Diversity & Inclusion

The ALDI SOUTH Group knows that we are stronger when we respect and value the uniqueness of our people and customers. That's why we are committed to building an inclusive culture that values diversity in all its forms. Our core value of responsibility ensures that we treat our people, customers, and partners fairly, in the pursuit of our core purpose. As a global retailer, we strive to represent and serve the needs of the communities we operate in and improve the world we live in.

Diversity and inclusion as core values

We see diversity and inclusion as a fundamental element of how we can operate successfully as a global organisation. With operations in over 11 different countries, we recognise the need to build an inclusive culture that values diversity in all its forms. Working with our national ALDI teams, we have established a Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to guide ALDI's activities and initiatives. Acknowledging and promoting diversity is essential for us to ensure our employees feel valued and lets us reflect the communities we work in. It also enables us to identify challenges from different perspectives so that we can implement new, innovative ideas and offer the best products and services to our customers and business partners.

As a part of our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, we have defined five pillars and objectives to guide our actions. These pillars outline our global ambitions and goals, and challenge us to advance diversity and inclusion by setting clear expectations for continuous improvement.

ALDI's 5 pillars for Diversity and Inclusion

Employee Engagement & Support

Enhance wellbeing and improve workplace conditions

Learning, Development & Awareness

Ensure accessibility to talent development and career progression for all employees, including minority groups

Employee Attraction & Selection

Increase diversity within our workforce and strive to consistently review our recruitment processes to deter bias

Employee Insights & Data

Identify gaps, needs, and trends for global and national action planning

Partnerships & External Engagement

Foster recognition of inclusive employer brand, address diversity of our customers and their different consumer needs, and foster diversity in our supplier network

Diverse groups at ALDI

Having a diverse workforce gives us the opportunity to continue to learn and think differently. As the ALDI SOUTH Group aims to increase the diversity of its workforce, we will continue to expand our diversity and inclusion activities across our focus areas, which include but are not limited to gender, race, ethnicity and colour, sexual orientation, disability and age.

Gender equality

In our efforts to enhance business performance, we acknowledge the significance of promoting gender equality in the workplace. Our dedication to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace is strengthened by our adherence to the Women’s Empowerment Principles*. This commitment ensures equal representation across the company, including in management positions. We aspire to drive progress for gender equality at ALDI SOUTH Group.

*excluding ALDI US INC.

Women at the ALDI SOUTH Group
total share of women in 2023
of women in management positions in 2023
of women in executive management in 2023

Working generations at ALDI

At ALDI, we aspire to be an attractive employer for all generations. Sustaining an age-diverse workplace brings many benefits such as improving performance, driving innovation, and incorporating a variety of unique skillsets. To cater to the various generations within our workforce, each ALDI SOUTH Group country provides inclusive work benefits tailored to accommodate different lifestyle. These benefits range from flexible working to parental leave and pension plans.

Discrimination and harassment

Our employees are the key to our success, and they have a fundamental right to have a working environment free from harassment. All employees are treated with dignity and respect and are expected to treat others with the same. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment and define such actions as contrary to our Code of Conduct.

It is the responsibility of all employees to comply with the law within their area of responsibility and to adhere to the ALDI Code of Conduct.

"All human rights are considered fundamental values to be respected by all employees. We will not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination and harassment."
ALDI SOUTH Group Code of Conduct

Health and safety

We recognise that our people are our greatest asset, which is why we place great emphasis on providing a healthy working environment and improving the quality of working life for all colleagues. ALDI provides and actively develops Health and Wellbeing programmes for its people in each ALDI SOUTH Group country. We are committed to creating a positive and safe working environment and offer programmes and benefits that support our employees’ mental, emotional, and physical health.

Benefits can range from health management courses, company doctors, flexible working time, safety training, and healthy food for employees at work.

"The health and safety of our employees is of immense importance. We therefore invest in creating safe working conditions and have work health and safety integrated into all areas of our operations. All employees must always adhere to our safe working arrangements and must immediately report and/or fix any deficiencies within their respective area of responsibility. All managerial staff must support their employees in complying with these obligations."
ALDI SOUTH Group Code of Conduct

Inclusive leadership

At ALDI, employees never stop learning. We offer inclusive learning experiences for everyone. In particular, we aim to continuously develop inclusive leaders so that employees feel respected and valued. By creating an inclusive learning experience for our employees, we can encourage them to take up training that will support them and help them to exceed their potential.

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Find out more about diversity and inclusion in the ALDI SOUTH Group in our policies and documents.

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