The new ALDI SOUTH Group’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) Strategy applies a targeted approach to the global sustainability core issues which are most pressing and where the discounter can have the most positive impact on people and the planet. It consists of four international focus areas – respecting human rights, improving resource efficiency, realising zero carbon, and being the employer of choice. In detail, it contains eleven long-term objectives including increasing supply chain transparency, expanding measures to respect human rights, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions within our own operations as well as those of our business partners in the supply chain. The new strategy will also see ALDI increasing the number of products with sustainability certification, placing an emphasis on sustainable product design, promoting responsible water management and deforestation-free supply chains, reducing packaging and food waste and recycling waste material, and providing a great place to work. Most of the objectives were identified through detailed environmental and human rights assessments in our supply chains.
The global CR strategy is complemented by additional national focus areas, which concentrate on giving all customers access to healthy products and supporting local communities through charity partnerships. All these activities together contribute to the overall vision of making sustainability affordable to every customer and applies to the eleven countries of the ALDI SOUTH Group.