Hands holding brazil nuts

Nuts

Our Approach

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.

Our Actions

Transparency & Traceability

We want to provide our customers the highest quality at the best possible price. Transparent supply chains and traceability of raw materials are the crucial foundation to determine whether sustainability standards are adhered to in the cultivation and processing of nuts for our products. Together with our business partners and other industry actors, we are working towards increased transparency. Activities include supplier interviews, participation in relevant multi-stakeholder initiatives, projects on the ground or crop-specific human rights impact assessments.

Supply Chain

Visits and Assessments

As part of our engagement, we regularly visit and assess production sites together with our business partners in our food and non-food supply chains.

World map Visits and assessments

Human Rights

We respect human rights and do our part to improve living and working conditions throughout our supply chains.

Stakeholder Dialogue & Capacity Building

We believe the best way to protect the people and the environment is through joint initiatives and partnerships. For this reason, we engage in various multi-stakeholder initiatives and projects on the ground.

Sustainable Development Goals

1 No poverty 8 Decent work and economic growth 10 Reduced inequalities 12 Responsible consumption and production 13 Climate action 15 Life on land 17 Partnerships for the goals

UNGC

Human Rights

Principle 1

Support and respect the protection of human rights

Principle 2

Not complicit in human rights abuses

Labour

Principle 4

Elimination of forced and compulsory labour

Principle 5

Abolition of child labour

Principle 6

Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

Environment

Principle 7

Precautionary approach to environmental challenges

Principle 8

Promote environmental responsibility

GRI references

GRI 103: Management approach 2016

Global Reporting Initiative 103-1 Global Reporting Initiative 103-2 Global Reporting Initiative 103-3