Download data

Powerbroker for

Select an assessment year:

  • Overall approach
    2/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum Deforestation resolution (being a member of the CGF is not sufficient); Soy Moratorium; UN Global Compact
      "The ALDI North and ALDI SÜD corporate groups were the first discounters to join the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)." Aldi South is also a member of the Consumer Goods Forum and a signatory of the Soy Moratorium.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Translation - Aldi North - "We are aware that the increasing burden on ecosystems may have consequences for the availability of raw materials needed for our products. According to scientists, one of the greatest challenges of our time is the worldwide decline in biodiversity. The Federation of German Food Retailers agreed, noting that “The worldwide decline in biodiversity … caused by climate change, intensive agriculture, overfishing and deforestation, is a social challenge of global proportions and ultimately threatens our entire existence”; Aldi South - [Translation] "Forests are an important ecosystem. They shape the habitat of many animal and plant species and support the preservation of biological diversity. Forests are particularly important in times of climate change: trees absorb and bind climate-damaging carbon dioxide. They are therefore a valuable resource that is worth protecting for people, animals and the environment."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of conservation area are being supported or facilitated by the company on land it does not own or manage?: 70 hectares
      "ALDI SOUTH Germany supports a mangrove protection and reforestation project in India and Costa Rica, where more than 70 hectares of new mangrove forest was planted by 2020. Mangroves contain rich biodiversity, offer protection from extreme weather conditions such as storms or floods to local people and bind climate-damaging CO2."
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2025

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      Aldi North - "40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in all ALDI companies by end of 2021, compared to the reference year 2015."; Aldi South - "we want to reduce our operational greenhouse gas emissions by 26% by 2025 (compared to the base year 2016). [...] We pride ourselves on working with suppliers who share our values. We will therefore encourage our strategic suppliers, who are responsible for 75% of our product-related emissions, to set up “Science Based Targets” by 2024."
  • Commodity score
    29/88
    • Beef
      14/88
      • Commitment Strength
        3/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/11
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment/other
            1.3/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification

            Other certification scheme: Cattle agreement
            Aldi North - "We exclusively procure our fresh meat products originating from Brazil from slaughter- houses who are signatories to the so-called Cattle Agreement2. This enables us to exclude any and all connections of our products to deforestation measures taken in the Amazon region which is the habitat of innumerable animal species." Aldi South has the same/similar quote for their operations.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Only applies to Brazil
            Aldi North - "We exclusively procure our fresh meat products originating from Brazil from slaughter- houses who are signatories to the so-called Cattle Agreement2. This enables us to exclude any and all connections of our products to deforestation measures taken in the Amazon region which is the habitat of innumerable animal species." Aldi South has the same/similar quote for their operations.
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Aldi North - "We exclusively procure our fresh meat products originating from Brazil from slaughter- houses who are signatories to the so-called Cattle Agreement2. This enables us to exclude any and all connections of our products to deforestation measures taken in the Amazon region which is the habitat of innumerable animal species." Aldi South has the same/similar quote for their operations.
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Aldi North - "We exclusively procure our fresh meat products originating from Brazil from slaughter- houses who are signatories to the so-called Cattle Agreement2. This enables us to exclude any and all connections of our products to deforestation measures taken in the Amazon region which is the habitat of innumerable animal species." Aldi South has the same/similar quote for their operations.
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          ALDI Nord respects all internationally recognised human rights. [...]  These include discrimination, health and safety, freedom of association, remuneration, working hours, child labour and forced labour. [...]We are committed to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) adopted in 2011. The following standards and policies define the framework for our actions: The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights [...] The International Labour Organization (ILO) core standards. [...] The established values and standards are also reflected in our own principles, which constitute a binding framework for all of our employees and business partners alike"; Aldi South - "The ALDI “Social Standards in Production” define our commitment to human rights and fair labour standards. They are based on: the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Aldi North - "Commitment to gender equality ALDI believes that all workers should be treated fairly. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and commit to achieve gender equality across our own business and supply chains. We recognise that the majority of workers in many of our supply chains are female and that they may be disproportionately impacted. Some of the problems faced by female workers include unequal treatment, risk of gender-specific discrimination regarding wages and working conditions, limited access to land, and education." [...] Aldi South - Discrimination only - "We will not tolerate any form of discrimination in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on gender,"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: whislteblowing website, email address, address, phone number

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Aldi South - "The following topics may, in particular, be reported (anonymously, if desired) to the Legal Counsel of Confidence: Breaches of environmental standards [...] Thiel von Herff Lawyers Detmolder Straße 3033604 Bielefeld Tel.: +49 521 55733-0 (Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)Mobile: +49 151 58230321 (Monday to Sunday 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.) E-mail: ct(at)thielvonherff.de Whistleblower system: https://report-tvh.com/de/Website: https://www.thielvonherff.de/ [...] Compliance Department - Besides contacting the Legal Counsel of Confidence, employees and business partners can also directly contact the Compliance Department in the event of (potential) compliance violations.Email: Compliance. Deutschland(at)aldi-sued.com" [...] Aldi North - "The whistleblowing systems are available on the websites for internal and external parties at all times. In the reporting year, ALDI France, ALDI Poland and ALDI Portugal introduced whistleblowing systems and put them into use. ALDI Denmark and ALDI Netherlands have also adapted their reporting channels, which have been available since 2021. In some countries, such as the Netherlands, there are also grievance systems and other channels in place that ALDI employees can use in cases of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, aggression or violence"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 
          For both Aldi North and Aldi South - "To ensure that our requirements are adhered to, we conduct risk-oriented assessments. In this context, we also carry out random unannounced on-site audits in order to review the available documents and verify compliance with the applicable legal and contractually agreed requirements as well as relevant industry standards [...] We will conduct own audits or commission third parties to perform random audits in order to verify compliance with the requirements laid down in this Animal Welfare Purchasing Policy:"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      40/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          3/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Other certification scheme: Aldi North - "Transition to physically RSPO-certified palm oil for all own-brand products containing palm oil (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – RSPO) by end of 2019 (formerly 2018). Aldi South - "We only use RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil for our food and non-food own-brand items." 

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            Aldi North - "Transition to physically RSPO-certified palm oil for all own-brand products containing palm oil (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – RSPO) by end of 2019 (formerly 2018). Aldi South - "We only use RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil for our food and non-food own-brand items."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Aldi North - "Transition to physically RSPO-certified palm oil for all own-brand products containing palm oil (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – RSPO) by end of 2019 (formerly 2018)."; Aldi North - "Goal achieved. 99.3% in 2020."; Aldi South - "We only use RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil for our food and non-food own-brand items." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Aldi North - "Transition to physically RSPO-certified palm oil for all own-brand products containing palm oil (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil – RSPO) by end of 2019 (formerly 2018). Aldi South - "We only use RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil for our food and non-food own-brand items." 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            Aldi North - "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain as well as to co-operate with those partners verifiably attaching great importance to environmental protection and treating the local community members with respect. With regard to the growing of oil palms, this includes refraining from cultivation on peat soils, protection of areas with High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS)" [...] Aldi South - Translation - "the entire supply chain of the raw materials used must be RSPO certified [...] Protection of the environment: Implementation of compensation and reforestation measures in Areas of high conservation value (HCV) and high Carbon storage (high carbon stock, HCS); No cultivation of peat soils"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Aldi North - "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain as well as to co-operate with those partners verifiably attaching great importance to environmental protection and treating the local community members with respect. With regard to the growing of oil palms, this includes refraining from cultivation on peat soils, protection of areas with High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS)" [...] Aldi South - Translation - "the entire supply chain of the raw materials used must be RSPO certified [...] Protection of the environment: Implementation of compensation and reforestation measures in Areas of high conservation value (HCV) and high Carbon storage (high carbon stock, HCS); No cultivation of peat soils"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Aldi North - "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain as well as to co-operate with those partners verifiably attaching great importance to environmental protection and treating the local community members with respect. With regard to the growing of oil palms, this includes refraining from cultivation on peat soils, protection of areas with High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS)" [...] Aldi South - Translation - "the entire supply chain of the raw materials used must be RSPO certified [...] Protection of the environment: Implementation of compensation and reforestation measures in Areas of high conservation value (HCV) and high Carbon storage (high carbon stock, HCS); No cultivation of peat soils"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Aldi North - "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain as well as to co-operate with those partners verifiably attaching great importance to environmental protection and treating the local community members with respect. With regard to the growing of oil palms, this includes refraining from cultivation on peat soils, protection of areas with High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS)" [...] Aldi South - Translation - "the entire supply chain of the raw materials used must be RSPO certified [...] Protection of the environment: Implementation of compensation and reforestation measures in Areas of high conservation value (HCV) and high Carbon storage (high carbon stock, HCS); No cultivation of peat soils"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        16/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          ALDI Nord respects all internationally recognised human rights. [...]  These include discrimination, health and safety, freedom of association, remuneration, working hours, child labour and forced labour. [...]We are committed to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) adopted in 2011. The following standards and policies define the framework for our actions: The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights [...] The International Labour Organization (ILO) core standards. [...] The established values and standards are also reflected in our own principles, which constitute a binding framework for all of our employees and business partners alike"; Aldi South - "The ALDI “Social Standards in Production” define our commitment to human rights and fair labour standards. They are based on: the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Certification; Technical assistance/support; Education and training
          Aldi North - Project based - "In addition to purchasing certified palm oil, ALDI Nord has supported a small farming project in the Ivory Coast in cooperation with the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Solidaridad International since 2017. The project aims to increase implementation of good agricultural practices by smallholders, a set of agronomic, environmental and social practices which take into account the (future) needs of people and the planet. This two-year project is financed by ALDI and was developed in collaboration with Solidaridad. The project expands on a project supported by the RSPO Smallholder Support Fund, which supports up to 5,000 independent smallholders and aims to enable up to 3,200 smallholders to conserve forests, areas of High Conservation Value and use cultivation methods which protect both the environment and the health of palm oil farmers" [...] Aldi South - "Supporting smallholders - Approximately 40% of the globally traded palm oil is produced by smallholders. Certification requirements often represent a barrier for smallholders to participate in global supply chains. The main reasons are the administrative burden and cost linked to certification. Based on this knowledge, we developed an approach to include smallholders in the scope of our commitment: We purchase RSPO Independent Smallholder Credits to support their work directly. Trading RSPO Credits provides smallholders direct access to the RSPO premium for growing sustainable palm oil. [...] We participate in the RSPO Smallholder Standing Committee as a retailers’ representative. The aim is to empower smallholder farmers within the RSPO and engage in a platform that makes the palm oil market more sustainable."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
           Aldi North - "Commitment to gender equality ALDI believes that all workers should be treated fairly. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and commit to achieve gender equality across our own business and supply chains. We recognise that the majority of workers in many of our supply chains are female and that they may be disproportionately impacted. Some of the problems faced by female workers include unequal treatment, risk of gender-specific discrimination regarding wages and working conditions, limited access to land, and education." Aldi South - "We reject all forms of discrimination and are committed to gender equality in all areas of our company and across our entire supply chains. We recognize our responsibility to fulfill the UN's fifth goal of sustainable development (UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs), which consists of gender equality and the advancement of women and girls in all of our business areas and supply chains."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          Aldi North - "Human rights violations are a global issue affecting every economy, industry and sector.  We have an important role to play in raising awareness for human rights and working collaboratively with our business partners and other external stakeholders to prevent, mitigate or – where necessary - remediate the adverse impact of our business activities." ; Aldi South - "We consider the access to remedy to be an important part of our responsibility to respect human rights. [...] We not only aim to ensure that the negative impact on affected rights-holders is prevented and mitigated, but that it is also remediated. A corrective action plan is defined together with our business partners; this includes an action plan with individualised timelines for improvement and remediation of issues. The type of remedial action will be determined on a case-by-case basis and under consideration of the severity of the incident."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Aldi North - "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain as well as to co-operate with those partners verifiably attaching great importance to environmental protection and treating the local community members with respect. [...] involvement of the local communities (Free, Prior and Informed Consent, FPIC), protection of workers’ rights and support of smallholder farmers." [...] Aldi South - Translation "Respect for the local population: early involvement of the local population People in all decisions that affect their country and their living conditions, according to the principle of free prior informed consent (FPIC); Consideration of workers' rights"
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        16/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Aldi North - "Goal achieved. 99.3% in 2020."; Aldi South - Translation - "Since the end of 2015, RSPO-certified palm oil, palm kernel oil as well as derivatives and fractions from physical supply chains (MB, SG or IP certification) have been used exclusively for our own-brand food products.Since the end of 2018, this requirement has also been extended to non-food own-brand items" [...] Both report in separate annual ACOP reports (as separate companies)
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO certification

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO certification
            Aldi North - "Goal achieved. 99.3% in 2020."; Aldi South - Translation - "Since the end of 2015, RSPO-certified palm oil, palm kernel oil as well as derivatives and fractions from physical supply chains (MB, SG or IP certification) have been used exclusively for our own-brand food products.Since the end of 2018, this requirement has also been extended to non-food own-brand items" [...] Both report in separate annual ACOP reports (as separate companies)
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2020
          "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise; Providing financial support

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Palm Oil Transparency Coalition and the Retailer Palm Oil Group
          Aldi North - Project based - "In addition to purchasing certified palm oil, ALDI Nord has supported a small farming project in the Ivory Coast in cooperation with the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Solidaridad International since 2017. The project aims to increase implementation of good agricultural practices by smallholders, a set of agronomic, environmental and social practices which take into account the (future) needs of people and the planet. This two-year project is financed by ALDI and was developed in collaboration with Solidaridad. The project expands on a project supported by the RSPO Smallholder Support Fund, which supports up to 5,000 independent smallholders and aims to enable up to 3,200 smallholders to conserve forests, areas of High Conservation Value and use cultivation methods which protect both the environment and the health of palm oil farmers"; Aldi South - "For palm oil, we collaborate pre-competitively with other businesses via the Palm Oil Transparency Coalition. POTC is formed of businesses that collaborate in a pre-competitive coalition to remove deforestation and exploitation from the palm oil production sector."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: whislteblowing website, email address, address, phone number
          "Aldi South - "The following topics may, in particular, be reported (anonymously, if desired) to the Legal Counsel of Confidence: Breaches of environmental standards [...] Thiel von Herff Lawyers Detmolder Straße 3033604 Bielefeld Tel.: +49 521 55733-0 (Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)Mobile: +49 151 58230321 (Monday to Sunday 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.) E-mail: ct(at)thielvonherff.de Whistleblower system: https://report-tvh.com/de/Website: https://www.thielvonherff.de/ [...] Compliance Department - Besides contacting the Legal Counsel of Confidence, employees and business partners can also directly contact the Compliance Department in the event of (potential) compliance violations.Email: Compliance. Deutschland(at)aldi-sued.com" [...] Aldi North - "The whistleblowing systems are available on the websites for internal and external parties at all times. In the reporting year, ALDI France, ALDI Poland and ALDI Portugal introduced whistleblowing systems and put them into use. ALDI Denmark and ALDI Netherlands have also adapted their reporting channels, which have been available since 2021. In some countries, such as the Netherlands, there are also grievance systems and other channels in place that ALDI employees can use in cases of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, aggression or violence"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 52,458 tonnes
           Aldi North - 26,105 Tonnes certified of a total 26,353 tonnes as reported in their latest ACOP report [...] Aldi South - 66,341 Tonnes Certified as reported in their latest ACOP report 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 Unclear

          What is the certified volume?: 52,458 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 99.30%

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO
          "Aldi North - Goal achieved. 99.3% in 2020. The figure refers to physically certified palm oil, palm kernel oil and derivatives. While we constantly strive to increase this share, derivatives and fractions are not always available in physically certified quality and are therefore covered by us via Book & Claim certificates" [...] "Aldi South - Palm Oil: Certified palm (kernel) oil in products - 100%"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified 

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "ALDI North undertakes regular reviews of its targets in the area of sustainable palm oil purchasing and may, where required, formulate additional targets and measures. For the purchasers of ALDI North, the Palm Oil Purchasing Policy and the objectives expressed therein are binding in the implementation of tendering and procurement processes. ALDI North has informed its suppliers of private label products containing palm oil of the content and objectives of the Palm Oil Purchasing Policy. The suppliers of goods containing palm oil are contractually obliged to comply with these requirements upon receipt of orders. ALDI North reserves the right to employ independent institutions to carry out spot checks of its product specifications at the suppliers’ premises." [...] "Aldi South have assessments in place and thoroughly monitor compliance of it's textile, banana, pineapple and other select food supply chains. This does not include palm oil."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      34/88
      • Commitment Strength
        16/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Aldi North's commitment is not as strong

            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/0.7
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            Aldi South - "We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled." [...] Aldi North "100% sustainably certified and/or recycled materials for all product packaging by end of 2020. Transition of newly purchased product packaging to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFCTM, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) or consisting of more than 70% recycled materials at ALDI Nord, depending on avail- ability by end of 2020. The requirement refers to all own- brand products within the standard product ranges, seasonal products and food specials."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Aldi South - "We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled." [...] Aldi North "100% sustainably certified and/or recycled materials for all product packaging by end of 2020. Transition of newly purchased product packaging to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFCTM, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) or consisting of more than 70% recycled materials at ALDI Nord, depending on avail- ability by end of 2020. The requirement refers to all own- brand products within the standard product ranges, seasonal products and food specials."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Aldi South - "We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled." [...] Aldi North "100% sustainably certified and/or recycled materials for all product packaging by end of 2020. Transition of newly purchased product packaging to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFCTM, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) or consisting of more than 70% recycled materials at ALDI Nord, depending on avail- ability by end of 2020. The requirement refers to all own- brand products within the standard product ranges, seasonal products and food specials."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Aldi South - "We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled." [...] Aldi North "100% sustainably certified and/or recycled materials for all product packaging by end of 2020. Transition of newly purchased product packaging to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFCTM, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) or consisting of more than 70% recycled materials at ALDI Nord, depending on avail- ability by end of 2020. The requirement refers to all own- brand products within the standard product ranges, seasonal products and food specials."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Aldi North and Aldi South - "Transparency and traceability are essential criteria when it comes to our sourcing and marketing practices for sustainable timber and wood-based products and packaging. Our suppliers are therefore committed to provide a seamless traceability of all products and packaging‚ covered by the scope of application of this Timber Purchasing Policy. Any relevant information on the botanical and geographical origin as well as further evidence on the certification shall be provided by our suppliers upon request. Moreover, we commission independent testing institutes to analyze the type of wood as well as the origin of the products on a random basis."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Aldi North and Aldi South - "Transparency and traceability are essential criteria when it comes to our sourcing and marketing practices for sustainable timber and wood-based products and packaging. Our suppliers are therefore committed to provide a seamless traceability of all products and packaging‚ covered by the scope of application of this Timber Purchasing Policy. Any relevant information on the botanical and geographical origin as well as further evidence on the certification shall be provided by our suppliers upon request. Moreover, we commission independent testing institutes to analyze the type of wood as well as the origin of the products on a random basis."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Aldi North and Aldi South - "Transparency and traceability are essential criteria when it comes to our sourcing and marketing practices for sustainable timber and wood-based products and packaging. Our suppliers are therefore committed to provide a seamless traceability of all products and packaging‚ covered by the scope of application of this Timber Purchasing Policy. Any relevant information on the botanical and geographical origin as well as further evidence on the certification shall be provided by our suppliers upon request. Moreover, we commission independent testing institutes to analyze the type of wood as well as the origin of the products on a random basis."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Aldi North and Aldi South - "Transparency and traceability are essential criteria when it comes to our sourcing and marketing practices for sustainable timber and wood-based products and packaging. Our suppliers are therefore committed to provide a seamless traceability of all products and packaging‚ covered by the scope of application of this Timber Purchasing Policy. Any relevant information on the botanical and geographical origin as well as further evidence on the certification shall be provided by our suppliers upon request. Moreover, we commission independent testing institutes to analyze the type of wood as well as the origin of the products on a random basis."
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          ALDI Nord respects all internationally recognised human rights. [...]  These include discrimination, health and safety, freedom of association, remuneration, working hours, child labour and forced labour. [...]We are committed to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) adopted in 2011. The following standards and policies define the framework for our actions: The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights [...] The International Labour Organization (ILO) core standards. [...] The established values and standards are also reflected in our own principles, which constitute a binding framework for all of our employees and business partners alike"; Aldi South - "The ALDI “Social Standards in Production” define our commitment to human rights and fair labour standards. They are based on: the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Aldi North - "Commitment to gender equality ALDI believes that all workers should be treated fairly. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and commit to achieve gender equality across our own business and supply chains. We recognise that the majority of workers in many of our supply chains are female and that they may be disproportionately impacted. Some of the problems faced by female workers include unequal treatment, risk of gender-specific discrimination regarding wages and working conditions, limited access to land, and education." [...] Aldi South - Discrimination only - "We will not tolerate any form of discrimination in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on gender,"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          Aldi North - "Human rights violations are a global issue affecting every economy, industry and sector.  We have an important role to play in raising awareness for human rights and working collaboratively with our business partners and other external stakeholders to prevent, mitigate or – where necessary - remediate the adverse impact of our business activities." ; Aldi South - "We consider the access to remedy to be an important part of our responsibility to respect human rights. [...] We not only aim to ensure that the negative impact on affected rights-holders is prevented and mitigated, but that it is also remediated. A corrective action plan is defined together with our business partners; this includes an action plan with individualized timelines for improvement and remediation of issues. The type of remedial action will be determined on a case-by-case basis and under consideration of the severity of the incident."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Aldi South - "We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled." [...] Aldi North "100% sustainably certified and/or recycled materials for all product packaging by end of 2020. Transition of newly purchased product packaging to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFCTM, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) or consisting of more than 70% recycled materials at ALDI Nord, depending on avail- ability by end of 2020. The requirement refers to all own- brand products within the standard product ranges, seasonal products and food specials."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC, SFI
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC, SFI
            Aldi South - "We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled." [...] Aldi North "100% sustainably certified and/or recycled materials for all product packaging by end of 2020. Transition of newly purchased product packaging to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFCTM, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) or consisting of more than 70% recycled materials at ALDI Nord, depending on avail- ability by end of 2020. The requirement refers to all own- brand products within the standard product ranges, seasonal products and food specials."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2020
          Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: whislteblowing website, email address, address, phone number

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Aldi South - "The following topics may, in particular, be reported (anonymously, if desired) to the Legal Counsel of Confidence: Breaches of environmental standards [...] Thiel von Herff Lawyers Detmolder Straße 3033604 Bielefeld Tel.: +49 521 55733-0 (Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)Mobile: +49 151 58230321 (Monday to Sunday 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.) E-mail: ct(at)thielvonherff.de Whistleblower system: https://report-tvh.com/de/Website: https://www.thielvonherff.de/ [...] Compliance Department - Besides contacting the Legal Counsel of Confidence, employees and business partners can also directly contact the Compliance Department in the event of (potential) compliance violations.Email: Compliance. Deutschland(at)aldi-sued.com" [...] Aldi North - "The whistleblowing systems are available on the websites for internal and external parties at all times. In the reporting year, ALDI France, ALDI Poland and ALDI Portugal introduced whistleblowing systems and put them into use. ALDI Denmark and ALDI Netherlands have also adapted their reporting channels, which have been available since 2021. In some countries, such as the Netherlands, there are also grievance systems and other channels in place that ALDI employees can use in cases of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, aggression or violence"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          "In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      27/88
      • Commitment Strength
        4/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS; Other certification

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes

            Other certification scheme: Proterra
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] The largest share of global soy production is being used as animal feed and therefore transparency and traceability are a challenge due to the complexity of the supply chain. Our aim is to ensure that the cultivation of soy in our supply chains does not harm natural ecosystems, such as forests, or violates human rights.  We collaborate with other retailers as part of the Retail Soy Group (RSG) and Soy Transparency Coalition (STC) in order to tackle these challenges, and to increase the availability of sustainable soy feed." [...] Aldi South reports that in 2020 their soy supply chain was 44% deforestation-free 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Aldi North's commitment is much weaker

            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            Only applies to Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] The largest share of global soy production is being used as animal feed and therefore transparency and traceability are a challenge due to the complexity of the supply chain. Our aim is to ensure that the cultivation of soy in our supply chains does not harm natural ecosystems, such as forests, or violates human rights.  We collaborate with other retailers as part of the Retail Soy Group (RSG) and Soy Transparency Coalition (STC) in order to tackle these challenges, and to increase the availability of sustainable soy feed." [...] Aldi South reports that in 2020 their soy supply chain was 44% deforestation-free 
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/1
            Only applies to Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] The largest share of global soy production is being used as animal feed and therefore transparency and traceability are a challenge due to the complexity of the supply chain. Our aim is to ensure that the cultivation of soy in our supply chains does not harm natural ecosystems, such as forests, or violates human rights.  We collaborate with other retailers as part of the Retail Soy Group (RSG) and Soy Transparency Coalition (STC) in order to tackle these challenges, and to increase the availability of sustainable soy feed." [...] Aldi South reports that in 2020 their soy supply chain was 44% deforestation-free 
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          ALDI Nord respects all internationally recognised human rights. [...]  These include discrimination, health and safety, freedom of association, remuneration, working hours, child labour and forced labour. [...]We are committed to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) adopted in 2011. The following standards and policies define the framework for our actions: The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights [...] The International Labour Organization (ILO) core standards. [...] The established values and standards are also reflected in our own principles, which constitute a binding framework for all of our employees and business partners alike"; Aldi South - "The ALDI “Social Standards in Production” define our commitment to human rights and fair labour standards. They are based on: the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
           Aldi North - "Commitment to gender equality ALDI believes that all workers should be treated fairly. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and commit to achieve gender equality across our own business and supply chains. We recognize that the majority of workers in many of our supply chains are female and that they may be disproportionately impacted. Some of the problems faced by female workers include unequal treatment, risk of gender-specific discrimination regarding wages and working conditions, limited access to land, and education." Aldi South - "We reject all forms of discrimination and are committed to gender equality in all areas of our company and across our entire supply chains. We recognize our responsibility to fulfill the UN's fifth goal of sustainable development (UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs), which consists of gender equality and the advancement of women and girls in all of our business areas and supply chains."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          Aldi North - "Human rights violations are a global issue affecting every economy, industry and sector.  We have an important role to play in raising awareness for human rights and working collaboratively with our business partners and other external stakeholders to prevent, mitigate or – where necessary - remediate the adverse impact of our business activities." ; Aldi South - "We consider the access to remedy to be an important part of our responsibility to respect human rights. [...] We not only aim to ensure that the negative impact on affected rights-holders is prevented and mitigated, but that it is also remediated. A corrective action plan is defined together with our business partners; this includes an action plan with individualized timelines for improvement and remediation of issues. The type of remedial action will be determined on a case-by-case basis and under consideration of the severity of the incident."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        14/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            "Accepted as deforestation-free are the following certification schemes: RTRS, Proterra! [...] According to the CSR, 43.5% of the 2020-soy footprint of ALDI SOUTH Germany, HOFER S/E and ALDI UK/Ireland was deforestation-free (either certified according to an accepted deforestation-free standard or from deforestation-free origins" [...] Aldi South reports that in 2020 their soy supply chain was 44% deforestation-free 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Only applies to Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] The largest share of global soy production is being used as animal feed and therefore transparency and traceability are a challenge due to the complexity of the supply chain. Our aim is to ensure that the cultivation of soy in our supply chains does not harm natural ecosystems, such as forests, or violates human rights.  We collaborate with other retailers as part of the Retail Soy Group (RSG) and Soy Transparency Coalition (STC) in order to tackle these challenges, and to increase the availability of sustainable soy feed." [...] Aldi South reports that in 2020 their soy supply chain was 44% deforestation-free 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2020
          "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?:  Soy Transparency Coalition (STC)

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Soy: About 80% of global soy production is used to feed livestock and most of it is grown in South America, where deforestation for agricultural land is prevalent. To address sustainability challenges and increase transparency in the soy supply chain, we co-founded the Soy Transparency Coalition (STC) together with over 30 global businesses. The STC’s focus lies on engaging large soy traders and on assessing their performance towards sustainable soy."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: whislteblowing website, email address, address, phone number

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Aldi South - "The following topics may, in particular, be reported (anonymously, if desired) to the Legal Counsel of Confidence: Breaches of environmental standards [...] Thiel von Herff Lawyers Detmolder Straße 3033604 Bielefeld Tel.: +49 521 55733-0 (Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)Mobile: +49 151 58230321 (Monday to Sunday 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.) E-mail: ct(at)thielvonherff.de Whistleblower system: https://report-tvh.com/de/Website: https://www.thielvonherff.de/ [...] Compliance Department - Besides contacting the Legal Counsel of Confidence, employees and business partners can also directly contact the Compliance Department in the event of (potential) compliance violations.Email: Compliance. Deutschland(at)aldi-sued.com" [...] Aldi North - "The whistleblowing systems are available on the websites for internal and external parties at all times. In the reporting year, ALDI France, ALDI Poland and ALDI Portugal introduced whistleblowing systems and put them into use. ALDI Denmark and ALDI Netherlands have also adapted their reporting channels, which have been available since 2021. In some countries, such as the Netherlands, there are also grievance systems and other channels in place that ALDI employees can use in cases of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, aggression or violence"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          What is the certified volume?: 0 unclear

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 44%
          "Accepted as deforestation-free are the following certification schemes: RTRS, Proterra [...] According to the CSR, 43.5% of the 2020-soy footprint of ALDI SOUTH Germany, HOFER S/E and ALDI UK/Ireland was deforestation-free (either certified according to an accepted deforestation-free standard or from deforestation-free origins" [...] Aldi South reports that in 2020 their soy supply chain was 44% deforestation-free 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
           Aldi North - "We work closely with our suppliers and are in constant contact to support them in implementing our sustainability requirements and improving sustainable production. [...] Compliance with environmental standards is a prerequisite for our products to obtain one of the many sustainability labels, seals or certificates. [...] Current audits by ALDI Nord or a third party are also looking at environmental issues such as the correct handling of waste in non-food production facilities at existing and new suppliers. [...] The international Corporate Responsibility Quality Assurance (CRQA) department establishes standardized raw materials purchasing policies in consultation with the buying departments and the countries. The CRQA department also coordinates the implementation of the provisions defined in these policies and monitors compliance."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Timber *
      31/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          5/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Stronger quote counts for Aldi South 

            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
          • Target date
            2028-2030
            0/1
            Target date
            2028-2030
            0/1
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          9/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Aldi North and Aldi South - "Transparency and traceability are essential criteria when it comes to our sourcing and marketing practices for sustainable timber and wood-based products and packaging. Our suppliers are therefore committed to provide a seamless traceability of all products and packaging‚ covered by the scope of application of this Timber Purchasing Policy. Any relevant information on the botanical and geographical origin as well as further evidence on the certification shall be provided by our suppliers upon request. Moreover, we commission independent testing institutes to analyze the type of wood as well as the origin of the products on a random basis."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Aldi North and Aldi South - "Transparency and traceability are essential criteria when it comes to our sourcing and marketing practices for sustainable timber and wood-based products and packaging. Our suppliers are therefore committed to provide a seamless traceability of all products and packaging‚ covered by the scope of application of this Timber Purchasing Policy. Any relevant information on the botanical and geographical origin as well as further evidence on the certification shall be provided by our suppliers upon request. Moreover, we commission independent testing institutes to analyze the type of wood as well as the origin of the products on a random basis."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Aldi North and Aldi South - "Transparency and traceability are essential criteria when it comes to our sourcing and marketing practices for sustainable timber and wood-based products and packaging. Our suppliers are therefore committed to provide a seamless traceability of all products and packaging‚ covered by the scope of application of this Timber Purchasing Policy. Any relevant information on the botanical and geographical origin as well as further evidence on the certification shall be provided by our suppliers upon request. Moreover, we commission independent testing institutes to analyze the type of wood as well as the origin of the products on a random basis."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Aldi North and Aldi South - "Transparency and traceability are essential criteria when it comes to our sourcing and marketing practices for sustainable timber and wood-based products and packaging. Our suppliers are therefore committed to provide a seamless traceability of all products and packaging‚ covered by the scope of application of this Timber Purchasing Policy. Any relevant information on the botanical and geographical origin as well as further evidence on the certification shall be provided by our suppliers upon request. Moreover, we commission independent testing institutes to analyze the type of wood as well as the origin of the products on a random basis."
      • Social Considerations
        8/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          ALDI Nord respects all internationally recognised human rights. [...]  These include discrimination, health and safety, freedom of association, remuneration, working hours, child labour and forced labour. [...]We are committed to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) adopted in 2011. The following standards and policies define the framework for our actions: The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights [...] The International Labour Organization (ILO) core standards. [...] The established values and standards are also reflected in our own principles, which constitute a binding framework for all of our employees and business partners alike"; Aldi South - "The ALDI “Social Standards in Production” define our commitment to human rights and fair labour standards. They are based on: the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions [...] Discrimination [...] Forced Labour [...] Child Labour [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Aldi North - "Commitment to gender equality ALDI believes that all workers should be treated fairly. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and commit to achieve gender equality across our own business and supply chains. We recognise that the majority of workers in many of our supply chains are female and that they may be disproportionately impacted. Some of the problems faced by female workers include unequal treatment, risk of gender-specific discrimination regarding wages and working conditions, limited access to land, and education." [...] Aldi South - Discrimination only - "We will not tolerate any form of discrimination in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on gender,"
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          Aldi North - "Human rights violations are a global issue affecting every economy, industry and sector.  We have an important role to play in raising awareness for human rights and working collaboratively with our business partners and other external stakeholders to prevent, mitigate or – where necessary - remediate the adverse impact of our business activities." ; Aldi South - "We consider the access to remedy to be an important part of our responsibility to respect human rights. [...] We not only aim to ensure that the negative impact on affected rights-holders is prevented and mitigated, but that it is also remediated. A corrective action plan is defined together with our business partners; this includes an action plan with individualized timelines for improvement and remediation of issues. The type of remedial action will be determined on a case-by-case basis and under consideration of the severity of the incident."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1.5/1.5
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC, PEFC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC, PEFC, SFI
            Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020. [...] We focus on sourcing all timber used for our own-brand products and packaging in a sustainable manner. We have set the goal to use only certified materials according to the FSC, PEFC, SFI, Blue Angel standard, or made from recycled materials by the end of 2020. In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 2020
          Aldi South - "The ALDI SOUTH Group strives to eliminate deforestation from our high priority supply chains by 31 December 2030. Cut-off dates for each commodity will be defined in line with the market and available certification schemes. The latest cut-off date targeted for any commodity is 2020."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: whislteblowing website, email address, address, phone number

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Aldi South - "The following topics may, in particular, be reported (anonymously, if desired) to the Legal Counsel of Confidence: Breaches of environmental standards [...] Thiel von Herff Lawyers Detmolder Straße 3033604 Bielefeld Tel.: +49 521 55733-0 (Monday to Friday 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)Mobile: +49 151 58230321 (Monday to Sunday 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.) E-mail: ct(at)thielvonherff.de Whistleblower system: https://report-tvh.com/de/Website: https://www.thielvonherff.de/ [...] Compliance Department - Besides contacting the Legal Counsel of Confidence, employees and business partners can also directly contact the Compliance Department in the event of (potential) compliance violations.Email: Compliance. Deutschland(at)aldi-sued.com" [...] Aldi North - "The whistleblowing systems are available on the websites for internal and external parties at all times. In the reporting year, ALDI France, ALDI Poland and ALDI Portugal introduced whistleblowing systems and put them into use. ALDI Denmark and ALDI Netherlands have also adapted their reporting channels, which have been available since 2021. In some countries, such as the Netherlands, there are also grievance systems and other channels in place that ALDI employees can use in cases of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, aggression or violence"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          "In 2020, 84% of our own-brand products and 74% of our own-brand product packaging were certified or recycled."
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    8/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    11/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    9/18
    Avg. score

Profile

The Aldi Group is a German discount retailer split into two companies, Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud, both of which have an international presence. The breadth of its retail offerings exposes the group to a variety of forest risk commodities. Aldi Group is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging and is also assessed for its exposure to timber.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail, Apparel & footwear, Accessories & luggage
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
Germany
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Harvest Moon, Natures Pick, Specially Selected, The Foodie Market, Aldi

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

All assessments use policies published on company websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Please contact us with any concerns or feedback about this or other assessments included in the Forest 500.