ARÇELİK BECOMES CARBON NEUTRAL IN GLOBAL PRODUCTION

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Continuing to produce in the field of sustainability, Arçelik has succeeded in being carbon neutral in global production with the carbon credit it obtained from its own project.

Arçelik becomes carbon neutral in global production during 2019-2020 with the carbon credit it obtained from the project developed by the launch of high energy efficient refrigerators.

“We have achieved the emission reduction right of 305.407 tons of CO2 between 2013-2018 as part of the Carbon Financing Project of Energy Efficient Refrigerators in Turkey,” says Arçelik CEO Hakan Bulgurlu. He added: “With this carbon credit that we have achieved by offering high energy efficient refrigerators to the Turkish market, our global production facilities will become carbon neutral in 2019 and 2020.”

The 305,407 tons of carbon credit that Arçelik provided within the scope of this project and initiated with the consultancy of GAIA Carbon Finance in 2013 was verified by the certification body RINA in accordance with the Verified Carbon Standard. This carbon credit will balance Arçelik’s direct and indirect (Scope 1 and Scope 2) greenhouse gas emissions in global production. “With our vision of ‘Respecting the World, Respected in the World’ we plan to make an additional $ 50 million investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency for the future of our planet,” said Hakan Bulgurlu.

Investments included in the 12th Sustainability Report published this year by Arçelik in order to maintain being carbon neutral within the scope of combating climate change are as follows:

• By 2030, it will establish a 15 MW renewable energy system in its own production facilities.

•The company which bought 100% green electricity for Turkey’s and Romania’s operations in 2019, will purchase 100% green electricity for all global production facilities until 2030.

•It will invest in energy efficiency projects in the production process. By 2030, it will reduce its energy consumption in the operations of South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Romania, China, Thailand and Pakistan per product by 45% in comparison to 2015.