Commitments on Biodiversity &
No Deforestration




We have the ambition to improve the biodiversity on the site of Ulmi factory by implementing actions to reduce pressures and support the natural development of habitats by 2027.


Arçelik has built a partnership with EPC Consultanţă de Mediu, an environmental consulting company based in Romania. Within this scope, the habitat conditions will be improved in accordance with IUCN Guideline.

During the stages of the study, the main topics were defining state and benefit indicators in relation to the goals, pressure and response indicators against objectives and strategies, and developing of a biodiversity strategic plan.

The priority species are determined as follows:

  • Plant species (Typha minima);

  • Aquatic insects (damselflies and dragonflies);

  • Grassland species (butterflies, bees, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers);

  • Amphibian species (Triturus cristatus, Bombina bombina, Hyla orientalis, Bufotes viridis, Bufo bufo).

  • Reptile species (Lacerta agilis, Natrix natrix);

  • Aquatic bird species (Charadrius dubius, Egretta garzetta, Anas platyrhynchos, Vanellus vanellus);

  • Predatory bird species (Athene noctua, Falco tinnunculus);

  • Small mammals (Microtus sp., Erinaceus roumanicus, Nannospalax leucodon, Talpa europaea);

  • Medium-sized mammals (Lepus europaeus, Vulpes vulpes);

  • Bat species (Pipistrellus nathusii/ kuhlii, Nyctalus noctula, Vespertilio murinus).

Vision: We will improve the biodiversity on the site of Ulmi factory by implementing actions to reduce pressures and support the natural development of habitats



Key strategies

Objective 1:
Reduction of
existing pressures.


Significant reduction of grazing by domestic animals.

Reducing the risk of wildlife mortality on the entire factory site.


Objective 2:
Improvement of
habitat conditions
for bird species.

Creating a mosaic of habitats necessary for assuring the optimal
conditions for feeding, nesting and reproduction of birds.

Creating birds’ artificial structures for resting and nesting.

Objective 3:
Improvement of
habitat conditions for
other fauna species.

Ensuring favourable habitats conditions for increasing the diversity
and density of invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.


 Commitment Against Deforestration

Arçelik commits to contribute to no gross deforestation.

In effort to contribute to no gross deforestation, Arçelik commits to voluntarily reduce deforestation associated activities related to its own manufactured products and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products produced and sold as well as that of its critical direct material suppliers*.

By 2027, Arçelik commits to:

  • Using at least 80% recycled cardboard outer boxes for its own product boxes.

  • Having enabled its critical suppliers to have switched to recycled cardboard outer boxes by at least 80% for the of their products.

As of the end of 2021, the recycled cardboard outer boxes ratio in its own manufacturing and OEM manufacturer products have reached to 60%.

*Corresponding to 90% of purchasing volume

Arçelik commits to include its suppliers as well for this change. Arçelik is going to monitor the recycled content of its boxes by self-declarations of the box's suppliers and reports from university labs. Monitoring of supplier target: We are going to monitor the data by self-declarations from suppliers within the scope.