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Corporate Values, Commitment, Environment

Responsibility for sustainability

Introduction
Corporate Values and Guidelines
Concrete Commitment
Sustainable Development Goals
Reporting

Acting with Responsibility - for the Company and Society

For us, entrepreneurial success is measured not only by economic indicators but also by how sustainably and responsibly we act. We see ourselves as part of and a partner in the society in which we live. 

Our actions are clearly guided by the Bertelsmann Code of Conduct, a guideline that has been established for many years and which is binding for all employees. This Code of Conduct reflects our company's fundamental identity. We treat each other with mutual respect and trust and do not tolerate harassment or discrimination:

  • Every individual shall be treated fairly, respectfully and with dignity. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities and encourage a respectful and tolerant workplace in which everyone’s unique value is recognized. Sexual harassment, discrimination, racism, bullying, abuse of power, intimidation, threats, or any other form of harassment are not tolerated.
  • We do not allow discrimination on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental status, age, disability, religion or belief, or any other characteristic specified under applicable anti-discrimination law or company policy.

Through our corporate responsibility activities, we assume responsibility - towards our employees, society and the environment.

We pay particular attention to the topics:

Health

Mental health at Arvato Systems

Find out more about the various offers to promote the mental health of our employees here.

AI and Ethics

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Learn more about our framework for dealing with ethical issues in the development and use of AI here.

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IT also works green

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Diversity means success

Bertelsmann companies like Arvato Systems are helping to meet the future social challenges with many initiatives and projects. We can only achieve this ambitious goal with our employees, customers, and the public. You can learn more about the values that guide us and our binding guidelines for legal compliance and ethical conduct in the Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.

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"As an innovative company, we need and promote strong personalities. Motivation, creativity and commitment are the hallmarks of our employees. To achieve this, everyone must be able to develop as freely as possible. I am glad and proud that Bertelsmann's corporate values embody exactly this."

Arvato Systems Group

Awards & Certifications - What makes us proud!

Award "Company of the Year for Exemplary Community & Environment Initiatives"
Corporate Star Award: Finalist Best Campaign to Improve "Diversity" and "Health and Mental Wellbeing"
Our Various Awards
Certifications & Memberships

UN Sustainable Development Goals

With the Agenda 2030 adopted in 2015, the international community under the umbrella of the United Nations has committed itself to 17 global goals for a better future. This includes economic, social and ecological aspects. Agenda 2030 emphasizes the joint responsibility of all players: politics, business, science, civil society - and of each individual. As a Bertelsmann company, Arvato Systems supports Agenda 2030, and with this in mind we have labeled various topics on our website that contribute to these so-called "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs). More information about the SDGs can be found on this page of the United Nations.

SDG-Overview

Compliance

We are committed to complying with applicable laws, regulations, and corporate policies, promoting an ethical corporate culture, and building trusting relationships with our business partners - these guiding principles of entrepreneurial action are essential to us. Our parent company has established a compliance organization and the Integrity & Compliance program to ensure compliance.

Compliance at Bertelsmann

Here you will find all relevant information on the compliance topic at Bertelsmann. This includes the relevant compliance organization and the Group's Integrity & Compliance Program.

Code of Conduct

The Bertelsmann Code of Conduct is our binding guideline for legally compliant and ethical behavior in the company worldwide and every employee.

Speak Up Channels

To communicate confidentially and securely, employees, business partners, and customers can use Bertelsmann's Speak Up channels for questions related to Integrity & Compliance.

Reporting on Corporate Responsibility

Arvato Systems is part of the Bertelsmann Group. Reporting on corporate responsibility (CR) is thus included in the comprehensive information that Bertelsmann makes available across the Group. Since 2011, Bertelsmann’s corporate responsibility reporting has followed the international guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the world’s leading standard for sustainability reporting by international companies and organizations, and known since 2016 as the "GRI Standards. The complete documentation can be found here on the Bertelsmann website.

Your Contact for Corporate Responsibility

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Marcus Metzner
Chief Marketing Officer