Jungle photographed from above
May 2022

Protecting forests and ecosystems: ALDI publishes an “International Position Statement for Supply Chains Free from Deforestation and Conversion”

The ALDI SOUTH Group and ALDI Nord Group publish a joint international position statement to explain how ALDI is planning to achieve its commitment to deforestation-free supply chains by 2030 and is also extending its commitment from forests to further natural ecosystems. 

As a global retailer, ALDI is aware of its responsibility to protect forests and natural ecosystems. Forests, peatlands, and savannahs are diverse and complex ecosystems that provide habitat for plants, animals, and people. The clearing and destruction of these ecosystems to create agricultural land is a key driver of global habitat loss and carbon emissions. A good example is how land is cleared so that soy can be grown and used as a main component in animal feed.

Our commitment

ALDI is committed to eliminate deforestation and conversion of natural ecosystems from our high-priority supply chains by 31 December 2030.

Our high priorities

High priorities

Our position

ALDI started addressing major concerns relating to palm oil, timber, and paper products in 2010 and continues to identify and address other key commodities linked to deforestation and ecosystem conversion. The new Position Statement explains ALDI’s approach and why we are extending our existing commitments to also protecting other natural ecosystems. It builds on three pillars, which complement each other: Transparency, Standards and Collaboration.  

The new Position Statement was developed in collaboration with external experts and environmental organisations based on the internationally recognised guidelines of the Accountability Framework Initiative

Anke Ehlers

“The ongoing destruction of forests and land conversion are major global challenges. We are proud of what we have achieved to protect forests and ecosystems so far, but we know that we need to go even further. We will focus on collaborating closely with internal and external stakeholders to continuously improve our work to create supply chains that are free from deforestation and conversion”.

Anke Ehlers, Managing Director Corporate Responsibility International

Further information


ALDI CR Vision 2030

Resource Efficiency

Sourcing sustainably
Sourcing sustainably

Zero Carbon

Emissions in our supply chain
Emissions in our supply chain

Sustainable Development Goals

12 Responsible consumption and production 15 Life on land 17 Partnerships for the goals