For Arctic, sustainability means being conscious of the impact our activities has on the surroundings and actively contribute where we can make a difference. Arctic regards its social responsibility as a commitment to being a credible and reliable partner, which acts in the best interest of customers and ethically and responsibly towards society. We aim at building long-term relationships based on trust and confidence.
Arctic seeks to reduce its environmental footprint by being a responsible purchaser, a responsible consumer and a responsible tenant. We rent modern energy-efficient offices with recycling facilities and in proximity to public transport. We have invested in energy-efficient Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and audio-visual equipment that enables telephone and video conferences, and we avoid unnecessary travelling for both cost and environmental reasons.
Our approach to ESG management
We are continuously working to integrate new environmental, social and governance measures into our business strategy in order to ensure long-term sustainable development and growth.
It is our belief that transparency and clear communication of ESG commitments are key elements for any organisation looking to excel in a modern business environment. These principles of openness will continue to play a leading role in our ESG management procedures.
Our updated ESG report will be released once a year and will be available online. Our ESG measures are internally communicated to our employees through campaigns and the Arctic intranet on an ongoing basis.
Arctic is proud partner of several athletes and sports clubs, and we always strive to match the vision of Arctic.
Arctic is a partner and sponsor of Grorud IL. Through Arctic's social commitment Grorud IL has flourished as a football club and is now one of the teams in the OBOS - league. Follow Grorud IL's story through the TV2 series: Grorud Underdogs. This short video also describes Arctic and Grorud IL's close cooperation and commitment. Video credit to TV2 for footage from Grorud Underdogs. Link to TV2 Series.
Tennis player Casper Ruud, hockey player Mats Zuccarello and football player Erling Braut Haaland are all excellent examples of how we keep evolving as individuals, when we rise to the challenge as a team.
An important part of the cooperation with Mats Zuccarello and Erling Braut Haaland is our joint effort in supporting young athletes, and the joy of working together on projects that motivate young people to be active in sports. We are already a proud part of Match Mats Powered by Arctic, supporting grassroot sports in Norway, and will through our collaboration with Braut Haaland increase our efforts in supporting important sports initiatives.
Arctic has supported Casper Ruud since he was 16, and it has been a great pleasure to follow his journey towards top 20 tennis players in the world. His dedication and passion is a true inspiration.
Our ambassadors are all great role models that bring enthusiasm to Arctic employees, clients and everyone who loves sports, and their execution is excellent.
Erling Braut Haaland
Erling Braut Haaland (20) was born in Leeds, England, but grew up in Bryne Norway. Haaland’s fast moving career started at his home club Bryne FK. Then he played two seasons for Molde FK. The following two seasons played for Red Bull Salzburg, winning the Austrian Bundesliga two times, and the Austrian Cup once. From December 2019, he has been playing in the German Bundesliga, with Borussia Dortmund.
Selected highlights, 2021 May:
- Player of the year 2019, Austria
- FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Boot: 2019
- 2020 Golden Boy award
- Fastest striker ever in the Bundesliga to reach 25 goals in 25 matches
- The fastest and youngest player to reach twenty goals in the UEFA Champions League, fourteen games
- Top scorer in the UEFA Champions League 2020/21 with 10 goals
- 50 goals in 51 Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League matches for Borussia Dortmund
Casper Ruud (22) is a professional tennis player and he started his professional career in 2016. Arctic have supported Casper since he was 16, and it has been a great pleasure to follow his journey towards top 20 tennis players in the world. Casper is currently ranked ATP #16. His dedication and passion is a true inspiration. Follow Casper on his website for the latest information about current ranking, schedule and his journey to the top.
Selected highlights, 2021 May:
- 2021: Semi – finalist in Madrid ATP Masters 1000
- 2021: Quarter-finalist in Monte Carlo ATP Masters 1000
- 2020: Semi-finalist in Rome, ATP Masters 1000
- 2020: First ATP title Buenos Aires ATP 250
- 2019: Third round in Roland Garros, Paris Open (Grand Slam)
- 2016: World #1 ranked Junior player
Mats Zuccarello (33) is a Norwegian professional ice hockey player for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League (NHL). With 12 seasons in the NHL, 694 games played and 470 points, Zuccarello is by many viewed as one of the greatest Norwegian athletes of all time. Zuccarello made his NHL debut in 2010 for the New York Rangers and played nine seasons for the franchise. In 2016, Zuccarello started the The Zuccarello Foundation to support and help kids/youth, with different challenging backgrounds in Norway, with getting access to grass root sports; with the goal that no child should be sidelined alone. In 2020 Zuccarello and Arctic started «Match Mats». .Zuccarello is today the athlete in Norway that has raised the most money for different charity programs, adding up to more than NOK 12 million.
Selected highlights, 2021 May:
- Norwegian Role Model of the Year 2021
- 3 x NY Rangers' Player of the Year, voted by the fans in 2014, 2016 og 2017
- Scandinavian of the Year in the US in 2014
- Presidents’ Trophy 2014
- Stanley Cup finalist 2014
- Nominated to the «The Bill Masterton Memorial Award», NHL Awards i 2016
- 3 x Norwegian Team Player of the Year in 2014, 2015 og 2016
- Norwegian Athlete of the Year, voted by his peers (other Athletes) in 2016
Efforts with renewables
Arctic is committed to continuous development and improvement, and we invest our knowledge and financial resources for the long term. We enhance our competence and knowledge of renewable industries in particular, not only to be responsible, but also to gain competitive advantage.
As part of our engagement in the sector Arctic acquired in November 2019 47.5% of the shares in Cleanworld AS, one of Europe’s largest brokers of renewable energy certificates. Cleanworld is a leader in broking green certificates, including Guarantees of Origin. The market is growing rapidly and spreading to new products and areas, driven by increased requirements as to the production and consumption of renewable energy in Europe and the rest of the world. The company also owns 43.9% of the shares in the research company Greenfact AS, a specialist in analysis and data on the green certificate market. With Cleanworld and Greenfact joining the Arctic Group we aim to build a position as the leading centre of expertise with respect to broking, research and corporate services in the field of renewable energy.
Arctic Securities is certified by the Eco-Lighthouse foundation, fulfilling the requirements within:
- Health, safety and the environment
- Waste management
- Bank and Finance
The Eco-Lighthouse certification scheme is Norway’s most widely used environmental management system. Read more about the environmental certification scheme at www.miljofyrtarn.no