Company Carbon Footprint

Company Carbon Footprint in kg CO2e per m² of sales area by country/country group; change to the base year 2012 in % [15]

Year 2012 2014 2016
Germany 209 156 120 (-43%)
Hofer S/E 205 93 89 (-56%)
UK/Ireland 357 215 178 (-50%)
USA 537 528 562 (+5%)
Australia 846 727 711 (-16%)

Absolute GHG emissions

Absolute GHG emissions in thousand tonnes CO2e by country/country group [15]

Year 2012 2014 2016
Total ALDI SOUTH 1,464 1,330 1,421 ✔
Germany 344 268 208 ✔
Hofer S/E 138 65 66 ✔
UK/Ireland 187 131 131 ✔
USA 579 628 747 ✔
Australia 215 237 269 ✔

Lighting

Year 2015 2016
Share of stores equipped with LED lighting in chiller cabinets in the total number of stores in % 52.83 72.76

Refrigerants

Number of stores with a medium-temperature application (cooler/chiller) using a refrigerant with a GWP < 2,200

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016
Share in the total number of stores in % 21.68 39.78 50.57 ✔ 62.66
Total ALDI SOUTH 1,064 2,014 2,682 ✔ 3,512
Germany 577 756 984 1,364
Hofer S/E 168 200 321 399
UK/Ireland 89 659 749 821
USA 110 204 373 580
Australia 120 195 255 348

Number of stores with a medium-temperature application (cooler/chiller) using a refrigerant with a GWP > 2,200

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016
Share in the total number of stores in % 78.14 60.22 49.43 37.34
Total ALDI SOUTH 3,804 3,049 2,622 2,093
Germany 1,255 1,095 874 506
Hofer S/E 613 602 501 457
UK/Ireland 530 15 0 0
USA 1,187 1,166 1,110 1,022
Australia 219 171 137 72

Photovoltaics

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total electricity generated by ALDI SOUTH photovoltaic units in kWh 30,010,490 63,453,275 108,128,344 140,921,931
Electricity generated by third-party tenants on leased ALDI SOUTH property in kWh 31,246,643 32,080,810 38,224,219 36,057,108
Total electricity generated by photovoltaic units in kWh 61,257,133 95,534,085 146,352,563 176,979,039
Total electricity generated and consumed by the ALDI SOUTH Group in kWh 24,445,132 50,280,271 84,849,669 113,665,609

Recycling of transport packaging

Year 2015 2016
Share of recycled cardboard, paper, and cardboard boxes from transport packaging in % 99.95 99.89
Share of recycled plastic wrap from transport packaging in % 99.93 95.00

Avoiding food waste

Year 2015 2016
Share of stores cooperating with charitable organisations to donate unsold, but qualitatively unobjectionable food in % 81 76

[15] The greenhouse gas emission data compiled within the scope of the Company Carbon Footprint 2012 and 2014 has now been updated for the 2016 reporting year based on new emission factors.