Aldi cuts food waste by almost 60% and sets new 2030 target
Aldi has set a new food waste reduction goal after hitting its 2030 target eight years early.
The supermarket had committed to reducing food waste by 20% by 2025 and to halving food waste by 2030, in line with the Courtauld 2030 and UN SDG Champions 12.3 commitments.
However, it is now aiming to reduce food waste by 90% by 2030 after already achieving a 50.7% reduction.
The milestone was announced in Aldi’s inaugural sustainability report.
Liz Fox, national sustainability director at Aldi UK, said: “We’re dedicated to taking steps that positively impact the environment and we know one area where we can have a big impact is food waste.
“As we continue to expand our footprint and broaden our customer base, we want to continue to do so in a sustainable and responsible way.”
Aldi is currently trialling refill fixtures to help customers shop more sustainably and is using energy saving initiatives such as solar panels and chiller doors to reduce energy consumption.
Giles Hurley, chief executive at Aldi UK, said: “We’ve seen millions of shoppers switch to Aldi during a time when many household incomes are squeezed. At the same time, consumers expect businesses to act responsibly.
“We have a huge role to play in making sustainability affordable for all. We believe that doing the right thing for people and the planet, while offering unbeatable prices, can go hand-in-hand and we’ll continue to report on our progress in the months and years to come.”