Arqum stands for occupational safety, quality and environmental management. We advise companies, municipalities and districts as well as government agencies and NGOs at home and abroad on their way to a sustainable way of doing business. To this end, we develop practice-oriented concepts and innovative solutions in the areas of environmental and climate protection, sustainability.
Resource and energy efficiency (e.g. ÖKOPROFIT, ECOfit, LEEN), occupational safety, quality and international cooperation. We are leaders in the development of operational management systems according to ISO 14001, EMAS, ISO 50001, ISO 45001 / OHSAS 18001 or ISO 9001.
Arqum stands for occupational safety, quality and environmental management.
We advise companies, municipalities and districts as well as government agencies at home and abroad on their way to a sustainable economy. To this end, we develop practice-oriented management concepts and innovative solutions in the areas of environmental and climate protection, sustainability, resource and energy efficiency, occupational safety, quality and international cooperation.
We support our clients in a trusting relationship with great personal commitment, first-class professional services and tailor-made project management that is oriented towards what is feasible. With our enthusiasm for sustainability issues and extensive consulting experience in almost all sectors and industries, we are committed to the lasting improvement of our clients' competitiveness. The starting point for this is efficiency and productivity increases based on economically attractive and technically and organizationally feasible measures. In this way, we create sustainable added value for our customers.
We develop solutions tailored to the individual needs of our customers, enabling their employees to perform their daily tasks more easily and better. In doing so, individual experience and motivation of people are essential aspects for us - because even the best strategies and measures are only effective if they are understood and actively supported by the employees. Our work therefore aims at building up internal competencies for a continuous and independent continuation of our consulting results. But also after completion of an assignment we can accompany our clients in the implementation of the developed measures and the selection of suitable implementation partners. In doing so, we draw on our large network of companies and experts from a wide range of fields - from environmental technology to project financing.
Our development and motivation
Our common professional goals brought us together more than 20 years ago. The fact that today, with our medium-sized consulting company and around 40 highly motivated and qualified employees, we are on the road with consulting assignments throughout Germany and around the world, fills us again and again with great joy - and also with some pride.
Important for our development are our ideals of professional but at the same time personal cooperation. We are still actively involved in various projects ourselves and are therefore always close to the topics and needs of our partners. For us, this is an important prerequisite for solid and sustainable business development. We would be pleased to be at your disposal for a direct contact.
Environmental management systems (EMAS, ISO 14001) are elementary for a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of doing business and strengthen competitiveness.
We are the suitable partner for you in the introduction or further development of your environmental management system:
Since the initial phase of environmental management in the mid-1990s, our employees have successfully prepared several hundred organisations from a wide range of industries for certification.
Arqum itself is certified according to EMAS and we are convinced of effective environmental management - effective because it addresses the environmental issues that are important for your company.
Our staff includes DAkkS and DAU accredited auditors and environmental verifiers who know what certification is all about.
We have proven and pragmatic tools for all steps
Energy audit and energy efficiency
Rising energy prices, dwindling resources: energy consulting is an increasingly important topic for our customers. Currently, there is also a great demand for advice from companies that have to provide proof of energy efficiency in order to apply for the peak compensation for electricity and energy tax. Due to the EU Energy Efficiency Directive(EED), large companies are obliged to carry out an energy audit and to repeat it every four years. Our experience shows that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) also have high energy saving potentials.
In accordance with DIN EN 16247 or the alternative system of thePeak Efficiency System Ordinance (SpaEfV), we carry out a detailed analysis of your energy consumption using measurements in order to identify potential savings. We calculate the cost-effectiveness of specific measures, summarise the results of the energy audit in a report and - if possible - apply for suitable subsidies.
Energy audits are an ideal basis for further development into an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001. Our employees in the energy sector receive continuous further training and are approved as KfW consultants. In this way, we succeed - despite increasing know-how in the companies - in developing innovative and practicable improvement measures together with our project partners.
Sustainability is an important competitive factor for forward-looking companies. In addition to laying the foundations for business development geared to long-term economic success and reducing environmental impact - e.g. within the framework of environmental management systems - the social aspects of entrepreneurial activity are also systematically considered. For many companies, this is synonymous with the term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
We support companies in setting up a sustainability management system that is adapted to the specific requirements of their business. We can focus on individual aspects of sustainability or develop a holistic system. If desired, we take into account internationally recognised standards such as ISO 26000 or the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines on sustainability reporting. Companies that have already established an environmental or energy management system are particularly well placed to develop a sustainability management system. There, we can integrate the topic of sustainability well into the existing structures and processes. We systematically examine the ecological, social and economic (production) conditions at our customers' sites, work out improvement measures together with their employees and support their implementation. In order to make sustainability management sustainable, we promote the development of internal competencies and capacities at our customers within the framework of training courses.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. This is made clear not only by the Paris Agreement, which was adopted by the global community of states in 2015. Companies and administrative institutions will have to cope with new social and market demands. These include, for example, the demands of customers for sustainable and environmentally friendly companies and products as well as credible climate balances. In order to meet these new challenges and to position your company for the future and competitiveness, we support you in the preparation of a climate balance (carbon footprint) as well as in the elaboration of a comprehensive climate management with targets and measures.