Smallholder farmers in coffee-growing regions face multiple challenges, including poverty, commodity price fluctuations and the effects of climate change. By sourcing from suppliers using the sustainability standards Fairtrade, UTZ/Rainforest Alliance, and 4C Services, we can reassure our customers that we are supporting coffee growing communities and protecting biodiversity.
Human Rights Risk Assessment
In 2018, we comprehensively examined the human rights risks within our food and agriculture supply chains. The aim of these assessments is to identify any adverse impacts our company may have on human rights, gain insights into our actual impacts and understand where our greatest level of influence is throughout the global supply chains of the entire ALDI SOUTH Group.
We identified coffee as a raw material with a high risk of human rights violations and consider it to be important to us in terms of leverage.
Human Rights Impact Assessment
We are developing specific measures to prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts identified during our risk assessment in 2018. In 2020, we will carry out detailed human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) for three high priority raw materials, including coffee, to identify, understand and assess the potential and actual adverse effects of our business activities on workers and other affected rights-holders such as community members.
Our Goal & Performance (2018)
Our Goal: The percentage of sustainable coffee is to be steadily increased.
of sustainable coffee tonnage
Sustainable Development Goals
Support and respect the protection of human rights
Not complicit in human rights abuses
Uphold freedom of association and recognition of right to collective bargaining
Elimination of forced and compulsory labour
Abolition of child labour
Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation