Frontal photograph of an ALDI employee manning the till


“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.”

CR Principles


We strive to promote the health and well-being of our employees. This involves not only the prevention of workplace accidents but also various measures and initiatives concerning the protection and promotion of overall health. The strong importance attached to occupational health and safety within our company is also reflected by the results of our employee surveys and the materiality analysis conducted in 2017.

The majority of our staff work in stores or logistics. In order to prevent accidents, we utilise modern equipment and appropriate workwear, and we strategically design our workplaces and workflows to ensure maximum safety. For example, when working in our freezer warehouses, employees are obliged to wear special protective clothing. Within our regular warehouses, a 'pick-by-voice' system was developed so employees have both hands free when packing and moving bulk merchandise. In order to design the check-out process at our stores as ergonomically as possible, the barcodes printed on our products are placed in such a way that the merchandise does not need to be lifted or turned at checkout.

However, technology alone is not enough to ensure workplace safety. We attach great importance to providing regular staff training on operational health and safety, and the compliance with safety regulations – such as wearing protective footwear, and the correct use of potentially dangerous equipment – is monitored and reviewed on a regular basis. In several of our countries of operation, not only our technical equipment but also our health protection measures are subject to regular external reviews.

For years now, we have been able to maintain a constantly low accident rate throughout the ALDI SOUTH Group. In many ALDI countries, the statistical development of accident rates is regularly monitored. By the end of 2018, we plan to align our efforts for the promotion and protection of our employees’ health undertaken in all our countries of operation within a corporate health management system.

Frontal photograph of an ALDI employee working with a pallet truck
ALDI employees manning the tills photographed from behind
Person entering data into a merchandise ordering device

Prevention of workplace accidents as well as measures and initiatives lead to a safe and healthy working environment.

Accident rate per area

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Values as a % 2017
Total 2.82
Store Operations 2.57
Logistics 5.5
Administration 0.45
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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.

Sustainable Development Goals

1 No poverty 4 Quality education 5 Gender equality 8 Decent work and economic growth 10 Reduced inequalities

GRI references

Organisational profile

Global Reporting Initiative 102-8

Management approach

Global Reporting Initiative 103-1 Global Reporting Initiative 103-2 Global Reporting Initiative 103-3


Global Reporting Initiative 401-1 Global Reporting Initiative 401-3

Occupational health and safety

Global Reporting Initiative 403-2

Training and education

Global Reporting Initiative 404-2