In 2015, the ALDI SOUTH Group joined 80 other international fashion retailers in committing to the goals of Greenpeace’s Detox campaign. Since then we have reduced the negative impacts of chemical-based production processes used in the textile and footwear industry on workers, local communities and the environment.
We have empowered our suppliers to work with their business partners in order to deliver our requirements and verify their implementation within the scope of our sourcing activities. Our ALDI Detox Reports summarise the positive progress we have made over the past five years.
We will continue to increase the scope of our work to address further environmental impacts, ranging from strengthening our commitment to more sustainable material sourcing to raising awareness of opportunities to buy more sustainably. This means that we will promote more sustainable production processes and sustainable products to enable our customers to consume sustainably.
Our Goals & Performance (2019)
- Since 2015, we are working on phasing out or replacing hazardous chemicals used in the manufacturing processes for both textiles and shoes with safer alternatives.
- We aim to reducing resource consumption in cotton cultivation and improving chemical management by also using certification schemes that focus on cotton processing like the Global Organic Textile Standard. We will ensure to use 100% sustainable cotton for our ALDI own-brand garments and household textiles by 2025.
of sustainable cotton tonnage
Sustainable Development Goals
Support and respect the protection of human rights
Not complicit in human rights abuses
Elimination of forced and compulsory labour
Precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Promote environmental responsibility
Development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies