Low Prices, High Standards
At ALDI, we care deeply about our people, our communities and our responsibility to the environment. From employee training to global supply chains, every decision we make comes down to customer and employee safety, health and well-being, as well as product and production sustainability.
We keep the priorities of our customers at the forefront of everything we do, which is why ALDI is dedicated to sustainable business practices while continuing to provide high quality products at affordable prices.
Low prices with the highest standards in production. It's more than just a mission, it is our responsibility to protect the planet and we're committed to doing our part.
ALDI Tops the Sustainability Chart
ALDI was recently ranked as the No. 1 most sustainable grocery retailer among seven of the most popular U.S. chain stores by Brightly.eco, a community platform featuring ethical, sustainable brands from around the world. ALDI achieved this ranking as a result of our measurable actions and commitments to decrease harmful operational emissions and reduce plastic pollution. In 2019, ALDI made specific commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26% and make all product packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. We were also recognized for our dedication to create sustainable product lines as well as our continued use of sustainable energy sources throughout our network of stores, warehouses and corporate offices across the United States. This ranking solidifies ALDI as an industry leader when it comes to sustainability, and our ambitious targets within our sustainability charter inspire us to continue striving to achieve our sustainability goals.
*Brightly.eco analyzed these stores and awarded these scores: ALDI (43/50), Whole Foods (40/50), Target (30/50), Kroger (22/50), Costco (17/50), Walmart (15/50), Trader Joe’s (14/50).
How We Are Reducing Our Environmental Impact
How it’s going
In 2020 we recycled nearly 300k tons of material and avoided greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to nearly 9 million gallons of gasoline per month.
In 2020 we donated more than 29 million pounds of product, saving it from landfills.
How it’s going
We currently purchase and produce enough renewable power each year to meet the company’s yearly total electricity use.
We installed solar panels on 111 stores and 12 distribution centers.
We installed our first wind turbine to power 40% of our 390,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Dwight, IL.
100% of distribution centers and nearly 400 stores (and counting) are running on all-natural refrigerants.
How it's going
We will eliminate Styrofoam from all produce packaging by the end of 2021.
We reduced packaging to remove single-use plastic bags from 90% of apparel items.
We've never offered single-use plastic bags at checkout, a practice that ALDI estimates has helped keep 15 billion bags out of landfills and oceans.
How it’s going
100% of ALDI-exclusive seafood is now sourced from responsible fisheries and farms.
100% of ALDI-exclusive chocolate bars and chocolate confectionery are from sustainable sources.
100% of Barissimo and Simply Nature coffee will be sustainably sourced by 2022.
We’ve given back more than $2.5 Million to producer communities via Fair Trade USA Premiums since 2018.