Corporate Sustainability
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What kind of company is ALDI? One that values our planet, our communities and where we source and sell our products. You can see evidence of this in everything we do, every product we sell and everyone we help. This is another way we bring Welcome to More to life.

Corporate Sustainability

Our approach to responsibility focuses on five key areas: customers, supply chain, people, community and the environment. Here’s a sample of all we do at ALDI:

For our customers:

Our customers are the reason we exist. That’s why we promise to offer our customers quality products at the best prices.

As part of this commitment to our customers, we not only look to offer healthier options, but also to improve every-day favorite items. For example, we removed certified synthetic colors, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from all our exclusive brand food products in 2015.

For our supply chain:

Supplier relationships are key to everything that we do. And they are something we’ve always been passionate about.

We work with our suppliers to ensure they employ safe and fair working conditions and that they are committed to human rights and fair labor practices. We also have sourcing policies for seafood, palm oil, animal welfare, cocoa, coffee, forestry, textile manufacturing and packaging, to make sure our products are sustainably sourced to reduce the environmental and social impacts of their production.

For our people:

Our employees are the key to our success.

We regularly conduct surveys to solicit their opinions of our work environment by utilizing the ALDI Center for Excellence, a visual, interactive learning tool used by all employees.

For our communities:

We believe in making positive contributions to the community by applying our skills and resources beyond our core business operations.

In 2021, we donated more than 33 million pounds of product to Feeding America food banks, which is equivalent to over 27.7 million meals. Also, ALDI Cares Community Grants donated over $1M to local nonprofits & organizations across the country.

For our environment:

We’re focused on the impact we have on our planet.

In 2021, we recycled nearly 350,000 tons of material that would have otherwise gone to landfill. This has avoided the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent of almost 10 million gallons of gasoline per month!

In the community and around the world.

Our customers know ALDI for our great products and value, and we’re doing all we can to make sure the rest of the world knows that we’re all working together to help create a better world to live in.

You can see it on the roofs of our stores as we implement solar power projects across 11 states. You can see it in our pledge to responsibly source all of our fish and seafood. And you can see it in our partnerships with nonprofits that promote kids’ health and well-being, food insecurity, diversity, equity & inclusion programs and more.

As one of America’s largest retailers, we also work hard to minimize our impact on the environment. That’s why ALDI is proud to receive two great recognitions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In 2021 & 2020, we received the Green Power Leadership Award celebrating our commitment to advancing the voluntary green power market and helping to reduce air pollution and emissions. Also, for the fourth year in a row, we received the GreenChill Store Certification as well as the Re-Certification Excellence Award for select stores. As of September 2022, we now have more than 500 GreenChill certified stores across the country. We’re committed to building on our sustainability goals through recycling and building environmentally friendly warehouses & stores.

ALDI Recognition for Environmental Milestones: 

     - 2021 & 2020 Green Power Leadership Award

     - GreenChill Store Certified since 2019

     - GreenChill Re-Certification Excellence for 21 of our stores

     - Over 500 GreenChill certified stores across the country


Locally and nationally.

At both the local and national levels, we work with organizations that share our commitment to helping in our communities all around the planet. Here are two examples:

  • Feeding America

    ALDI stores partner with a local Feeding America member food bank for donations of overstock, short-dated items and food with lightly damaged packaging. In 2021, we donated more than 33 million pounds of product to Feeding America food banks, which is equivalent to over 27.7 million meals. We also provide funding to support local food banks to help them improve their ability to store, process and provide quality food to those that are in need. Together, we’re helping our communities and reducing food waste.