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Key figures 2019

Management

[GRI 102-7] Total net sales of ALDI Nord
Total net sales of ALDI Nord

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

[GRI 102-4, -7] Stores and ALDI employees

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

Number of stores

Number of employees

thereof female

Number of stores

Number of employees

thereof female

Number of stores

Number of employees

thereof female

Belgium/Luxembourg1

459

6,727

4,804

461

7,234

5,160

456

7,344

5,083

Denmark

188

2,277

1,099

183

2,367

1,220

182

2,689

1,456

France

888

9,218

5,592

872

9,526

5,974

870

10,070

6,290

Germany

2,249

35,836

25,511

2,219

36,312

25,415

2,206

37,788

25,297

Netherlands

494

8,654

5,099

496

10,933

6,287

492

11,086

6,444

Poland

124

1,906

1,706

132

2,142

1,845

138

2,694

2,206

Portugal

57

1,178

768

65

1,496

987

73

1,633

1,094

Spain

272

3,571

2,263

294

3,924

2,560

308

4,357

2,870

ALDI Nord

4,731

69,367

46,842

4,722

73,934

49,448

4,725

77,661

50,740

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI 102-7] Products and own brands in the product ranges

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

Number of products

Proportion of own brand (in %)

Number of products

Proportion of own brand (in %)

Number of products

Proportion of own brand (in %)

Belgium/Luxembourg1

1,465

96.1

1,459

95.5

1,479

95.1

Denmark

1,826

75.5

1,876

70.8

1,741

61.9

France

1,452

90.9

1,546

93.7

1,562

93.1

Germany

1,432

91.1

1,649

86.9

1,739

85.4

Netherlands

1,737

93.5

2,007

92.5

2,075

92.3

Poland

2,101

73.6

2,259

70.1

2,326

67.8

Portugal

1,639

85.8

1,746

84.5

1,908

84.8

Spain

1,842

89.6

2,311

84.0

2,624

86.1

ALDI Nord

1,687

86.2

1,857

83.9

1,932

82.8

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

Customer & Product

[GRI 301-1] Bags sold/given away

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

Total

Short-life bags1

Long-life bags2

Total

Short-life bags1

Long-life bags2

Total

Short-life bags1

Long-life bags2

Belgium/Luxembourg3

9,887

8,268

1,619

8,207

4,449

3,758

6,251

6

6,245

Denmark

6,751

6,606

145

6,207

6,044

163

5,438

5,177

261

France

13,138

10,681

2,457

14,667

10,256

4,411

16,763

12,707

4,056

Germany

44,187

36,543

7,644

28,491

10,237

18,254

21,473

21,473

Netherlands

7,100

6,034

1,066

2,360

8

2,351

5,439

51

5,388

Poland

2,780

2,623

156

5,560

1,212

4,348

7,638

1,156

6,482

Portugal

3,453

3,127

326

4,439

4,003

436

5,538

4,961

577

Spain

26,298

25,572

725

24,053

23,254

799

17,909

16,822

1,087

ALDI Nord

113,593

99,455

14,138

93,983

59,462

34,521

86,449

40,881

45,568

1 Short-life bags: These include loop-handle carrier bags and paper and plastic carrier bags.
2 Long-life bags: These include cotton bags, jute bags, reusable bags, coloured carrier bags, permanent bags, cooling bags and plastic boxes.
3 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI 306-2] Food donations

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

In general, 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.

2017

2018

2019

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Belgium/Luxembourg1

100.0

100.0

100.0

Denmark

18.1

56.3

72.9

France2

23.4

23.9

36.8

Germany

99.0

98.9

99.1

Netherlands

74.2

76.2

81.9

Poland

38.7

30.3

41.3

Portugal

31.6

100.0

100.0

Spain

76.1

68.4

64.0

ALDI Nord

75.4

77.3

81.0

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).
2
All French stores are covered under a national convention with the Restos du Cœur.

[GRI FP2] Organic and Fairtrade products

Number of own-brand products with EU organic logo and number of procured own-brand products with Fairtrade certification in the standard and special-buy product ranges1

Organic products

Fairtrade products

Organic products

Fairtrade products

Organic products

Fairtrade products

Belgium/Luxembourg2

101

16

113

16

121

41

Denmark

150

19

213

22

169

75

France

103

14

151

15

223

42

Germany

188

30

258

42

305

160

Netherlands

112

29

114

34

128

82

Poland

45

6

105

17

134

87

Portugal

76

19

165

22

244

97

Spain

225

4

345

7

322

64

ALDI Nord

803

73

1,024

90

1,178

265


1 Because certain products are purchased jointly for several countries, the total number of procured products may be lower than the total of the breakdowns by country.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

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, ALDI Nord offers wide ranges of non-labelled vegetarian and/or vegan items.

2017

2018

2019

Belgium/Luxembourg2

14

36

37

Denmark

14

15

68

France

4

8

23

Germany

129

169

246

Netherlands

13

16

27

Poland

19

9

73

Portugal

21

17

54

Spain

24

37

66

ALDI Nord

185

271

497

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 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

Fruit and vegetable items

Average number of fruit and vegetable items in the product range

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Belgium/Luxembourg1

95

105

106

Denmark

107

110

107

France

75

100

105

Germany

97

102

110

Netherlands

104

122

124

Poland

109

123

115

Portugal

93

104

111

Spain

111

140

150

ALDI Nord (average)

99

113

116

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

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

4

4


9

8

1

9

7

2

Denmark

3

3


4

3

1

11

9

2

France

11

10

1

13

13


9

8

1

Germany

9

8

1

10

8

2

18

16

2

Netherlands

4

4


2

1

1

8

6

2

Poland

1

1


1


1

4

3

1

Portugal

1

1





1

1


Spain

5

2

3

7

6

1

8

7

1

ALDI Nord

38

33

5

46

39

7

68

57

11

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

Products promoted with Stiftung Warentest or ÖKO-TEST

Number of articles promoted with test results from consumer association Stiftung Warentest or consumer magazine ÖKO-TEST1

Products promoted with Stiftung Warentest or ÖKO-TEST

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

[GRI 417-1] Products with ALDI Transparency Code in Germany

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.

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

Supply chain & Resources

[GRI FP2] Certified sustainable fish products

Number of own-brand products which are MSC-, ASC-, GLOBALG.A.P.- or EU organic-certified, as a proportion of the total number of fish products, broken down by certification standard (in per cent)1

In 2019, around 57 per cent of our own-brand fish products were certified with one of the following sustainability standards: the largest portion was attributable to the MSC certification standard (around 66 per cent), followed by ASC certification (around 27 per cent), GLOBALG.A.P. certification (around nine per cent) and products with the EU organic logo (around one per cent).

Total

thereof  MSC

thereof  ASC

thereof GLOBAL G.A.P.

thereof  EU organic

Total

thereof  MSC

thereof  ASC

thereof GLOBAL G.A.P.

thereof  EU organic

Total

thereof  MSC

thereof  ASC

thereof GLOBAL G.A.P.

thereof  EU organic

Belgium/Luxembourg3

51.8

56.1

24.7

17.8

1.4

72.8

67.3

24.3

14.0

1.9

76.9

66.7

27.6

8.9

0.8

Denmark

75.4

74.4

16.3

4.7

4.6

77.4

76.9

18.5

13.9

4.6

86.8

66.1

18.6

11.9

5.1

France

36.9

66.1

18.6

11.9

8.5

43.9

74.7

20.3

5.1

1.3

49.1

72.5

22.9

5.5

3.7

Germany

71.1

64.1

10.4

19.8

5.7

78.0

62.3

18.8

21.7

3.6

80.5

58.8

22.2

24.2

3.3

Netherlands

61.5

66.1

28.8

11.9

3.4

76.4

60.0

37.5

5.0

0.8

82.7

56.5

43.5

2.6

Poland

42.3

66.7

15.2

15.1

3.0

44.8

76.8

10.7

10.7

5.4

46.6

78.9

6.6

11.8

1.3

Portugal

27.6

71.9

9.4

12.5

6.2

40.2

62.2

18.9

18.9

5.4

51.8

70.2

15.8

15.8

3.5

Spain

12.9

65.0

15.0

5.0

15.0

19.3

75.0

7.1

10.7

7.1

28.2

81.7

10.0

6.7

5.0

ALDI Nord

39.5

66.3

18.8

13.3

4.2

53.9

68.1

24.4

10.5

1.9

56.5

66.4

26.6

8.9

1.4

1 Products which are certified with several labels 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 survey method and data basis have changed compared to the previous year.
3
The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI FP2] FSC®- or PEFC™-certified products

Number of own-brand products which are FSC®- or PEFCTM-certified resources, as a proportion of the total number of own-brand products from the standard and special-buy product ranges with elements made of wood, board, paper, and cellulose-based viscose and non-woven fabric, as well as bamboo, broken down by certification standard (in per cent)

FSC® 100%, FSC® MIX and PEFCTM are considered to be certification standards. In 2019, the largest portion was attributable to FSC® MIX certification (around 43 per cent), followed by FSC® 100% certification (around 35 per cent) and PEFCTM certification (around 22 per cent).

Total

thereof FSC® 100%

thereof FSC® MIX

thereof PEFC™

Total

thereof FSC® 100%

thereof FSC® MIX

thereof PEFC™

Total

thereof FSC® 100%

thereof FSC® MIX

thereof PEFC™

Belgium/Luxembourg1

52.1

32.8

45.1

22.1

79.3

34.8

41.5

23.7

97.8

37.4

38.9

23.8

Denmark

93.2

45.7

39.1

15.2

93.1

43.6

42.6

13.8

94.5

40.6

42.6

16.8

France

65.7

35.0

40.8

24.2

85.2

35.0

45.8

19.2

91.2

37.5

43.1

19.4

Germany

88.2

28.6

55.1

16.3

92.5

33.4

51.2

15.4

95.3

41.8

44.8

13.4

Netherlands

68.5

36.9

33.6

29.5

83.1

41.5

35.7

22.7

89.8

30.7

38.1

31.3

Poland

65.4

37.0

42.0

21.0

75.7

46.7

40.0

13.3

71.4

52.9

30.3

16.8

Portugal

86.3

42.1

43.7

14.3

92.3

43.1

41.9

15.0

94.5

47.7

35.5

16.9

Spain

74.5

41.0

37.1

21.9

76.3

43.0

36.1

20.9

93.0

53.5

30.8

15.7

ALDI Nord

62.8

30.0

47.9

22.1

76.4

31.3

43.8

24.9

87.9

35.0

42.8

22.2

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI FP2] 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

Total

Food

Non-Food

Total

Food

Non-Food

Total

Food

Non-Food

Belgium/Luxembourg2

92.8

99.8

20.1

91.9

99.7

41.2

99.8

99.8

99.3

Denmark

96.1

99.4

46.0

94.0

100.0

78.0

96.2

99.9

81.8

France

87.4

100.0

26.8

87.5

100.0

43.2

100.0

100.0

100.0

Germany

91.9

100.0

46.8

92.9

99.9

65.6

99.1

99.9

94.4

Netherlands

85.4

91.3

15.2

85.1

90.5

37.4

98.6

99.6

89.4

Poland

75.1

76.5

53.0

79.2

79.5

76.4

78.0

93.9

38.1

Portugal

80.5

90.9

20.2

90.1

93.7

86.9

97.4

99.0

83.9

Spain

63.2

72.2

36.3

76.8

95.8

20.7

85.6

97.6

33.8

ALDI Nord

89.2

97.4

35.8

90.0

97.9

55.1

98.6

99.7

92.5

1 Some of the data are based on extrapolations.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI FP2] Sustainable cotton

Amount of sustainable cotton, as a proportion of the total volume of cotton in the product groups of clothing and home textiles from the standard and special-buy product ranges, broken down by certification standard (in per cent)

Total

thereof  OCS

thereof  GOTS

thereof  CmiA

thereof  BCI

thereof recycled without certification

thereof  Fairtrade

thereof  organic

Total

thereof  OCS

thereof  GOTS

thereof  CmiA

thereof  BCI

thereof recycled without certification

 

thereof  Fairtrade

thereof  organic

Total

thereof  OCS

thereof GOTS

thereof  CmiA

thereof  BCI

thereof recycled without certification

thereof  Fairtrade

thereof  organic

Belgium/Luxembourg1

9.6

60.5

20.2

11.4

7.9

33.8

7.3

83.5

3.6

2.3

3.2

54.7

18.0

64.5

1.6

2.3

5.3

1.4

6.9

Denmark

19.1

0.4

76.7

3.3

14.2

5.4

32.9

18.5

73.7

2.6

5.2

37.8

52.0

18.5

5.3

11.8

10.9

1.5

France

19.0

0.9

72.6

16.9

6.7

2.8

24.5

22.3

68.3

7.3

2.1

24.9

48.5

22.3

4.2

9.2

15.7

Germany

22.8

1.4

82.8

3.4

11.0

1.4

35.5

21.3

71.7

1.9

5.1

35.3

52.7

22.2

10.9

9.4

1.8

3.0

Netherlands2

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

21.0

25.3

71.5

1.7

1.5

25.3

45.3

23.2

6.9

9.0

10.2

5.4

Poland

11.3

2.0

61.3

5.1

1.8

29.9

30.9

19.7

76.3

1.2

0.5

1.5

0.9

37.1

53.5

24.5

7.8

11.4

0.5

1.3

0.9

Portugal

19.6

1.4

83.9

4.2

8.7

1.8

37.7

14.4

78.8

2.4

4.5

38.6

50.2

26.5

5.0

3.5

13.4

1.2

0.2

Spain

17.2

1.5

81.5

15.1

1.9

32.6

17.2

76.0

2.7

1.3

2.9

42.6

47.5

31.4

5.8

2.6

10.2

2.5

ALDI Nord

20.6

1.3

80.5

5.6

10.4

2.2

33.2

20.0

72.8

0.02

2.4

4.3

0.4

36.2

46.2

29.6

8.3

8.0

4.3

2.6

1.1

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).
2 No data on the tonnage of cotton sold is available (n/a = not available) for ALDI Netherlands for 2017.

Non-food product group production facilities by country
Non-food product group production facilities by country in 2017 – Sustainability at ALDI North

Share of non-food production facilities used by producing country in 2019 (in per cent)

ALDI Social Assessments (ASAs)

2017

2018

2019

Number of countries in which ASAs were carried out

8

6

9


Number of ASAs effected,
   thereof China

199
135

327
240

348
242

Proportion of non-food production facilities in risk countries in which social risks were detected, relating to the total number of ASAs effected (in per cent)

12.6

30.61

22.4

1 Due to a difference in calculation methods, the value for 2018 has been corrected compared to the information published in the previous year's report.

[GRI FP2] Certified sustainable cocoa products

Number of own-brand products from the standard and special-buy ranges with certified sustainable cocoa, as a proportion of the total number of procured products containing cocoa, broken down by certification standard online (in per cent)

In 2019, roughly 97 per cent of the own-brand products containing cocoa used certified sustainable cocoa. The biggest proportion here was attributable to the UTZ certification standard (around 90 per cent), followed by Fairtrade (around 8 per cent, including 1 per cent attributable to items with Fairtrade certification and the EU organic logo) and the EU organic logo (around 0.5 per cent).

Total

thereof UTZ

thereof Fairtrade

Total

thereof UTZ

thereof Fairtrade

Total

thereof UTZ

thereof Fairtrade

Belgium/Luxembourg1

98.2

97.5

2.2

99.4

94.1

2.7

100.0

95.1

2.5

Denmark

82.6

97.8

1.1

99.0

88.2

10.3

98.6

83.2

11.7

France

88.0

97.8

1.4

87.8

95.8

2.4

94.0

91.4

6.1

Germany

93.8

97.8

0.2

97.3

90.5

8.2

95.4

81.9

16.0

Netherlands

95.3

98.4

1.6

97.1

96.7

3.0

97.9

88.5

10.9

Poland

80.0

98.4

-

95.7

91.8

5.9

94.1

81.6

16.1

Portugal

88.5

97.3

0,9

98.4

89.2

6.3

96.8

82.6

14.6

Spain

88.9

96.7

0,5

96.3

87.2

7.7

97.4

80.6

14.1

ALDI Nord

87.6

97.9

1.4

94.9

93.8

3.6

97.1

89.6

7.7

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI FP2] Certified sustainable coffee

Amount of certified sustainable coffee, as a proportion of total weight of procured own-brand coffee in standard and special-buy product ranges, broken down by certification standard (in per cent)

In 2019, around 53 per cent of the procured own-brand coffee was certified in accordance with one of the following sustainability standards: Fairtrade, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and the EU organic logo. The largest portion was attributable to UTZ certification (around 80 per cent), followed by a share of around twelve per cent with Fairtrade certification and with the EU organic logo, and eight per cent with Rainforest Alliance certification.

Total

thereof  UTZ

thereof  Fairtrade/ EU organic

thereof  Rainforest Alliance

Total

thereof  UTZ

thereof  Fairtrade/ EU organic

thereof  Rainforest Alliance

Total

thereof  UTZ

thereof  Fairtrade/ EU organic

thereof  Rainforest Alliance

Belgium/Luxembourg1

44.1

83.7

3.3

11.1

54.2

86.6

2.7

10.8

54.4

85.2

2.5

12.3

Denmark

49.0

79.0

11.6

7.3

81.7

84.0

7.5

8.1

54.8

67.0

13.6

5.9

France

43.9

88.6

3.3

58.3

92.9

2.6

58.1

92.4

4.7

2.9

Germany

50.0

76.6

14.1

6.9

43.1

53.0

13.4

6.5

47.0

72.1

19.0

8.9

Netherlands

44.8

85.0

7.8

5.2

57.5

90.0

5.0

5.0

60.2

88.6

5.9

5.5

Poland

43.5

90.8

5.7

46.6

89.4

4.2

5.7

58.2

91.1

4.8

4.1

Portugal

60.6

66.4

20.0

62.6

70.4

19.3

66.0

70.3

8.3

21.0

Spain

61.6

62.5

19.7

67.3

70.3

15.9

73.4

68.7

15.2

16.2

ALDI Nord

47.8

79.9

9.3

7.2

50.12

69.8

8.2

6.7

52.5

79.9

11.5

8.1

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).
2
The value for 2018 has been corrected compared to the information published in the previous year's report.

[GRI FP2] Certified sustainable tea

Amount of certified sustainable tea, as a proportion of the total weight of procured own-brand tea products from the standard and special-buy ranges, broken down by certification standard (in per cent)1

In 2019, around 63 per cent of our own-brand tea products were certified with one of the following sustainability standards: Fairtrade, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and EU organic. The largest portion was attributable to Rainforest Alliance (around 59 per cent), followed by UTZ (around 20 per cent) and EU organic (around 18 per cent).

Total

thereof  Rainforest Alliance

thereof  UTZ

thereof  EU organic

Total

thereof  Rainforest Alliance

thereof  UTZ

thereof  EU organic

Total

thereof  Rainforest Alliance

thereof  UTZ

thereof  EU organic

Belgium/Luxembourg2

38.9

32.5

11.0

45.9

65.3

39.2

8.6

52.2

67.2

50.0

8.8

32.2

Denmark

49.8

55.1

2.6

24.4

64.9

54.0

23.7

16.3

40.4

61.7

11.6

21.2

France

50.6

55.6

2.6

24.1

82.7

44.6

1.9

53.5

71.6

75.8

24.2

Germany

55.4

55.9

2.6

23.9

61.6

51.1

23.7

21.4

61.9

52.8

24.5

18.7

Netherlands

44.0

48.1

3.0

33.2

70.4

78.3

0.8

17.9

74.1

86.6

3.2

7.3

Poland

48.4

55.1

2.6

24.4

46.7

57.4

33.1

7.6

52.4

61.4

30.3

7.1

Portugal

53.3

55.5

2.6

24.2

49.4

34.0

35.3

30.7

49.3

53.3

34.2

12.5

Spain

56.8

55.3

2.6

24.2

49.1

27.8

35.8

36.5

50.5

58.9

27.9

13.2

ALDI Nord

52.9

54.4

2.9

25.6

62.7

53.8

19.5

23.5

62.7

59.2

19.6

17.6

1 The scope of data takes into account own-brand products containing tea (items that contain products from the tea plant, such as black and green tea) as well as own-brand products containing tea infusions (such as herbal and fruit tea).
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

KAT-certified shell eggs

Amount of KAT-certified shell eggs as a proportion of the total number of procured shell eggs from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)1

2017

2018

2019

Belgium/Luxembourg2

84.9

89.3

94.9

Germany

100.0

100.0

100.0

Netherlands

100.0

100.0

100.0

Poland

26.9

34.7

35.5

Total

96.9

97.6

98.1

1 KAT certification is not used in all countries. In some countries there are equivalent certifications, which are included here.
2
The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

 

Climate & Environment

[GRI 302-1] Direct energy consumption

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

2017

2018

2019

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Belgium/Luxembourg2

111,286

110,758

112,820

Denmark

19,766

19,658

19,471

France

147,787

143,871

143,908

Germany

397,3813

394,921

391,645

Netherlands

80,058

79,812

80,503

Poland

16,639

18,949

21,373

Portugal

1,206

1,427

1,560

Spain

4,731

5,081

5,314

ALDI Nord

778,854

774,478

776,593

1 The data is partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).
3 The value for 2017 was corrected compared to the information published in the previous year's report.

[GRI 302-1] Direct energy consumption by source

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

2017

2018

2019

Natural gas

418,921

399,292

398,953

Heating oil

25,509

26,925

28,889

Biogas

67

116

131

Diesel (incl. diesel generators)

333,8712

347,637

347,894

Petrol

18

11

338

Liquefied petroleum gas

466

498

389

1 The data is partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 The value for 2017 was corrected compared to the information published in the previous year's report.

[GRI 302-1] Indirect energy consumption

Electricity and district heating consumption (in MWh)1 

Electricity consumption at nearly 1,067 GWh is responsible for the most significant share of energy demand at our locations. It increased by around two per cent. The increase is due to several factors, including longer opening hours and the installation of additional chillers and ovens at stores.

Total

Electricity

District heating

Total

Electricity

District heating

Total

Electricity

District heating

Belgium/Luxembourg2

101,354

101,354


96,325

96,325


103,691

103,691


Denmark

50,470

39,855

10,615

47,769

36,545

11,224

49,875

37,921

11,954

France

180,752

180,752


 

199,372

195,753

3,619

201,323

196,093

5,230

Germany

472,279

454,553

17,726

495,474

476,032

19,442

502,003

482,154

19,849

Netherlands

84,669

83,716

953

90,922

89,947

975

106,734

105,810

924

Poland

25,334

22,173

3,162

28,588

25,027

3,561

32,993

29,106

3,887

Portugal

17,720

17,720


21,621

21,621


24,183

24,183


Spain

89,029

89,029


108,441

108,441


87,274

87,274


ALDI Nord

1,021,608

989,151

32,456

1,088,512

1.049.691

38,821

1,108,076

1,066,232

41,844

1 The data is partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI 305-1/2] 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 specific 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 12

Scope 23
„location-based“

Scope 23
„market-based“

Scope 12

Scope 23
„location-based“

Scope 23
„market-based“

Scope 12

Scope 23
„location-based“

Scope 23
„market-based“

Belgium/Luxembourg4

38,653

22,674

14,859

37,445

16,200

22,312

34,338

17,093

17,136

Denmark

14,942

8,119

18,585

9,297

8,784

15,472

8,849

7,153

16,208

France

67,101

8,364

6,756

67,738

10,948

10,499

65,975

14,305

10,620

Germany

108,179

203,918

223,790

114,111

209,197

196,088

108,556

195,328

203,684

Netherlands

28,147

40,984

124

25,961

41,730

126

28,867

45,964

120

Poland

6,931

17,295

18,441

8,727

19,253

18,558

7,138

22,986

24,603

Portugal

5,728

5,695

5,080

3,455

5,674

5,711

2,858

7,675

5,316

Spain

10,980

25,718

29,854

8,376

26,202

169

11,295

24,102

44

ALDI Nord

280,662

332,767

317,490

275,110

337,988

268,935

267,876

334,605

277,731

1 Due to subsequent data deliveries, the values for 2017 and 2018 were corrected compared to the information published in the previous year's report.
2 Scope 1: Emissions from direct energy consumption in buildings, fuel consumption for logistics and refrigerant losses.
3 Scope 2: Emissions from the consumption of electricity and district heating, broken down by location- and market-based emissions.
4 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI 305-1/2] Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 by sources
Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 by sources

Total amount of greenhouse gas emissions for Scope 1 and 2 proportionately by source in 2019 (in per cent, location-based emissions)

Vehicles

Number of vehicles on 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

223

226

7

226

236

8

230

259

8

Denmark

52

100

4

52

128

5

48

140

5

France

227

349

22

223

392

18

225

438

20

Germany

736

1,125

74

710

1,104

72

690

1,197

71

Netherlands

173

211

8

165

238

8

166

276

9

Poland


76

2


91

2


165

2

Portugal


55

1


66

1


61

1

Spain


165

2


204

5


203

5

ALDI Nord

1,411

2,307

120

1,376

2,459

119

1,359

2,739

121

1 These include industrial trucks (forklift trucks) and vehicles with LPG drives.
2
The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI 302-1] Fuel consumption

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

Diesel1 (l)

Petrol (l)

LPG (kg)

Diesel1 (l)

Petrol (l)

LPG (kg)

Diesel1 (l)

Petrol (l)

LPG (kg)

Belgium/Luxembourg2

4,407,171



4,520,097



4,570,082



Denmark

1,412,919

339

66

1,418,630

1,068

63

1,446,716

3,901

45

France

5,913,078


10,116

6,427,933


11,058

6,600,170

9,955

Germany

17,419,921

1,698

20,655

17,735,451

107

24,030

17,442,870

572

17,584

Netherlands

3,526,601



3,823,673



3,740,935

19,068


Poland

180,340


1,331

227,094


1,188

287,321

13,895


Portugal

120,112


300

142,393


66

156,477


66

Spain

423,613


4,059

450,342


2,560

485,950


2,778

ALDI Nord

33,403,755

2,037

36,527

34,745,613

1,175

38,965

34,730,521

37,436

30,428

1 Including consumption of heating oil for operation of cooling motors (outside Germany).
2
The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

Installed capacity of photovoltaic systems

Number1 and installed capacity of photovoltaic systems (in kWp)

Number of PV systems1

Installed capacity

Number of PV systems

Installed capacity

Number of PV systems

Installed capacity

Belgium/Luxembourg2


2,594

44

3,128

65

6,578

Denmark


45

6

84

11

145

France


273

15

1,275

41

3,125

Germany


26,708

289

36,655

380

52,190

Netherlands


209

7

580

19

1,500

Poland





1

50

Portugal

1,466

21

2,291

24

2,643

Spain


850

30

1,733

40

2,224

ALDI Nord


32,145

412

45,746

581

68,455

1 The number of photovoltaic systems has been collected since 2018.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI 302-1] 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

1,809

1,629

3,152

2,576

4,222

3,479

Denmark

41

29

75

75

100

100

France

125

102

921

562

3,512

2,118

Germany

18,261

11,967

27,703

19,281

36,477

25,511

Netherlands

156

123

376

322

1,072

903

Poland





18

18

Portugal

1,537

1,285

2,193

1,831

3,250

2,793

Spain

1,224

1,224

2,023

1,843

3,791

3,674

ALDI Nord

23,153

16,358

36,443

26,490

52,442

38,596

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI 306-2] 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 2018. The most significant proportion of the waste generated was attributable to packaging. Hazardous waste, amounting to 382 tonnes, only made up 0.1 per cent of the total waste volume. This includes used oil, oil filters, vehicle batteries and fluorescent tubes containing 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.

2017

2018

2019

Hazardous waste

420

448

382

Paper/board/carton

400

6,032

10,452

Urban waste2

24,550

38,5913

47,692

Waste from the production and processing of food4

11,343

34,464

38,530

Packaging waste

164,001

168,074

165,489

thereof foil/plastic

3,432

2,852

1,804

thereof board/paper

128,549

133,264

134,249

thereof PET

31,864

31,522

31,864

thereof other packaging waste5

155

436

492

Used appliances

52

858

63

Total amount of waste

200,765

248,467

262,608

1 The data is partly based on estimates and extrapolations. 
2 Industrial waste. This includes ‘residual waste’, packed food, bulky waste, wood and metal scrap. 
3 The calculation method has changed compared to the previous year.
4 This includes waste from canteen operation and bake-off goods.
5 This includes other packaging waste, such as flowerpots or plant bowls. 

[GRI 306-2] Waste by methods of disposal

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

At roughly 97 per cent, most non-hazardous waste was recovered or recycled (including composting) in 2019.

Waste by methods of disposal

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

The increased consumption across countries in 2019 was mainly due to the very hot summer, when the heat made it necessary to irrigate cooling units/external coolers to prevent breakdowns, and to fill and maintain sprinkler systems.

2017

2018

2019

Belgium/Luxembourg2

47,995

50,419

51,048

Denmark

16,310

12,031

14,726

France

151,269

151,072

179,848

Germany

232,644

260,258

264,138

Netherlands

38,472

51,504

62,527

Poland

23,532

24,295

25,578

Portugal

60,649

54,381

87,838

Spain

87,619

127,306

136,858

ALDI Nord

658,490

731,267

822,561

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2
The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

Customer magazine circulation

Customer magazine circulation (annual average) by magazine1

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

ALDI Service

Other2

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

ALDI Service

Other2

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

ALDI Service

Other2

Belgium/Luxembourg3

4,650,273

4,650,273

5,764,573

4,618,936

1,053,157

6,418,293

4,584,102

1,834,191

Denmark

1,320,458

1,320,458

1,083,033

983,033

100.000

957,982

957,982

France

9,034,767

9,034,767

8,919,764

8,919,764

9,486,964

9,082,542

404,422

Germany

45,539,205

22,210,748

1,335,392

21,993,065

68,831,500

22,500,000

1,250,000

2,501,500

42,580,000

30,217,364

22,127,016

1,093,587

206,250

6,790,511

Netherlands

15,330,870

4,998,835

10,332,035

20,515,919

4,930,995

12,893,320

20,893,450

4,988,170

155,280

15,750,000

Poland

2,216,535

2,216,535

6,345,456

2,419,505

1,902,000

3,457,413

2,513,889

943,524

Portugal

530,807

530,807

727,650

727,650

871,050

871,050

Spain

2,281,478

511,853

1,769,625

4,022,370

448,820

2,913,550

945,829

686,014

259,815

ALDI Nord

80,904,393

45,474,276

1,335,392

34,094,725

116,210,265

45,537,703

1,250,000

2,501,500

61,442,027

73,248,345

45,810,765

1,093,587

361,530

25,982,463

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2
This category includes themed publications, such as gourmet, wine and Christmas magazines, as well as special publications such as store opening magazines.
3
The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI 301-1] Customer magazine tonnage

Weight of paper used for the customer magazine on an annual basis (in metric tons)1

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

ALDI Service

Other2

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

ALDI Service

Other2

Total

ALDI aktuell

ALDI Reisen

ALDI Service

Other2

Belgium/Luxembourg3

10,823

10,823

13,614

13,451

163

13,075

12,852

223

Denmark

3,419

3,419

2,884

2,879

5

2,827

2,827

France

21,516

21,516

21,238

21,238

21,284

21,153

131

Germany

81,314

78,485

874

1,955

93,598

89,000

800

101

3,697

87,900

80,695

1,571

143

5,491

Netherlands

11,032

10,550

482

13,266

12,665

601

14,150

13,257

5

888

Poland

5,279

5,279

7,931

7,913

18

8,229

8,221

8

Portugal

1,543

1,543

2,153

2,153

2,596

2,596

Spain

1,674

1,448

226

1,719

1,323

396

2,139

1,916

223

ALDI Nord

136,600

133,063

874

2,663

156,403

150,622

800

101

4,880

152,200

143,517

1,571

148

6,964

1 The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
2
This category includes themed publications, such as gourmet, wine and Christmas magazines, as well as special publications such as store opening magazines.
3
The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

Employees & Community

[GRI 405-1] Employees by job category

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

ALDI Nord

of which female

ALDI Nord

of which female

ALDI Nord

of which female

Sales

55,901

42,495

59,620

44,891

61,970

45,561

Warehouse

5,466

1,288

5,903

1,359

6,251

1,414

Vehicle fleet

2,722

54

2,796

58

2,867

63

Office

2,704

2,419

2,829

2,483

3,379

2,848

Upper management

631

155

646

165

732

198

Lower management

1,322

403

1,360

420

1,693

595

Other1

621

28

780

72

769

61

Total

69,367

46,842

73,934

49,448

77,661

50,740

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

[GRI 102-8] Employees by employment type

  Number of ALDI 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

2,325

1,099

4,402

3,705

2,649

1,168

4,585

3,992

2,735

1,152

4,609

3,931

Denmark

1,098

413

1,179

686

1,093

438

1,274

782

1,145

489

1,544

967

France

5,993

2,794

3,225

2,798

6,156

3,054

3,370

2,920

6,278

3,161

3,792

3,129

Germany

7,370

2,994

28,466

22,517

7,375

3,015

28,937

22,400

8,093

3,062

29,695

22,235

Netherlands

1,775

363

6,879

4,736

2,004

383

8,929

5,904

2,120

462

8,966

5,982

Poland

1,334

1,134

572

572

1,640

1,346

502

499

2,210

1,769

484

437

Portugal

333

157

845

611

432

230

1,064

757

475

241

1,158

853

Spain

1,427

708

2,144

1,555

1,590

770

2,334

1,790

1,878

977

2,479

1,893

ALDI Nord

21,655

9,662

47,712

37,180

22,939

10,404

50,995

39,044

24,934

11,313

52,727

39,427

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI 102-41] Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

Proportion of ALDI employees covered by collective bargaining agreements on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)1

Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

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

[GRI 404-1] 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 is therefore restricted to 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 work/study degree course with in-service training is also offered.

Apprentices

Twin-track students

Apprentices

Twin-track students

Apprentices

Twin-track students

Denmark

59


46


48


France

189


221


241


Germany

2,084

123

1,684

143

1,759

179

Netherlands


54


53

Total

2,332

123

2,005

143

2,101

179

[GRI 403-9] Lost day rate

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

2017

2018

2019

Belgium/Luxembourg1

4.2

4.2

4.1

Denmark

3.3

4.8

2.7

France

5.1

10.4

5.6

Germany

4.4

8.6

9.4

Netherlands

4.3

8.7

4.1

Poland

3.2

3.2

2.7

Portugal2

n/a

n/a

n/a

Spain

3.2

3.3

3.6

ALDI Nord

4.0

7.2

8.1

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).
2 No paid sick leave in Portugal (n/a = not available).

[GRI 405-1, 102-8] Employees by employment contract

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

fixed-term

of which female

permanent

of which female

fixed-term

of which female

permanent

of which female

fixed-term

of which female

permanent

of which female

Belgium/Luxembourg1

11.7

64.5

88.3

74.3

14.9

66.1

85.1

74.3

10.5

62.7

89.5

67.0

Denmark

6.8

50.6

93.2

48.3

7.1

52.7

92.9

52.4

1.2

67.7

98.8

54.3

France

10.2

65.8

89.8

64.6

11.7

68.1

88.3

65.1

10.6

66.6

89.4

64.8

Germany

19.5

64.6

80.5

72.4

17.3

60.3

82.7

71.4

18.7

61.1

81.3

72.5

Netherlands

42.3

49.8

57.7

64.1

53.5

53.7

46.5

61.1

50.4

53.4

49.6

61.3

Poland

63.4

83.5

36.6

84.8

59.1

85.0

40.9

84.3

61.2

76.0

38.8

81.9

Portugal

66.2

66.4

33.8

70.1

53.0

64.4

47.0

57.3

58.6

64.5

41.4

70.6

Spain

4.5

53.6

95.5

65.1

7.0

57.2

93.0

65.2

4.6

69.2

95.4

65.2

ALDI Nord

21.3

62.6

78.7

69.5

22.9

61.0

77.1

68.8

22.5

60.9

77.5

68.7

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

Length of service with the companies

Average length of service with the company (in years)

2017

2018

2019

Belgium/Luxembourg1

12

12

12

Denmark

4

4

4

France

5

6

6

Germany

10

10

10

Netherlands

8

7

6

Poland

3

2

2

Portugal

2

2

2

Spain

4

3

4

ALDI Nord

9

8

8

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI 405-1] Women in management positions

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

2017

2018

2019

Belgium/Luxembourg1

29.5

31.1

33.1

Denmark

21.3

27.0

30.9

France

23.1

21.7

29.3

Germany

27.8

28.4

31.8

Netherlands

17.9

17.7

19.2

Poland

36.7

33.7

37.2

Portugal

48.0

50.0

41.8

Spain

34.0

36.3

42.0

ALDI Nord

27.3

28.0

31.7

1 The information regarding the legally independent companies of ALDI Belgium and ALDI Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to ‘Imprint & contact’).

[GRI 405-1] Employees by age group

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

Employees by age group

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