As a family-owned business, we are committed to sustainable development.

As a third-generation family business, we are committed to sustainability. We focus on the three areas of Environmental, Social and Governance. The key to our sustainable success is our 200 employees, who are committed in their daily work. By thinking and acting sustainably and proactively, they generate the optimum for our customers and our company, without losing sight of the environment and their responsibilities. 


We have reached a major milestone: In 2020, we have been carbon neutral for the first time - balanced according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (Scope 1 and Scope 2). We are proud of this, but we are not giving up on continuous improvement!



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Our ambitions for the coming years:

80t CO2e savings in Scope 1 until 2032
40t CO2e savings in Scope 2 until 2032
75t CO2e savings in Scope 3 until 2032
85% Employee satisfaction
-10% Hazardous substances
195t CO2e savings until 2032

One Step closer. We have our sights firmly set on our interim target for 2027.

As partner of climate alliance (Klimabündnis) Baden-Württemberg, ARNO has set the following interim target for 2027, linked to the monitoring report: ARNO aims to reduce its Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions by 40 tonnes of CO2e by 2027.

This corresponds to a greenhouse gas reduction of approximately 20%. ARNO has set itself the target of permanently reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in Scope 2 by 40 tonnes of CO2e by 2027 compared to the base year 2021. This corresponds to a 100 percent greenhouse gas reduction in Scope 2. ARNO aims to reduce its Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 35 tonnes CO2e by 2027 compared to 2021. This corresponds to a greenhouse gas reduction of approximately 3.5 percent.

Throughout the development process, sustainability is a top priority for us.


#Environment and #Product: As a developer and manufacturer of high quality products, and as a responsible employer, we believe in doing our part to protect the environment. We therefore actively encourage our employees to embrace environmental protection, optimise the use of resources and promote the use of environmentally friendly products. Our environmental policy is based on ISO 14001 certification and continuous improvement. In parallel with our environmental management system, we have developed an occupational health and safety policy based on the current ISO 45001 standard.

Sustainability reporting

We are committed to comprehensive, transparent and structured sustainability reporting according to international standards.

We attach great importance to comprehensive, transparent and structured sustainability reporting, which is why our sustainability reporting is based on the standards of the German Sustainability Code (DNK).


As a DNK user, we provide detailed information in the DNK company profile.


Our reporting is aimed at customers, employees, suppliers, public authorities, policymakers and anyone else who is interested in our activities and wants to know about our values, policies and principles.


Our Sustainability Reports are published as Communication on Progress (CoP) on the United Nations Global Compact website at the highest possible level (GC Advanced).




With EcoVadis Gold, we are among the top 5% of rated companies and the top 4% of our industry.


Driving Progress: Our ESG-driven approach to sustainability for a better tomorrow

Environmental - Social - Governance


As a company with headquarters in Germany and subsidiaries in the UK, China and Turkey, as well as a Strategic Alliance in the USA, we are committed both to compliance with the SA 8000 social standard and to the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact. We have integrated the contents of these standards into our international corporate strategy across all companies and anchored them in our ARNO Code of Conduct across all subsidiaries.

We are committed to the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact and align our Sustainability Statement with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) of the UN Global Compact. Since 2020, we have measured our economic, environmental and social performance against the globally recognised standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).



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Social: Learn about our social commitment


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We support the UN Global Compact and thus also affiliated with the Global Compact Network Germany.


ARNO's company profile on UNGC

The Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the UN Global Compact promotes principles in the areas of human rights, working conditions, the environment and anti-corruption.


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Corinna Geltenbort

ESG Manager