Supplier Environmental Conditions

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Compliance with the Environmental Management System is required in all of our activities from the beginning of the commissioning process of our suppliers. The suppliers' environmental management system is questioned while the self-assessment is made during the application they make to the suppliers portal, and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certificate is requested. We undertake that we will not work with our suppliers who have not received the ISO 14001 certificate until January 1, 2023.

Our Sustainability Roadmap With 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 addition, environmental audits are carried out to support the environmental performance of our suppliers and to see environmental activities closely. Environmental performances are questioned within the scope of the business ethics audits we conduct with our suppliers. In 2019, environmental audits were carried out for a total of 34 suppliers.

The 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. In the detail of environmental activities:

  • Environmental reporting,

  • Environmental policy / management system / scope

  • Environmental / Arçelik legislation harmonization

  • Measurement (Greenhouse gas emission, energy, waste, chemical, fuel, water consumption)

  • Environmentally oriented volunteer activities

It is questioned.

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 below form an important part of our environmental expectations that we expect from our suppliers.

Some of the environmental projects we did with our suppliers in 2019 are as follows;

  • Environmental and waste management questions were also added to the audit questions we use in our quality audits to our suppliers.

  • Within the scope of energy efficiency studies, 132 energy projects were completed and a total of 11.66 million kWh / year of energy was saved. In this way, the emission of 5.330 tons of CO2 emissions is prevented.

  • With the blowing agent project, a special additive of 1% was added to the plastic raw material, resulting in a foaming as a result of chemical reaction in the material, as a result of this foaming, a decrease in part weight (average 7%) and gain in cycle time (average 17%) was achieved.

  • By using an inverter connection in front of the variable flow pump motors of 22 plastic injection benches in one of our suppliers, the pumps were prevented from being used under continuous load, and the heat loss of these benches was covered with heat insulation jackets and a total of 580.000 kwh energy was saved.

  • With a supplier, electric pallet truck investments were made in order to reduce forklift usage and consequently fuel consumption, thereby reducing carbon dioxide emission and saving 240 liters of fuel annually.

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