Aldi is part of the community. To us, responsibility means making a positive contribution to the community by applying our skills and resources beyond our core business operations.
The objective of our community activities is to deliver a sustainable societal impact. This will be achieved by engaging in long-term partnerships with charitable organisations and focusing on key issues and target groups. This strategic investment in the public good is supplemented by funding local and regional initiatives within our local communities.
We support charitable organisations with donations of money and products. Furthermore, we support charitable organisations by using other resources available to us, including the time and skills of our employees. An additional area of activity is the cooperation with non- profit organisations in countries where we source our products. In these countries, we are committed to improving health and education, and support other social and ecological causes with the aim of contributing towards sustainable development.
Aldi provided €457,645 given in cash donations; €405,854 was contributed through in-kind donations and €83,210 was raised through employee fundraising. Employees also volunteered 3,356 hours to local groups and projects during the year.