Through our efforts, we were able to reduce climate-damaging emissions along our supply chains by shortening transport routes and creating value at source. Our AFRIKA cashews take a direct route from West Africa to Europe, eliminating the need for an intermediate stop for processing in Asia.
Our efforts not only reduced around 20 tons of CO2 per year, they also ensured the creation of local jobs under better living and working conditions. The nuts are dried, steamed, roasted and peeled locally, improving the livelihoods of people in the region.
Further to the award-winning AFRIKA cashews being sold in Germany, the overarching project resulted in three pioneering cashew products that are available in eight different ALDI markets. Read more about the project here.