ALDI strives to eliminate deforestation by 2030
Forests are diverse and complex ecosystems that provide a habitat not only for plants and animals but also for people. The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation in our high priority supply chains by the end of 2030.
Deforestation of natural forests happens for a number of reasons, such as conversion to agricultural land, forestry, logging, infrastructure expansion and mining. Clearing natural forests contributes to about 15% of global CO2 emissions. This means that halting deforestation is not only essential for reducing biodiversity loss, but also critical for climate change mitigation.
As a global retailer, one of the ALDI SOUTH Group’s key responsibilities is to ensure that our products do not contribute to the destruction of forests. During 2020, we examined the deforestation risk within our global supply chains in order to understand where we have the most impact.
We strive to eliminate deforestation in our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. An International Position Statement comprising further details on how we aim to achieve this ambition will be published later in 2021.