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Supporting Global Goals

Our Approach

The ALDI SOUTH Group believes that the best impacts can be created via collaboration. We support partnerships and collaborate to improve the livelihoods and working conditions along our supply chains.

Sustainable Development Goals

Commitments to the 17 UN Goals

The ALDI SOUTH Group is aware of our responsibility as one of the world‘s most successful retailers. Our international structure, our market position, our decades of experience, and the daily commitment shown by our employees provide us with the potential to make important contributions in increasing sustainability across our markets and within our supply chains.

We consider the UN Sustainable Development Goals within the scope of defining our goals and have incorporated them within our selection of sustainability-related topics. We promote the achievement of these global goals by participating in initiatives and implementing a range of sustainability policies.

About the Sustainable Development Goals

On 1 January 2016, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into force. These goals include the elimination of poverty and hunger, the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls to lead self-determined lives, the creation of peaceful, fair, and just societies, and the promotion of environmental protection and the sustainable use of natural resources. All member states of the United Nations have committed to achieving these and other goals by 2030.

17 Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations Global Compact

Commitment to the Ten Universal Principles

In August 2017, the ALDI SOUTH Group was the first discount food retailer to join the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). By joining this initiative, we have committed to implementing the UN Global Compact's ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption as part of our corporate strategy and within the scope of our daily business operations.

Anke Ehlers

“We are pleased to confirm that the ALDI SOUTH Group is committed to continuing its support of the ten UNGC principles and has continued to make progress in 2019. The ‘UN Global Compact Communication on Progress 2019’ not only highlights how we have successfully advanced projects and initiatives in cooperation with our partners, it is also part of our ongoing commitment to be more transparent concerning actions relating to our sustainability activities.”

Anke Ehlers, Managing Director Corporate Responsibility International (CRI) on behalf of the national organisations of the ALDI SOUTH Group

About the UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with more than 9,500 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and more than 70 Local Networks.