Human Rights Policy Statement

Protection of human rights at ALDI SOUTH

As an international company with global supply chains, we are aware of our responsibility towards the protection of human rights. The ALDI SOUTH Group is certain that long-term business success can only be ensured if human rights are acknowledged and protected.

We believe that companies should be committed to respecting human rights and preventing human rights violations. Our commitment therefore encompasses our own business operations and our business relationships, as well as those indirectly caused by our actions. 

The ALDI SOUTH Group respects all internationally recognised human rights. There are certain human rights aspects that are of increased relevance to us as a food retailer and vendor of non-food as our actions could have a stronger impact on these. These include discrimination, health and safety, freedom of association, remuneration, working hours, child labour and forced labour. We review our human rights impact, in particular our areas of focus, in cooperation with external experts.

Our Human Rights Policy Statement outlines our human rights due diligence process and future commitments.

We are really pleased that the ALDI SOUTH Group has committed to publish a statement regarding respect for human rights. The continuous implementation of human rights due diligence processes in businesses' own operations and along the value chain is one of the core objectives of the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact and the United Nations Global Sustainability Goals.
Marcel Engel, Executive Director, German Global Compact Network (DGCN)
 

ALDI SOUTH Group Human rights due diligence: Declaration of principles; Identification of adverse impacts; Measures and  evaluation of effectiveness; Grievance mechanisms; Reporting; Continuous improvement

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