Aldi has pledged to reduce its operational food waste by 50% over the next 12 years. It plans to do this by extending its commitments under Courtauld 2025, working with Wrap to improve its supply chains and building redistribution networks with Fareshare and Company Shop.
The supermarket sector is one of the biggest contributors to food waste, with stores often throwing out large volumes of edible food on a daily basis. A commitment to reducing the amount of food waste not only helps the environment, but can also contribute to alleviating food poverty through redistribution networks. However, with other supermarkets committing to more ambitious targets with a shorter timeline, is Aldi really doing enough?