Our economic responsibility

Economic responsibility

 

As a leading company in sustainable mobility, Arval has four pillars of social responsibility containing 12 commitments made by the company.The following contains further information about the commitments in the area of economic responsibility.

The Global Compact

In 2004, Arval signed up to the United Nations’ Global Compact.Global Compact rules apply to new contracts with customers and suppliers, to audits and to assessments of principal suppliers.

  • Human rights: Businesses should support and respect the protection of international human rights within their area of influence and should ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

  • Labour standards: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining and should campaign for the elimination of all forms of forced labour, the abolition of child labour and the removal of discrimination with respect to employment and occupation.

  • Environmental protection: Businesses should support a precautionary approach in dealing with environmental challenges, they should take initiatives to generate greater environmental responsibility and they should encourage the development and dissemination of environmentally friendly technologies.

  • Combating corruption: Businesses should campaign against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

 

Total Cost of Ownership

Arval uses the Total Cost of Ownership approach to support clients in reducing their overall fleet management operating costs. The TCO program for existing clients includes the following main topics:

  • Risk analysis and documentation

  • Insurance check

  • Driver training

  • Online driver risk assessment

  • Online training

Arval reporting tools also support customers in achieving efficient and sustainable results. This enables fleet management and associated processes to be analysed and optimised, and costs to be saved.

Business ethics

Arval has a range of policies in which employees receive regular internal training.These policies include:

  • Codes of conduct when accepting gifts which employees receive from suppliers, clients and business contacts

  • Codes of conduct relating to sanctions, embargoes, corruption and the financing of terrorism

  • Whistleblowing (available to the public via our home page).

Arval checks suppliers against predefined standards based on ISO 14001 and conducts supplier audits at regular intervals in all areas of the company.

CSR in our products

Arval strives to bring its activities and products into line with existing CSR policies. This is reflected in Arval’s various service modules:

  • Car Policy: Arval advises customers on their fleet policy. This focusses on the TCO approach as well as on selecting vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions.

  • Use of sustainable product solutions: Products such as Arval outsourcing solutions, driver safety training and Apps such as Arval Mobile+ and Arval Drive Challenge mean that Arval is able to offer sustainable solutions in line with its economic and environmental responsibility.

  • Client online tools: Using a range of tools provided free of charge, customers are able, for example, to analyse driving behaviour based on consumption. As part of regular business reviews, Arval prepares action plans and measures for clients on the basis of this analysis.