Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil used in many food and non-food products. The palm oil industry has been linked to major global issues such as deforestation, biodiversity loss, habitat loss, climate change and indigenous rights abuses. Since 2010, ALDI has been a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an industrywide initiative that promotes the growth and use of sustainable palm oil products. Our goal is for all palm oil, palm kernel oil and any palm-based derivatives used in our ALDI exclusive brand food to come from RSPO certified sustainable sources by the end of 2017, and all non-food products by the end of 2025.
Improperly managed forests also lead to global deforestation. See the Forestry section to read about our goal for sustainable wood and paper products.