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Aldi scores highly across key criteria in Ireland Sustainability Reptrak® Index 2021

Date: 12/10/2021

Irish shoppers have voted Aldi as the most sustainable supermarket in Ireland according to the Ireland Sustainability RepTrak® Index 2021. The findings announced today are based on a comprehensive survey of 7,000 members of the public during January to March 2021.

The annual Ireland Sustainability RepTrak® Index focuses on the sustainability segment of the Ireland RepTrak® 2021 survey, a study of 100 of the largest, most important and most visible organisations in the country. Earlier this year, Aldi achieved an “Excellent” reputation rating in the RepTrak® survey, gaining the title of Ireland’s most reputable supermarket. The Index rates Ireland’s top performing organisations across key Sustainability dimensions – Governance, Workplace, and Citizenship - three dimensions across which Aldi has scored consistently well.

Commenting on the latest achievement, Niall O’Connor, Group Managing Director, Aldi Ireland said, “Irish shoppers voting Aldi as the most sustainable supermarket is testament to the hard work and commitment from all of our staff and suppliers. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Aldi and we would like to thank our customers for supporting this business objective as we continue to work towards a more sustainable future.”

“We continue to lead the market in pay and benefits for our colleagues, work both nationally and internationally to ensure we adhere to the highest standards of corporate governance, and work with local communities across the cities and towns of our 148 stores to effect positive change.”

Aldi is committed to its sustainability practices and is working to tackle many societal issues including plastic packaging waste and food waste. Over 95% of Aldi’s range of private label range of products are now recyclable with the removal of over 2,150 tonnes of virgin plastic, the transition of 930 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging to recyclable packaging and the removal of difficult to recycle plastics from Aldi’s 148 stores. For further details, check out: What can I recycle in Ireland? | Recyclable materials | Repak

Aldi also has a long-running partnership with the social enterprise, FoodCloud. Since partnering with FoodCloud in 2014, Aldi has donated over 2.25 million meals to over 200 charities saving the charity sector over €2.6 million. The partnership continues to grow with Aldi expanding its donations to a larger number of communities in 2021.

For further information please contact:

Gerard Kiely | Gibney Communications | 01 661 0402 | 089 411 2424