An important part of our approach consists of working with suppliers to ensure continuous improvement.
In 2021, Arçelik started to provide consultancy services to its suppliers on sustainability issues through a third-party independent institution reaching 1,900 person*hours. In addition, we began a program that provides sustainability training to our suppliers through non-governmental organizations and direct webinars. The program includes a wide range of topics such as supplier sustainability practices and strategies, energy efficiency and renewable energy applications, greenhouse gas inventory calculation method, conflict minerals, energy and environmental data collection, and risk Identification. To increase our reach and participation rate, we initiated the Digital Education Platform project in 2021 with the aim of digitizing our training programs. By 2022, our suppliers will be able to easily access the training through this platform.