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Membership No.

3-0041-11-000-00

Category

Ordinary

Sector

Retailers

Country/Region

Austria

Member since

8 July 2011

Web
aldi.com

ALDI International Services GmbH & Co. oHG

Profile

The ALDI SOUTH Group is a leading international food retailer with over 5950 stores in 11 countries covering 86 regions. One of ALDI's core principles is to deliver high quality standards in all areas of operation, including offering customers the best quality, value and prices. This is achieved by adhering to the discount concept and a stringent focus on operational efficiency. Corporate responsibility forms an integral part of the Group's decision making process. The Group has developed an independent price and product range policy and continually aspires to be a reliable partner to suppliers and consumers. While ALDI is primarily a food retailer, our stores also offer a wide range of groceries, household items and Special Buy products, including consumer electronics, clothing and leisure equipment. The ALDI product range comprises only a few non-ALDI brand products. This enables the Group to better control the high quality of its products.


ACOP Report Submissions

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    The ALDI SOUTH Group will promote its membership within the RSPO by using its regular communication channels. Internally, the departments involved will be trained on the topic of sustainable palm oil, all other employees will be informed via internal newsletters. ALDI will also communicate its RSPO membership on the respective websites.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    The long-term success of our business depends on raw materials for all of our products being sourced and produced in a sustainable way. We strive to keep both the resource intensity of our products and the environmental impact of their production to a minimum. To ensure this, we work closely with our suppliers.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    Following thorough research and analysis of our product range and supply chain, a strategy towards sustainable palm oil in our products has been developed. Responsibilities have been assigned and targets as well as key performance indicators for implementation have been set.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    The ALDI SOUTH Group is internationally active through its global market presence and supply chain. The scope of our operations will have a positive impact on furthering the cause of sustainable palm oil towards customers as well as manufacturing industries. The ALDI SOUTH group is committed to taking an active role within the RSPO.
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