Today we’re going to start a new topic: We’ll try to compare Supermarkets in its eco-friendliness. I’m going to start with the supermarket which is rated as the least eco-friendly one (www.handelsblatt.com) of twelve other supermarkets.
Not only „www.handelsblatt.com“ thinks that Aldi Nord doesen’t care about sustainability. In a test of „www.wegreen.de“ this supermarket meets less than 15% of the requirements in sustainability. In April 2013 (the time during this study has been made), it didn’t even published a report about its sustainability. Since September in 2013 Aldi Nord changed its aims: It wants to care more about this topic (www.lebensmittelzeitung.net). And it really did (more sustainable textiles, fish, cocoa,…)
Influence on the climate:
In 2013, Aldi Nord didn’t use much renewable energy (less than 25%). Furthermore, it didn’t reduced its greenhouse gas emissions. Only 5 days ago, „biomarkt.info“ confirmed that Aldi Nord didn’t published a report about its influence on the climate.
Protection of the enviroment:
„Handelsblatt.com“ criticiezed the use of paper, the not-excisting eco-friendly products and the wrong attitude in association with the garbage. At this time, it’s much better than in 2013 but it could still be better.
The labour union ver.di published a report about bad working conditions in Aldi. they wrote about not-payed working hours and the threat to a democratic works council.
=> All in all, Aldi Nord is on a good way. It could only become better. Me personally, I can’t judge all of the sources where I got the information from. But it did show that Aldi Nord still isn’t very eco friendly. And there was a long time between 2013 and now and I can’t see the huge difference, that Aldi Nord could or should have made.