of selected production facilities for non-food own-brand products into the qualification programme ALDI Factory Advancement (AFA) Project for improving the working conditions by means of dialogue promotion between workers and managers in Bangladesh   Ongoing Continuation and expansion
ALDI North Group
Establishment and management of a dedicated inspection process in Asia   2017 Establishment and management of a dedicated inspection process in Asia ALDI North Group
Provision of verification for a social evaluation (GRASP or comparable) of all producers (growers) of fruit and vegetables   2018 100 % ALDI North Group
Changeover of all flowers and plants for defined own-brand products to sustainably certified goods (e.g. GLOBALG.A.P. in combination with GRASP) new 2019 100 % ALDI North Group
Ban on specific groups of substances in the manufacture of own-brand products in the product groups clothing, home textiles and footwear (ALDI Detox Commitment)  
2020 100 % ALDI North Group
Preparation and publication of an International Cotton Purchasing Policy Target for Germany achieved 2017 Purchasing policy ALDI North Group
Use of sustainable cotton (e.g. GOTS, OCS 100/blended, Fairtrade, recycled cotton) for clothing and home textiles new Ongoing Expansion depending on availability in the respective quality category ALDI North Group
Use of sustainable cotton (e.g. in accordance with the GOTS, OCS, Fairtrade standard) new 2018 30 % Germany
Increase in the certified share of green coffee (UTZ, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and organic) for defined own-brand products new 2020 Expansion ALDI North Group
Changeover of black and green tea to sustainably certified raw goods (UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, organic) for defined own-brand products new 2018 80 % ALDI North Group
Changeover of herbal and fruit tea for defined own-brand products to sustainably certified raw goods (Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, UTZ, UEBT/UTZ, organic) new 2018 30 % ALDI North Group
Changeover of herbal and fruit tea for defined own-brand products to sustainably certified raw goods (Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, UTZ, UEBT/UTZ, organic) new 2020 40 % ALDI North Group
Changeover to certified resources (UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade) for own-brand products with a substantial proportion of cocoa in the standard and promotional product range within the defined scope of application   2017 100 % ALDI North Group
Changeover to physically RSPO-certified palm oil for all own-brand products containing palm oil (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – RSPO)  
2018 100 % ALDI North Group
Preparation and publication of an International Timber Purchasing Policy  
2017 Purchasing policy ALDI North Group
Changeover of wood and wood-based products to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFC™, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) new 2020 100 % ALDI North Group
Changeover of all newly purchased sales packaging, repackaging and transport packaging for products to recycled and/or sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFC™, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards), depending on availability new 2020 100 % ALDI North Group
Expansion of the range of vegetarian and vegan products, including certification (e.g. V-Label) new Ongoing Expansion ALDI North Group
Expansion of test/certification systems and own standards that go above and beyond the statutory requirements and include animal welfare aspects new Ongoing Expansion ALDI North Group
Increase in the number of meat products and products containing meat with the ALDI Transparency Code (ATC) new Ongoing Expansion ALDI North Group
Increase in the share of certified sustainable fish products and products containing fish (MSC, ASC, GLOBALG.A.P. and EU organic) new 2018 50 % ALDI North Group
Expansion of efforts to reduce the salt and sugar content in additional own-brand products new Ongoing Expansion ALDI North Group
Labelling of all fruit and vegetable products grown in the Netherlands with the PlanetProof environmental quality label new 2019 100 % Netherlands
Introduction of BEE FRIENDLY-certified products new 2019 Preparation and development France

 Target achieved   Ongoing process

Field of action: Resource conservation
Objective Status Target date Target value Target relevance
40 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2021 compared to the reference year 2015 new 2021 -40 % compared to 2015 ALDI North Group
Introduction of LED lighting in all new stores (interior and outdoor lighting), and review of conversion of existing stores in the portfolio and distribution centres to LED lighting   2019 (and ongoing)
100 %
ALDI North Group
Increasing the share of stores equipped with photovoltaic systems   Ongoing Continuation and expansion ALDI North Group
Development of a concept for recording, analysing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions   2017 Concept ALDI North Group
Development of a concept for the introduction of an energy monitoring and management system Target for Germany achieved 2017 Concept ALDI North Group
Increasing the own-use rate for the energy generated in-house by photovoltaic systems at stores through combination with concepts for combined cooling and heating systems, and demand-led alignment of the photovoltaic systems   Ongoing Continuation and expansion Germany
Investigation of alternative drive concepts for use in logistics processes   2017 Investigation Germany
Introduction of a nationwide, digitised monitoring system for cooling systems in order to reduce emissions through optimised leakage rates and/or more environmentally benign refrigerants   Ongoing 100 % Germany
Introduction of a nationwide, digitised monitoring system for cooling systems in order to reduce emissions through optimised leakage rates and/or more environmentally benign refrigerants new 2017 100 % Netherlands
Gradual changeover of all plug-in chillers and freezers to the refrigerant propane (R290) with very low Global Warming Potential (GWP)   Ongoing 100 % Germany
Discontinuation of the plastic bag new 2018 100 % Germany, Netherlands, Belgium
Establishment of a BREEAM-certified central warehouse (BREEAM – Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment) new 2019 Establishment Belgium
Nationwide ISO 50001 certification new 2018 100 % Netherlands

 Target achieved   Ongoing process

Field of action: Social commitment & dialogue promotion
Objective Status Target date Target value Target relevance
Development of pilot projects for sustainable consumption   2018 Project Germany
Introduction of a guideline for dealing with food that is no longer saleable in the stores Still in development 2017 Preparation and introduction ALDI North Group
Continuation and expansion of efforts to foster health awareness among customers and employees new Ongoing Continuation and expansion Netherlands
Expansion of dialogue with major stakeholder groups   Ongoing Participation in sector initiatives ALDI North Group

 Target achieved   Ongoing process

Further country-specific objectives are available on the pages of the nine European countries in which the ALDI North Group is represented.