Palm (kernel) oil

Year 2015 2016
Conversion of all own-brand food products to RSPO-certified palm oil in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, Ireland, and Australia Permanent conversion

Wood and paper

Included are all products with wood as their primary component and/or with wood applications, all pulp- and cellulose-based products, and products containing paper components. Figure corresponds to the share of articles for which the wood and cellulose components are certified according to FSC or PEFC or made from recycled materials.

Year 2015 2016
Share of certified/recycled products in % 70.23 ✔ 66.41

Cocoa

Included are all products in the commodity groups chocolates, biscuits, and seasonal confectionary as well as articles in other commodity groups which contain at least 10% cocoa, such as chocolate spreads and drinking chocolate. [1]

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total number of relevant products 1,452 1,530 1,541 1,686
Number of products with certified cocoa (Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Fairtrade, organic [2]) 346 907 1,178 1,331
Share of products with certified cocoa in % 23.83 59.28 76.44 ✔ 78.94

Coffee

Year 2015 2016
Share of sustainable coffee (Fairtrade, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, CAS-verified [3] , organic [4]) in the total amount (t) of coffee in % 29.96 39.96

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 (based on: retail price, only own-brand products, commodity groups frozen food, chilled food, canned food, and fresh fish) [5]

Year 2013 2014 2015 2016
Share of sales of certified wildcaught products (MSC) in % 41.82 41.84 44.02 ✔ 49.81
Share of sales of certified aquaculture products (ASC, Bio (organic), GLOBALG.A.P., BAP minimum 2 stars) in % 49.51 53.10 67.19 ✔ 76.53

Audits, ALDI Social Assessments (ASA), and ALDI Factory Advancement (AFA) Project

  1. Share of audited non-food production facilities (as contractually agreed in the reporting period) in relation to the total number of production facilities in Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) risk countries [6]
  2. 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) in Bangladesh
  3. Share of buying volume (based on the purchase price) of textiles in Bangladesh produced by the production facilities that were part of the ALDI Factory Advancement (AFA) Project [7]
Year 2015 2016
Share of audited production facilities in % 96.4 [8] ✔ 99.5 [9]
Share of production facilities visited within the scope of an ASA in Bangladesh in % 98.6 ✔ 93.0 [10]
Share of production facilities participating in the AFA Project in the buying volume of textiles in Bangladesh in % 41.7 ✔ 44.9

[1] Until 2015, all products in the commodity groups chocolates, biscuits, and seasonal confectionary, as well as items with a cocoa content of > 40% were included.

[2] Products with certified organic cocoa are included since 2016.

[3] Coffee Assurance Services - formerly 4C Association.

[4] Products with certified organic coffee are included since 2016.

[5] In the reporting year 2015, the following definition was included: “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 food has also been part of the assurance, but has not been part of the definition.

[6] In the reporting year 2015, the following definition was included: “Share of audited production facilities (as contractually agreed in the reporting period) in relation to the total number of production facilities in Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) risk countries for the commodity groups textiles, shoes, and toys”.

[7] In the reporting year 2015, the following definition was included: “Share of buying volume (based on the purchase price) of textiles in Bangladesh produced by the 20 production facilities that were part of the ALDI Factory Advancement (AFA) Project in 2015”.

[8] The data collection was conducted for the commodity groups textiles, shoes, and toys.

[9] The data collection was conducted for the commodity groups textiles, shoes, and toys and further riskrelevant non-food commodity groups.

[10] Due to riots and attacks and an associated travel warning, travel activities to Bangladesh were limited in 2016. This led to a tempory decline in this figure.