At ALDI we are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our colleagues.

We recognise that our people are our greatest asset, which is why we place great importance on providing a healthy working environment and improving the quality of working lives for all colleagues. So much so that we have a dedicated team working on our health and wellbeing provision and driving forward our wellbeing strategy.

Our wellbeing programme is designed to support four key areas of wellness; nutritional, physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

ALDI works with a number of benefits partners to provide colleagues with access to additional support across the four key areas of wellness, including a financial wellbeing partner to provide colleagues with access to financial education, affordable loans for debt consolidation and salary linked savings. In January 2020 an online wellbeing portal was launched containing tools, videos and articles on a wide variety of topics.

New for 2020 we have teamed up with Team GB to help us better understand good practices and find new ways to support our nutritional, physical and mental wellbeing. Team GB will be providing athlete insights, work out Wednesday videos and top tips throughout the year.

On our colleague app, MyALDI, we publish articles about health initiatives and remind our colleagues of the different benefits available to them.

Our Employee Assistance Programme is widely promoted and colleagues are actively encouraged to engage with it if they require any support. We also run health and wellbeing courses for our Managers to enable them to support their teams more effectively.

We’ve also been working hard to promote a more open discussion around the topic of mental wellness in particular. In 2021, all leaders – at every level – will attend a training course to help them better understand wellbeing and how to support colleagues with their mental wellness.