The ALDI SOUTH Group is committed to promoting human rights in the garment industry and together with ALDI Nord, our ALDI Factory Advancement (AFA) Project has introduced an effective tool to deliver change in factories that produce our garments in Bangladesh.
Launched in 2013, the AFA Project places factory workers and managers at the centre of its activities to find sustainable solutions for improving workplaces. Its core principle is the promotion of dialogue and cooperation between workers and managers. Together they identify challenges, examine them critically and then create joint visions for the future with tailor-made solutions to reach improvement. Only with the commitment and the ownership of both parties can real change be achieved.
“I realised that my opinion and my ideas are important in order to advance my factory. We learned how to use good communication and dialogue to resolve any problems or conflicts in the factory.”
Rabeya, worker of an AFA Project factory
Workers and managers experienced positive change
AFA Project activities
Sustainable Development Goals
Support and respect the protection of human rights
Not complicit in human rights abuses
Abolition of child labour
Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation