Sustainability is not something you dream about, but something you do. It’s about acting. This is why Arpa always takes actions that provide a ‘win’ for the environment, our business, our company and our clients. This is how we continuously improve and materialise sustainability. Sustainability at Arpa is about common sense, a fact-based approach and complete integration in the business planning. It is not about achieving zero impact in the production process but about durability and a cradle-to-gate approach. Especially, sustainability is about creating the products and materials that are so important to people that there is no need to replace them.


Our sustainability policy is based on a deeply felt motivation to shift from ‘being less bad’ for the environment to being ‘good’ and creating new value.

Do No Harm. We will comply with safety, product and sustainability regulations and guidelines set by the countries in which we operate. We are focused on materialising opportunities that minimise the environmental impact of our operations and products.

Do Good. We will support our suppliers and customers in realising their sustainability challenges. We will continue to look for opportunities and initiatives to support and promote longer-term sustainability beyond the direct scope of our current operations.

Do Better. We believe that investing in sustainability should be beneficial to the long-term position of the company. Many sustainability challenges constitute good business opportunities that will allow the company to continue to grow.


Materialising sustainability requires a realistic vision, hands on action and integrated approach in the entire company. We have defined three principles that shape our way of thinking and acting:

Common Sense. We use a common sense approach in addressing the topic of sustainability. We believe that sustainability is a balancing act between “zero impact” and over-functionality. In other words, it means working to reduce the impacts without losing sight of functionality.

Fact-Based Approach. We believe that you cannot manage what you do not measure. Addressing sustainability and environmental protection starts with the quantification of the impacts. Though the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, we measure three key environmental indicators: water footprint, carbon footprint and primary energy demand.

Integral Part of the Business Planning and Review Cycle. We set our priorities based on the LCA studies and on realistic but challenging targets. All of our sustainability initiatives have been integrated into our rolling business planning and review cycle.

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