Sustainability Projects

Our path to climate neutrality 2030

With our multifaceted commitment, we at Arvato Supply Chain Solutions take our responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from our business activities seriously.

We consider the fields of action "Locations," "Employees," and "Services" and specify our ambitions with the help of specific action plans and milestones. The degree of target achievement is regularly reported to the Bertelsmann Group Executive Board on the basis of uniform key figures.

We prioritize measures that lead to an actual avoidance and reduction of emissions over compensation activities, because we believe that we should eliminate root causes first, and offset remaining unavoidable emissions only in a second step from 2030 onwards.

Andreas Barth on Sustainability at Arvato

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Climate Report

We are continuously working on our sustainability projects to achieve our goals. Learn more about our progress and achievements in our Climate Report for 2021

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1) Purchase of 100% green electricity worldwide by the end of 2022. Our logistics halls need electricity to deliver goods around the world for our customers. Generating electricity from conventional fossil fuels causes greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate global warming. Therefore, wherever we do not produce electricity for our own use with the help of photovoltaic systems, we will switch to purchasing 100% green electricity by the end of 2022.

2) 50% reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, starting from a 2018 baseline.
We take our commitment seriously and therefore continuously measure what emissions are generated by our operations, especially directly in and at our sites. We are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Scope 1 and 2 by half by 2030 compared to a 2018 baseline.

3) 50% reduction per package of Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from a 2018 baseline.
Global trade is growing, and with it global parcel volumes. As a driver of greenhouse gas emissions from the supply chain, we are also reducing emissions from Scope 1, 2 and 3 per package shipped by half by 2030 compared to a 2018 baseline.

4) Offset remaining unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions from 2030 onwards (with the exception of Scope 3 service-related emissions ).
In order to achieve climate neutrality, offsetting of unavoidable emissions from 2030 onwards will be carried out from a portfolio of voluntary climate protection projects, which bind CO2 emissions from the atmosphere over the long term ("removals") and thus actually neutralize the amount of emissions caused by Arvato.

Measures and Examples

Circular economy in logistics

"There is no Planet B"

The earth's increasingly progressive consumption of resources can have serious human, planetary and industrial consequences for the future. The circular economy business model is designed to enable companies to counteract these consequences. Our new white paper discusses this type of circular economy in logistics.

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Sustainability along the Supply Chain

Read here about the importance of sustainability, particularly for logistics processes, and how ethical, social and ecological aspects are taken into account in supply chain management.

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