Corporate Social Responsibility

at the heart of our strategy

Driving the positive economy

At Arval, we believe in shared, sustainable mobility – and we strive to make it a reality for our people, our customers, and society as a whole.

The concept of mobility is central to both our business and many of today’s most urgent challenges, including environmental protection, congestion and accessibility, the future of cities, and quality of life. That’s why we place it at the heart of our Corporate Social Responsibility, supporting our clients in every way we can to optimise their mobility mix and succeed the energy transition.

A long-standing commitment

We believe it is essential to be proactive, setting the standard by leading the way. Back in 2004, Arval was the first full-service leasing company to sign the United Nations Global Compact. Today, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of what we do. We focus our efforts on the SDGs closest to our activity so we can be effective in contributing to a better future for all. 

Concrete actions

Arval has defined 4 strategic areas for its CSR initiatives: Economic, Social, Environmental and Civic. These are integrated into the 4 pillars of the BNP Paribas Group, and help us to better organise our actions. 

One of our key missions in terms of CSR is to accompany our customers. We help them to build their energy transition strategies, and support them in implementing alternative mobility solutions via our SMaRT approach (Sustainable Mobility and Responsibility Targets). 

We also aim to be a positive agent for change in society, actively promoting road safety through eco-driving sessions and educational programmes, and helping to prepare for a greener future by enabling sustainable mobility for all. Our ethical responsibilities are equally important: we adhere to the BNP Paribas Group’s strict Code of Conduct, as well as ISO 90001 certification in many countries.

Gold CSR status from EcoVadis

In recognition of our CSR actions, we have been awarded the gold level by EcoVadis. This web-based collaborative platform gives companies a rating out of 100 for their performance in 4 areas: environment, labour practices, fair business practices and sustainable procurement. In 2019, Arval scored 70/100, placing it among the top 2% of suppliers evaluated by EcoVadis in all categories.

Alain Van Groenendael

Arval Chairman & CEO

We place sustainable mobility at the heart of our Corporate Social Responsibility, supporting our clients in every way we can to help them succeed in their energy transition.