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 Check

The ARRK Corporate Sustainability Check is primarily aimed at small and medium-sized companies. The analysis is currently based on the 20 criteria of the German Sustainability Code, the VDI Guideline 4070 "Sustainable Management" as well as essential criteria of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Priorities and, if necessary, additions are made in the company-specific context.

The company's sustainability performance is systematically analyzed and finally evaluated, including a materiality analysis of the topic areas (if a stakeholder analysis is available or anticipated). If there is a need for action, a roadmap for addressing the topics is developed and presented for discussion. Possible deficits or also identified opportunities can be the starting point for product modifications or also new development projects. The insights gained can also be used as a basis for reporting.

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.