Using selected key performance indicators (KPIs) in the areas of Company, Customers, Supply chain, People, Community, and Environment, we provide information on the effectiveness of our actions whilst highlighting areas where we are already making strong progress as well as other areas where further action is still required.
Together with the materiality analysis conducted within the scope of the International Corporate Responsibility Report 2017, selected KPIs for the reporting year 2017 were verified by the auditing firm KPMG AG. The corresponding audit certificate issued by KPMG AG can be accessed here.
Selected KPIs from the International Corporate Responsibility Report 2015, together with the GHG balance and the Company Carbon Footprints for the years 2012, 2014, and 2016, were verified by the auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers AG. The audit certificate issued by PricewaterhouseCoopers AG can be accessed here.
Verified content is indicated by a tick (✔). A grey tick (✔ Verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers AG) indicates content verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, while a black tick (✔ Verified by KPMG AG) indicates content verified by KPMG AG.
Deviations compared to previous reports
Important criteria in selecting the KPIs to be reported are our materiality analysis as well as the relevance of these KPIs for managing our internal processes. For this reason, several KPIs are no longer reported for 2017. At the same time, there are KPIs which are included for the first time, some of them even retrospectively for previous reporting years (such as KPIs regarding GHG emissions). Compared to the report for 2015 and the update for 2016, we have introduced 29 additional KPIs for 2017. In several cases, the report for 2017 specifies figures for the individual ALDI SOUTH national organisations in addition to the figures which apply to the ALDI SOUTH Group as a whole.
For some KPIs, the underlying definitions and/or methods of data collection have been modified compared to previous years. As a result, some figures deviate from the figures reported in previous years.
Wood and paper:
SFI-certified items are included as of 2017.
The value of 39.96% reported for 2016 has been corrected to 35.43%.
Fish and seafood:
For the reporting year 2015, the following KPI definition was applied: “Sales share of certified aquaculture or wild-caught products in the total sales of aquaculture or wild-caught fish and seafood products (based on: retail price, only own-brand products, commodity groups frozen food, chilled food, and fresh fish)”. Canned fish products were also evaluated but not included within this definition.
For the reporting year 2015, the following KPI definition was applied: “Share of audited production facilities (as contractually agreed in the reporting period) in relation to the total number of production facilities located in Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) risk countries for the commodity groups textiles, shoes, and toys”. For the reporting year 2016, the respective data was queried for the textile, shoes, and toys commodity groups as well as for other risk-relevant non-food commodity groups.
ALDI Social Assessments:
For the reporting years 2015 and 2016, the following KPI definition was applied: “Share of production facilities (as contractually agreed) visited within the scope of an ALDI Social Assessment (ASA) in relation to the total number of textile production facilities (as contractually agreed) located in Bangladesh”.
Key figures CR Report 2017
|Figures in billion EUR||2015||2016||2017|
|ALDI SOUTH total||45.5||47.9||51.8|
Number of stores
|As of 31 December||2015||2016||2017|
Number of distribution centres
|As of 31 December||2015||2016||2017|
The indicator is based on the last production facility in the supply chain which adds value to the product.
GFSI: Global Food Safety Initiative
|Percentage of food production facilities for the manufacture of food items which are certified in accordance with a GFSI-recognised standard *||2016||2017|
* In cases where GFSI recognised standards are not applied, ALDI requires the most comparable national standard or applies its own.
The indicator is based on all publicly recalled food and non-food products.
|Number of public product recalls||2017|
Health and well-being
|Number of product variants which have undergone optimisation in terms of their salt, sugar, or fat content||2017|
|ALDI SOUTH total||404|
|Percentage of sales of organic food products (labelled EU organic, Bio Suisse, Australian certified organic, USDA organic)||2017|
Palm oil/palm kernel oil
The indicators are based on the total amount of palm oil/palm kernel oil used for our products and derived from the physical supply chain options ‘Identity Preserved’ (IP), ‘Segregated’ (SG), or ‘Mass Balance’ (MB) as defined by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
|Percentage of certified products (food and non-food products) compared to the total number of products containing palm oil/palm kernel oil||2015||2016||2017|
|Percentage of tonnage for certified palm oil/palm kernel oil in food products||2015||2016||2017|
|Percentage of tonnage for certified palm oil/palm kernel oil in non-food products||2015||2016||2017|
Wood and paper
The indicators are based on all products with wood-based components. The sales share is specified for all products for which the wood-based components are certified according to FSC®, PEFC, or SFI or made from recycled materials. SFI-certified products are included as of 2017.
|Percentage of sales of certified/recycled products||2016||2017|
|Paper products: percentage of sales of certified/recycled products||2015||2016||2017|
The indicator is based on all core range products with wood-based product packaging. The percentage specified refers to all products which are certified according to FSC®, PEFC, or SFI or which contain a minimum of 70% recycled material.
|Percentage of products with certified/recycled product packaging||2017|
|ALDI SOUTH total||51.74|
The indicator is based on all products from the chocolates, biscuits, and seasonal confectionary commodity groups as well as products from other commodity groups which contain at least 10% cocoa, such as baking chocolate and drinking chocolate.
|Percentage of sales of products containing certified cocoa (Fairtrade/Fairtrade Sourcing Program for cocoa, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, organic)||2016||2017|
|Percentage of certified coffee (Fairtrade, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, organic) contained in the total amount (in tonnes) of coffee||2016||2017|
*Additionally for ALDI SOUTH Germany: percentage of verified coffee (CAS-verified) contained in the total amount (in tonnes) of coffee: 7.52 (2016) and 7.58 (2017)
Fish and seafood
Sales share of certified aquaculture or wild-caught products in the total sales of aquaculture or wild-caught fish and seafood products
|Percentage of sales of certified wild-caught products (MSC)||2015||2016||2017|
|Total||44.02 ✔||49.81||55.31 ✔|
|Percentage of sales of certified aquaculture products (ASC, organic, GLOBALG.A.P., BAP, minimum two stars)||2015||2016||2017|
|Total||67.19 ✔||76.53||83.94 ✔|
Our criteria for the responsible sourcing of fish:
- Certification in accordance with one of our recognised standards (Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Organic, GlobalG.A.P., Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) and further by Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) recognised standards), or
- World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) or Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) rating shows a low or medium risk, or
- the raw material originates from a fishery participating in an Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) or Aquaculture Improvement Project (AIP).
Additional criteria for tuna: the producer is a member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) or the fishing vessel is registered within the ProActive Vessel Register (PVR).
|Percentage of products which comply with our criteria for the responsible sourcing of fish||2017|
|ALDI SOUTH total||81.63|
Fresh meat products, consumer milk products, and shell eggs were included in the calculation of the soy footprint. The soy footprint does not contain products sourced from deforestation-free supply chains which are defined as products certified in accordance with the standards set by ProTerra/Danube Soya/Europe Soya and not originally sourced from South America.
|Soy footprint (in tonnes)||2017|
ALDI Social Assessments (ASAs)
ASAs are audits of production facilities that are carried out by ALDI SOUTH employees together with external auditors and supplier representatives mainly in Bangladesh and China.
|Number of countries in which an ASA has been conducted||2015||2016||2017|
|ALDI SOUTH total||5||8||10|
|Number of ASAs conducted||2015||2016||2017|
|ALDI SOUTH total||269||286||302|
Third-party social audits
The indicator takes into account all contractually agreed main non-food production facilities located in risk countries, as defined by the amfori Business Social Compliance Initiative (amfori BSCI), and which are already integrated within an ALDI SOUTH Social Monitoring Programme as well as all social audit reports and certificates accepted by ALDI SOUTH.
|Percentage of non-food production facilities with a valid social audit report||2015||2016||2017|
|ALDI SOUTH total||96.4 ✔||99.54||99.58 ✔|
ASAs in Bangladesh
The indicator is based on all contractually agreed, main non-food production facilities used for ALDI SOUTH production which are located in Bangladesh.
|Percentage of production facilities located in Bangladesh which have been continuously visited within the scope of an ASA||2015||2016||2017|
|ALDI SOUTH total||98.6 ✔||93||100 ✔|
The indicator is based on all risk-relevant garment textiles suppliers of ALDI SOUTH.
|Percentage of garment textiles suppliers for which a supplier assessment was conducted||2017|
|ALDI SOUTH total||100|
Wastewater and sludge analyses
The indicator is based on all wet-processing facilities used for textiles and shoes which have been contractually agreed with ALDI SOUTH and on test reports for wastewater and sludge analyses which are no older than one year.
|Percentage of wet-processing facilities for which a valid wastewater and sludge analysis report has been provided||2016||2017|
|ALDI SOUTH total||86||89|
Unless indicated otherwise, the information provided is based on the number of employees per capita as of 31 December (excluding employees within special operating units, such as the coffee roasting plants and chocolate factory). Deviations from the total number of employees may be due to rounding.
|Average number of employees||2015||2016||2017|
|Percentage of newly recruited employees compared to the average number of employees||2017|
|Percentage of part- and full-time employees compared to the total number of employees||2015||2016||2017|
|Percentage of permanent employees compared to the total number of employees||97.5||97.5||97.9|
|Number of staff on parental leave||5,218||6,166||6,734|
|Number of employees with over 10 years of service with the company||21,848||24,133||25,569|
|Average number of employees per area of employment (percentage of the average number of employees)||2015||2016||2017|
|Store Operations||83,034 (79.05%)||88,772 (78.23%)||97,232 (77.18%)|
|Logistics||14,978 (14.26% )||16,585 (14.62%)||19,423 (15.42%)|
|Administration||7,025 (6.69%)||8,121 (7.16%)||9,322 (7.4%)|
|Age structure (including apprentices as of 2017)||2016||2017|
|Percentage of employees under the age of 30 compared to the total number of employees||42.08||43.79|
|Percentage of employees between the ages of 30 and 50 compared to the total number of employees||46.65||45.28|
|Percentage of employees aged 50 years or older compared to the total number of employees||11.26||10.92|
Women in management positions
Information provided in full-time equivalents
|Women in management positions||2015||2016||2017|
|Percentage of female employees compared to the total number of employees||65.16||60.09||62.47|
|Percentage of female employees compared to the total number of employees in management positions||39.21 ✔||38.36||40.81 ✔|
Information provided includes the coffee roasting plants and the chocolate factory
|Average engagement index as a %||2016|
|ALDI SOUTH total||86 ✔|
|Number of apprentices||2015||2016||2017|
|Percentage of apprentices who were placed permanently following completion of their training||70.51||69.5||70.37|
Occupational health and safety
|Total accident rate||2.82||3.06||2.82|
Money donations made to charities or other social organisations for the promotion of non-material causes without the expectation of any form of consideration in return
|Amount of money donated in EUR||2015||2016||2017|
|Total||12,097,882 ✔||15,193,471||19,604,800 ✔|
|Number of product collaborations and/or sales campaigns conducted for the benefit of non-profit organisations||2016||2017|
|Sales value of foodstuffs and other products not withdrawn from sale which were donated to charities in EUR||2015||2016||2017|
* Data on product donations for the US for 2015 and 2016 is not available.
** Data on product donations for ALDI Australia for 2015, 2016, and 2017 is only available in tonnage.
|Number of organisations supported within the scope of long-term (≥ 1 year) partnerships at national level||2017|
|Number of employees who participated in corporate volunteering activities||2016||2017|
Company Carbon Footprint
|Company Carbon Footprint in kg of CO2e per m2 of sales floor by country/country group (change compared to the base year 2012 as a %)||2012||2014||2016|
|Germany||209||156||120 (- 43%)|
|HOFER S/E||205||93||89 (- 56%)|
|UK/Ireland||357||215||178 (- 50%)|
|US||537||528||562 (+ 5%)|
|Australia||846||727||711 (- 16%)|
Greenhouse gas emissions
The GHG emissions reported within the scope of the Company Carbon Footprint 2012 and 2014 were recalculated for the reporting year 2016 based on updated emission factors.
|Absolute amount of greenhouse gas emissions in 1,000 t of CO2e (change compared to the base year 2012 as a %)||2012||2014||2016|
|Total||1,464 ✔||1,330 ✔||1,421 (- 3%) ✔|
|Germany||344 ✔||268 ✔||208 (- 40%) ✔|
|HOFER S/E||138 ✔||65 ✔||66 (- 52%) ✔|
|UK/Ireland||187 ✔||131 ✔||130 (- 30%) ✔|
|US||579 ✔||628 ✔||747 (+ 29%) ✔|
|Australia||215 ✔||237 ✔||269 (+ 25%) ✔|
|Direct greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1) in t CO2e||2012||2014||2016|
|Indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 2) in t CO2e||2012||2014||2016|
|Indirect greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3) in t CO2e||2012||2014||2016|
|Greenhouse gas emissions in transport logistics in kg CO2e/km||2012||2014||2016|
Energy and electricity
|Energy consumption in GWh||2012||2014||2016|
|ALDI SOUTH total||3,294||3,756||4,202|
|Percentage of energy consumption per source||2012||2014||2016|
|Total electricity generated by ALDI SOUTH photovoltaic units in kWh||2015||2016|
|ALDI SOUTH total||108,128,361||140,921,931|
|Percentage of stores equipped with LED lighting in chiller cabinets compared to the total number of stores||52.83||72.76||80.06|
|Percentage of stores equipped with LED lighting in chest freezers compared to the total number of stores equipped with lighting in chest freezers||32.73||44.09||63.32|
The damage potential of refrigerants is reported as Global Warming Potential (GWP). The GWP value indicates a refrigerant’s potential greenhouse effect in comparison to the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2).
|Percentage of stores with medium-temperature refrigeration systems (coolers/chillers) using a refrigerant with a GWP < 2,200 in the total number of stores||2015||2016||2017|
|Total||50.57 ✔||62.66||75 ✔|
|Number of stores with CO2-based integrated refrigeration systems||2015||2016||2017|
|Percentage of stores equipped with a system for heat recovery from refrigeration compared to the total number of stores||2015||2016||2017|
Management of recyclable materials
|Total tonnage per waste fraction||2015||2016||2017|
|Cardboard, paper, and cardboard packaging||513,103||553,204||609,794|
|Plastic film/shrink wrap||13,244||13,268||14,405|
|Recycling of transport packaging||2015||2016||2017|
|Percentage of transport packaging recycled from cardboard, paper, and cardboard packaging||99.95||99.89||98.82|
|Percentage of transport packaging recycled from plastic film/shrink wrap||99.93||95||98.68|
|Avoiding food waste||2015||2016||2017|
|Percentage of stores cooperating with charitable organisations to donate unsold food of sound quality compared to the total number of stores||80.26||76.2||
Future-oriented construction methods
|Number of stores built in accordance with a green building standard (LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, Green Star, etc.) or voluntary energy efficiency standard (Minergie, Energy Star, Nullenergie, etc.)||2015||2016||2017|