Each nut type and its value chain is unique and comes with its own social and environmental challenges. Nut origins and production systems vary significantly and range from the wild collection from pristine rainforests in the Amazon (Brazil nuts), over smallholder farming in Turkey (hazelnuts) and West Africa (cashews), to industrial plantations in California (almonds).
The ALDI SOUTH Group has identified nut supply chains as a high priority focus area with Brazil nuts, cashews and hazelnuts being of particular importance amongst the eleven nut types sold in the ALDI SOUTH Group’s countries. We are committed to fostering fair working conditions and environmentally friendly production in the cultivation and processing of nuts. We continue to increase our efforts in ensuring transparency and traceability throughout our nut supply chains. In addition, we collaborate with key stakeholders on projects on the ground and work with our business partners and multi-stakeholder initiatives to increase awareness and transparency of sustainable nut production and raise industry standards.