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Key figures 2019

Management

Net sales of the ALDI North Group
Net sales of the ALDI North Group – Sustainability at ALDI North

Total net sales of the business year (in billion euros)

Stores and employees

Total number of stores and number of employees (headcount) by gender and region on the reporting date 31 December

  2015 2016 2017
  Number of stores
Number of employees
of which female
Number of stores
Number of employees
of which female
Number of stores
Number of employees
of which female
Belgium/Luxembourg* 461 6.256 4.452 457 6.412 4.455 459 6.727 4.804
Denmark
220 2.037 1.051 222 2.184 1.128 188 2.277 1.099
Germany
2.339 31.429 22.521 2.298 35.215 25.405 2.249 35.836 25.511
France
899 7.420 4.533 891 8.243 5.204 888 9.218 5.592
Netherlands
498 6.291 3.893 491 6.300 3.857 494 8.654 5.099
Poland
105 1.160 1.002 118 1.466 1.254 124 1.906 1.706
Portugal 47 613 416 48 803 535 57 1.178 768
Spain
260 2.973 1.889 264 3.456 2.174 272 3.571 2.263
ALDI North Group
4.829 58.179 39.757 4.789 64.079 44.012 4.731 69.367 46.842

The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Products and own brands in the product range

Number of products and proportion of own-brand products in the standard product range (in per cent)*

  2015 2016 2017
  Number of products
Proportion of own brands
(in %)
Number of products
Proportion of own brands
(in %)
Number of products
Proportion of own brands
(in %)
Belgien/Luxemburg** 1.113 99,7 1.373 97,6 1.465 96,1
Dänemark 1.394 87,7 1.651 81,0 1.826 75,5
Deutschland 1.183 94,8 1.461 94,0 1.432 91,1
Frankreich 1.210 94,6 1.450 95,1 1.452 90,9
Niederlande 1.238 97,7 1.437 94,2 1.737 93,5
Polen 1.339 88,6 1.700 86,8 2.101 73,6
Portugal 1.477 92,3 1.505 85,3 1.639 85,8
Spanien 1.422 90,2 1.609 89,7 1.842 89,6
Unternehmensgruppe 1.297 92,9 1.523 90,2 1.687 86,2

* We set clear standards for our own brands with respect to our suppliers.
** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Employee appreciation

Employees by job category

Number of employees by field of work and gender on the reference date 31 December (headcount)

  2015 2016 2017
  ALDI North Group
of which female
ALDI North Group
of which female
ALDI North Group
of which female
Sales
46.708 36.146 51.780
40.157
55.901 42.495
Warehouse
4.604 1.183 4.983
1.207
5.466 1.288
Vehicle fleet
2.490 39 2.596
36 2.722 54
Office
2.215 1.950 2.401 2.105
2.704 2.419
Upper management
577 122 589
139 631 155
Lower management
1.043 284 1.174
337 1.322 403
Other* 542 33 556 31 621 28
ALDI North Group
58.179 39.757 64.079 44.012 69.367 46.842

This category also includes employees released for the works council and maintenance staff.

Proportion of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements
Proportion of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements  – Sustainability at ALDI North

Proportion of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

 

* The proportion of employees was calculated excluding Poland because no collective bargaining agreements have been concluded there.

Length of service with the company

Average length of service with the company (in years)

  2015 2016 2017*
Belgium/Luxembourg** 12 12 12
Denmark
4 4 4
Germany
10 10 10
France
6 6 5
Netherlands
10 10 8
Poland
3 3 3
Portugal 3 2 2
Spain
3 3 4
ALDI North Group
6 6 9

* A more precise calculation method results in a more accurate value for the ALDI North group compared to the previous year’s values.
** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of employees by employment contract

Proportion of employees by employment contract and gender on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

  2015 2016 2017
  Temporary
of which female
Permanent
of which female
Temporary
of which female
Permanent
of which female
Temporary
of which female
Permanent
of which female
Belgium/Luxembourg* 9,6 64,3 90,4 68,2 9,2 62,9 90,8 75,7 11,7 64,5 88,3 74,3
Denmark
1,5 65,5 98,5 51,9 0,2 60,0 99,8 52,3 6,8 50,6 93,2 48,3
Germany
15,5 67,1 84,5 72,1 21,7 68,6 78,3 71,2 19,5 64,6 80,5 72,4
France
10,8 62,8 89,2 64,3 10,2 64,9 89,8 65,4 10,2 65,8 89,8 64,6
Netherlands
32,8 59,7 67,2 63,6 30,9 57,7 69,1 63,6 42,3 49,8 57,7 64,1
Poland
61,1 86,6 38,9 85,0 60,8 86,3 39,2 83,7 63,4 83,5 36,6 84,8
Portugal
58,0 69,9 42,0 69,1 58,2 67,2 41,8 68,7 66,2 66,4 33,8 70,1
Spain
4,9 51,4 95,1 63,3 5,3 48,1 94,7 63,5 4,5 53,6 95,5 65,1
ALDI North Group
16,5 66,3 83,5 68,7 19,7 67,3 80,3 69,1 21,3 62,6 78,7 69,5

The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Number of apprentices and twin-track degree students

Number of apprentices and twin-track degree students on the reference date 31 December

The vocational training model based on the German pattern is not used in all countries, and the data on the number of apprentices are therefore restricted to the countries of Denmark, Germany and France. The system used in the Netherlands and Spain is currently not included in recording the performance indicators because the vocational training models are not identical. In Germany, a twin-track degree course with in-service training is also offered.

  2015 2016 2017
  Apprentices
Twin-track students
Apprentices
Twin-track students
Apprentices
Twin-track students
Denmark
53 52 59
Germany
2.014 92 1.757 99 2.084 123
France
241 194 189
Total
2.308 92 2.003 99 2.332 123
Women in management positions

Proportion of female employees in management positions on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

  2015 2016 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg* 24,9 27,3 29,5
Denmark
20,2 20,0 21,3
Germany
24,6 26,7 27,8
France
17,5 21,4 23,1
Netherlands
15,1 16,3 17,9
Poland
38,6 40,3 36,7
Portugal 43,2 45,2 48,0
Spain
34,8 32,8 34,0
ALDI North Group
23,8 25,8 27,3

The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Employees by employment type

Number of employees by employment type and gender on the reference date 31 December (headcount)

  2015 2016 2017
  Full-time
of which female
Part-time
of which female
Full-time
of which female
Part-time
of which female
Full-time
of which female
Part-time
of which female
Belgium/Luxembourg* 2.021 877 4.235 3.575 2.117 903 4.295 3.552 2.325 1.099 4.402 3.705
Denmark
1.048 468 989 583 1.074 468 1.110 660 1.098 413 1.179 686
Germany
7.267 3.125 24.162 19.396 7.258 2.977 27.957 22.428 7.370 2.994 28.466
22.517
France
5.184 2.504 2.236 2.029 5.474 2.722 2.769 2.482 5.993 2.794 3.225 2.798
Netherlands
1.639 324 4.652 3.569 1.622 317 4.678 3.540 1.775 363 6.879 4.736
Poland
473 337 687 665 809 617 657 637 1.334 1.134 572 572
Portugal 230 94 383 322 265 144 538 391 333 157 845 611
Spain
1.220 611 1.753 1.278 1.407 718 2.049 1.456 1.427 708 2.144 1.555
ALDI North Group
19.082 8.340 39.097 31.417 20.026 8.866 44.053 35.146 21.655 9.662 47.712 37.180

The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Employees by age groups
Employees by age groups – Sustainability at ALDI North

Proportion of employees by age groups on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

Employees with disabilities

Proportion of employees with severe disabilities on the reference date 31 December (in per cent)

  2015 2016 2017
Proportion of employees with disabilities
1,7 1,6 1,6
Lost day rate

Lost day rate (paid sick leave) (in per cent)

  2015 2016 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg* 4,5 4,2 4,2
Denmark
4,1 3,7 3,3
Germany
3,8 4,2 4,4
France
5,5 4,6 5,1
Netherlands
4,1 4,1 4,3
Poland
2,6 3,1 3,2
Portugal** n/a n/a n/a
Spain
2,9 2,6 3,2
ALDI North Group
3,9 3,8 4,0

* The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").
** No paid sick leave in Portugal (n/a = not available).

Supply chain responsibility

Public product recalls

The number of publicly recalled products broken down into food and non-food products

  2015 2016 2017
  Total
Recalls food
Recalls non-food
Total
Recalls food
Recalls non-food
Total
Recalls food
Recalls non-food
Belgium/Luxembourg* 3 3 1 1 4 4
Denmark
2 2 3 3 3 3
Germany
5 1 4 10 10 9 8 1
France
14 12** 2 23*** 22 1 11 10 1
Netherlands
2 2 3 3 4 4
Poland
1 1 1 1
Portugal 1 1
Spain
3 1 2 5 2 3
ALDI North Group
26 20 6 44 41 3 38 33 5

The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").
** Six due to deficiencies relating to labelling requirements.
*** Sixteen regional recalls; a total of six recalls due to deficiencies relating to labelling requirements.

Products promoted with Stiftung Warentest or ÖKO-TEST
Mit Stiftung Warentest oder ÖKO-TEST beworbene Artikel – Nachhaltigkeit bei ALDI Nord

Number of articles promoted with test results from consumer association Stiftung Warentest or consumer magazine ÖKO-TEST*

 

It is only possible to label products with test results in Germany; the data therefore only relates to Germany.

Labelled vegetarian and vegan products

Number of listed food and non-food own-brand products labelled as vegetarian and/or vegan from the standard and special-buy product ranges*

In addition to the labelled products, the ALDI North Group offers a wide range of non-labelled vegetarian and/or vegan items.

  2015 2016** 2017
  Vegetarian/vegan products
Vegetarian/vegan products
Vegetarian/vegan products
Belgium/Luxembourg*** 5 8 14
Denmark
2 14
Germany
16 56 129
France
4
Netherlands
7 8 13
Poland
2 19
Portugal 5 21
Spain
1 3 24
ALDI North Group
29 78 185

* Because certain products are purchased jointly for several countries, the total number of insourced products may be lower than the total of the breakdowns by country.
** Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
*** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Number of organic and Fairtrade products

Number of own-brand products with EU organic logo and number of insourced own-brand products with Fairtrade certification in the standard and special-buy product range

  2015 2016 2017
  Organic products
Fairtrade products
Organic products
Fairtrade products
Organic products
Fairtrade products
Belgium/Luxembourg* 56 3 61 9 101 16
Denmark
86 8 118 11 150 19
Germany
125 15 144 21 188 30
France
45 60 1 103 14
Netherlands
66 37 114 41 112 29
Poland
9 1 10 1 45 6
Portugal 60 7 77 12 76 19
Spain
105 1 131 4 225 4
ALDI North Group** 433 58 517 70 803 73

*The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to  "Subject of the report").
** Because certain products are purchased jointly for several countries, the total number of insourced products may be lower than the total of the breakdowns by country.

Proportion of products with ALDI Transparency Code in Germany
Proportion of products with ALDI Transparency Code in Germany – Sustainability at ALDI North

Proportion of meat or meat-containing own-brand products from the standard and special-buy product ranges in Germany labelled with the ALDI Transparency Code (ATC) (percentage)

The scope of data is to be expanded and internationalised in the years ahead due to the introduction of the ATC for additional product groups and in additional countries.

Non-food product group production facilities by country
Non-food product group production facilities by country – Sustainability at ALDI North

Number of non-food production facilities used in the part of the product range under review (in per cent)

Proportion of insourced products with FSC® - or PEFC™-certified resources

Proportion of insourced own-brand products which are FSC®– or PEFC™--certified resources out of the total number of insourced own-brand products from the standard and special-buy product ranges with constituent elements made of wood, board, paper, and cellulose-based viscose and non-woven fabric, as well as bamboo (in per cent)

FSC® 100%, FSC® MIX and PEFC™ are considered to be certification standards. In 2017, the biggest proportion was attributable to FSC® MIX certification (around 48 per cent), followed by FSC® 100% certification (around 30 per cent) and PEFC™ certification (around 22 per cent).

  2015 2016 2017*
  Total
of which FSC® 100%
of which FSC® MIX
of which PEFC™
Total
of which FSC® 100%
of which FSC® MIX
of which PEFC™
Total
of which FSC® 100%
of which FSC® MIX
of which PEFC™
Belgium/Luxembourg** 24,8 41,5 12,3 46,2 28,8 38,9 23,6 37,5 52,1 32,8
45,1
22,1
Denmark
72,4 32,9 38,2 28,9 89,8 21,9 63,2 14,9 93,2 45,7 39,1 15,2
Germany
84,4 34,5 31,1 34,4 87,3 25,3 58,6 16,1 88,2 28,6 55,1 16,3
France
41,5 25,8 47,4 26,8 46,4 35,4 41,5 23,1 65,7 35,0 40,8 24,2
Netherlands
54,3 20,6 28,6 50,8 58,4 29,6 38,0 32,4 68,5 36,9 33,6 29,5
Poland
59,4 47,4 15,8 36,8 60,6 26,0 44,1 29,9 65,4 37,0 42,0 21,0
Portugal 60,2 37,5 21,4 41,1 68,7 33,3 43,0 23,7 86,3 42,1 43,7 14,3
Spain
42,6 32,6 15,2 52,2 64,0 30,1 34,0 35,9 74,5 41,0 37,1 21,9
ALDI North Group
41,3 30,9 36,7 32,4 53,1 26,4 49,7 23,9 62,8 30,0 47,9 22,1

*The scope of application was expanded in 2017 to include further product groups and own-brand products with constituent elements made of cellulose-based viscose and non-woven fabric, as well as bamboo, following publication of the International Timber Purchasing Policy.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of sustainable cotton out of the total weight of cotton sold

Proportion of certified sustainable cotton out of the total weight of cotton sold in the period under review for own-brand products in the product groups of clothing and home textiles from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)

  2017
  Total
of which GOTS
of which OCS
of which other organic
of which Fairtrade
of which recycled without label
Belgium/Luxembourg* 9,6 60,5 7,9 11,4 20,2
Denmark
19,1 76,7 0,4 5,4 14,2 3,3
Germany
22,8 82,8 1,4 1,4 11,0 3,4
France
19,0 72,6 0,9 2,8 6,7 16,9
Netherlands** n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Poland
11,3 61,3 2,0 29,9 1,8 5,1
Portugal 19,6 83,9 1,4 1,8 8,7 4,2
Spain
17,2 81,5 1,5 1,9 15,1
ALDI North Group
20,6 80,5 1,3 2,2 10,4 5,6

* The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").
** No data on the tonnage of cotton sold is available (n/a = not available) for ALDI Netherlands for 2017.

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable fish products

Proportion of insourced own-brand products which are MSC, ASC, GLOBALG.A.P. or EU organic certified out of the total number of insourced fish products from the standard and special-buy product ranges, broken down by certification standard (in per cent)*

Roughly 40 per cent of the insourced fish products had been certified in accordance with one of the aforementioned sustainability standards Group-wide in 2017. The biggest proportion here was attributable to the MSC certification standard (around 66 per cent), followed by ASC certification (around 19 per cent), GLOBALG.A.P. certification (around 13 per cent) and products with the EU organic logo (around 4 per cent).

  2015 2016 2017
  Total
of which MSC
of which ASC
of which GLOBALG.A.P.
 of which EU-organic-logo
Total
of which MSC
of which ASC
of which GLOBALG.A.P.
 of which EU-organic-logo
Total
of which MSC
of which ASC
of which GLOBALG.A.P.
 of which EU-organic-logo
Belgium/Luxembourg** 32,4 82,6 8,7 8,7 56,0 60,0 30,0 20,0 51,8 56,1 24,7 17,8 1,4
Denmark
56,9 72,4 6,9 20,7 59,4 65,8 10,5 21,1 2,6 75,4 74,4 16,3 4,7 4,6
Germany
70,6 64,0 10,1 22,5 3,4 66,9 55,9 7,5 31,2 5,4 71,1 64,1 10,4 19,8 5,7
France
17,9 85,0 5,0 40,0 22,2 62,5 15,6 25,0 36,9 66,1 18,6 11,9 8,5
Netherlands
47,4 67,3 16,4 14,5 1,8 50,9 69,5 18,6 13,6 3,4 61,5 66,1 28,8 11,9 3,4
Poland
35,8 73,7 10,5 21,1 31,1 78,9 5,3 15,8 42,3 66,7 15,2 15,1 3,0
Portugal 25,0 76,9 23,1 28,8 53,3 13,3 26,7 6,7 27,6 71,9 9,4 12,5 6,2
Spain
10,9 76,9 15,4 7,7 10,0 66,7 13,3 13,3 6,7 12,9 65,0 15,0 5,0 15,0
ALDI North Group
32,9 71,7 11,5 17,3 2,6 36,0 63,4 17,5 20,2 3,1 39,5 66,3 18,8 13,3 4,2

* Products which are certified with several seals are listed in the breakdown under all the affected categories, but only as one product in the total number. The total sum of all the breakdowns may therefore exceed 100 per cent.
** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable fish products (own brands) by product range

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable fish products from the standard and special-buy product ranges (own brands) by product range (in per cent)*

  2017
  Fresh fish (refrigerated)
Frozen
Tinned
Other
Belgium/Luxembourg** 81,8 76,5 32,1 49,4
Denmark
78,6 91,7 50,0 61,5
Germany
82,9 88,9 58,3 62,8
France
75,0 68,8 20,0 28,3
Netherlands
81,8 74,1 50,0 22,7
Poland
34,4 63,6 11,1 76,5
Portugal 81,3 12,2 4,5 35,1
Spain
22,9 30,0 3,4 3,1
ALDI North Group
58,0 41,2 18,5 38,6

All products were allocated generally to the four product ranges. Country-specific reporting may vary due to differences in product groups in the respective countries.
2 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of KAT-certified shell eggs

Proportion of KAT-certified shell eggs out of the total number of insourced shell eggs from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)*

  2015 2016 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg**
86,0 80,0 84,9
Germany
100,0 100,0 100,0
Netherlands
100,0 100,0 100,0
Poland
34,4 32,3 26,9
ALDI North Group
97,6 96,6 96,9

* KAT certification is not used in all countries. Only the countries where this system is used are therefore listed here.
** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of certified palm oil

Proportion of the total volume of palm oil used to manufacture our food and non-food products from the standard and special-buy product ranges which was certified in conformity with a physical RSPO supply chain system (in per cent)*

  2015 2016 2017**
  Total
Total
Total
Food
Non-Food
Belgium/Luxembourg*** 77,7 85,4 92,8 99,8 20,1
Denmark
30,1 91,0 96,1 99,4 46,0
Germany
86,7 90,0 91,9 100,0 46,8
France
66,5 82,2 87,4 100,0 26,8
Netherlands
71,4 88,3 85,4 91,3
15,2
Poland
78,7 69,2 75,1 76,5 53,0
Portugal 62,7 84,1 80,5 90,9 20,3
Spain
36,9 68,7 63,2 72,2 36,3
ALDI North Group
76,8 86,7 89,2 97,4 35,8

Some of the data are based on extrapolations.
** A breakdown by food and non-food products was not available until 2017.
*** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of certified products containing cocoa

Proportion of insourced own-brand products containing cocoa from the standard and special-buy product ranges with certified sustainable cocoa out of the total number of insourced products containing cocoa, broken down by certification standard (in per cent)

In 2017, roughly 88 per cent of the own-brand products containing cocoa contained certified sustainably cocoa. The biggest proportion here was attributable to the UTZ certification standard (around 98 per cent), followed by Fairtrade certification (around 1.5 per cent, including 0.1 per cent attributable to items with Fairtrade certification and the EU organic logo) and the EU organic logo (around 0.7 per cent).

  2015 2016 2017
  Total
of which Fairtrade
of which UTZ
Total
of which Fairtrade
of which UTZ
Total
of which Fairtrade
of which UTZ
Belgium/Luxembourg* 20,0 1,9 98,1 77,0 2,0 98,0 98,2 2,2 97,5
Denmark
73,5 100,0 89,6 1,2 98,8 82,6 1,1 97,8
Germany
77,0 0,9 99,1 90,1 0,8 99,2 93,8 0,2 97,8
France
23,9 100,0 90,9 0,4 99,6 88,0 1,4 97,8
Netherlands
77,5 3,6 96,4 84,2 3,2 96,4 95,3 1,6 98,4
Poland
69,7 100,0 68,6 0,8 99,2 80,0 98,4
Portugal 68,5 100,0 80,2 0,5 99,5 88,5 0,9 97,3
Spain
55,4 99,4 70,3 0,5 99,5 88,9 0,5 96,7
ALDI North Group
48,9 1,9 97,9 78,8 1,5 98,4 87,6 1,4 97,9

The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of insourced certified and verified sustainable coffee

Proportion of insourced certified or verified sustainable coffee out of the total weight of insourced coffee for own-brand products from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)

The coffee insourced by us was evaluated with regard to the Fairtrade, EU organic logo, 4C, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certification standards. In 2017, a total of around 48 per cent of the insourced coffee was certified or verified in accordance with one of the sustainability standards specified above. The biggest proportion here was attributable to UTZ certification (around 80 per cent) and quantities with Fairtrade certification and the EU organic logo (around 9 per cent).

  2015 2016 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg** 11,2 16,4 44,1
Denmark
13,6 18,7 49,0
Germany
14,1 21,9 50,0
France
9,2 15,7 43,9
Netherlands
11,3 15,8 44,8
Poland
9,8 13,4 43,5
Portugal 16,5 29,6 60,6
Spain
19,2 36,9 61,6
ALDI North Group
12,8 19,5 47,8

*On account of improved collection methodology, the data was adjusted retroactively compared to previous publications
** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable tea

Proportion of insourced certified sustainable tea out of the total weight of insourced own-brand tea products from the standard and special-buy product ranges (in per cent)*

The tea insourced by us was evaluated with regard to the Fairtrade, EU organic logo, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and UEBT/UTZ certification standards. In 2017, a total of around 53 per cent of the insourced tea was certified in accordance with one of these standards. The biggest proportion here was attributable to Rainforest Alliance certification (around 54 per cent), followed by the EU organic logo (around 28 per cent).

  2015** 2016** 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg*** 7,9 20,9 38,9
Denmark
12,2 29,6 49,8
Germany
17,8 37,2 55,4
France
12,0 34,4 50,6
Netherlands
13,2 25,2 44,0
Poland
14,7 20,1 48,4
Portugal 46,4 36,4 53,3
Spain
33,5 36,3 56,8
ALDI North Group
17,1 34,3 52,9

* The scope of data takes into account own-brand tea products with products containing tea (items that contain products from the tea plant, such as black and green tea) as well as own-brand products containing infusions (such as herbal and fruit tea).
** On account of improved collection methodology, the data was adjusted retroactively compared to previous publications.
*** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Number of bags sold/given away

Number of bags sold/given away by type (in thousand)

  2015 2016 2017
  Carrier bags
Long-life shopping bags
Cooling bags
Bakery product bags
String net bags
Carrier bags
Long-life shopping bags
Cooling bags
Bakery product bags
String net bags
Carrier bags
Long-life shopping bags
Cooling bags
Bakery product bags
String net bags
Belgium/Luxembourg* 8.729 963 310 7.615 8.759 1.088 337 9.213 8.268 1.225 362 8.794
Denmark
6.459 79 48 7.315 3.678 6.733 84 50 9.187 3.536 6.606 71 42 12.951 4.480
Germany
46.627 1.753 878 118.652 184.744 44.160 2.182 876 129.580 181.688 36.543 2.081 930 160.093 175.730
France** 9.813 2.345 844 20.647 10.500 11.016 1.332 808 46.638 10.500 10.681 1.506 820 58.864 38.320
Netherlands
6.392 465 192 5.483 444 180 111 6.034 518 220 5.867 1.792
Poland*** 2.202 39 25.760 2.780 43 17 2.888 26.880 2.623 51 25 7.920 41.280
Portugal
1.725 157 11 2.373 10.206 2.208 206 15 7.560 9.072 3.127 298 22 16.888 14.742
Spain
17.344 433 57 23.160 12.000 22.248 573 75 29.254 21.736 25.572 624 101 37.113 33.916
ALDI North Group
99.292 6.234 2.340 179.762 246.888 103.387 5.952 2.356 234.431 253.412 99.455 6.374 2.523 308.489 310.171

The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report"). Bakery product bags made of both plastic and paper are used in Belgium.
** Late reporting information for the years 2015 and 2016 resulted in partial adjustments compared with the previous year’s report.
*** The carrier bags in Poland are different from those used by the rest of the ALDI North Group in terms of design and size.

Materials used for primary packaging

Weight of materials used for primary packaging (in metric tons)*, **, ***

  2015 2016 2017
  Total
Wood, board, paper
Plastics
Other
Total
Wood, board, paper
Plastics
Other
Total
Wood, board, paper
Plastics
Other
Belgium/Luxembourg**** 100.260 22.418 26.766
51.076 84.539 16.967 24.921
42.651 74.074 13.203 24.387 36.484
Denmark
5.000 882 1.323 2.795 2.521
554 397 1.570
8.880 1.612 1.525 5.743
Germany
584.192 83.163 177.909 323.120 286.952 52.191 53.314 181.447 280.692 50.964 48.194 181.534
France
15.002 2.431 3.004 9.567 7.798 1.526 900 5.372
54.697 9.931 9.391 35.375
Netherlands
90.155 10.437 23.857 55.861 64.215
7.758 16.703 39.754 104.028 14.896 23.763 65.369
Poland***** 8.658 2.715 2.066 3.877 4.410 1.633 901 1.876
7.643 2.171 1.614 3.858
Portugal
2.075 506 558 1.011 1.885 475 437 973 7.947 813 3.764 3.370
Spain
20.125 4.857 6.354 8.914 14.265 3.840
3.275 7.150 30.462 6.845 6.228 17.389
ALDI North Group
825.467 127.409 241.837 456.221 466.585 84.944 100.848 280.793 568.423 100.435 118.866 349.122

* The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
** Excluding data on items that are purchased nationally by our companies in Denmark and France. The quantities stated for these countries were sourced through the common ALDI Buying organisation.
*** The change in values for all countries except Belgium and Luxembourg compared to previous years is attributable to a change in the methodology used to estimate the quantities sourced through the common ALDI Buying organisation.
**** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report"). The values pertaining to plastic packaging are based on the statutory packaging declaration and have been adjusted retroactively for the two previous years.
***** For items purchased in Poland, primary and secondary packaging was recorded as primary packaging.

Primary packaging made of wood, board and paper within the scope of our Timber Purchasing Policy

Proportion of the weight of materials used for primary packaging accounted for by wood, board and paper (in per cent)

  2015 2016 2017
ALDI North Group
15,4 18,2 17,7

Resource conservation

Direct energy consumption

Direct energy consumption in buildings and logistics by country (in MWh)*

The biggest part of direct energy consumption is attributable to the use of natural gas for heat generation, and to diesel used as a fuel in logistics. Total consumption decreased slightly compared with 2016.

  2015 2016** 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg*** 108.941 109.576 111.286
Denmark
20.962 20.692 19.766
Germany
386.112 402.431 397.002
France
149.429 143.479 147.787
Netherlands
84.156 86.055 80.058
Poland
12.896 14.905 16.639
Portugal 1.013 1.084 1.206
Spain
4.177 4.449 4.731
ALDI North Group
767.686 782.671 778.475

* The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
** Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
*** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Direct energy consumption by source

Direct energy consumption in buildings and logistics by energy source (in MWh)*

  2015 2016 2017
Natural gas
418.129 429.621 418.921
Heating oil
27.589 25.321 25.509
Biogas
154 89 67
Diesel (incl. diesel generators)
321.314 327.163 333.492
Petrol
66 26 18
Liquefied petroleum gas
434 451 466

The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations

Indirect energy consumption

Electricity and district heating consumption (in MWh)*

Electricity consumption at nearly 990 GWh is responsible for the biggest share of energy demand at our locations. It increased slightly year on year by around 6 per cent. The increase is due to a number of factors, including longer opening hours and the installation of additional chillers and baking ovens at stores.

  2015 2016** 2017
  Total
Electricity
District heating
Total
Electricity
District heating
Total
Electricity
District heating
Belgium/Luxembourg*** 88.411
88.411
89.559 89.559
101.354 101.354
Denmark
50.569
39.659
10.910
51.141
39.739
11.402
50.470 39.855 10.615
Germany
451.014 433.393
17.621
463.361
445.897
17.464 472.279 454.553 17.726
France
177.762
177.762
167.805
167.805

180.752 180.752
Netherlands
79.780 78.779 1.001
82.177 81.077
1.100 84.669 83.716 953
Poland
17.394
16.110
1.284
20.429
18.606
1.823
25.335 22.173 3.162
Portugal 14.113
14.113
14.884
14.884
17.720 17.720
Spain
79.694
79.694
79.070
79.070

89.029 89.029
ALDI North Group
958.737
927.921
30.816
 968.426
936.637
31.789
1.021.608 989.152
32.456

The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
**
 Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
*** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2

Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 (in tonnes of CO2 equivalents)

Greenhouse gas emissions were calculated on the basis of energy and fuel consumption, and refrigerant losses. The calculation is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol using the DEFRA emission factors or GEMIS for emissions from the sourcing of district heating. In accordance with the GHG Protocol, Scope 2 emissions from electricity consumption have been calculated separately by location-based and market-based emission factors. While the location-based method uses the factors for a certain geographical region (such as a country), a company’s individual electricity mix is used – wherever possible – for the market-based factors by way of the emissions actually generated by the energy producer. The calculation of location-based greenhouse gas emissions is based on the factors specified by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

  2015 2016 2017
  Scope 1* Scope 2**
„ortsbasiert“
Scope 2**
„marktbasiert“
Scope 1* Scope 2**, ***
„ortsbasiert“
Scope 2**, ***
„marktbasiert“
Scope 1* Scope 2**
„ortsbasiert“
Scope 2**
„marktbasiert“
Belgium/Luxembourg**** 42.096 17.782 15.781
40.328 18.656 13.246 38.639 22.674 14.859
Denmark
11.104 13.241 8.973
10.466 11.372 10.914 14.942 8.119 10.859
Germany
120.089 214.793 262.533
110.178 211.664 38.301 108.069
203.918 223.790
France
74.861 11.350 2.666
75.277 6.863 6.276 67.101 8.364 6.756
Netherlands
31.253 35.044 72 29.802 38.393 143 28.147 40.984 124
Poland
3.940 12.866 13.488
5.501 14.688 15.185 6.931 17.295 18.441
Portugal 1.529 3.964 6.180 2.817 3.793 4.334 5.728 5.695 5.080
Spain
12.239 19.467 30.218
12.267 20.096 26.774
10.980 25.718 29.854
ALDI North Group
297.111 328.507 339.911
286.636 325.525 115.173 280.537 332.767 309.763

Scope 1: Emissions from direct energy consumption in buildings, fuel consumption for logistics and refrigerant losses.
** Scope 2: Emissions from the consumption of electricity and district heating, broken down by location- and market-based emissions.
*** Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
**** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 by sources 2016 & 2017
Greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 by sources 2016 & 2017  – Sustainability at ALDI North

Total amount of greenhouse gas emissions for Scope 1 and 2 proportionately by source (in per cent, based on location-based emissions)

Installed capacity of photovoltaic systems

Installed capacity of photovoltaic systems (in kWp)

  2015 2016 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg* 438 1.095
2.594
Denmark
35 45 45
Germany
11.526
19.537 26.708
France
273
Netherlands
149 149 209
Poland
Portugal
866 990 1.466
Spain
732 804 850
ALDI North Group
13.746
22.620
32.145

The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

In-house electricity production

Electricity generated from photovoltaic systems and in-house consumption (in MWh)

  2015 2016 2017
  Electricity generated
In-house consumption
Electricity generated
In-house consumption
Electricity generated
In-house consumption
Belgium/Luxembourg* 275 251 815
659 1.809 1.629
Denmark
10 10 47 47 41 29
Germany
7.498 4.575 13.445 8.752
18.261 11.967
France
125 102
Netherlands
150 115 156 124 156 123
Poland
Portugal 25 25 1.085
864 1.537 1.285
Spain
205 174 391 321 1.224 1.224
ALDI North Group
8.163 5.150 15.939
10.767
23.153 16.359

*The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Number of vehicles

Number of vehicles on the reference date 31 December by type of vehicle

  2015 2016 2017
  Number of trucks
Number of cars
Other vehicles* Number of trucks
Number of cars
Other vehicles* Number of trucks
Number of cars
Other vehicles*
Belgium/Luxembourg** 217 185 8 219 211 8 223 226 7
Denmark
56 89 5 56 92 5 52 100 4
Germany
909 909 74 880 969 75 736 1.125
74
France
238 314 23 234 349 25 227 349 22
Netherlands
200 188 8 189 201 8 173 211 8
Poland
64 2 82 2 76 2
Portugal 41 1 47 1 55 1
Spain
159 170 2 165 2
ALDI North Group
1.620 1.949 121 1.578 2.121 126 1.411 2.307 120

These include industrial trucks (forklift trucks) and vehicles with LPG drives.
** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption of trucks, cars and other vehicles (in litres or kilograms of LPG)

  2015 2016 2017
  Diesel* (l)
Petrol (l) LPG 
(kg)
Diesel*, ** (l) Petrol (l)
LPG 
(kg)
Diesel* (l) Petrol (l)
LPG 
(kg)
Belgium/Luxembourg*** 4.215.607 4.322.031
4.407.171
Denmark
1.513.990 913
1.480.176
595 330 1.412.919 339 66
Germany
16.335.662
7.368
21.365
16.863.778 2.266 21.270
17.419.921 1.698 20.655
France
5.858.537 9.737
5.730.617
9.828 5.913.078 10.116
Netherlands
3.626.422
3.687.240 3.526.601
Poland
144.629
1.386
158.452
567 180.340 1.331
Portugal 100.883
600
108.132
500 120.112 300
Spain
404.581
415.182
2.828 423.613 4.059
ALDI North Group
32.200.311
7.368
34.001
32.765.608 2.861 35.323 33.403.755 2.037 36.527

Including consumption of heating oil for operation of cooling motors (outside Germany).
** Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
*** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Food donations

Proportion of stores that donate unsaleable yet still edible food to charitable institutions to the total number of stores (in per cent)

Fundamentally speaking, we manage goods in such a manner as to prevent losses to the greatest extent possible. Wherever possible, any surpluses should be donated. However, not all locations have access to partners that accept food donations.

  2015 2016 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg* 100,0 100,0 100,0
Denmark
3,6 3,6 18,1
Germany
98,1 99,1 99,0
France
23,4
Netherlands
28,7 74,2
Poland
4,8 24,6 38,7
Portugal 8,5 25,0 31,6
Spain
76,5 75,4 76,1
ALDI North Group
61,5 65,2 75,4

*The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Amount of waste in Germany

Amount of waste by type of waste (in metric tons)*

The amount of waste in Germany increased slightly compared with 2016. The biggest proportion of the waste generated was attributable to packaging waste. Hazardous waste, amounting to 420 metric tons, only made up 0.2 per cent of the total volume of waste. This includes used oil, oil filters, vehicle batteries and fluorescent tubes which contain mercury. To date, it has only been possible to record the amount of waste for our German locations. International recording efforts are planned for the years ahead.

  2015 2016** 2017
Hazardous waste
493
414 420
PapiePaper/board/card
432
450 400
Residential waste*** 22.129
22.320 24.550
Waste from the manufacture and processing of food**** 8.173
11.102 11.343
Packaging waste
156.580
161.290 164.000
     of which foil/plastics
3.986
3.578 3.432
     of which board/paper
121.331
125.174 128.549
     of which PET
31.264
32.538 31.864
     of which other***** 155
Used equipment
70
56 52
Total amount of waste
187.878
195.632 200.765

The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
** Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
*** Industrial waste. This includes “residual waste”, packed food, bulky waste, wood and metal scrap.
**** This includes waste from canteen operation and bake-off goods.
***** This includes other packaging waste, such as flowerpots or plant bowls. This category was reported for the first time in 2017.


Amounts of waste by methods of disposal
Amounts of waste by methods of disposal – Sustainability at ALDI North

Amounts of waste in Germany proportionately by the type of disposal (in per cent)*

At roughly 99 per cent, most non-hazardous waste was recovered or recycled (including composting) in 2017.

 

* Allocation to types of disposal is based partly on estimates.
** Including incineration for energy recovery.

Amounts of waste by methods of disposal

Amounts of waste in Germany proportionately by the type of disposal (in per cent)*

At roughly 99 per cent, most non-hazardous waste was recovered or recycled (including composting) in 2017.

  2015 2016 2017
  Germany
Germany
Germany
Recovery and recycling** 96,38 96,80 96,76
Landfill
0,03 0,02 0,18
Incineration (mass incineration)
1,54 1,08 0,85
Composting
2,06 2,10 2,20

* Allocation to types of disposal is based partly on estimates.
** Including incineration for energy recovery.

Water consumption

Water consumption (in cubic meters)*

  2015 2016** 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg*** 48.506 50.115 47.995
Denmark
14.228 15.805 16.310
Germany
210.353 212.639 232.644
France
135.945 123.577 151.269
Netherlands
40.860 38.632 38.472
Poland
13.092 15.509 23.532
Portugal 23.471 39.130 60.649
Spain
65.883 88.895 87.619
ALDI North Group
552.338 584.302 658.490

* The data are partly based on estimates and extrapolations.
** Late reporting information for the year 2016 resulted in partial amendments compared with the previous year’s report.
*** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report).

Social commitment & dialogue promotion

Number of fruit and vegetable items

Average number of fruit and vegetable items in the product range

  2015 2016 2017
Belgium/Luxembourg* 66 84 95
Denmark
90 90 107
Germany
74 85 97
France
65 70 75
Netherlands
75 105 104
Poland
65 85 109
Portugal 85 91 93
Spain
120 112 111
ALDI North Group
(Average)
80 90 99

The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and in Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Customer magazine circulation

Customer magazine circulation (annual average) by magazine

  2015 2016 2017
  Total
ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other* Total
ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other* Total
ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other*
Belgium/Luxembourg** 4.654.528 4.654.528 4.677.350
4.677.350
4.650.273 4.650.273
Denmark
1.625.739 1.525.639 100.100 1.424.122 1.324.122
100.000
1.320.458 1.320.458
Germany
43.869.605 22.525.573 1.378.658 19.965.374 44.990.008
22.357.251
1.356.737
21.276.020
45.539.205 22.210.748 1.335.392 21.993.065
France
9.067.031 9.067.031 8.983.799
8.983.799
9.034.767 9.034.767
Netherlands
7.346.736 5.400.000 1.946.736 8.568.511
5.028.372
3.540.139
15.330.870 4.998.835 10.332.035
Poland
2.266.180 1.794.060 472.120 1.945.500
1.945.500
2.216.535 2.216.535
Portugal 441.760 441.760 454.428
454.428
530.807 530.807
Spain
2.789.251 1.081.901 1.707.350 3.045.274
987.274
2.058.000
2.281.478 511.853 1.769.625
ALDI North Group
72.060.830 46.490.492 1.378.658 24.191.680 74.088.992
45.758.096
1.356.737
26.974.159
80.904.393 45.474.276 1.335.392 34.094.725

*This category includes themed publications, such as gourmet, wine and Christmas magazines, as well as special publications such as store opening magazines.
**
 The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

Customer magazine tonnage

Weight of the paper used for the customer magazine on an annual basis (in metric tons)

  2015 2016 2017
  Total
ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other* Total
ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other* Total
ALDI aktuell ALDI Reisen Other*
Belgium/Luxembourg** 10.299 10.299 10.811
10.811
10.823 10.823
Denmark
2.537 2.535 2 2.474
2.469
5 3.419 3.419
Germany
65.560 63.299 880 1.381 72.757
70.442
907 1.408
81.314 78.485 874 1.955
France
16.253 16.253 18.461
18.461 21.516 21.516
Netherlands
8.635 8.397 238 8.587
8.116
471
11.032 10.550 482
Poland
2.521 2.512 9 3.372
3.372
5.279 5.279
Portugal 810 810 1.030
1.030
1.543 1.543
Spain
3.113 2.954
179 2.912
2.696
216 1.674 1.448 226
ALDI North Group
109.748 107.059 880 1.809 120.404
117.397
907 2.100
136.600 133.063 874 2.663

* This category includes themed publications, such as gourmet, wine and Christmas magazines, as well as special publications such as store opening magazines.
** The information regarding the legally independent companies of the ALDI North Group in Belgium and Luxembourg has been combined for the purposes of a simplified presentation (refer to "Subject of the report").

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