ALDI commits to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025 and publishes ‘International Buying Policy for Cotton’
We are committed to achieving long-term sustainable improvements in the growing of cotton. We will ensure to use 100% sustainable cotton for our ALDI-exclusive garments and household textiles by 2025.
Cotton accounts for the majority of all fibres used in the garments and household textiles offered by ALDI. Whilst cotton is a renewable natural resource that is fully biodegradable, it is also linked to social and ecological risks in the countries where it is grown.
Together with our business partners, we are committed to standards that achieve long-term sustainable improvements in the cultivation of cotton. By 2025, we will require the cotton used for our ALDI-exclusive garments and household textiles products to be of either recycled origin or certified according to one of the following internationally recognised sustainability standards:
- Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
- Organic Content Standard (OCS) 100/blended
- Cotton made in Africa (CmiA)
- Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
We also exclude cotton from countries where cultivation and harvesting are systematically associated with human rights violations.
Find the policy here: International Buying Policy for Cotton