- We have a commitment to be 100% cage-free across all of our shell eggs and egg ingredients in products by 2025. Because of this commitment we were awarded the ‘Good Egg Award’ from Compassion in World Farming in 2020.
- All our everyday range of fresh meat, eggs and milk is 100% British and has been independently certified to meet the Red Tractor Assurance standard. These products meet British standards for food safety, hygiene, animal welfare & environmental protection.
- We have a wide range of higher welfare products and in 2019 we were the third largest retailer of RSPCA Assured products in the UK.
- Aldi is committed to the sustainability of the world’s oceans and environment by ensuring that all of the fish and seafood used in our own-label products are responsibly sourced.
Responsible use of antimicrobials
Antibiotics are used to treat, control and prevent disease in farm animals. Aldi believes that antibiotic use in animal medicine, when applied responsibly, promotes good animal welfare. We therefore support the need to protect antimicrobial medicines and reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance to human health.
That’s why Aldi is a sponsor of the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA), a collective of interested parties across the food supply chain. We are also part of the Food Industry Initiative on Antimicrobials which has the stated vision of ‘Retailers, manufacturers, processors and food service companies coming together to promote and support responsible antimicrobial use and action on antimicrobial resistance’.
We believe that the use of antibiotics in animal farming should be prescribed by qualified veterinarians and with a view to good animal welfare and long-term sustainability. We do not support the prophylactic use of antibiotics in animal farming, or their use as growth promoters.