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Aldi South Group first discount retailer to join the Sustainable Nut Initiative (SNI)

Aldi South Group has become a participant of the Sustainable Nut Initiative (SNI). The ALDI South Group is the first discount retailer to join the initiative. 

Simone Hertzberger, chair of SNI: “To bring the nut sector to a higher level in terms of sustainability, all links of the supply chain must be on board. Retail is an important actor to take effective steps towards improvements in the production chain with regard to sustainability factors. Because of the direct link with the consumer, retail has the opportunity to ask questions to and set requirements for their suppliers and stimulate the improvement through purchasing according to the jointly set sustainability standards. The participation and motivation of the ALDI SOUTH Group to exert that influence, is a great opportunity for SNI to take another step in making nut supply chains more sustainable”.

Aldi South Group: “As a multinational retailer, we are aware that our actions and those of our business partners can have potentially adverse social and environmental impact throughout our supply chain. By working together within the Sustainable Nut Initiative (SNI), we believe that we can make a positive impact on the challenges that nut supply chains are facing. To realise our commitments, we especially see transparency and traceability as the decisive foundation for more sustainable sourcing of nuts. Due to these shared objectives, we believe that SNI is the ideal platform to establish this groundwork and to drive progress in the whole sector towards better agricultural practises, improved social standards, and ultimately more sustainable products. Working with retailers, manufacturers and growers alike, we want to strengthen relationships in complex supply chains, develop scalable approaches for improving local working conditions, sharing best practices and shape future industry standards.”

For more information:
Karin Egberink

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