Aldi joins Tony’s Open Chain


Tony’s Open Chain welcomes the first discount retailer as a mission ally!

Tony’s Open Chain is going global: the second mission ally to join the Open Chain is German discount retailer ALDI. More mission allies means more cocoa beans, which in turn means more impact. Because only together can we make chocolate 100% slave free.

ALDI has joined Tony’s Open Chain and developed a chocolate bar range that sources beans using Tony’s 5 Sourcing Principles to take direct responsibility for their supply chain and ending exploitation and poverty at the root of chocolate’s bitter truth.

“I’m proud to welcome ALDI as a new mission ally. Together, we can amplify our impact on the ground. It proves the Open Chain model works and we are ready to scale.”

- Paul Schoenmakers, Head of Impact at Tony’s Chocolonely

The new chocolate bar will be released in spring 2021 in selected ALDI markets. Buying the new chocolate bar will support the cocoa farming communities in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana where the cocoa beans are sourced from.

To end modern slavery and illegal child labour in the chocolate industry, change needs to happen on a big scale. Only when all chocolate-making companies work together, we can make all chocolate 100% slave free. This is why Tony’s Open Chain is newly upgraded to get more companies on board the mission – the initiative is now ready to scale!

Come join Tony’s Open Chain.


Mission Allies go beyond certification and believe in direct, equal relationships throughout the entire cocoa chain. They join Tony's Open Chain, and work together, as well as source according to the 5 Sourcing Principles.