Product packaging plays an important role in protecting our products from damage and environmental influences in order to ensure quality of our products and to avoid food waste. However, we are aware that packaging can pose a threat to the environment if managed incorrectly and not integrated into the recycling process.
To tackle this issue, we have set ourselves ambitious goals aimed at increasing material efficiency and circularity of our ALDI own-brand product packaging. We are working with our business partners to push for more environmental-friendly packaging options across our product range. By adhering to the internationally recognised and legally established waste hierarchy, we strive to
- avoid oversized or unnecessary packaging material,
- maximise recyclability, and
- increase recycled content in our plastic packaging.
Working with experts
In collaboration with external experts, we have developed an international guideline for environmentally responsible product packaging, which includes recommendations and examples for evaluating sustainable product packaging. This guideline is based on the international waste hierarchy.
Sustainable packaging innovations
The evaluation and implementation of environmentally responsible product packaging across the ALDI SOUTH Group is conducted in cooperation with our business partners. We work with our suppliers on sustainable packaging innovations in order to be informed of current developments and possibilities for improvements in this sector.
Our CR Performance (2021)
of reusable, recyclable, or compostable own-brand packaging
of our own-brand product packaging material in relation to sales
of recycled content in our own- brand plastic packaging
Our Projects & Memberships
Sustainable Development Goals
Precautionary approach to environmental challenges
Promote environmental responsibility
Development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies