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Corporate Social Responsibility and certainly more environmentally-friendly business are increasingly becoming aspects of business which simply cannot be ignored. And so, sustainable leasing is much more than merely a vogue word, but is a concept which can/must be part of your CSR business philosophy. At Arval, as within the BNP Paribas group, there is a strong awareness of the need for sustainable development and a desire to achieve it. We also exercise these principles every day in our behaviour, strategy, and all our activities.
One of the major pillars of Arval’s service is giving advice. Here, too, we apply our sustainable philosophy. We regard it as our job not only to advise you at an economic level, but also at an ecological and social level. The Corporate Vehicle Observatory, one of Arval’s research initiatives, also contributes in this respect. For Arval, Socially Responsible Leasing is a long-term engagement in which we aim to succeed and to share our success with you!
Arval has always been striving to combine quality of services with social responsibility. We aim to reduce our impact on the environment, make use of sustainable energy resources and advise and create awareness at our clients and suppliers to reduce the carbon footprint of our fleet. Sustainability is an integral part of the DNA of our corporate policy and is reflected in day-to-day operations.
Arval Belgium is committed to:
- Comply with the environmental legislation and other environmental commitments taken by BNP Paribas Group.
Achieving the environmental objectives set by the Bank and BNP Paribas Group:
- reduce the CO2 emissions related to energy consumption of our buildings and business travel by means of numerous technical and organizational measures;
- reduce paper consumption and stimulate the use of sustainable paper through the implementation of a stricter paper and printing policy; and
- Waste prevention and the implementation of extensive waste separation.
- Prevent pollution and protect the environment, biodiversity and ecosystems.
- Reduce the consumption of raw materials and use more sustainable and renewable materials
We strive for a continuous improvement of our environmental performance, maintain our environmental management system and regularly monitor our environmental key performance indicators. The level of our commitment is evidenced by numerous initiatives throughout the organization.
Since 2010, Arval resides in a low-energy building which is notably equipped with solar panels on the roof as well as multiple other technologies aimed at reducing energy consumption. These installations and the technical and material means used for its construction, have earned the building BREEAM certification. Through various carbon reduction projects we continuously aim to reduce our carbon footprint and Arval participates with the CO² Logic program to compensate the CO² emissions of our fleet elsewhere in the world.
We continually aim to reduce the CO2 emissions of our customer fleet by advising our clients, training and creating awareness with our drivers and offering multiple mobility solutions. Arval is also a member of the Sustainable Repair Foundation, whose mission statement is to identify environmentally friendly automotive companies based on objective criteria.
At Arval, we take pride in our environmental commitment and are proud holders of the ISO 14001 certification.
ISO 14001:2015 certificate
ISO 14001:2015 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can use to enhance its environmental performance. ISO 14001:2015 is intended for use by an organization seeking to manage its environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability.
ISO 14001:2015 helps an organization achieve the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and interested parties. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include:
enhancement of environmental performance;
fulfilment of compliance obligations;
achievement of environmental objectives.
Duurzaam repareren VZW's mission is to measure whether or not an automotive business can be considered as 'environment friendly' and if they actively contribute to environmental maintenance and repairing of motorized vehicles, in the broadest sense.
"Corporate Social Responsability (CSR) and especially doing business environmentally-friendly is becoming a crucial part of a company. Sustainable leasing is not just a trend, but has to be part of the core values of the CSR policy. Sustainable development has a strong presence within Arval and is an active goal we try to achieve. We therefore carry out these principles in our behavior, our strategy and all our initiatives on a daily basis. That is why we have also decided to join the Sustainable Repair initiative (Duurzaam Repareren / Réparer Durablement)"
Alain Dubuisson, director service delivery at Arval
We are very aware of the carbon dioxide emissions caused by our fleet. That is why we support various projects that limit CO2 emissions.
Thanks to our support we have ensured that 239.09 tons less CO2 was emitted in 2015. Because of this, Vinçotte awarded us the CO2 Neutral Fleet certificate. Watch this video for more information: