Our activities to promote sustainable development in our supply chain will continue to be a primary focus area of our work.

Further increasing transparency along the supply chain will be a key factor for the success of our future activities toward establishing sustainability criteria in buying.

With regard to resources, we will be intensifying our efforts in the areas of palm oil, timber and paper as well as cocoa and coffee.

ALDI SOUTH’s Social Monitoring Programme will in future be extended to cover additional commodity groups, including food products.

We are continually expanding the ALDI Factory Advancement Project and it will in future be complemented by social initiatives such as the improvement of childcare facilities for employees at the participating production facilities.

With respect to our voluntary commitment to promoting environmental standards in shoe and textile production, together with our suppliers we will be facing a number of considerable challenges in the years to come, which we will tackle step by step.