Aldi is the proud sponsor of the Irish Cancer Society Colour Dash. The Colour Dash 5k runs are held across Ireland in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. Each kilometre, a different colour – representing a different cancer – of powder paint is thrown at participants, creating a kaleidoscope of colour. ‘Dashers’ start the route wearing a white t-shirt that is quickly transformed into a colourful work of art. Thousands of enthusiastic walkers, joggers and runners will inject some colour into their lives this summer. 100% of the funds raised through the Colour Dash will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society. Sign up now, get involved and join the fight against cancer at www.cancer.ie/colourdash.
Aldi partners with FoodCloud to donate unsold food from all of our 139 stores to charities and community organisations nationwide, helping to alleviate food poverty and food waste.
Foróige is a leading youth organisation that works with over 50,000 young people (aged between 10-18) and 5,500 volunteers through a network of over 600 volunteer-led clubs and 160 staff-led youth projects. Aldi are the proud sponsor of the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards, where the Foróige Youth Citizenship Programme is celebrated.
Aldi are proud to sponsor Colour Dash, the Irish Cancer Society’s 5 kilometer family fun run. Each kilometer represents a different cancer as well as cancer survivorship.
Being part of local communities is a huge part of who we are as a business. We get involved in a range of initiatives which allow us to give back to the local community. We involve our staff with our Community Grants Programme, as well as our proud sponsorship of Aldi Community Games and Aldi Play Rugby.
Aldi Play Rugby is a free initiative developed by the IRFU and supported by Aldi. The programme is a fun and safe way for primary school kids to get involved in playing rugby. Once signed up, a school can access everything they need to get up and running including sessions with provincial staff, free online coaching resources and even coaching equipment.
We believe in supporting the communities within which we operate.
with the opportunity to nominate a charity, community group or not-for-profit organisation within their local community to support. Nominated charities are assessed according to a defined selection criteria, with the organisation deemed the most worthwhile receiving a €500 donation from Aldi.
Over 130 IRFU Officers provide over 85,000 development support hours every year.
Aldi launched the Aldi Community Grants Programme in 2016 to give all employees the opportunity to nominate and vote for charities and community groups in their local area to receive a Community Grant from Aldi.
Aldi is the official sponsor of the Aldi Community Games.The Community Games is active in over 575 local communities in 28 counties across Ireland with over 160,000 participants and over 20,000 volunteers.
Aldi are verified members of the Origin Green Sustainability Programme. We have developed a comprehensive 5 year sustainability plan that sets out targets in key areas such as sourcing, health and nutrition, social responsibility, waste emissions and energy.
Origin Green unites the government, private sector and food producers through the Bord Bia. We’re so proud to be acknowledged for our efforts in bringing our customers the highest quality ranges.
Aldi has strengthened its commitment to reducing food waste by joining the Retail Action Group and signing the Governments Food Waste Charter, committing to half our food surplus by 2030.
In 2019, Aldi Ireland stores and distribution centres became carbon neutral. We have achieved this through purchasing 100% green electricity and investing in environmentally friendly refrigeration systems to name a few.