The company has been named an industry leader for the second year as a result of Arcelik’s ongoing commitment to sustainability
Istanbul, November 16, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Arçelik has been named “Industry Leader” in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the second year in a row in the category of durable home appliances, evaluating the sustainability performance of the world’s largest companies. This is also the fourth consecutive year that Arcelik is the only Turkish industrial company to be listed in the DJSI Emerging Markets category.
Sustainability is one of Arçelik’s top priorities and the company’s ethos is “Respect the world, Respect the world”. CEO of Arkelik, evaluating the company’s location in the index Hakan Bulguru Said, “Being selected as the industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which represents the gold standard in corporate sustainability, is a significant achievement that shows we are on the right track.” We are proud of the success we have achieved together with all our employees. We set an exemplary standard for companies in our industry to follow. We have become a carbon neutral due to the “Neutral Efficient Refrigerator Carbon Credit Finance Project” in 2019 and 2020 global production Turkey. Within the scope of this project, in Arkelik, we received 305.407 tonnes of VCS (verified carbon standard) carbon credits, which were used to offset our 2019 and 2020 global direct and indirect (scope 1 and 2) GHG emissions has gone. We are planning to make an additional investment $ 50 million In renewable energy and energy efficiency for the future of our planet in the coming years. With our brands we will continue to design environmentally friendly products, continue our efforts on energy and water efficient production and implement social projects around the world, help to combat food waste and encourage healthy living . We are expanding our goals by implementing our sustainability initiatives not only in the environmental sector, but also in the social and governance sectors. We will continue to contribute to the safety of our planet and encourage others to live more sustainable lifestyles. “
Arçelik, which is undertaking pioneering studies to combat climate change, published its 2030 objectives in its 12th Sustainability Report and announced that they would install 15 MW renewable energy systems in their own production facilities by 2030. Arçelik, which used 100% green electricity for this in 2019 Turkey And Romania The operation aims to use 100% green electricity in all global generation facilities by 2030. In addition, Arcelik aims to reduce the energy consumption used to produce each product by 45% by 2030 (compared to the 2015 baseline) South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Romania, China, Thailand And Pakistan Plants).
Arçelik, Of turkey The first and only industrial company that owns two WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) recycling facilities replaced 315 GWh of energy saving and old high energy and water consumption products with energy and water efficient products regardless of brand Achieved 6.4 million tonnes of water savings. Since 2014. Older products collected from the market are being sent to Arçelik WEEE recycling facilities where they are recycled. The savings generated are equivalent to the daily electricity consumption of approximately 39 million households and the daily water consumption of 7.9 million households. By recycling these waste products, we have prevented around 155,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
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Arçelik has featured in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) since 2017. DJSI evaluates the company’s performance in various areas covering all aspects of sustainability such as management, funding, supply chain, transparency, human rights and comb climate change. Created by the S&P Dow Jones Indices and Robecosm, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index selects the most sustainable companies out of 61 industries and serves as a reference point for investors who integrate sustainability issues into their portfolios.
With over 30,000 employees worldwide, 12 brands (Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Blomberg, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel, Defy, Altus, Dawlance, Voltas Beko), sales and marketing offices in 34 countries and 22 production facilities Huh. 8 countries, Arçelik offers products and services in about 150 countries. As Of europe The second largest white goods company by market share ranking reached a consolidated business of Arkelik 5 billion euros In 2019. With around 70% of the profits coming from international markets, Arçelik is the R&D leader in Turkey – To achieve more than 3,000 international patent applications with the efforts of 1,600 researchers in 15 R&D and design centers Turkey And R&D offices in five countries.
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