More sustainability in the land of discounters - ALDI Nord Deutschland

More sustainability in the land of discounters - ALDI Nord Deutschland – Sustainability at ALDI North

It all started in 1913 with a small food store in Essen-Schonnebeck. Today, customers can turn to 2,249 ALDI North stores in the ALDI North sales region – from Sylt to Zwickau. The land of the energy transition, Germany is a country whose people are also interested in a variety of other sustainability issues.

One of our focal points in Germany is improving animal welfare throughout our entire product range – an issue that is increasingly important to our customers. Our efforts go beyond food to include leather and cosmetics. The Corporate Responsibility (CR) department at ALDI Buying in Essen handles the various sustainability issues and coordinates the activities of international supply chains. Its responsibilities also include initiatives such as the ALDI Factory Advancement (AFA) Project in Bangladesh, through which we aim to improve working conditions at factories in the region. The CR department also developed the Group-wide climate strategy in close consultation with the other ALDI companies in the countries. Since the end of 2017, we have also been gradually doing away with disposable bags at our German stores and instead offering reusable carrier bags. A separate dedicated foundation, ALDI Nord Stiftungs GmbH, has been set up to manage our social commitment.

Our highlights

705

million purchases

Our customers shopped with us 705 million times in 2017. Together with them, we can make a difference.

NO. 1

organic retailer

In 2018 alone, we plan to add over 60 additional organic items from various product groups to our standard and special-buy product ranges. In 2017, that figure was 44. With a market share of around 14 per cent for organic products, we are the leading food retailer in this segment in the North sales region, according to recent data from the market research company GfK.

ALDI North Germany in profile

Regional companies
34
Stores
2,249
Total ALDI employees
35,836
Year of market entry
1961
Website
www.aldi-nord.de

Our national targets from the CR Programme (2017)

Field of action: supply chain responsibility

For an updated overview, see: CR Programme 2018.

Objective

Status

Target date

Target value

Target relevance

Use of sustainable cotton (e.g. in accordance with the GOTS, OCS, Fairtrade standard)

New

2018

30%

Germany

Changeover to certified green coffee (UTZ, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and organic) for defined own-brand products

New

2020

50%

Germany

Expansion of availability of fresh poultry products from the animal welfare own brand Fair & Gut

New

2020

Expansion

Germany

Introduction of the ALDI Transparency Code (ATC) for own-brand products in at least one product group and increase in the number of fish products and products containing fish with the ATC

New

2019

At least one additional product group and expansion of the number of items

Germany

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North Target achieved Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North Ongoing Process
Field of action: resource conservation

Objective

Status

Target date

Target value

Target relevance

Increasing the own-use rate for the energy generated in-house by photovoltaic systems at stores through combination with concepts for integrated cooling and heating systems, and demand-led alignment of the photovoltaic systems

Laufender Prozess – Nachhaltigkeit bei ALDI Nord

Ongoing

Continuation and expansion

Germany

Investigation of alternative drive concepts for use in logistics processes

Ziel erreicht – Nachhaltigkeit bei ALDI Nord

2017

Investigation

Germany

Introduction of a nationwide, digitised monitoring system for cooling systems in order to achieve emission reductions through optimised leakage rates and/or more environmentally benign refrigerants

Ziel erreicht – Nachhaltigkeit bei ALDI Nord

Ongoing

100%

Germany

Gradual changeover of all plug-in chillers and freezers to the refrigerant propane (R290) with very low Global Warming Potential (GWP)

Laufender Prozess – Nachhaltigkeit bei ALDI Nord

Ongoing

100%

Germany

Discontinuation of plastic bags

New

2018

100%

Germany

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North Target achieved Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North Ongoing Process
Field of action: social commitment & dialogue promotion

Objective

Status

Target date

Target value

Target relevance

Development of pilot projects for sustainable consumption

Laufender Prozess – Nachhaltigkeit bei ALDI Nord

2018

Projects

Germany

Development of additional projects based on the funding objectives of ALDI Nord Stiftungs GmbH

New

Ongoing

Projects

Germany

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North Target achieved Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North Ongoing Process

Our projects and topics

Employee appreciation

einfach wir – the magazine for ALDI employees

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Animal welfare

Step by step towards greater animal welfare

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Labelling

Genetic engineering – our stance on a controversial issue

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Award

Commitment to animal welfare: good ranking in an industry comparison

MORE
Strategy

The future is green: plans for the new ALDI North campus

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Management

Corporate governance

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Key topic

Diversity and work-life balance

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