Local sustainability across the country – ALDI Portugal

Local sustainability across the country – ALDI Portugal

From the Algarve to the northern reaches of the country, ALDI Portugal places the community needs and customer wishes at the forefront of our sustainability and environmental measures.

ALDI Portugal supports the needy at many locations throug food and non-food donations. For this purpose, we work together with more than 40 local charitable organisations. This regional approach is especially important to us. It underscores the connection between ALDI Portugal, the employees and the local population.

We are constantly adapting the shopping experience to suit our customers. In 2019, we intensified our engagement in several quality and awareness awards. We participated in the Sabor do Ano (Taste of the Year) award, demonstrating our commitment to high-quality produce at affordable ALDI prices. 27 products received awards. Via the new website, social media channels, such as YouTube and LinkedIn, and in our customer magazine, we provided customers with information on a variety of sustainable topics. One example of this was ALDI Portugal's packaging mission, 'Compromisso ALDI', launched in 2019, which is based on the principle 'Reduce. Reuse. Recycle'. It aims to avoid packaging whenever possible, and also introduced new waste sorting symbols on all our own-brand products.

Our stores received a fresh look, in the latest ANIKo design, to make shopping more fun for customers. This redesign also integrated energy-saving measures such as the generation of electricity on our store roofs using photovoltaic systems and the installation of chillers using CO2 as a natural refrigerant. In February 2020, we signed the commitment 'Lisbon European Green Capital 2020 – Climate Action 2030' to implement a wide range of environmental measures in all ALDI stores in the Lisbon Region.

Our highlights

100 %

of ALDI stores donate

That's a hundred per cent of our stores: We donate food that is still edible, but which can no longer be sold, to over 40 local and regional organisations to help people in need all over the country.

100 %

cod with MSC certification

We now offer our customers traditional Portuguese dried cod products with MSC certification. Our commitment to sustainable fishing is ongoing, and we are systematically switching our product ranges to sustainable fish products.

ALDI Portugal in profile

Regional companies
1
Stores
73
Total ALDI employees
1,633
Year of market entry
2006
Website
www.aldi.pt

Progress on national goals 2019

Customer & Product

Goal

Description and scope

Status 2019 & next steps

SDG

MSC certification for all cod by end of 2018

Transition to MSC certification for all stockfish products (cod) in Portugal by end of 2018

Goal achieved.

SDG 14

Food donations at all stores by end of 2018

Donate unsaleable food that is still edible at all stores in Portugal, fighting food waste by end of 2018

Goal achieved.

SDG 12
Supply Chain & Resources

Goal

Description and scope

Status 2019 & next steps

SDG

Ban on battery eggs from 2020

End the sale of battery eggs (fresh eggs) in Portugal by end of 2020

Goal achieved in 2020.
Since January 2020, we have not sold any battery (fresh) eggs.

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