Our employees – the key to our success

» Our employees are the key to our success. They are the ones that define the ALDI business day after day and distinguish us from our competitors. For ALDI to continue on the path of success, we want to be the employer of choice within the retail sector and to attract talented professionals who work together with us to further develop the global market. We succeed by providing an appealing, efficient, and supportive work environment and by being honest, fair, and responsible in everything we do. «
(CR Principles)

Our work at ALDI SOUTH is shaped by our company culture, our values, respect and fairness, and our determination to perform to our highest ability. We offer our employees a secure job and attractive remuneration.

The majority of our employees – approximately 80% – work in our stores and have direct contact with our customers. Another 14% of our employees work in logistics, supplying the stores with our products. Around 6% of our employees work in the central departments of Buying, Administration, IT as well as Logistics and Services.

Number of employees by country (annual average)
Employees by area of employment in 2015

New group-wide personnel strategy

In 2015, the ALDI SOUTH Group began formulating an international personnel strategy. We intend to be an employer of choice. It is our aim to spark the interest of the best applicants and to recruit them. Once our employees are hired, we want to give them the opportunity to develop themselves individually and offer them a long-term career within our company. (Working at ALDI) The results of regular surveys of our employees worldwide play a central role in the ongoing development of our strategy. (Honest and fair cooperation)

As the ALDI SOUTH Group has a decentralised organisational culture, the national organisations themselves are responsible for determining personnel policy. They are able to take into account national and cultural differences through their individual measures.