Sustainability is no longer just an option. It has become an integrated part of our present and future. Furthermore, the consequences of the pandemic have sharpened the need for more sustainable strategies regarding the local economy, products consumption, responsible use of natural resources, and reducing the impact of climate change.
According to a 2022 survey report made by Deloitte in 21 countries interviewing 2083 corporate executives from companies with over 5000 employees, 89% agree that there is a global climate emergency and 88% of them decided that with immediate action, we can limit the worst impacts of climate change. The consciousness regarding the issues grew by almost 20% in just a few months in 2021.
Considering these recent reactions worldwide, no action is insignificant. Little progress is still progress, whether we’re talking about education within the organization, supporting green causes, or actively participating in significant afforestation actions.
AROBS has always been rooted in the community since its emergence and has had a relentless
contribution. We're an extended and multicultural team in seven offices in Romania and six
branches outside borders with an inclusive organizational culture. Furthermore, what connects
us beyond company limits is sharing the same values and preoccupation with the communities
we live in and the environment.
Our “bottom-up” approach has generated various actions supported by our colleagues and oriented towards the environment.
A significant milestone towards awareness regarding sustainability and environmental issues is education. We started by leaving short messages at key spots around our offices to draw attention to small day-to-day habits – using fewer paper glasses for water and replacing paper coffee cups with personalized ceramics cups.
PAPER STONE AGENDAS
For years now, we have been offering our colleagues stone paper agendas that are 100% recyclable, waterproof, and fire-resistant with a smaller impact in the production process, which causes less pollution.
FIGHT FOR YOUR
Since 2019 we have implemented an internal program that encourages AROBS employees to pick a charitable cause and bring it to their colleague’s attention for the chance of winning a sponsorship offered by the company. In 2021 we decided to go green and sponsored only green causes with long-term impact on the community. Read more about them below.
The urban garden in the heart of the city - Pando Association
Forests are one of the most complex forms of life on Earth. It takes years of evolution to turn into a stable ecosystem as we know them. Thus, planting a forest in the heart of a city can be even more
challenging — nevertheless, Pando Association from Tg. Mureș has found a Japanese – inspired way of reconstructing a small forest in the middle of the urban environment – the Miyawaki afforestation method accelerates a forest’s growth. The process implies a soil study, identifying native plants already adapted to the climate and can grow without too much maintenance.
Such a forest will be growing in the middle of the city’s park in Tg. Mureș, and we are grateful to be able to leave a small footprint of our own in the project. The green spot will improve biodiversity, absorb a part of the carbon in the air and give the local community another reason to enjoy nature.
Little People–Educational & therapeutic activities connected to nature for children suffering from cancer
Cluj-Napoca is a well-known medical center for healing cancer patients, especially children. The Little People is a non-profit organization that collaborates with hospitals and carries out activities that help children suffering from this illness recover more quickly. This year they’ll include a series of educational activities focusing on nature – Earth Day celebration, taking care of plants, selective recycling, the role of forests, discovering natural reservations in Romania, and other playful activities that will soothe the children’s recovery process.
On the paths of the Geopark Mehedinți
The project aims to involve the young generation in activities that help them learn more about the Mehedinți Geopark and further promote the area. The objective is to support non-formal education methods and encourage spending more time connected to nature. Fifteen youngsters participating in the program will go hiking, help mark paths, go cycling and organize a seminar to promote the area to the local community.
AROBS Afforestation Actions
2019 – Tăuți Cluj, 5000 planted seedlings for AROBS Forest, 185 volunteers
2022 – Comuna Scheia, Suceava, 2000 planted seedlings, 50 volunteers
2022 – 7 mai Mărișel, Cluj-Napoca
We embrace and believe in a work-life balance that we all need.
Balance also means nurturing your passions, being actively part of the community, and acknowledging the vital connection we need to have with the environment we inhabit.
AROBS will continue to support and primarily act on the community’s green needs, creating a legacy of responsibility and care that we wish to leave to future generations.