[GRI 102-4, -6] The ALDI brand is an unrivalled hallmark for the success of the discounter concept. Our story begins in the Schonnebeck neighbourhood of the German city of Essen. Over the decades, a small grocery store grew into the ALDI Nord Group which is now present in nine European countries with more than 70 legally independent regional companies. All of these companies aim to set benchmarks in terms of price and quality while also meeting our customers' expectations, for example, when it comes to sustainability. The Corporate Responsibility (CR) Policy and the CR Programme apply throughout ALDI Nord. The ALDI companies choose different focal points in each individual country. Click on the map or the menu to find out more about our national CR activities and flagship projects.