Corporate Responsibility

Think globally, act locally

We not only measure our success based on economic figures, but also on how sustainably and responsibly we act. We see ourselves as part and partner of the society we live in. That’s why we endeavor to act responsibly – for our employees, for society, and in how we treat the environment.

As an international company with more than 85 locations worldwide, our involvement in local programs is especially important to us. We strongly believe that we can achieve the most when we are aware of what is happening around us. So we encourage our employees to get involved in their communities and support local aid initiatives.


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.

As a newly formed team, the Arvato Supply Chain Solutions Corporate Responsibility Council, we take reasonable and manageable steps to cover the most relevant CR topics and provide a structured and conceptional approach across all business units.

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

You can find out more about our projects, the values that guide us and our binding guidelines for legal compliance and ethical conduct at As part of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Arvato Supply Chain Solutions does not publish its own CR Report.

Corporate Responsibility-Report

Compliance, data protection, diversity and paper – in the opinion of its employees and external stakeholders, Bertelsmann bears responsibility for these and other issues. The Corporate Responsibility Report shows how the company meets these expectations.

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Faces of Responsibility

On 36 pages, the new corporate responsibility magazine entitled “Faces of Responsibility” presents stories about Bertelsmann employees who proactively take responsibility for their working environment, society, and the environment. These “Faces of Responsibility” and their efforts stand exemplary for many other employees in the Group.

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Code of Conduct

The Bertelsmann Code of Conduct is also our guideline for legally compliant and ethical conduct within the company, toward business partners and the public, which is binding for every employee worldwide.

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The Bertelsmann Essentials convey the goals and basic values of our company’s employees, executives and shareholders and build on the Corporate Constitution. It is the responsibility of our executives to spread and epitomize these values and to serve as role models. The Bertelsmann Essentials reflect the common understanding of our corporate culture and are subject to constant review, revision and improvement.

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