The ALDI SOUTH Group is committed to promoting human rights in the garment industry. Together with ALDI Nord, we introduced our ALDI Factory Advancement (AFA) Project, an effective tool that delivered change in factories that produce our garments in Bangladesh.
From 2013 to 2021, the AFA Project placed factory workers and managers at the centre of its activities to find sustainable solutions for improving workplaces. Its core principle was the promotion of dialogue and cooperation between workers and managers. Together they identified challenges, examined them critically and then created joint visions for the future with tailor-made solutions to reach improvement. Because of the commitment and the ownership of both parties, real change was achieved.
“I realised that my opinion and my ideas are important in order to advance my factory. We learned how to use good communication and dialogue to resolve any problems or conflicts in the factory.”
Rabeya, worker of an AFA Project factory