The effects of the climate crisis are being felt faster and are more serious than anticipated. Temperatures have reached record levels in recent years, while environmental pollution and biodiversity loss are on the verge of becoming irreversible. Every year, natural disasters are becoming more frequent and destructive.
NOW IS THE TIME TO
TAKE ACTION TOGETHER
Our targets to reduce GHG emissions were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature increase to "well-below 2°C".
We became carbon-neutral in our global manufacturing operations* (for Scope 1 and Scope 2) in 2019 and 2020, with our own carbon credits generated by the Energy
Efficient Refrigerators Carbon Financing Project.
We commit to reach net zero emissions in the value chain by 2050.
* Singer Refrigerator Plant and TV & AC Plant in Bangladesh acquired in 2019, Voltbek in India which started production in 2020, and Arçelik-LG A/C joint venture plant in Turkey are excluded from calculations.
In scope of our science-based 2030 GHG emissions reduction targets, we commit to reduce our;
absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 30%; and
absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from the use of sold products by 15% by 2030 from a 2018 base year.
Scope 3 emissions are the major group of Arçelik’s entire GHG emissions, and the biggest portion of these emissions are generated in the use phase of sold products, interlinked to the energy efficiency levels of the products. The challenge comes from meeting a Scope 3 target to reduce emissions generated from the use phase of sold products by 15% in 2030 compared to a 2018 baseline.
This allows us to be a front-runner in climate action, addressing a radical energy reduction target of approximately 50% per product compared to current product efficiency levels. Our growth strategy is predominantly focused on South East Asia and other emerging markets where there is no requirement for minimum energy efficiency requirements, coupled with no significant decarbonization plans and minimal renewable energy power generation on grid.
We track and improve the operational energy efficiency by identifying areas that require upgrades through effective audit mechanisms.
Renewable Energy Technologies
Producing and purchasing renewable energy has an important role in reducing Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions.
As Arçelik, we have been using the Implicit Carbon Price Model since 2010 to measure the low-carbon transition impact of applied energy efficiency projects and investments.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions in The Value Chain
In line with our strategy to combat climate crisis, we have set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and we aim to increase awareness across all stakeholders.