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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0/6
      Palm oil
      "We have set ourselves the goal of using exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil in our own-brand food products in all countries by the end of 2018."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Both Aldi South Group and Aldi North Group are signatory to the UN Global Compact.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "The Earth's forests are of vital importance to global ecosystems – they provide habitats for a diversity of species and have important functions for the Earth's climate. In this respect, the tropical rainforests in South America and Southeast Asia are of particular importance. However, millions of hectares of forest are destroyed each year to make way for agricultural and urban areas. Deforestation significantly contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    28/86
    • Beef
      24/86
      • Commitment Strength
        15/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          15/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Aldi"only procure fresh meat from Brazil from slaughterhouses that have joined the ‘Cattle Agreement’1 . We can thus rule out any association with the deforestation of the Amazon, where countless animal species live".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Aldi"only procure fresh meat from Brazil from slaughterhouses that have joined the ‘Cattle Agreement’1 . We can thus rule out any association with the deforestation of the Amazon, where countless animal species live".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Aldi"only procure fresh meat from Brazil from slaughterhouses that have joined the ‘Cattle Agreement’1 . We can thus rule out any association with the deforestation of the Amazon, where countless animal species live".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Aldi"only procure fresh meat from Brazil from slaughterhouses that have joined the ‘Cattle Agreement’1 . We can thus rule out any association with the deforestation of the Amazon, where countless animal species live".
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Aldi"only procure fresh meat from Brazil from slaughterhouses that have joined the ‘Cattle Agreement’1 . We can thus rule out any association with the deforestation of the Amazon, where countless animal species live".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Aldi"only procure fresh meat from Brazil from slaughterhouses that have joined the ‘Cattle Agreement’1 . We can thus rule out any association with the deforestation of the Amazon, where countless animal species live".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "Among other things, we obligate our business partners to maintain written documentation of inspections relating to compliance with legal regulations, industry standards and specific ALDI Nord requirements. We expect our suppliers to be able to provide us with evidence of the regular performance of inspections at any time. We also undertake unannounced on-the-spot visits on a random basis to inspect the available documentation and to comply with legal regulations as well as industry standards and specific ALDI Nord requirements."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "We work with our suppliers to develop specific measures aimed at improving production processes in the rare event that they fail to comply with our targets despite prior feasibility testing. We reserve the right to impose appropriate sanctions up to and including the termination of business relationships in the worst case scenario."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Aldi North state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers' have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Aldi Sued's Social Standards for Production applies to suppliers and disallows discrimination based on gender. 
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      48/86
      • Commitment Strength
        22/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "We have set ourselves the goal of using exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil in our own-brand food products in all countries by the end of 2018."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We have set ourselves the goal of using exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil in our own-brand food products in all countries by the end of 2018."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We have set ourselves the goal of using exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil in our own-brand food products in all countries by the end of 2018."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We have set ourselves the goal of using exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil in our own-brand food products in all countries by the end of 2018."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We have set ourselves the goal of using exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil in our own-brand food products in all countries by the end of 2018."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We have set ourselves the goal of using exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil in our own-brand food products in all countries by the end of 2018."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We have set ourselves the goal of using exclusively RSPO-certified palm oil in our own-brand food products in all countries by the end of 2018."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS
            "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain [...] 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)."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain [...] 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)."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain [...] 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)."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain [...] 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)."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain [...] 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)."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain [...] 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)."
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
            "We request our suppliers to strive for best practice approaches throughout the palm oil supply chain [...] 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)."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Aldi South Group and Aldi North Group report to RSPO through an annual acop.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Aldi South Group and Aldi North Group report to RSPO through an annual acop.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "ALDI Nord reserves the right to employ independent institutions to carry out spot checks of its product specifications at the suppliers’ premises."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "We work with our suppliers to develop specific measures aimed at improving production processes in the rare event that they fail to comply with our targets despite prior feasibility testing. We reserve the right to impose appropriate sanctions up to and including the termination of business relationships in the worst case scenario."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings
          "We are [...] actively involved in the Retailer Palm Oil Group and the Retail Palm Oil Transparency Coalition."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          47,665.00 Tonnes
          Aldi South report to RSPO through an annual acop.
      • Social Considerations
        13/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "With regard to the growing of oil palms, this includes (...) involvement of the local communities (Free, Prior and Informed Consent, FPIC), protection of workers’ rights and support of smallholder farmers."
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Aldi North state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers' have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Aldi Sued's Social Standards for Production applies to suppliers and disallows discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          "A significant share of the globally traded palm oil/palm kernel oil is produced by smallholders. In order to account for these smallholders within the scope of our commitment to using sustainable palm oil/palm kernel oil, we employ a combination of three measures: We purchase RSPO Independent Smallholder Credits to support their work, we participate in the RSPO Smallholder Working Group in order to further support and integrate smallholders, and since 2017, we have been supporting a smallholder project in Côte d'Ivoire in order to pave the way for a sustainable cultivation of palm (kernel) oil."
    • Pulp & Paper
      33/86
      • Commitment Strength
        21/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020." This is not for all of their products.
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "The share of [paper products and cardboard packaging] which are certified according to the FSC®, PEFC, or SFI standard or made from recycled materials amounts to 80%. For products and product packaging of our core range products made of paper or cardboard, we have set the goal to only use certified or recycled materials by the end of 2020."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Aldi North state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers' have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Aldi Sued's Social Standards for Production applies to suppliers and disallows discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      5/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/4
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Aldi North state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers' have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Aldi Sued's Social Standards for Production applies to suppliers and disallows discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Timber
      30/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC; PEFC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Aldi North have committed to a "Changeover of wood and wood-based products to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFC™, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Aldi North have committed to a "Changeover of wood and wood-based products to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFC™, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Aldi North have committed to a "Changeover of wood and wood-based products to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFC™, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Aldi North have committed to a "Changeover of wood and wood-based products to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFC™, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) by 2020."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Aldi North have committed to a "Changeover of wood and wood-based products to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFC™, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) by 2020."
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Aldi North have committed to a "Changeover of wood and wood-based products to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFC™, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) by 2020."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Aldi North have committed to a "Changeover of wood and wood-based products to sustainably certified materials (FSC®, PEFC™, EU Ecolabel or comparable standards) by 2020."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            4/4
            62.8% FSC, FSC mix or PEFC certified in 2017
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.7
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2.7/2.7
            certification
            62.8% FSC, FSC mix or PEFC certified in 2017
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "We work with our suppliers to develop specific measures aimed at improving production processes in the rare event that they fail to comply with our targets despite prior feasibility testing. We reserve the right to impose appropriate sanctions up to and including the termination of business relationships in the worst case scenario."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Aldi North state that they abide by the minimum standards for human rights as set by the ILO and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. They require their suppliers to ensure their workers' have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Aldi Sued's Social Standards for Production applies to suppliers and disallows discrimination based on gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    15/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    6/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    7/16
    Avg. score

Profile

The Aldi Group is a German discount retailer split into two companies, Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd, both of which have an international presence. Although both companies are independent of one another, they operate under the same umbrella brand. The breadth of its retail offerings exposes the group to a variety of forest risk commodities. In 2015, Aldi was one of the top five retailers of own-brand edible groceries in the world and in Europe, and among the top ten in the US.

Sector
Industry sector 
Food retail
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

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