ALDI monitors its progress towards the vision of “Zero Carbon” by annually calculating its Company Carbon Footprint for all of its business processes and locations in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in our Operations
Action: Reducing operational GHG emissions by 26% by 2025 compared to 2016
In 2020, the ALDI SOUTH Group overachieved its absolute reduction target for operational emissions, by reducing its operational emissions by 45%. When including external logistics providers, who run a significant share of the transport between our regional distribution centres (RDCs) and stores, the reduction is 31%.
The ALDI SOUTH Group’s target of reducing GHG emissions in every country organisation by 30% per square metre of sales area by 2020 (compared to 2012) is also being achieved with continuous improvements in each national organisation.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in our Supply Chain
Action: Encouraging our suppliers (responsible for 75% of product-related emissions) to set science-based targets by 2024
The focus of our reduction activities for corporate value chain is on emissions from the product supply chain, as more than 92% of our supply chain emissions fall into this area. In 2020, we started to support our business partners with online training opportunities, and conducted our first annual survey on climate commitment (focus on strategic business partner). The results show that 97 strategic suppliers, who are responsible for 21% of our product-related emissions, either have a target in line with the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) criteria or have committed to set science-based targets within the next two years. With this first interim result, we are making good progress towards our supplier engagement target.