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CR programme 2018

Our fields of activity at one glance

  • Employee appreciation: We want the employees to be proud of ALDI.
  • Supply chain responsibility: We accept responsibility in our supply chains.
  • Resource conservation: We act in an environmentally and climate friendly manner.
  • Social commitment: We want to leverage our expertise and experiences, and contribute to finding a solution for societal challenges above and beyond our core business.
  • Dialogue promotion: We foster dialogue with our stakeholders transparently and openly.
Field of action: Employee appreciation

Objective

Status

Target date

Target value

Target relevance

Development of a training programme for enhancing managers’ skills

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2020

Concept

ALDI Nord Group

Increase in employee communication

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2020

More channels of communication for ALDI employees, among other things

ALDI Nord Group

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North Target achieved Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North Ongoing process Target not achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North Target not achieved
Field of action: Supply chain responsibility

Objective

Status

Target date

Target value

Target relevance

Provision of verification for a social evaluation (GRASP or comparable) of all producers (growers) of fruit and vegetables

Target not achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North

*

2018

100%

ALDI Nord Group

Changeover of all flowers and plants for defined own-brand products to sustainably certified goods (e.g. GLOBALG.A.P. in combination with GRASP)

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2019

100%

ALDI Nord Group

Ban on specific groups of substances in the manufacture of own-brand products in the product groups clothing, home textiles and footwear (ALDI Detox Commitment)

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2020

100%

ALDI Nord Group

Use of sustainable cotton (e.g. GOTS, OCS 100/blended, Fairtrade, recycled cotton) for clothing and home textiles

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

Ongoing

Expansion depending on availability in the respective quality category

ALDI Nord Group

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

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North

2018

30%

Germany

Increase in the certified share of green coffee (UTZ, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and organic) for defined own-brand products

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2020

Expansion

ALDI Nord Group

Changeover of black and green tea to sustainably certified raw goods (UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, organic) for defined own-brand products

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North

2018

80%

ALDI Nord Group

Changeover of herbal and fruit tea for defined own-brand products to sustainably certified raw goods (Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, UTZ, UEBT/UTZ, organic)

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North

2018

30%

ALDI Nord Group

Changeover of herbal and fruit tea for defined own-brand products to sustainably certified raw goods (Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, UTZ, UEBT/UTZ, organic)

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2020

40%

ALDI Nord Group

Changeover to physically RSPO-certified palm oil for all own-brand products containing palm oil (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – RSPO)

Target not achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North

*

2018

100%

ALDI Nord Group

Changeover of wood and wood-based products to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFC™, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards)

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2020

100%

ALDI Nord Group

Changeover of all newly purchased sales packaging, repackaging and transport packaging for products to recycled and/or sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFC™, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards), depending on availability

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2020

100%

ALDI Nord Group

Expansion of the range of vegetarian and vegan products, including certification (e.g. V-Label)

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

Ongoing

Expansion

ALDI Nord Group

Expansion of test/certification systems and own standards that go above and beyond the statutory requirements and include animal welfare aspects

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

Ongoing

Expansion

ALDI Nord Group

Increase in the number of meat products and products containing meat with the ALDI Transparency Code (ATC)

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

Ongoing

Expansion

ALDI Nord Group

Increase in the share of certified sustainable fish products and products containing fish (MSC, ASC, GLOBALG.A.P. and EU organic)

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North

2018

50%

ALDI Nord Group

Expansion of efforts to reduce the salt and sugar content in additional own-brand products

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

Ongoing

Expansion

ALDI Nord Group

Labelling of all fruit and vegetable products grown in the Netherlands with the PlanetProof environmental quality label

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2019

100%

Netherlands

Introduction of BEE FRIENDLY-certified products

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2019

Preparation and development

France

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North Target achieved Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North Ongoing process Target not achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North Target not achieved

* Majority has been converted, we strive to achieve the goal in 2019.

Field of action: Resource conservation

Objective

Status

Target date

Target value

Target relevance

40 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2021 compared to the reference year 2015

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2021

-40% compared to 2015

ALDI Nord Group

Introduction of LED lighting in all new stores (interior and outdoor lighting), and review of conversion of existing stores in the portfolio and distribution centres to LED lighting

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

2019 (and ongoing)

100%

ALDI Nord Group

Increasing the share of stores equipped with photovoltaic systems

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

Ongoing

Continuation and expansion

ALDI Nord Group

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

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

Ongoing

Continuation and expansion

Germany

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

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

Ongoing

100%

Germany

Discontinuation of the single use plastic bag

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North

2018

100%

Germany, Netherlands, Belgium

Establishment of a BREEAM-certified central warehouse (BREEAM – Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment)

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North

2019

Establishment

Belgium

Nationwide ISO 50001 certification

Target not achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North

*

2018

100%

Netherlands

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North Target achieved Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North Ongoing process Target not achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North Target not achieved

* We strive to achieve the goal in 2019.

Field of action: Social commitment & dialogue promotion

Objective

Status

Target date

Target value

Target relevance

Development of pilot projects for sustainable consumption

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North

2018

Project

Germany

Introduction of a guideline for dealing with food that is no longer saleable in the stores

Target not achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North

*

2017

Preparation and introduction

ALDI Nord Group

Continuation and expansion of efforts to foster health awareness among customers and employees

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

Ongoing

Continuation and expansion

Netherlands

Expansion of dialogue with major stakeholder groups

Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North

Ongoing

Participation in sector initiatives

ALDI Nord Group

Target achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North Target achieved Ongoing process – Sustainability at ALDI North Ongoing process Target not achieved – Sustainability at ALDI North Target not achieved

* We strive to achieve the goal in 2020.

Further country-specific goals can be found online on the country websites.

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