Supplier Environmental Conditions


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 approximately 400 suppliers making 90% of our purchasing volume that do not have ISO 14001 certification by 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 2020, 36 critical suppliers were audited by third party audits firms. As a result of our audits findings, 13 follow-up audits were also carried out by third party audit firms. Please see the “Supplier Audits’ on pages 177 and 178 of Arçelik Sustainability Report 2020 to see the number of Non-conformities,number of improved and in progress issues.

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

Some of the environmental projects we did with our suppliers in 2020 are as follows;

  • implemented seven packaging reduction projects with seven suppliers, saving 637 tons of nylon, cardboard and wooden pallets

  • saved 12 million kWh of energy through 132 efficiency projects conducted with 52 suppliers

  • collaborated with our suppliers to manufacture 29 imported materials domestically

  • supported our business partners to gain new manufacturing capabilities in areas different from their specialization to help them increase their business volume and ensure sustainable, highquality and low-cost manufacturing especially for vacuum cleaners, irons, and beverages

  • organized two Technology Days to which 230 suppliers participated and discussed different topics including machine learning models, quality control with digital tools, occupational security with video processing and RPA.



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