Grocery Supply Code of Practice
The Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) came into force on 4th February 2010. It applies to all retailers with grocery sales over £1 billion and requires them to submit an annual report to the Office of Fair Trading and the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA).
Our annual report was submitted in April 2015 covering the period 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014. During this time no disputes were raised by our suppliers.
The GCA was formally established in June 2013 and regular meetings between the Adjudicator and Aldi are in place to ensure our continued compliance with the Code.
Aldi first included the GSCOP summary on its website during 2013; this summary will be updated annually. The Code Compliance Officer (CCO) contact details have also been passed to the GCA for inclusion on their website.
All new suppliers are being informed of the existence of the Adjudicator and annual refresher training was carried out for employees with GSCOP responsibilities. New starters to the business with buying responsibilities were trained on the Code in accordance with the deadlines contained within it.