A committed group for sustainability

We have been renewing our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact every year for the past 15 years, with the conviction that sustainable development is an essential lever for our success and, more broadly, that of society.

Guaranteeing the health and safety of all

As an industrial group, the health and safety of employees are priorities for us, the objective being to strive for zero accidents. To achieve this goal, a multi-year plan has been put in place to improve and consolidate the safety culture, based on various parameters: the involvement of managers and teams, the identification of risks, the improvement process and a permanent safety dialogue.

Developing the human capital of the company

Rich in the talent of its teams and the diversity of its personalities, our Group is committed to supporting them in developing the technical know-how and managerial skills essential to a leader in tableware. Everywhere in the Group, we invest heavily in the training of our employees and partnerships are developed with local schools and universities or specialized in glass production.

Since 2015, 82% of apprentice glassmaking machine operators have been offered a permanent contract at the end of their training and are continuing their career within the company.

Valuing diversity

At Arc, the differences, whether of the order of gender, disability, nationality, age, ethnic origins, sexual orientation, convictions, beliefs, education, social origins, or culture are a source of value for us. Allowing all employees to make their contribution knowing that they will be heard and recognized is part of our corporate culture.

Being socially committed to the territory

Wherever we operate, our presence is significant, both through the scope of our facilities but also as an actor and employer in the local economy. Sharing, solidarity and investment in the territory have been part of the fundamentals of the company since its creation. These are anchors that stabilize Arc in times of change and unite employees around local projects.

Preserving the Earth's Resources

Our Research and Development department focuses on developing new technologies on a daily basis to preserve water and air and generate a direct and positive impact on climate change. Among these, the integration of cullet in the composition of the glass, the installation of closed and controlled water networks or the treatment of the fumes leaving the installations.

no waste

sustainable production

100%

OF SCRAP GLASS FROM OUR PRODUCTION IS REUSED.

94%

OF OUR PRODUCTS SOLD IN EUROPE ARE MANUFACTURED IN FRANCE.

80%

OF RAW MATERIALS ARE TRANSPORTED BY RIVERS.

Environmentally responsible solutions

From idea to industrial realization, our solutions are innovative while reconciling technology and ecology: lighter glasses, without heavy metals, low temperature decoration processes based on organic inks, design of increasingly ecological packaging are all examples of sustainable development of activities.

A sustainable value chain

The principles of integrity and transparency are fundamental to the way we conduct our business and operations around the world. This is why we have a Code of Ethics, guiding our employees in their daily decisions. Policies and commitments in terms of quality, safety, security, environment, energy and food safety also form a foundation on which the operational and professional activities of our employees around the world are based. Finally, we have a supplier charter which covers Arc’s expectations in terms of ethics and compliance.

2019 Sustainable Development Report