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Management

Net sales of the ALDI Nord Group
Net sales of the ALDI North Group – Sustainability at ALDI North

Total net sales of the business year (in billion euros)

Stores and employees

Total number of stores and number of employees (headcount) by gender and region on the reporting date 31 December

Number of stores

Number of employees

of which female

Number of stores

Number of employees

of which female

Number of stores

Number of employees

of which female

Belgium/Luxembourg1

461

6,256

4,452

457

6,412

4,455

459

6,727

4,804

Denmark

220

2,037

1,051

222

2,184

1,128

188

2,277

1,099

Germany

2,339

31,429

22,521

2,298

35,215

25,405

2,249

35,836

25,511

France

899

7,420

4,533

891

8,243

5,204

888

9,218

5,592

Netherlands

498

6,291

3,893

491

6,300

3,857

494

8,654

5,099

Poland

105

1,160

1,002

118

1,466

1,254

124

1,906

1,706

Portugal

47

613

416

48

803

535

57

1,178

768

Spain

260

2,973

1,889

264

3,456

2,174

272

3,571

2,263

ALDI Nord Group

4,829

58,179

39,757

4,789

64,079

44,012

4,731

69,367

46,842

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to  "Subject of the report").

Products and own brands in the product range

Number of products and proportion of own-brand products in the standard product range (in per cent)1

Number of products

Proportion of own brands
(in %)

Number of products

Proportion of own brands
(in %)

Number of products

Proportion of own brands
(in %)

Belgium/Luxembourg2

1,113

99.7

1,373

97.6

1,465

96.1

Denmark

1,394

87.7

1,651

81.0

1,826

75.5

Germany

1,183

94.8

1,461

94.0

1,432

91.1

France

1,210

94.6

1,450

95.1

1,452

90.9

Netherlands

1,238

97.7

1,437

94.2

1,737

93.5

Poland

1,339

88.6

1,700

86.8

2,101

73.6

Portugal

1,477

92.3

1,505

85.3

1,639

85.8

Spain

1,422

90.2

1,609

89.7

1,842

89.6

ALDI Nord Group

1,297

92.9

1,523

90.2

1,687

86.2

1 We set clear standards for our own brands with respect to our suppliers.
2The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Employee appreciation

Employees by job category

Number of employees by field of work and gender on the reference date 31 December (headcount)

ALDI Nord Group

of which female

ALDI Nord Group

of which female

ALDI Nord Group

of which female

Sales

46,708

36,146

51,780

40,157

55,901

42,495

Warehouse

4,604

1,183

4,983

1,207

5,466

1,288

Vehicle fleet

2,490

39

2,596

36

2,722

54

Office

2,215

1,950

2,401

2,105

2,704

2,419

oberes Management

577

122

589

139

631

155

Lower management

1,043

284

1,174

337

1,322

403

Other1

542

33

556

31

621

28

ALDI Nord Group

58,179

39,757

64,079

44,012

69,367

46,842

1 This category also includes employees released for the works council and maintenance staff.

Proportion of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
Proportion of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements  – Sustainability at ALDI North

Proportion of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

 

* The proportion of employees was calculated excluding Poland because no collective bargaining agreements have been concluded there.

Length of service with the company

Average length of service with the company (in years)

2015

2016

20171

Belgium/Luxembourg2

12

12

12

Denmark

4

4

4

Germany

10

10

10

France

6

6

5

Netherlands

10

10

8

Poland

3

3

3

Portugal

3

2

2

Spain

3

3

4

ALDI Nord Group

6

6

9

1 A more precise calculation method results in a more accurate value for the ALDI Nord group compared to the previous year’s values.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of employees by employment contract

Proportion of employees by employment contract and gender on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

Temporary

of which female

Permanent

of which female

Temporary

of which female

Permanent

of which female

Temporary

of which female

Permanent

of which female

Belgium/Luxembourg1

9.6

64.3

90.4

68.2

9.2

62.9

90.8

75.7

11.7

64.5

88.3

74,3

Denmark

1.5

65.5

98.5

51.9

0.2

60.0

99.8

52.3

6.8

50.6

93.2

48,3

Germany

15.5

67.1

84.5

72.1

21.7

68.6

78.3

71.2

19.5

64.6

80.5

72,4

France

10.8

62.8

89.2

64.3

10.2

64.9

89.8

65.4

10.2

65.8

89.8

64,6

Netherlands

32.8

59.7

67.2

63.6

30.9

57.7

69.1

63.6

42.3

49.8

57.7

64,1

Poland

61.1

86.6

38.9

85.0

60.8

86.3

39.2

83.7

63.4

83.5

36.6

84,8

Portugal

58.0

69.9

42.0

69.1

58.2

67.2

41.8

68.7

66.2

66.4

33.8

70,1

Spain

4.9

51.4

95.1

63.3

5.3

48.1

94.7

63.5

4.5

53.6

95.5

65,1

ALDI Nord Group

16.5

66.3

83.5

68.7

19.7

67.3

80.3

69.1

21.3

62.6

78.7

69,5

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Number of apprentices and twin-track degree students

Number of apprentices and twin-track degree students on the reference date 31 December

The vocational training model based on the German pattern is not used in all countries, and the data on the number of apprentices are therefore restricted to the countries of Denmark, Germany and France. The system used in the Netherlands and Spain is currently not included in recording the performance indicators because the vocational training models are not identical. In Germany, a twin-track degree course with in-service training is also offered.

Apprentices

Twin-track students

Apprentices

Twin-track students

Apprentices

Twin-track students

Denmark

53


52


59


Germany

2,014

92

1,757

99

2,084

123

France

241


194


189


Total

2,308

92

2,003

99

2,332

123

Women in management positions

Proportion of female employees in management positions on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

2015

2016

2017

Belgium/Luxembourg1

24.9

27.3

29.5

Denmark

20.2

20.0

21.3

Germany

24.6

26.7

27.8

France

17.5

21.4

23.1

Netherlands

15.1

16.3

17.9

Poland

38.6

40.3

36.7

Portugal

43.2

45.2

48.0

Spain

34.8

32.8

34.0

ALDI Nord Group

23.8

25.8

27.3

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Employees by employment type

Number of employees by employment type and gender on the reference date 31 December (headcount)

Full-time

of which female

Part-time

of which female

Full-time

of which female

Part-time

of which female

Full-time

of which female

Part-time

of which female

Belgium/Luxembourg1

2,021

877

4,235

3,575

2,117

903

4,295

3,552

2,325

1,099

4,402

3,705

Denmark

1,048

468

989

583

1,074

468

1,110

660

1,098

413

1,179

686

Germany

7,267

3,125

24,162

19,396

7,258

2,977

27,957

22,428

7,370

2,994

28,466

22,517

France

5,184

2,504

2,236

2,029

5,474

2,722

2,769

2,482

5,993

2,794

3,225

2,798

Netherlands

1,639

324

4,652

3,569

1,622

317

4,678

3,540

1,775

363

6,879

4,736

Poland

473

337

687

665

809

617

657

637

1,334

1,134

572

572

Portugal

230

94

383

322

265

144

538

391

333

157

845

611

Spain

1,220

611

1,753

1,278

1,407

718

2,049

1,456

1,427

708

2,144

1,555

ALDI Nord Group

19,082

8,340

39,097

31,417

20,026

8,866

44,053

35,146

21,655

9,662

47,712

37,180

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Employees by age groups
Employees by age groups – Sustainability at ALDI North

Proportion of employees by age groups on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

Employees with disabilities

Proportion of employees with severe disabilities on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

2015

2016

2017

Proportion of employees with disabilities

1.7

1.6

1.6

Lost day rate

Lost day rate (paid sick leave) (in per cent)

2015

2016

2017

Belgium/Luxembourg1

4.5

4.2

4.2

Denmark

4.1

3.7

3.3

Germany

3.8

4.2

4.4

France

5.5

4.6

5.1

Netherlands

4.1

4.1

4.3

Poland

2.6

3.1

3.2

Portugal2

n/a

n/a

n/a

Spain

2.9

2.6

3.2

ALDI Nord Group

3.9

3.8

4.0

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").
2 No paid sick leave in Portugal (n/a = not available).

Supply chain responsibility

Public product recalls

The number of publicly recalled products broken down into food and non-food products

Total

Recalls food

Recalls non-food

Total

Recalls food

Recalls non-food

Total

Recalls food

Recalls non-food

Belgium/Luxembourg1

3

3


1

1


4

4


Denmark

2

2


3

3


3

3


Germany

5

1

4

10

10


9

8

1

France

14

122

2

233

22

1

11

10

1

Netherlands

2

2


3

3


4

4


Poland




1

1


1

1


Portugal







1

1


Spain




3

1

2

5

2

3

ALDI Nord Group

26

20

6

44

41

3

38

33

5

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").
2 Six due to deficiencies relating to labelling requirements.
3 Sixteen regional recalls; a total of six recalls due to deficiencies relating to labelling requirements.

Products promoted with Stiftung Warentest or ÖKO-TEST
Mit Stiftung Warentest oder ÖKO-TEST beworbene Artikel – Nachhaltigkeit bei ALDI Nord

Number of articles promoted with test results from consumer association Stiftung Warentest or consumer magazine ÖKO-TEST*

 

It is only possible to label products with test results in Germany; the data therefore only relates to Germany.

Labelled vegetarian and vegan products

Number of listed food and non-food own-brand products labelled as vegetarian and/or vegan from the standard and special-buy product ranges1

In addition to the labelled products, the ALDI Nord Group offers a wide range of non-labelled vegetarian and/or vegan items.

2015

20162

2017

Vegetarian/vegan products

Vegetarian/vegan products

Vegetarian/vegan products

Belgium/Luxembourg3

5

8

14

Denmark


2

14

Germany

16

56

129

France



4

Netherlands

7

8

13

Poland


2

19

Portugal


5

21

Spain

1

3

24

ALDI Nord Group

29

78

185

1 Because certain products are purchased jointly for several countries, the total number of insourced products may be lower than the total of the breakdowns by country.
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Number of organic and Fairtrade products

Number of own-brand products with EU organic logo and number of insourced own-brand products with Fairtrade certification in the standard and special-buy product range

Organic products

Fairtrade products

Organic products

Fairtrade products

Organic products

Fairtrade products

Belgium/Luxembourg1

56

3

61

9

101

16

Denmark

86

8

118

11

150

19

Germany

125

15

144

21

188

30

France

45


60

1

103

14

Netherlands

66

37

114

41

112

29

Poland

9

1

10

1

45

6

Portugal

60

7

77

12

76

19

Spain

105

1

131

4

225

4

ALDI Nord Group2

433

58

517

70

803

73

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").
2 Because certain products are purchased jointly for several countries, the total number of insourced products may be lower than the total of the breakdowns by country.

Proportion of products with ALDI Transparency Code in Germany
Proportion of products with ALDI Transparency Code in Germany – Sustainability at ALDI North

Proportion of meat or meat-containing own-brand products from the standard and special-buy product ranges in Germany labelled with the ALDI Transparency Code (ATC) (percentage)

The scope of data is to be expanded and internationalised in the years ahead due to the introduction of the ATC for additional product groups and in additional countries.

Non-food product group production facilities by country
Non-food product group production facilities by country – Sustainability at ALDI North

Number of non-food production facilities used in the part of the product range under review (in per cent)

Proportion of insourced products with FSC® - or PEFC™-certified resources

Proportion of insourced own-brand products which are FSC®– or PEFC™-certified resources out of the total number of insourced own-brand products from the standard and special-buy product ranges with constituent elements made of wood, board, paper, and cellulose-based viscose and non-woven fabric, as well as bamboo (in per cent)

FSC® 100%, FSC® MIX and PEFC™ are considered to be certification standards. In 2017, the biggest proportion was attributable to FSC® MIX certification (around 48 per cent), followed by FSC® 100% certification (around 30 per cent) and PEFC™ certification (around 22 per cent).

Total

of which FSC® 100%

of which FSC® MIX

of which PEFC™

Total

of which FSC® 100%

of which FSC® MIX

of which PEFC™

Total

of which FSC® 100%

of which FSC® MIX

of which PEFC™

Belgium/Luxembourg2

24,8

41.5

12.3

46.2

28,8

38.9

23.6

37.5

52,1

32.8

45.1

22.1

Denmark

72,4

32.9

38.2

28.9

89,8

21.9

63.2

14.9

93,2

45.7

39.1

15.2

Germany

84,4

34.5

31.1

34.4

87,3

25.3

58.6

16.1

88,2

28.6

55.1

16.3

France

41,5

25.8

47.4

26.8

46,4

35.4

41.5

23.1

65,7

35.0

40.8

24.2

Netherlands

54,3

20.6

28.6

50.8

58,4

29.6

38.0

32.4

68,5

36.9

33.6

29.5

Poland

59,4

47.4

15.8

36.8

60,6

26.0

44.1

29.9

65,4

37.0

42.0

21.0

Portugal

60,2

37.5

21.4

41.1

68,7

33.3

43.0

23.7

86,3

42.1

43.7

14.3

Spain

42,6

32.6

15.2

52.2

64,0

30.1

34.0

35.9

74,5

41.0

37.1

21.9

ALDI Nord Group

41,3

30.9

36.7

32.4

53,1

26.4

49.7

23.9

62,8

30.0

47.9

22.1

1 The scope of application was expanded in 2017 to include further product groups and own-brand products with constituent elements made of cellulose-based viscose and non-woven fabric, as well as bamboo, following publication of the International Timber Purchasing Policy.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of sustainable cotton out of the total weight of cotton sold

Proportion of certified sustainable cotton out of the total weight of cotton sold in the period under review for own-brand products in the product groups of clothing and home textiles from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)

Total

of which GOTS

of which OCS

of which other organic

of which Fairtrade

of which recycled without label

Belgium/Luxembourg1

9,6

60.5


7.9

11.4

20.2

Denmark

19,1

76.7

0.4

5.4

14.2

3.3

Germany

22,8

82.8

1.4

1.4

11.0

3.4

France

19,0

72.6

0.9

2.8

6.7

16.9

Netherlands2

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Poland

11,3

61.3

2.0

29.9

1.8

5.1

Portugal

19,6

83.9

1.4

1.8

8.7

4.2

Spain

17,2

81.5

1.5

1.9


15.1

ALDI Nord Group

20,6

80.5

1.3

2.2

10.4

5.6

1 he information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").
2 No data on the tonnage of cotton sold is available (n/a = not available) for ALDI Netherlands for 2017.

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable fish products

Proportion of insourced own-brand products which are MSC, ASC, GLOBALG.A.P. or EU organic certified out of the total number of insourced fish products from the standard and special-buy product ranges, broken down by certification standard (in per cent)1

Roughly 40 per cent of the insourced fish products had been certified in accordance with one of the aforementioned sustainability standards Group-wide in 2017. The biggest proportion here was attributable to the MSC certification standard (around 66 per cent), followed by ASC certification (around 19 per cent), GLOBALG.A.P. certification (around 13 per cent) and products with the EU organic logo (around 4 per cent).

total

of which MSC

of which ASC

of which GLOBALG.A.P.

davon
EU-Bio-
Logo

total

of which MSC

of which ASC

of which GLOBALG.A.P.

davon
EU-Bio-
Logo

total

of which MSC

of which ASC

of which GLOBALG.A.P.

of which EU-organic-logo

Belgium/Luxembourg2

32.4

82.6

8.7

8.7


56.0

60.0

30.0

20.0


51.8

56.1

24.7

17.8

1.4

Denmark

56.9

72.4

6.9

20.7


59.4

65.8

10.5

21.1

2.6

75.4

74.4

16.3

4.7

4.6

Germany

70.6

64.0

10.1

22.5

3.4

66.9

55.9

7.5

31.2

5.4

71.1

64.1

10.4

19.8

5.7

France

17.9

85.0

5.0

40.0


22.2

62.5

15.6

25.0


36.9

66.1

18.6

11.9

8.5

Netherlands

47.4

67.3

16.4

14.5

1.8

50.9

69.5

18.6

13.6

3.4

61.5

66.1

28.8

11.9

3.4

Poland

35.8

73.7

10.5

21.1


31.1

78.9

5.3

15.8


42.3

66.7

15.2

15.1

3.0

Portugal

25.0

76.9


23.1


28.8

53.3

13.3

26.7

6.7

27.6

71.9

9.4

12.5

6.2

Spain

10.9

76.9


15.4

7.7

10.0

66.7

13.3

13.3

6.7

12.9

65.0

15.0

5.0

15.0

ALDI Nord Group

32.9

71.7

11.5

17.3

2.6

36.0

63.4

17.5

20.2

3.1

39.5

66.3

18.8

13.3

4.2

1 Products which are certified with several seals are listed in the breakdown under all the affected categories, but only as one product in the total number. The total sum of all the breakdowns may therefore exceed 100 per cent.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable fish products (own brands) by product range

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable fish products from the standard and special-buy product ranges (own brands) by product range (in per cent)1

Fresh fish (refrigerated)

Frozen

Tinned

Other

Belgium/Luxembourg2

81.8

76.5

32.1

49.4

Denmark

78.6

91.7

50.0

61.5

Germany

82.9

88.9

58.3

62.8

France

75.0

68.8

20.0

28.3

Netherlands

81.8

74.1

50.0

22.7

Poland

34.4

63.6

11.1

76.5

Portugal

81.3

12.2

4.5

35.1

Spain

22.9

30.0

3.4

3.1

ALDI Nord Group

58.0

41.2

18.5

38.6

1 All products were allocated generally to the four product ranges. Country-specific reporting may vary due to differences in product groups in the respective countries.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of KAT-certified shell eggs

Proportion of KAT-certified shell eggs out of the total number of insourced shell eggs from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)1

2015

2016

2017

Belgium/Luxembourg2

86.0

80.0

84.9

Germany

100.0

100.0

100.0

Netherlands

100.0

100.0

100.0

Poland

34.4

32.3

26.9

ALDI Nord Group

97.6

96.6

96.9

1 KAT certification is not used in all countries. Only the countries where this system is used are therefore listed here.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of certified palm oil

Proportion of the total volume of palm oil used to manufacture our food and non-food products from the standard and special-buy product ranges which was certified in conformity with a physical RSPO supply chain system (in per cent)1

2015

2016

Total

Total

Total

Food

Non-Food

Belgium/Luxembourg3

77.7

85.4

92.8

99.8

20.1

Denmark

30.1

91.0

96.1

99.4

46.0

Germany

86.7

90.0

91.9

100.0

46.8

France

66.5

82.2

87.4

100.0

26.8

Netherlands

71.4

88.3

85.4

91.3

15.2

Poland

78.7

69.2

75.1

76.5

53.0

Portugal

62.7

84.1

80.5

90.9

20.3

Spain

36.9

68.7

63.2

72.2

36.3

ALDI Nord Group

76.8

86.7

89.2

97.4

35.8

1 Some of the data are based on extrapolations.
2 A breakdown by food and non-food products was not available until 2017.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of certified products containing cocoa

Proportion of insourced own-brand products containing cocoa from the standard and special-buy product ranges with certified sustainable cocoa out of the total number of insourced products containing cocoa, broken down by certification standard (in per cent)

In 2017, roughly 88 per cent of the own-brand products containing cocoa contained certified sustainably cocoa. The biggest proportion here was attributable to the UTZ certification standard (around 98 per cent), followed by Fairtrade certification (around 1.5 per cent, including 0.1 per cent attributable to items with Fairtrade certification and the EU organic logo) and the EU organic logo (around 0.7 per cent).

Total

of which Fairtrade

of which UTZ

Total

of which Fairtrade

of which UTZ

Total

of which Fairtrade

of which UTZ

Belgium/Luxembourg1

20.0

1.9

98.1

77.0

2.0

98.0

98.2

2.2

97.5

Denmark

73.5

100.0

89.6

1.2

98.8

82.6

1.1

97.8

Germany

77.0

0.9

99.1

90.1

0.8

99.2

93.8

0.2

97.8

France

23.9

100.0

90.9

0.4

99.6

88.0

1.4

97.8

Netherlands

77.5

3.6

96.4

84.2

3.2

96.4

95.3

1.6

98.4

Poland

69.7

100.0

68.6

0.8

99.2

80.0

98.4

Portugal

68.5

100.0

80.2

0.5

99.5

88.5

0.9

97.3

Spain

55.4

99.4

70.3

0.5

99.5

88.9

0.5

96.7

ALDI Nord Group

48.9

1.9

97.9

78.8

1.5

98.4

87.6

1.4

97.9

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of insourced certified and verified sustainable coffee

Proportion of insourced certified or verified sustainable coffee out of the total weight of insourced coffee for own-brand products from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)

The coffee insourced by us was evaluated with regard to the Fairtrade, EU organic logo, 4C, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certification standards. In 2017, a total of around 48 per cent of the insourced coffee was certified or verified in accordance with one of the sustainability standards specified above. The biggest proportion here was attributable to UTZ certification (around 80 per cent) and quantities with Fairtrade certification and the EU organic logo (around 9 per cent).

20151

20161

2017

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Belgium/Luxembourg2

11.2

16.4

44.1

Denmark

13.6

18.7

49.0

Germany

14.1

21.9

50.0

France

9.2

15.7

43.9

Netherlands

11.3

15.8

44.8

Poland

9.8

13.4

43.5

Portugal

16.5

29.6

60.6

Spain

19.2

36.9

61.6

ALDI Nord Group

12.8

19.5

47.8

1 On account of improved collection methodology, the data was adjusted retroactively compared to previous publications
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to  "Subject of the report").

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable tea

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable tea out of the total weight of insourced own-brand tea products from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)1

The tea insourced by us was evaluated with regard to the Fairtrade, EU organic logo, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and UEBT/UTZ certification standards. In 2017, a total of around 53 per cent of the insourced tea was certified in accordance with one of these standards. The biggest proportion here was attributable to Rainforest Alliance certification (around 54 per cent), followed by the EU organic logo (around 28 per cent).

20152

20162

2017

Belgium/Luxembourg3

7.9

20.9

38.9

Denmark

12.2

29.6

49.8

Germany

17.8

37.2

55.4

France

12.0

34.4

50.6

Netherlands

13.2

25.2

44.0

Poland

14.7

20.1

48.4

Portugal

46.4

36.4

53.3

Spain

33.5

36.3

56.8

ALDI Nord Group

17.1

34.3

52.9

1 The scope of data takes into account own-brand tea products with products containing tea (items that contain products from the tea plant, such as black and green tea) as well as own-brand products containing infusions (such as herbal and fruit tea).
2 On account of improved collection methodology, the data was adjusted retroactively compared to previous publications.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Number of bags sold/given away

Number of bags sold/given away by type (in thousand)

Carrier bags

Long-life shopping bags

Cooling bags

Bakery product bags

String net bags

Carrier bags

Long-life shopping bags

Cooling bags

Bakery product bags

String net bags

Carrier bags

Long-life shopping bags

Cooling bags

Bakery product bags

String net bags

Belgium/Luxembourg1

8,729

963

310

7,615

8,759

1,088

337

9,213

8,268

1,225

362

8,794

Denmark

6,459

79

48

7,315

3,678

6,733

84

50

9,187

3,536

6,606

71

42

12,951

4,480

Germany

46,627

1,753

878

118,652

184,744

44,160

2,182

876

129,580

181,688

36,543

2,081

930

160,093

175,730

France2

9,813

2,345

844

20,647

10,500

11,016

1,332

808

46,638

10,500

10,681

1,506

820

58,864

38,320

Netherlands

6,392

465

192

5,483

444

180

111

6,034

518

220

5,867

1,792

Poland3

2,202

39

25,760

2,780

43

17

2,888

26,880

2,623

51

25

7,920

41,280

Portugal

1,725

157

11

2,373

10,206

2,208

206

15

7,560

9,072

3,127

298

22

16,888

14,742

Spain

17,344

433

57

23,160

12,000

22,248

573

75

29,254

21,736

25,572

624

101

37,113

33,916

ALDI Nord Group

99,292

6,234

2,340

179,762

246,888

103,387

5,952

2,356

234,431

253,412

99,455

6,374

2,523

308,489

310,171

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report"). Bakery product bags made of both plastic and paper are used in Belgium.
2 Late reporting information for the years 2015 and 2016 resulted in partial adjustments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The carrier bags in Poland are different from those used by the rest of the ALDI Nord Group in terms of design and size.

Materials used for primary packaging

Weight of materials used for primary packaging (in metric tons)1, 2, 3

Total

Wood, board, paper

Plastics

Other

Total

Wood, board, paper

Plastics

Other

Total

Wood, board, paper

Plastics

Other

Belgium/Luxembourg4

100,260

22,418

26,766

51,076

84,539

16,967

24,921

42,651

74,074

13,203

24,387

36,484

Denmark

5,000

882

1,323

2,795

2,521

554

397

1,570

8,880

1,612

1,525

5,743

Germany

584,192

83,163

177,909

323,120

286,952

52,191

53,314

181,447

280,692

50,964

48,194

181,534

France

15,002

2,431

3,004

9,567

7,798

1,526

900

5,372

54,697

9,931

9,391

35,375

Netherlands

90,155

10,437

23,857

55,861

64,215

7,758

16,703

39,754

104,028

14,896

23,763

65,369

Poland5

8,658

2,715

2,066

3,877

4,410

1,633

901

1,876

7,643

2,171

1,614

3,858

Portugal

2,075

506

558

1,011

1,885

475

437

973

7,947

813

3,764

3,370

Spain

20,125

4,857

6,354

8,914

14,265

3,840

3,275

7,150

30,462

6,845

6,228

17,389

ALDI Nord Group

825,467

127,409

241,837

456,221

466,585

84,944

100,848

280,793

568,423

100,435

118,866

349,122

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 Excluding data on items that are purchased nationally by our companies in Denmark and France. The quantities stated for these countries were sourced through the common ALDI Buying organisation.
3 The change in values for all countries except Belgium and Luxembourg compared to previous years is attributable to a change in the methodology used to estimate the quantities sourced through the common ALDI Buying organisation.
4 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report"). The values pertaining to plastic packaging are based on the statutory packaging declaration and have been adjusted retroactively for the two previous years.
5 For items purchased in Poland, primary and secondary packaging was recorded as primary packaging.

Primary packaging made of wood, board and paper within the scope of our Timber Purchasing Policy

Proportion of the weight of materials used for primary packaging accounted for by wood, board and paper (in per cent)

2015

2016

2017

ALDI Nord Group

15.4

18.2

17.7

Resource conservation

Direct energy consumption

Direct energy consumption in buildings and logistics by country (in MWh)1

The biggest part of direct energy consumption is attributable to the use of natural gas for heat generation, and to diesel used as a fuel in logistics. Total consumption decreased slightly compared with 2016.

2015

20162

20171

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Belgium/Luxembourg3

108,941

109,576

111,286

Denmark

20,962

20,692

19,766

Germany

386,112

402,431

397,002

France

149,429

143,479

147,787

Netherlands

84,156

86,055

80,058

Poland

12,896

14,905

16,639

Portugal

1,013

1,084

1,206

Spain

4,177

4,449

4,731

ALDI Nord Group

767,686

782,671

778,475

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Direct energy consumption by source

Direct energy consumption in buildings and logistics by energy source (in MWh)1

2015

2016

2017

Natural gas

418,129

429,621

418,921

Heating oil

27,589

25,321

25,509

Biogas

154

89

67

Diesel (incl. diesel generators)

321,314

327,163

333,492

Petrol

66

26

18

Liquefied petroleum gas

434

451

466

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations

Indirect energy consumption

Electricity and district heating consumption (in MWh)1

Electricity consumption at nearly 990 GWh is responsible for the biggest share of energy demand at our locations. It increased slightly year on year by around 6 per cent. The increase is due to a number of factors, including longer opening hours and the installation of additional chillers and baking ovens at stores.

Total

Electricity

District heating

Total

Electricity

District heating

Total

Electricity

District heating

Belgium/Luxembourg3

88,411

88,411


89,559

89,559


101,354

101,354


Denmark

50,569

39,659

10,910

51,141

39,739

11,402

50,470

39,855

10,615

Germany

451,014

433,393

17,621

463,361

445,897

17,464

472,279

454,553

17,726

France

177,762

177,762


167,805

167,805


180,752

180,752


Netherlands

79,780

78,779

1,001

82,177

81,077

1,100

84,669

83,716

953

Poland

17,394

16,110

1,284

20,429

18,606

1,823

25,335

22,173

3,162

Portugal

14,113

14,113


14,884

14,884


17,720

17,720


Spain

79,694

79,694


79,070

79,070


89,029

89,029


ALDI Nord Group

958,737

927,921

30,816

968,426

936,637

31,789

1,021,608

989,152

32,456

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2

Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 (in tonnes of CO2 equivalents)

Greenhouse gas emissions were calculated on the basis of energy and fuel consumption, and refrigerant losses. The calculation is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol using the DEFRA emission factors or GEMIS for emissions from the sourcing of district heating. In accordance with the GHG Protocol, Scope 2 emissions from electricity consumption have been calculated separately by location-based and market-based emission factors. While the location-based method uses the factors for a certain geographical region (such as a country), a company’s individual electricity mix is used – wherever possible – for the market-based factors by way of the emissions actually generated by the energy producer. The calculation of location-based greenhouse gas emissions is based on the factors specified by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Scope 11

Scope 22
„location-based“

Scope 22
„market-based“

Scope 11

Scope 22, 3
„location-based“

Scope 22, 3
„market-based“

Scope 11

Scope 22
„location-based“

Scope 22
„market-based“

Belgium/Luxembourg4

42,096

17,782

15,781

40,328

18,656

13,246

38,639

22,674

14,859

Denmark

11,104

13,241

8,973

10,466

11,372

10,914

14,942

8,119

10,859

Germany

120,089

214,793

262,533

110,178

211,664

38,301

108,069

203,918

223,,790

France

74,861

11,350

2,666

75,277

6,863

6,276

67,101

8,364

6,756

Netherlands

31,253

35,044

72

29,802

38,393

143

28,147

40,984

124

Poland

3,940

12,866

13,488

5,501

14,688

15,185

6,931

17,295

18,441

Portugal

1,529

3,964

6,180

2,817

3,793

4,334

5,728

5,695

5,080

Spain

12,239

19,467

30,218

12,267

20,096

26,774

10,980

25,718

29,854

ALDI Nord Group

297,111

328,507

339,911

286,636

325,525

115,173

280,537

332,767

309,763

1 Scope 1: Emissions from direct energy consumption in buildings, fuel consumption for logistics and refrigerant losses.
2 Scope 2: Emissions from the consumption of electricity and district heating, broken down by location- and market-based emissions.
3 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
4 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 by sources 2016 & 2017
Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 by sources 2016 & 2017  – Sustainability at ALDI North

Total amount of greenhouse gas emissions for Scope 1 and 2 proportionately by source (in per cent, based on location-based emissions)

Installed capacity of photovoltaic systems

Installed capacity of photovoltaic systems (in kWp)

2015

2016

2017

Belgium/Luxembourg1

438

1,095

2,594

Denmark

35

45

45

Germany

11,526

19,537

26,708

France



273

Netherlands

149

149

209

Poland




Portugal

866

990

1,466

Spain

732

804

850

ALDI Nord Group

13,746

22,620

32,145

The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

In-house electricity production

Electricity generated from photovoltaic systems and in-house consumption (in MWh)

Electricity generated

In-house consumption

Electricity generated

In-house consumption

Electricity generated

In-house consumption

Belgium/Luxembourg1

275

251

815

659

1,809

1,629

Denmark

10

10

47

47

41

29

Germany

7,498

4,575

13,445

8,752

18,261

11,967

France





125

102

Netherlands

150

115

156

124

156

123

Poland







Portugal

25

25

1,085

864

1,537

1,285

Spain

205

174

391

321

1,224

1,224

ALDI Nord Group

8,163

5,150

15,939

10,767

23,153

16,359

The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Number of vehicles

Number of vehicles on the reference date 31 December by type of vehicle

Number of trucks

Number of cars

Other vehicles1

Number of trucks

Number of cars

Other vehicles1

Number of trucks

Number of cars

Other vehicles1

Belgium/Luxembourg2

217

185

8

219

211

8

223

226

7

Denmark

56

89

5

56

92

5

52

100

4

Germany

909

909

74

880

969

75

736

1,125

74

France

238

314

23

234

349

25

227

349

22

Netherlands

200

188

8

189

201

8

173

211

8

Poland


64

2


82

2


76

2

Portugal


41

1


47

1


55

1

Spain


159



170

2


165

2

ALDI Nord Group

1,620

1,949

121

1,578

2,121

126

1,411

2,307

120

1These include industrial trucks (forklift trucks) and vehicles with LPG drives.
The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption of trucks, cars and other vehicles (in litres or kilograms of LPG)

Diesel1 (l)

Petrol (l)

LPG (kg)

Diesel1, 2 (l)

Petrol (l)

LPG (kg)

Diesel1 (l)

Petrol (l)

LPG (kg)

Belgium/Luxembourg3

4,215,607



4,322,031



4,407,171



Denmark

1,513,990


913

1,480,176

595

330

1,412,919

339

66

Germany

16,335,662

7,368

21,365

16,863,778

2,266

21,270

17,419,921

1,698

20,655

France

5,858,537


9,737

5,730,617


9,828

5,913,078


10,116

Netherlands

3,626,422



3,687,240



3,526,601



Poland

144,629


1,386

158,452


567

180,340


1,331

Portugal

100,883


600

108,132


500

120,112


300

Spain

404,581



415,182


2,828

423,613


4,059

ALDI Nord Group

32,200,311

7,368

34,001

32,765,608

2,861

35,323

33,403,755

2,037

36,527

1 Including consumption of heating oil for operation of cooling motors (outside Germany).
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Food donations

Proportion of stores that donate unsaleable yet still edible food to charitable institutions to the total number of stores (in per cent)

Fundamentally speaking, we manage goods in such a manner as to prevent losses to the greatest extent possible. Wherever possible, any surpluses should be donated. However, not all locations have access to partners that accept food donations.

2015

2016

2017

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Belgium/Luxembourg1

100.0

100.0

100.0

Denmark

3.6

3.6

18.1

Germany

98.1

99.1

99.0

France



23.4

Netherlands


28.7

74.2

Poland

4.8

24.6

38.7

Portugal

8.5

25.0

31.6

Spain

76.5

75.4

76.1

ALDI Nord Group

61.5

65.2

75.4

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Amount of waste in Germany

Amount of waste by type of waste (in metric tons)1

The amount of waste in Germany increased slightly compared with 2016. The biggest proportion of the waste generated was attributable to packaging waste. Hazardous waste, amounting to 420 metric tons, only made up 0.2 per cent of the total volume of waste. This includes used oil, oil filters, vehicle batteries and fluorescent tubes which contain mercury. To date, it has only been possible to record the amount of waste for our German locations. International recording efforts are planned for the years ahead.

2015

20162

2017

Hazardous waste

493

414

420

PapiePaper/board/card

432

450

400

Residential waste3

22,129

22,320

24,550

Waste from the manufacture and processing of food4

8,173

11,102

11,343

Packaging waste

156,580

161,290

164,000

of which foil/plastics

3,986

3,578

3,432

of which board/paper

121,331

125,174

128,549

of which PET

31,264

32,538

31,864

of which other5



155

Used equipment

70

56

52

Total amount of waste

187,878

195,632

200,765

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 Industrial waste. This includes “residual waste”, packed food, bulky waste, wood and metal scrap.
This includes waste from canteen operation and bake-off goods.
5 This includes other packaging waste, such as flowerpots or plant bowls. This category was reported for the first time in 2017.

Amounts of waste by methods of disposal
Amounts of waste by methods of disposal – Sustainability at ALDI North

Amounts of waste in Germany proportionately by the type of disposal (in per cent)*

At roughly 99 per cent, most non-hazardous waste was recovered or recycled (including composting) in 2017.

 

* Allocation to types of disposal is based partly on estimates.
** Including incineration for energy recovery.

Amounts of waste by methods of disposal

Amounts of waste in Germany proportionately by the type of disposal (in per cent)1

At roughly 99 per cent, most non-hazardous waste was recovered or recycled (including composting) in 2017.

2015

2016

2017

Germany

Germany

Germany

Recovery and recycling2

96.38

96.80

96.76

Landfill

0.03

0.02

0.18

Incineration (mass incineration)

1.54

1.08

0.85

Composting

2.06

2.10

2.20

1 Allocation to types of disposal is based partly on estimates.
2 Including incineration for energy recovery.

Water consumption

Water consumption (in cubic meters)1

2015

20162

2017

Belgium/Luxembourg3

48,506

50,115

47,995

Denmark

14,228

15,805

16,310

Germany

210,353

212,639

232,644

France

135,945

123,577

151,269

Netherlands

40,860

38,632

38,472

Poland

13,092

15,509

23,532

Portugal

23,471

39,130

60,649

Spain

65,883

88,895

87,619

ALDI Nord Group

552,338

584,302

658,490

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Social commitment & dialogue promotion

Number of fruit and vegetable items

Average number of fruit and vegetable items in the product range

 

 

2015

2016

2017

Belgium/Luxembourg1

66

84

95

Denmark

90

90

107

Germany

74

85

97

France

65

70

75

Netherlands

75

105

104

Poland

65

85

109

Portugal

85

91

93

Spain

120

112

111

ALDI Nord Group
(Average)

80

90

99

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Customer magazine circulation

Customer magazine circulation (annual average) by magazine

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

Other1

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

Other1

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

Other1

Belgium/Luxembourg2

4,654,528

4,654,528



4,677,350

4,677,350



4,650,273

4,650,273



Denmark

1,625,739

1,525,639


100,100

1,424,122

1,324,122


100,000

1,320,458

1,320,458



Germany

43,869,605

22,525,573

1,378,658

19,965,374

44,990,008

22,357,251

1,356,737

21,276,020

45,539,205

22,210,748

1,335,392

21,993,065

France

9,067,031

9,067,031



8,983,799

8,983,799



9,034,767

9,034,767



Netherlands

7,346,736

5,400,000


1,946,736

8,568,511

5,028,372


3,540,139

15,330,870

4,998,835


10,332,035

Poland

2,266,180

1,794,060


472,120

1,945,500

1,945,500



2,216,535

2,216,535



Portugal

441,760

441,760



454,428

454,428



530,807

530,807



Spain

2,789,251

1,081,901


1,707,350

3,045,274

987,274


2,058,000

2,281,478

511,853


1,769,625

ALDI Nord Group

72,060,830

46,490,492

1,378,658

24,191,680

74,088,992

45,758,096

1,356,737

26,974,159

80,904,393

45,474,276

1,335,392

34,094,725

1 This category includes themed publications, such as gourmet, wine and Christmas magazines, as well as special publications such as store opening magazines.
2
 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Customer magazine tonnage

Weight of the paper used for the customer magazine on an annual basis (in metric tons)

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

Other1

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

Other1

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

Other1

Belgium/Luxembourg2

10,299

10,299



10,811

10,811



10,823

10,823



Denmark

2,537

2,535


2

2,474

2,469


5

3,419

3,419



Germany

65,560

63,299

880

1,381

72,757

70,442

907

1,408

81,314

78,485

874

1,955

France

16,253

16,253



18,461

18,461



21,516

21,516



Netherlands

8,635

8,397


238

8,587

8,116


471

11,032

10,550


482

Poland

2,521

2,512


9

3,372

3,372



5,279

5,279



Portugal

810

810



1,030

1,030



1,543

1,543



Spain

3,113

2,954


179

2,912

2,696


216

1,674

1,448


226

ALDI Nord Group

109,748

107,059

880

1,809

120,404

117,397

907

2,100

136,600

133,063

874

2,663

1 This category includes themed publications, such as gourmet, wine and Christmas magazines, as well as special publications such as store opening magazines.
2
 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI Nord Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

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