Over the last three decades our company has adopted a number of measures, and processes designed to help our business have a positive impact on our employees, the environment and the communities in which we operate. As a leading provider of mobility services in Europe, we are proud of our exemplary track record in successfully building a business that is committed to a fair, transparent and sustainable approach for all stakeholders, which in the long run enables us to increase the value of our company.
AURES Holdings plays an essential role in the circular economy, providing sustainable solutions for the used car industry. Our role is two-fold and we are constantly working to optimise our impact and efficiency in both areas. Firstly, we re-sell pre-owned cars and this often requires us to replace old or unsuitable car parts. This way we help to extend the product life of a vehicle, reducing waste caused by the automotive industry. Our second focus area is on older vehicles, as older cars emit more tailpipe emissions. Therefore, to address this we have committed to decreasing the emissions from our sold fleet by reducing the number of old cars sold by Aures.
GHG emissions and e-mobility
AURES Holdings has based its sustainability strategy on principles that are directly relevant to our industrial focus. As an automotive retailer our most likely impact on the environment involves GHG emissions and resource consumption.
We have committed ourselves to reducing GHG emissions from our own operations in line with the Paris Agreement and to become carbon-neutral by 2025.
Emissions generated by transport in Europe are still on the rise. The average age of a vehicle in the region in which we operate is 14.5 years and older cars contribute higher CO2 emissions. We are passionate about reducing emissions from the fleet of cars sold and we know this is of great importance to our customers too. (Scope 3 downstream GHG emissions).
We have identified a number of ways we as a pre-owned car retailer can contribute to decreasing the emissions released by the cars we sell, these include:
Across our own operations, due attention should be paid to the use of resources, most importantly regarding the consumption of water and the volume of waste generated. We aim to reduce our total water consumption per car sold by 20% by 2030 and to increase the rate of recycled waste per car sold by 10% before 2025.
AURES Holdings employs almost 3,000 people in 5 countries, who most importantly share the same vision, values and mission. In the last 30 years, we have developed a strong internal culture. Almost 200 people have been with the company for more than 15 years, including those in the most senior roles. Our employees are an essential part of our success.
We offer multiple development programmes and training courses uniquely tailored to each employees’ needs and career level to best help them to develop and grow with the company.
Diversity and inclusion
As a multinational company operating in 5 countries across the European Union, our team as a whole is composed of individuals from a multitude of different countries and demographics. This diversity is truly important to us, as it equips us with the ability to communicate with our customers in the local language and allows us to learn and share invaluable insight into local markets and customer behaviour.
Given our international nature, AURES Holdings places huge emphasis on promoting equal opportunities regardless of gender, age, religion, nationality, disability, race and sexual orientation. Under our compliance codex and other internal policies, our employees must refrain from engaging in discriminatory behaviour of any kind. Treating every employee with the same respect is a requirement. Our internal policies give examples of direct and indirect discrimination, and they define which personal characteristics are protected by law. Strictly prohibited behaviour includes bullying, sexual harassment, stalking, defamation and hate speech, none of which will not be tolerated by the company.
Health & Safety
We are committed to doing everything possible to protect our employees from accidents and occupational hazards. Our standard approach to occupational health and safety is set out in our internal policies.
Responsible product & services
We commit ourselves to being as clear and transparent about all our vehicles and services as we can be, to most effectively provide our customers with fair, reliable and accurate information.
Our Management Board is responsible for making business decisions at the holding level.
AURES is governed by a comprehensive set of corporate rules, policies, laws and processes that define our current corporate governance model and guide our long-term vision as a business.
Our commitment to business ethics is overseen by our Management Board through both the ESG Committee and the Compliance Officer to ensure the proper integration of ethical behaviour across all our business units, geographies and operations. Through our Code of Ethics and associated policies, AURES also enforces zero tolerance against corruption and therefore requires all suppliers and partners to uphold fair, professional and transparent business practices.
Our Compliance Manual and Code of Ethics are at the heart of our compliance practice and apply to our employees, Board members, contractors and business partners alike.
Our Code of Ethics includes rules related to:
We are committed to delivering a fair, honest and transparent service to our customers and business partners, applying zero tolerance on bribery and corruption. Within our Compliance System, AURES has clearly set out comprehensive rules regarding conflict of interest management, donations and sponsorship and gifts and hospitality.
Our Compliance manual is a set of standard rules that ensure compliance in each of the Group's areas of activity. The Compliance Manual also outlines the role of the Compliance Officer and describes the procedure for dealing with incidents and breaches of both legal and internal regulations. Each employee must report any breach or suspected breach to his or her supervisor; for more serious incidents, the Compliance Officer must also be informed. The content of the compliance manual is summarised in the brochure "Compliance Codex", which is a practical and easy to digest user-friendly guide for our employees.
AURES Holdings’ Sustainability Report describes which topics under the environment, social and governance umbrella are most important to the company and our stakeholders. We have also committed to reporting our achievements, challenges and the progress made in relation to our sustainability performance over the year.
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