Sustainability Management

Conventional industrialized activities today far exceed the regenerative capacity of the planetary boundaries and thus cause changes of state that are accompanied by an impairment/endangerment of prosperity - often initially for vulnerable parts of the world's population, some of whom are already being deprived of their livelihood.

Consistent sustainable development counteracts this and helps to secure our future. In this context, corporate sustainability management stabilizes the company and makes it fit for the challenges of the future. It can increase the attractiveness for customers, employees and investors and respond to future regulations and stakeholder expectations.

Sustainability management helps to address current regulations and stakeholder expectations as well as to create forward-looking innovations.
Jens Ramsbrock
Senior Expert Sustainability/LCA

Range of services at a glance

We support the automotive industry, manufacturing industries and their suppliers consistently and end-to-end on the path to sustainable transformation, starting with an analysis from the company perspective, through products/services in current development, to future products/services with innovative business models.

The individual modules can be ordered separately.

Corporate Sustainability Consulting

From sustainability check to CSRD report

Our sustainability experts advise small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the developing and manufacturing sector in particular on analysing, planning and implementing their sustainability issues.

One focus is on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the associated reporting in accordance with the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) as part of the annual financial and management report.

Find out with us how sustainable your company is today!

With our ARRK Sustainability Check, we systematically analyse and evaluate your company's sustainability performance according to the 20 criteria of the German Sustainability Code (DNK), VDI Guideline 4070 ‘Sustainable Management’, the key criteria of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and/or the specific topics of the CSRD.

If there is a need for action, a roadmap for addressing the issues is drawn up and presented for discussion. Any deficits or identified opportunities can be the starting point for product modifications or new development projects. The knowledge gained can also be used as the basis for appropriate reporting.

We also offer customised workshops and training courses on the topic of sustainability, for example:

We support you in successfully fulfilling your sustainability reporting obligations!

From the start of the 2025 financial year, many companies will have to publish a sustainability report in accordance with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the EU taxonomy as part of their annual financial and management report for the first time. This affects companies that fulfil at least two of the following three criteria:

Part of the CSRD are the harmonised EU standards for sustainability information, the so-called European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS), which are used to first identify the sustainability issues that are important (‘material’) for your company as part of the Double Materiality Analysis (DMA). This requires consideration of the company's impact on society and the environment (inside-out perspective) as well as the financial risks for the company (outside-in perspective). The results must be documented with company specific KPIs, included in the annual report and audited by an auditor.

With the help of a structured roadmap and useful software tools, we guide you through the process of double materiality analysis:

We are happy to support you on the way to a successful CSRD report:

Review of your corporate strategy regarding relevant topics

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

The ecological impact of a product (or service) can be systematically determined by means of a life cycle assessment (LCA) and classified according to impact categories. These standardized results are ideal for transparent communication. Companies with a high level of sustainability awareness are already making use of them.

Legislators have also recognized the advantages of LCA. The new EU Battery Regulation, for example, requires that a carbon footprint of batteries for electric vehicles be reported from 2024 (the impact category "Global Warming Potential" of an LCA).

The ARRK range of services includes:

Sustainability Innovation Consulting

ARRK Sustainable Innovation Consulting aims to optimize existing products and/or services in terms of sustainability or to generate ideas for new products/services and to set up and, if desired, accompany their development both technically and in terms of budget.

The basis is our technology scouting and networking, with visits to conferences and trade fairs, reading publications and interviews with selected experts. Trends in the sustainability scene, new regulations and opportunities to achieve a positive impact are also constantly monitored and evaluated. In addition to new players in the market, existing and potential competitors and their behavior are also analyzed.

Within the framework of Sustainable Innovation Consulting, potential opportunities for the realization of circular business models in particular are also recorded and evaluated in the identification phase.

Because ARRK always flanks this process with its competencies in the areas of corporate sustainability, sustainable materials and, if necessary, explicitly an accompanying life cycle assessment, there is a high chance for a real lighthouse innovation with high charisma - and of course profitability.

Our parent company Mitsui Chemical is focusing on sustainability in its Vision 2023. As a chemical and materials supplier, it proactively promotes sustainable products and materials.

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Cooperation Partner

FutureCamp is a management consultancy based in Munich. Since 2001, approximately 55 experienced experts have been providing consulting services in the competence fields of climate protection, sustainability, energy efficiency, environmental management and innovation. FutureCamp offers its clients strategic and operational support, short-term collaboration and long-term cooperation in the areas of, among others, climate and sustainability strategy, transformation concepts, national and EU emissions trading, CO2 market activities, greenhouse gas accounting, voluntary climate protection contributions, CSR reporting, science-based targets and grant applications. The broad range of clients includes international corporations, government-related agencies, municipalities, medium-sized companies and public educational institutions.

More about FutureCamp Climate

Together, ARRK Engineering and FutureCamp Climate with their experienced team of experts will support you in the Sustainability Check to develop a comprehensive reporting compliance program that meets your individual needs and upcoming guidelines.

In addition, we are happy to help you with the implementation as well as the derivation and communication of your sustainability strategy, the implementation of sustainable processes and the preparation of your company for the future.

You can find more information in our Sustainability Check flyer.