Our corporate responsibility
At ALDI, we care about our customers, employees, communities and our role as a business, working every day to help create a better world to live in.
We want customers like you to love grocery shopping as much as we do. That’s why, we have made it a priority to listen to your suggestions, wants and needs so that we can provide the products and services you care about most.
It is our responsibility to make sure you can trust that the products you buy at ALDI have been grown, caught, or made with the great care and respect to the environment and the people involved in bringing them to you are treated with respect as well. Through our key pillars of corporate responsibility and core principles, we have made this sense of responsibility an integral part of our decision-making process and business operations.
We are devoted to upholding the highest level of integrity and professionalism; our ALDI Corporate Responsibility Principles list the commitments we’ve made to the planet and its people, guiding the day-to-day actions of all our employees and business partners.
The ALDI CHINA Code of Conduct further defines our responsibilities as we each go about our day-to-day interactions. These are internal guidelines as well as external statements that speak of our responsibility as a company.
Human Rights Policy Statement
Protection of human rights at ALDI SOUTH
As an international company with global supply chains, we are aware of our responsibility towards the protection of human rights. The ALDI SOUTH Group is certain that long-term business success can only be ensured if human rights are acknowledged and protected.
We believe that companies should be committed to respecting human rights and preventing human rights violations. Our commitment therefore encompasses our own business operations and our business relationships, as well as those indirectly caused by our actions.
The ALDI SOUTH Group respects all internationally recognised human rights. There are certain human rights aspects that are of increased relevance to us as a food retailer and vendor of non-food as our actions could have a stronger impact on these. These include discrimination, health and safety, freedom of association, remuneration, working hours, child labour and forced labour. We review our human rights impact, in particular our areas of focus, in cooperation with external experts.
Our Human Rights Policy Statement outlines our human rights due diligence process and future commitments.
“We are really pleased that the ALDI SOUTH Group has committed to publish a statement regarding respect for human rights. The continuous implementation of human rights due diligence processes in businesses' own operations and along the value chain is one of the core objectives of the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact and the United Nations Global Sustainability Goals.”
——Marcel Engel, Executive Director, German Global Compact Network (DGCN)