Corporate Responsibility

Think globally, act locally

For us, entrepreneurial success is measured not only by key economic figures, but also by how sustainably and responsibly we act. We see ourselves as a part of and partner to the society in which we live. That's why we take responsibility - toward our employees, society and in our dealings with the environment.

"We are part of our customers' value chain - we operate warehouses, pack customer materials and organize transport services. So with our logistics services, we leave a significant footprint, especially in terms of CO² emissions. But it's not just the environment that's important to us - promoting an ethical corporate culture that is in line with the basic values and principles of the Bertelsmann Essentials and the Bertelsmann Code of Conduct is just as high a priority. Fair working conditions, diversity and further training of our employees also play an important role," explains Andreas Barth, Group Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Arvato Supply Chain Solutions.


The Corporate Responsibility Council

At Arvato Supply Chain Solutions, Corporate Responsibility (CR) is becoming a fundamental part of how we make business and how we interact with the wider society.

It is all about the impacts of our business activities on our employees, the society and the environment – and about our responsibility along the entire value chain.

The Arvato Supply Chain Solutions Corporate Responsibility Council takes reasonable and manageable steps to cover the most relevant CR topics and provide a structured and conceptional approach across all business units.

"Every individual, every company and every country has an obligation and must contribute to limiting global warming as much as possible."

Andreas Barth is Group Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility. In this interview, he explains what strategy Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is pursuing in the area of corporate responsibility and what concrete measures have already been taken.

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Study: Sustainability in Fashion-E-Commerce

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in online fashion retail. Increased customer demand for "green" products is causing this segment to grow. But how sustainable are the measures actually? A stocktaking of the German online fashion trade.

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Automated packing solution improves sustainability

At the Dorsten/Marl site, a new packaging machine was put into operation that not only makes processes significantly faster and more efficient, thus relieving the burden on employees, but also contributes to sustainability at the same time by reducing the amount of recyclable packaging material.

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Diversity in action at Arvato

A diverse workforce consists not only of different nationalities, age groups and genders, but also of employees with and without physical disabilities. How this is implemented in practice and what challenges there are in the process is reported by the two deaf colleagues Joseph Chua and Thomas Roßberg.

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Hand in hand for more responsibility

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions and Bertelsmann

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is a 100% subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.

You can find out more about Group-wide projects, the values that guide us, and our binding guideline for legally compliant and ethical conduct here.

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