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March 2020

ALDI UK win award for its efforts in eliminating modern slavery

ALDI UK received the ‘Stop Slavery Enterprise award for goods & service companies’ for its leadership in the fight against slavery. ALDI UK recognises that modern slavery is a global issue that can’t be tackled alone, they work collaboratively with their suppliers, Non-Government Organisations (NGO’s) and industry experts to combat slavery and improve working conditions throughout the supply chain.

Since 2015, the Thomson Reuters Stop Slavery Award recognises and celebrates those who are dedicated in the fight against all forms of modern slavery and human trafficking, by having best in class policies and processes in place. Previous winners of the awards include the likes of Apple, Unilever, Co-op and Adidas.

“We are delighted that ALDI has been recognised by the Thomson Reuters Foundation for our efforts in tackling this important issue. We will continue to work collaboratively to raise awareness and drive better standards. We hope that these awards inspire others to join forces and take positive steps to protect human rights.”

Fritz Walleczek, Corporate Responsibility Managing Director for ALDI UK & Ireland

Human rights violations are a global problem affecting every economy, industry and sector. We have an important role to play in raising awareness of human rights and we believe that companies should be committed to respecting human rights. Our commitment encompasses any adverse impact on human rights we might cause, contribute or are directly linked to.

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8 Decent work and economic growth 10 Reduced inequalities 12 Responsible consumption and production