The ALDI SOUTH Group is continually developing its strategic approach to community activities at an international level further. We focus on effective measures and best-practice knowledge transfer between our national organisations.

In the future, we will be pursuing the expansion of corporate volunteering programmes. In Austria, in 2015 some 700 Hofer employees in 70 teams took part in the initiative “REIN in den Frühling” (A clean start into spring) as part of Project 2020. In cooperation with national organisations, they cleaned waste and garbage from the natural environment surrounding the stores. Hofer also aims to continue to promote its employees engaging in community projects in Austria on a voluntary basis in future. The majority of the other national organisations’ strategies include motivating their staff to volunteer in their respective countries as well.

ALDI UK will also be continuing to broaden its national-level activities in future. As part of their community engagement strategy, ALDI UK is trialling a Community Grants donation programme where employees can nominate local charities and community groups for a monetary donation.

As an expansion of our ALDI Factory Advancement Project, we are currently planning to help improve childcare for employees at our suppliers’ production facilities in Bangladesh. (Insight: ALDI Factory Advancement Project) We will also look into additional projects for the future in countries where we source goods.