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CR Performance

Our Approach

By measuring our corporate responsibility performance on a regular basis, we are continuously validating the effectiveness of our actions, highlighting the areas where we are already making progress and identifying areas where further action is still required. 

We review our strategic approach every three years, taking into account all relevant internal and external developments. This allows us to ensure that our strategic priorities continue to focus on the areas which are most material to our business, and where we can have the greatest impact on society and the environment.

Reporting Scope

  • All reporting is based on our own brand products. Branded products are excluded.
  • ALDI China is not considered within the scope of this reporting.
  • For the year 2020, the ALDI SOUTH Group’s CR performance in the area of Resource Efficiency is reported excluding our national operations in Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary, and Italy, due to a transition of IT systems.

Information on the performance of the ALDI SOUTH Group in the areas of “Giving all customers access to healthy products” and “Supporting local communities” can be found on the ALDI SOUTH Group national websites.

Human Rights

Resource Efficiency

In addition to our goals for Resource Efficiency highlighted below, some of our national organisations have additional requirements. You can find out more on the ALDI SOUTH Group national websites.

Zero Carbon

Employer of Choice

Our employees are the key to our success. They are the ones who define the ALDI business day after day and distinguish us from our competitors. For ALDI to continue on its path of success, we want to provide a great place to work and be an employer of choice within the retail sector. Our conviction is that understanding, respecting and valuing the uniqueness of our employees makes us stronger.

Sustainable Development Goals

7 Affordable and clean energy 8 Decent work and economic growth 12 Responsible consumption and production 13 Climate action 14 Life below water 15 Life on land


Human Rights

Principle 1

Support and respect the protection of human rights

Principle 2

Not complicit in human rights abuses


Principle 3

Uphold freedom of association and recognition of right to collective bargaining

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


Principle 7

Precautionary approach to environmental challenges

Principle 8

Promote environmental responsibility

Principle 9

Development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies

GRI references

GRI 102: General disclosures 2016

Global Reporting Initiative 102-52