Energy Efficiency 

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Energy efficiency has a major impact on saving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing the environmental impacts of production processes, as well as an important role in combating the climate crisis. We focus on increasing efficiency with operational improvements and maintenance of production equipment, and especially by investing in innovative energy-efficient technologies.

We track energy efficiency in production by setting targets. We identify areas that require improvement with effective audit mechanisms, and in parallel with this, we increase productivity with projects that reorganize production processes. Within this scope, we have implemented a total of 233 energy efficiency projects indifferent subjects such as compressed air, energy efficiency in HVAC systems and lighting systems, insulation, heat recovery, energy- efficient motor transformation and process optimization in operations inTurkey, Romania, Russia, China, South Africa and Thailand. Thanks to these projects and improvements, we have saved approximately 90,000 GJ of energy, 64,000 in Turkey alone, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 7,156 tons. In addition, we saved 1,03 million Euros in 2019 with our energy efficiency projects.

 

2019 Projects

Number of Projects

tCO2e

GJ

Arçelik Turkey

160

4,818

64,666

Arctic Romania

10

470

5,528

Beko LLC Russia

25

331

5,170

Beko China

1

25

188

Defy South Africa

29

724

7,922

Beko Thailand

8

788

6,081

TOTAL

233

7,156

89,555

 

Built as a low-cost building with renewable energy usage, internal air quality control, material selection, and energy and water savings, our Washing Machine Plant in Romania has been awarded the Platinum Certificate, which is the highest level in the LEED green building rating system, after evaluation by the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC). With this award, we earned the honor of being the first and only LEED Platinum certified production plant in Romania.

        Operational Eco-Efficiency: Total Energy Consumption 

Total Energy Consumption

Unit

2016

2017

2018

2019

FY 2019 Target

Non-renewable fuels purchased and consumed (natural gas, oil etc.) (A)

MWh

356,474.7

324,792.0

283,171.4

284,154.7

-

Non-renewable electricity purchased (B)

MWh

48,901.4

77,899.6

82,159.1

55,454.1

-

Steam/heating/cooling and other energy 
(non-renewable) purchased (C)

MWh

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

-

Total renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric, geothermal etc.) purchased or generated (D)

MWh

239,492.8

202,766.2

185,260.9

219,202.2

-

Total non-renewable energy sold  (E)

MWh

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

-

Total non-renewable energy consumption(A+B+C-E)

MWh

405,376.1

402,691.6

365,330.5

339,608.8

364,652.2

Total cost of energy consumption

TL

94,204,532.9

99,288,910.3

124,828,704.7

180,436,099.7

-

Intensity (Total consumed energy)
(A+B+C+D-E)/Revenue

MWh/Mio TL

53.5

38.9

28.4

24.3

-

Intensity reduction
(Compared to previous year)

%

 

-27%

-27%

-14%

-

 Thanks to the energy efficiency projects carried out in 2019, total direct and indirect-energy greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by 70%, as against 2010 in Turkey operations.