3. A level playing field
All chain partners within car recycling should be able to count on fair structures. This means without fake exports, illegal scrapping and hazardous leakage flows. We are working on a level playing field for all. Honest, reliable and transparent.
And open communication is part of that. ARN has a connecting role: we listen and share knowledge and information. We actively enter dialogue. And we do so using numerous communication resources, such as our online magazine Green Light.
4. Investing in sustainable car recycling
ARN is actively working on sustainable car recycling. For example, by investing in innovative installations. It marks our ambition: to provide a vital contribution to the circular economy and thereby to a better, sustainable society.
Important signposts along this road are the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations. From those we have chosen five main goals we want and can contribute to:
> Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns
> Sustainable and affordable energy for all
> Promoting perpetual, sustainable economic growth and decent jobs
> Innovation and sustainable infrastructure
> Partnerships to achieve the goals
Together, the five goals form ARN’s ‘compass’ in the choices we make. This enables us to see whether our activities actually do contribute to a circular economy.
Concretely: we attain great recycling results, but at what price? How much CO2 do we emit during the processes we use to achieve these results? Can we perhaps greatly reduce the CO2 emissions by adapting the recycling performance? Can we also reduce costs in that way?
And above all: are we able to demonstrably and structurally continue to improve our results in the field of sustainability? That is where our challenge lies!
Ingrid NiessingChief Executive Officer ARN