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June 2020

Better together: ALDI joins the Consumer Goods Forum

The ALDI SOUTH Group is committed to making a difference to society and the environment. By joining the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) ALDI will be working alongside consumer goods manufacturers and retailers to drive positive change across the industry.

Human rights abuses, deforestation, and Greenhouse gas emissions, - these are some of the major global sustainability challenges that cannot be tackled alone, the whole industry needs to address them together. The ALDI SOUTH Group has joined the Consumer Goods Forum, an organisation that brings retailers and manufacturers together globally. Allied under the roof of CGF, ALDI and its members are in a unique position to drive positive change across the world. Based on its four strategic pillars: Sustainability, End-to-end value chain, Product safety and Health & Wellness, the CGF focuses on the people in supply chains as well as the planet.

“With our business model, ALDI is able to offer great quality products at the best price because of our efficient business processes and our commitment to long term and collaborative relationships with our business partners. This is also our approach to Corporate Responsibility. We believe the best way to increase global sustainable development is through long term industry partnerships. The CGF membership will help us in the implementation of our international CR strategy, especially in the area of Responsible Sourcing and Carbon Reduction. We look forward to sharing experiences and working together with the Consumer Goods Forum in order to drive a positive change.”

Christoph Schwaiger, CEO of Global Sourcing and Corporate Responsibility International

About the CGF

The Consumer Goods Forum is a global network of CEOs and Senior Managers from over 400 retailers, manufacturers and service providers worldwide. The CGF’s goal is to bring together consumer goods manufacturers and retailers to drive positive change and efficiency across the industry. Its motto is “Better Lives through Better Business”.


Sustainable Development Goals

1 No poverty 2 Zero hunger 3 Good health and well-being 4 Quality education 5 Gender equality 8 Decent work and economic growth 10 Reduced inequalities 12 Responsible consumption and production 13 Climate action 14 Life below water 15 Life on land 16 Peace, justice and strong institutions 17 Partnerships for the goals