At Hand Arnold, we are more than a business – we are a purpose-driven community. We believe in positively impacting our communities and responding to their needs, thereby intertwining our growth with societal and environmental wellbeing. Our dedication to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals is an integral part of this vision.
Commitment to Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) Goals
Our Purpose-Driven Commitment to ESG
Our purpose propels us to make decisions that contribute to a sustainable future. We have transitioned more than 200,000 square feet of our warehouse and office spaces to energy-efficient LED lighting. This shift not only significantly reduces our electricity usage but also supports our aim of lowering our carbon footprint.
As part of our commitment to environmental responsibility, we’ve taken proactive steps towards waste reduction and responsible recycling. We’ve implemented a comprehensive recycling program for all our cardboard material in partnership with Ace Recycling, and we’re committed to recycling all shredded office paper.
Our commitment to the environment extends into the exploration and adoption of innovative, sustainable solutions. Currently, we’re investigating the possibilities of harnessing solar power and implementing rainwater capture systems:
- Solar Power: Transitioning to solar power offers multiple benefits such as reduced energy costs, lower carbon footprint, and increased energy independence.
- Rainwater Capture Systems: Utilizing rainwater capture systems can conserve water, reduce costs, and promote sustainable landscaping.
Social Responsibility: Purpose-Driven Impact
Being attuned to the needs of our communities, we actively engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. We commit 1% of our prior year’s profit to charitable activities each year.
We allocate 80% of these funds to the Victor & Sally Mouttet Foundation, part of our group. This commitment supports the foundation’s charitable activities, demonstrating our steadfast dedication to making a lasting impact.
The remaining 20% is dispersed across numerous smaller donations that reach needy cases throughout our country every year. This approach ensures our support is widespread, reaching many lives.
Governance: Ethical, Fair, and Resilient Practices
Our commitment to ethical and responsible governance forms the foundation of our purpose-driven approach. We believe in conducting our operations with integrity, transparency, and accountability as key driving forces behind our sustainable growth
Our governance practices embody our purpose-driven approach and are key to our sustainable growth and commitment to our ESG goals. This vision for a better tomorrow shapes our actions today at Hand Arnold. Our commitment to enhancing our ESG performance remains a core pillar in our journey
Fairness and Equity
At Hand Arnold, we treat everyone – customers, suppliers, employees, or others who deal with any member company of the group – fairly and equitably. Our commitment to fairness and equity goes beyond mere words – it is embedded in our organizational culture and forms the core of our daily operations.
Code of Business Conduct
Our robust Code of Business Conduct underscores our dedication to the highest principles of business ethics. It guides our day-to-day operations and decision-making processes, ensuring that we operate with the utmost integrity and respect for all our stakeholders.
Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning
Understanding the pivotal role we play in supplying critical consumables to local and regional consumers, we’ve developed a sophisticated approach to enterprise risk management and business continuity planning.
Our risk management strategy is designed to identify, assess, and mitigate potential risks that could impact our operations. Simultaneously, our business continuity planning ensures that we can maintain, or quickly resume, our operations in the event of major disruptions.