We recognize deforestation is one of the largest threats to our climate, wildlife and health. Not only does conversion and degradation of forests make up 15% of global CO2 emissions, it also reduces biodiversity, disrupts communities and their economies and is a leading cause of habitat loss.
The RSPO is a nonprofit that brings together oil palm producers, processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors and environmental and social non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to create and implement global standards for sustainable palm. RSPO uses a set of environmental and social criteria that help to reduce the negative environmental and social aspects of palm production. When companies are following these standards, they can claim Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) and be recognized for their work toward more responsible sourcing.
SFI (Sustainable Forestry initiative) is a nonprofit that works with many forest stakeholders to work on standards, conservation community, and education. They certify forests and forest products as sustainable to work on shared global goals such as climate action, conservation of biodiversity, education of future generations and sustainable economic development.
The PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of the Forest Certification) endorses national forest certification systems that have been developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. The organization promotes sustainable forest management through a variety of partnerships and offers supply chain certification to corporations.
SCS Global Services provides the recycled content certifications you see on ALDI products. This certification evaluates products made from pre-consumer or post-consumer material diverted from the waste stream and measures the percentage of recycled content. ALDI accepts 100% recycled certification from our suppliers for our private brand products.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has 25 years of experience as an organization of sustainable forest management. They have developed many principles and criteria that are applied to their certified forests and offer a Chain of Custody certification.