The British Farming Charter
Our commitment to British farmers is why we’ve signed up to the Back British Farming Charter. We want to meet our customer’s demand for British produce, and by supporting British farming we can become a more food secure nation – and not rely on imports.
In return Aldi, as a retailer, can offer our customers the freshest British produce of the highest quality, every day, at the best price.
Find out more on the NFU website
NFU Fruit and Veg Pledge
In 2015, we became the first retailer to sign up to the National Farmers Union’s (NFU’s) Fruit and Veg Pledge. We think that’s pretty amazing. It means that we have committed to:
• Build long-term relationships with growers that offer greater certainty and stability
• Honour agreements and contract terms
• Commit to buying seasonal British fruit and veg. Aldi is already an industry leader with more than 40% of fresh produce sold being British
NFU horticulture chairman Guy Poskitt said: “Aldi’s response to our pledge clearly details the integrity, honesty and openness of its business, and highlights its commitment to long-term supply relationships, equitable distribution of reward along the supply chain and fair and respectful trading relationships.
“We know that there are other retailers who have best practice measures in place and we are keen to discuss how they can make a pledge, but we want to applaud Aldi for being the first to do so publicly and committing to the key all the asks our pledge – including price certainty, long term relationships, seasonal British produce and above all, a healthy sustainable supply chain that works fairly for the supplier, retailer and consumer.”