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ALDI TO DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF EV CHARGING POINTS OFFERED AT ITS STORES OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS

41 NEW CHARGING POINTS TO BE ADDED TO ITS STORE NETWORK

ALDI Ireland is doubling its electric vehicle charging points over the next 12 months as part of its ‘drive’ towards a more sustainable future.

41 additional EV charging points are scheduled for installation over the next 12 months in Wexford, Galway, Louth, Dublin, Meath, Kerry, Cork and Mayo. A total of 79 EV charging points will be available across 19 ALDI stores.

Shoppers can already charge their electric vehicles at ALDI stores across Dublin, Cork, Meath, Wicklow, Kildare, Cavan, Mayo and Kerry. The charging points are currently free to use and are powered by 100% green electricity, as are all ALDI stores nationwide.

ALDI’s initiative aims to support the Government’s National EV Charging Infrastructure Strategy, which prioritises the delivery of rapid charge points over the next five years to facilitate the Government’s target of having almost a million EVs on Irish roads by 2030. 

Commenting, Niall O’Connor, ALDI Group Managing Director said: “We want to help ALDI shoppers live more sustainable lives and are constantly looking at new, innovative ways to make it easier for them shop with ALDI. By increasing our EV charging offering across our store network, our aim is to support customers in making environmentally friendly choices so that together we can work towards a greener future.”

Sustainable practices are ingrained throughout ALDI’s operations. ALDI partners with the national charity FoodCloud, providing surplus food to those who need it most. To date, ALDI has donated 2.35 million meals to FoodCloud, equating to a saving of almost €3 million for the charity while also benefiting the environment saving an equivalent of 3.2 million tonnes of CO2. In 2021, ALDI was the first retailer in Ireland to commit to planting 1 million native Irish woodland trees by 2025 in partnership with Green Belt.

ALDI has invested heavily in improving its energy management systems and its entire store network is now powered by 100% wind generated energy. ALDI also achieved ISO 50001 accreditation in recognition of its efforts to improve energy efficiencies.

For more information, please contact the Aldi Press Office on:
T: 01-6610402 or tomdelaney@gibneycomm.ie

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FIVE DONEGAL CHARITIES RECIEVE €500 DONATION FROM ALDI STORE STAFF

10 August, 2022

Over €80,000 to be donated to Irish charities through ALDI’s Community Grants Programme

A total of five Donegal-based charities and community groups have become the latest beneficiaries of ALDI’s Community Grants programme, with each charity receiving a €500 grant from the ALDI store teams in County Donegal.

Receiving the grants are RNLI Lough Swilly Lifeboat Station, Solace Donegal Cancer Fund, Bumbleance and Donegal Hospice. Animals in Need Donegal received multiple nominations from ALDI’s Donegal-based employees, securing a €1,000 bursary grant for the charity.

ALDI’s Community Grants programme helps fund local charities and community organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities. Each local charity supported is chosen by ALDI employees, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about.

By the end of 2022, the programme will have donated €537,000 to over 1,000 local charity branches and community groups across Ireland since its inception in 2016. Receiving charities and organisations range from rescue teams to animal sanctuaries, cancer support to mental health support, or any charitable organisation that resonates with ALDI colleagues.

Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director, ALDI Ireland said: “We are very proud to continue to support local charities across the country through the ALDI Community Grants programme and we’re pleased to see the impact of our donation in the local communities of County Donegal.”

The Community Grants programme is one example of how ALDI is committed to investing and partnering with local communities and charities across Ireland and we look forward to continuing this engagement for years to come.”

Operating six stores in County Donegal, ALDI is deeply involved in the local community. To date, the stores have donated over 32,000 meals to local charities through ALDI’s partnership with FoodCloud, saving the charities more than €40,000. ALDI partners with seven innovative Donegal food and drink producers, spending over €11.2 million with them in 2021. 

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