BATAVIA, ILL. - ALDI has earned the 2020 Green Power Leadership Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because of the company’s ongoing commitment to reduce its environmental footprint. 

"We are proud to receive these honorable recognitions from the US Environmental Protection Agency," said Aaron Sumida, vice president of ALDI. "As one of America's largest retailers, it's important for ALDI to prioritize our adoption of green power usage across our operations, showing others that it's an affordable, accessible choice that can help reduce air pollution and other emissions. We look forward to continuing our sustainability journey by taking intentional and strategic steps to make our stores and warehouses more environmentally friendly." 

ALDI was one of only four companies or organizations nationwide to receive an Excellence in Green Power Use Award for demonstrating exemplary action and dedication to significantly advance the US renewable energy market. 

The company ranks 16th on EPA's National Top 100 list of participating companies, third on the Top 30 Retail list and 15th on the Top 30 on-site rewewables list. ALDI is currently purchasing more than 980 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power for more than 100% of the retailer’s electricity use. 

The grocer also earned 2019 GreenChill Store Certification and a re-certification excellence award for select ALDI stores. The EPA's GreenChill Partnership helps supermarkets make the shift to environmentally friendlier refrigerants, reduce harmful refrigerant emissions and adopt greener refrigeration technologies and environmental best practices.