The ALDI Factory Advancement (AFA) Project in Bangladesh

As one of the leading discount retailers, ALDI’s actions have an impact on markets across different supply chains. The value and quality of products are increasingly perceived to be synonymous with continuous improvement of social and environmental standards in their production. Auditing is an important tool for monitoring the compliance level of production facilities. However, standing alone, auditing is not suitable to bring about positive changes and defend them against common challenges.

The ALDI Factory Advancement (AFA) Project seeks to improve the working conditions at production facilities beyond social compliance. The project takes a new, innovative approach to drive change: by means of enhanced communication channels, workers and managers learn to identify actual problems in their working life, and jointly arrive at appropriate solutions. Please find more detailed information about the AFA Project in our brochure: AFA brochure