Our commitment to customer satisfaction relies on our compliance with the most demanding quality regulations in the automotive market. Proudly certified by the quality management systems, ISO, IATF and Leather Working Group, we, at Arlei, assure excellence in our final product.
We guarantee safe, secure and competitive supply in long term business relationships by standing on four pillars:
- Making a rational use of the natural resources, and promoting sustainability by complying with the three FIVE “R’s”: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-educate, Regenerate.
- Fostering awareness in the supply chain to strictly follow the animal welfare policy.
- Taking social action in the frame of Corporate Social Responsibility.
- Building a winning workspace culture.
Those pillars are the keystone of what we call Arlei’s LIFE Program.
Sustainability Report 2021
To be sustainable you need a responsible team!
With the effort and commitment of all of us at Arlei, we are able to present what a few years ago was just a dream: “Our first sustainability report”. If you wonder how we did it, the answer is simple, during 2021, we decided to participate in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Competitive Business Program in order to give it a format in line with global reporting trends, and in accordance with the GRI Standards, “GRI Referenced” option. Added to this and the incredible work on the entire team, we were able to reflect the actions that have been succesfully transforming our relationship with the environment and the communities in which we operate.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Certified for the first time in 2001, our environmental management, based on the ISO 14001 regulation, has turned us into a company fully committed with the environment, with totally positive results. Since 2011, we have submitted to the international assessment of the Leather Working Group, and have successfully been granted the GOLD LEVEL, placing us among one of the companies with higher environmental performance. Our engineering team is constantly working on research, implementation and use of renewable energy, such as use of rain water, solar panels, gas production from sludge, production of biodiesel from fat, and aeolic energy.
Considering the market trend, we, in Arlei, are working together with our raw hides suppliers (slaughterhouses and their feedlots) on implementing animal care and welfare policies, considering their physical, emotional care, and comfort from the moment they are born, and throughout their lives. Although we do not own the cattle, we have developed a careful policy based on working together with our suppliers, the government health control department, SENASA, and our audit team. We have developed a powerful information system tool for the traceability of the complete supply chain records, being able to access the information of each one of the batches, from the raw material to the final product. The result of all the achievements mentioned above places us at the vanguard of our production field, and allows us not only to comply with the requirements of international regulations such as IATF 16949 and ISO 9001, but to contribute with the animal welfare and sustainability in the productive systems.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Along our business life, we have become part of the society where we actively operate with our presence and compromise in every project, and cooperate with their development in terms of health, education, urbanism, and all the aspects which can contribute to improve the life quality of the community. Starting 2019, we have become members of the IARSE [Instituto Argentino de Responsabilidad Social Empresaria – Argentine institute of social business responsibility], thus crediting our work and commitment with our people, their families, and the society in general to continue working on the same path.
In the last few years, we have been working together with the international corporation Great Place to Work®. We are proud to announce that in 2019, Arlei was ranked N°9 in Argentina for organizations with more than a 1000 employees. Making us one of the best places to work. In 2020, we were acknowledged in the 7th position in the ranking, by millenials. In 2021, we did the corresponding survey and entered the ranking of the best places to work.