Ethical Trading Initiative
In July 2019 the ALDI SOUTH Group became a Foundation Member of the Ethical trading Initiative (ETI), dedicated to working conditions in global supply chains by tackling issues such as slave labour, poor working conditions, child labour and low wages. We participate in the ETI Working Groups dedicated to addressing such causes.
ETI Italian Produce Working Group
The ALDI SOUTH Group are members of the ETI Italian Produce Working Group, which promotes an ethical approach in Italy’s agricultural supply chains and addresses unacceptable working conditions, particularly for migrant workers in the tomato sector in the south of Italy. The Working Group, consisting of ETI members, non-members, trade unions and NGOs, aims to:
•Understand and address labour issues within Italian produce and agriculture processing.
•Foster greater collaboration between the retail sector and local stakeholders.
•Highlight the importance of the Italian produce market to European countries and the support available to the sector.
•Understand how working group members can support activities in-country to influence change.
As a member of this Working Group, we actively contribute to finding solutions to issues of illegal hiring and poor working conditions in Italian agriculture.