Compliance with the Environmental Management System is required in all our activities from the beginning of the commissioning process of our suppliers.
Our Responsible Purchasing Policy, which we have prepared for our suppliers, includes environmental conditions as well as the ethical principles and legal rules of our suppliers. The terms of compliance with the Responsible Purchasing Policy are specified in the contracts we have with all our suppliers.
In-house Supplier Sustainability Index has been prepared to closely monitor our suppliers' sustainability activities. This index monitors the performance of our suppliers' Economic, Environmental and Social activities throughout a comprehensive survey, which is the first step of the Supplier Sustainability Index Assessment.
As second part of the Supplier Sustainability Index Assessment, business audits, including but not limited to environmental issues, are carried out to check the compliance including environmental laws and regulations, support the environmental performance of our suppliers and to follow environmental activities closely.
We cooperate with suppliers from different sectors to minimize our environmental impact by reducing waste generation and increasing energy efficiency. We have been collecting environmental data including Scope 1–2 GHG emissions, waste, water, energy efficiency, and renewable energy from our direct material and OEM suppliers.
In 2022, we have continued working on building the same infrastructure with our logistics suppliers. We intend to help our suppliers set environmental targets and track progress as part of our journey to becoming a Net-Zero company. For detailed information are available on Sustainability Reports.
Our main expectation is that our suppliers comply with the list of Arçelik banned / restricted substances in order to present environmentally friendly products to the customer. The Arçelik Chemical Compatibility Specification requirements an important part of our environmental expectations that we expect from our suppliers.
For Arçelik Chemical Compatibility Specification requirements, please download.