In line with its sustainability approach and commitment to tackle climate crisis, Arçelik works to minimize the environmental impacts of its products throughout their lifecycle thanks to new generation practices, and to reduce its environmental footprint by effectively managing all stages of value chain.
Arçelik implements ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) integrated with ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS).
Arçelik calculates the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions sourced by its facilities by using IPCC-2006 and in accordance with ISO 14064-1 GHG Standard. Arçelik's GHG values have been verified by an independent body in “reasonable assurance level”, since 2010.
In addition to the stated policies, Arçelik bases its environmental and energy management on international standards. Arçelik has been managing all its business processes with the help of international management systems since 1994, and Arçelik regularly check the efficiency and continuity of these systems through audits by independent institutions.
The Sustainability Council is the highest unit responsible for all environmental management issues. The Council’s work is supported by the Environmental, Energy, Green Chemistry, Climate Change, Sustainable Supply Chain and Occupational Health & Safety Working Groups. The strategies and goals of the Council are examined and implemented by the Climate Change Working Group which consists of the Director of Quality, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, the Managers of the Environment and Energy, Environment and Energy Specialists and Production Managers. Responsible for integrating climate crisis efforts, the Group meets quarterly and ensures that all work complies with Arçelik’s strategies, policies and legal regulations.
Arçelik Sustainability Council is led by the CFO. The Council consists of the executive management team including the COO (Chief Operations (Production & Technology) Officer), CSO (Chief Strategy & Digital Officer), CCO, CMO, Finance Director, Strategic Planning Director, Human Resources Director, Customer Services Director, Global Communications Director, Quality, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Director, Global Customer Care Director, R&D Director, Purchasing Director.
Arçelik’s Sustainability Council and the Climate Change Working Group identify policies and strategies regarding sustainability and the climate crisis, from which we establish collaborations, ensure that decisions taken are implemented, and track performances to make sure targets are met. All work carried out in sustainability is regularly reported to the member of Board of Directors, Koç Holding Head of Durable Consumer Goods Group, who gives a report to the Board of Directors every four months. These reports are discussed and finalized by the Board of Directors.
Note: Our Company's Board of Directors resolved on March 28, 2019 that the appointment of Fatih Kemal Ebiçlioğlu, the President of Consumer Durables Group of Koç Holding and Arçelik Board Member, and Fatih Özkadı, the Director of Quality, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, to inform the Board of Directors about the activities of the Company's Sustainability Working Group.
Arçelik Environment Manager (Central Environment Management Department), who directly reports to Quality, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Director, manages environmental sustainability management related issues and leads Environmental Coordination WG, Climate Change Coordination WG, and Green Chemistry Coordination WG.
“Environmental performances of Arçelik's plants are monitored monthly with the environmental performance report and reported to the top management every three months. The continuity of EMS is controlled by internal audits and the audit results are shared with top management in management review meetings.”