Our Focus Areas
The ALDI SOUTH Group has always prided itself in making quality products available to its customers at the right price. Through our Vision 2030 of ‘making sustainability affordable’, we will continue to give our customers access to great products, and will reassure them that they have been responsibly sourced.
We do not do this because it is what society expects of us, but because it is the right thing to do. By addressing social and environmental problems where they are most pressing, we can use our influence to have the greatest impact on people and the planet.
We are committed to respecting human rights and improving living and working conditions throughout our supply chains. Our commitment encompasses any adverse impact on human rights that we might cause, contribute to or are directly linked to.
In order to make a real difference, we have established a wide range of partnerships with organisations including suppliers, manufacturers, retailers, governments, and NGOs. Together we can improve the lives of workers and their families in many different ways; these include promoting better working and living conditions for workers and their families, paying fair wages, empowering women, clamping down on child labour and increasing the transparency in our supply chains.
Sustainable buying practices are essential for the long-term success of our business. Together with our business partners, we work towards increasing transparency and continuous improvement within supply chains.
We want to increase the share of sustainable products available to our customers. Our aspiration is that our products are made in a sustainable way and that we consider environmental and social criteria in our global supply chains - from raw materials to final production.
We will reduce food waste across our business, make other operational waste reusable or recyclable, reduce our own-brand product packaging weight and make the packaging we use 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable.
Our business activities have a significant impact on climate and the environment. This is a result not only of the products we sell, but also our business operations. Our goal is to minimise the ecological footprint of our corporate activities by lowering our greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring that the products we offer do not have a detrimental impact on the environment.
As part of our wider commitment to minimise the impact of our products, we will also work with our business partners to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and promote climate protection projects in our supply chains.
Employer of Choice
Our employees are the key to our success. They are the ones who define the ALDI business day after day and distinguish us from our competitors. For ALDI to continue on its path of success, we want to provide a great place to work and be an employer of choice within the retail sector. Our conviction is that understanding, respecting and valuing the uniqueness of our employees makes us stronger.
We are committed to invest in our employees inside and outside of work by creating a positive environment and offering programmes that support our employees’ mental, emotional and physical well-being. Our focus is to ensure that each colleague receives the opportunity to grow and develop within their role. For this reason, the ALDI Academy was implemented in all countries. The purpose of the Academy is to enrich the ALDI employment experience by creating tailored training and development programmes.
Our Global Employee Engagement Surveys regularly gather views and feedback on what we do well and where we can improve. This allows us to listen to our employees’ voice and develop international action plans so that we can provide a healthy, safe, and diverse workplace.