In partnership with The ALDI South Group, ALDI Australia has signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles. The Women’s Empowerment Principles are a joint initiative between UN Women and the UN Global Compact to empower women and promote gender equality.
By signing onto the principles, ALDI is joining a network of 442 global companies, including twelve organisations in Australia, to reinforce its commitment as a fair and equal opportunity employer.
Rebecca Eichfeld, Managing Director at ALDI Australia, said that the supermarket believed that understanding, respecting, and valuing the uniqueness of its people and customers made it more robust.
“That’s why we’re committed to building an inclusive culture that values diversity in all its forms. As a company, we are focused on creating a holistic strategy and have set ambitious goals to create a culture of equality for all,” said Eichfeld.
Signing the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles is part of ALDI’s continuous drive to improve the workplace for all employees, as reflected in the supermarket’s International Policy on Gender Equality in ALDI’s Supply Chains and its global Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
By engaging internal and external stakeholders and building on industry practices, ALDI Australia, part of the ALDI SOUTH Group, is taking a step further in working to close the gender gap in the private sector.
ALDI SOUTH Group is a Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Activator programme member. The programme aims to secure business leadership support for gender equality as a foundation principle across global supply chains.