This article first appeared on Convenience & Impulse Retailing, authored by Tom Oakley-Newell
Aldi Australia has been named Australia’s ‘Green Supermarket of the Year’ in the 2023 Finder Green Awards.
The Finder’s ‘Green Supermarket of the Year’ Award recognises Aldi’s ongoing commitment to sustainability including being the first and only supermarket to be powered using only 100 per cent renewable electricity, as well as its ambitious waste reduction targets.
Aldi Australia sustainability director Daniel Baker said they are thrilled to have their efforts recognised.
“We are absolutely on a journey as a business to deliver against the ambitious sustainability goals we have set for ourselves. This award is great recognition of the work we have done so far, but we will certainly not slow down and there is certainly still work to do,” he said.
The award comes shortly after Aldi announced the phasing out of reusable plastic bags to be replaced by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper bags.
“It is fantastic to receive recognition for our dedicated sustainability efforts and our ongoing commitment to making a Good Difference. We know just how important sustainability initiatives, such as our commitment to use 100 per cent renewable electricity, are to our customers,” Barker said.
“That is why we’re always looking for what more we can do to care for both people and the planet. This award is proof in the pudding that we can protect the environment, whilst continuing to deliver great products at Australia’s lowest prices.”