Energy Efficiency at ARÇELİK A.Ş

ARÇELİK A.Ş. pays utmost attention to energy efficiency both in production and products and uses the energy efficiently.

ARÇELİK A.Ş Energy Policy

ARÇELİK and its employees comply with all applicable national and international energy-related laws and regulations, continue our activities in line with energy management system based on continuous improvement by procuring essential sources

Our approach;

  • use energy and natural resources efficiently for the products and the activities
  • prefer energy efficient technologies and applications for the production and the activities
  • be a model to industry as 'the most efficient products' manufacturer 
  • prefer products and services that were generated in energy efficiency manner for the production and the activities
  • raise awareness of our employees and the society about energy efficiency and use of natural sources
accompanying the Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems and we strive to set a model in durable goods sector with regard to environmental efforts.
 
 
Compliance with National and International Energy Efficiency Regulations/Targets in Production
 
ARÇELİK A.Ş. fulfills its national liabilities regarding energy consumption during production processes. Within the scope of ‘Energy Efficiency Law’ 5627 issued in 2007, in the plants with energy consumption value higher than defined, Arçelik employs engineers who have participated in ‘Energy Management Certification Program’ – carried out by EIE (General Directorate of Electricity Works Administration) or by authorized organization.
Similarly, as described by energy efficiency law, ARÇELİK A.Ş. plants announce their fuel consumption data in March every year.
 
ARÇELİK A.Ş. follows energy efficiency studies and objectives in national and international platforms and integrates national and international goals before they are made obligatory. 
 
 
Compliance with National and International Energy Efficiency Regulations/Targets in Products
 
ARÇELİK A.Ş. fulfills its national and international liabilities regarding energy consumption of the products.
 
All products manufactured by ARÇELİK A.Ş. are tested in the company’s laboratories complying with performance test standards to determine energy-efficiency class described by the relevant country’s energy labeling directive where the product will be sold. After detailed testing, the products are also tested by accredited laboratories and their energy consumption values are approved. Afterwards, they are released to the market with their energy labels. Full compliance with descriptions concerning the energy labeling is assured.
 
Across the countries where ARÇELİK A.Ş. products are sold, we always follow the notifications about energy classes and energy consumption values and fulfill the obligations. For instance, we carried out the relevant works to meet the obligations set by (EC)643/2009 regulation on environment-friendly design requirements for household cooling appliances in EU countries. In line with this regulation published in EU official journal in 2009, the refrigerators with index value of 55 and above, index value of 44 and above and index value of 42 and above shall be prevented to be marketed in EU countries as of July 1 2010, July 1 2012 and July 2014, respectively.
 
As ARÇELİK A.Ş. we are still working to provide compliance with the new energy labeling code put into force in EU at the end of 2010 and we are committed to comply with the deadline of former energy labeling. 
 
ARÇELİK A.Ş. is also actively collaborating with manufacturers’ associations in its market countries (For instance: We provide technical contribution to TURKBESD (Association of Turkish White Goods Industrialists) in Turkey and CECED (European Committee of Domestic Equipment Manufacturers) and legislative/law enforcement institutions about the energy consumption of the products.
 
 
Energy Management Systematic across Production
 
ARÇELİK A.Ş performs energy management systematically. Energy management covers a wide range from measuring and monitoring of the consumed energy to the evaluating and managing it. ARÇELİK A.Ş employs systematic of energy management across its plants at home and abroad. 
 
ARÇELİK A.Ş. has formed ‘energy committees’ with the participation of many blue-collar and white-collar employees from different disciplines as well as executives. Cooperating with TPM office and environmental committees, energy committees prepare the system of ‘energy management’. 
 
Our strategies of energy management include achieving total excellence, boosting efficiency, reducing costs and improving the process.
 
Our inputs of energy management consist of energy budgets, maintenance-repair budgets, investments, spare parts, operational materials and natural energy resources.
 
Our resources of energy management are composed of executives, experts, engineers, technicians and operators while our equipment consist of measuring devices, monitoring systems and maintenance tools.
And our process performance indicators contain energy costs per product, savings at natural resource usage and conformance with energy budget. These indicators are shared with all stakeholders through ‘Energy Report’ prepared each month within the company.
 
Within the scope of energy management systematic, we continue our studies compliance with ISO 50001:2011 energy management system standard. 
 
 
Energy Efficiency Projects across Production and Non-Production Processes
 
ARÇELİK A.Ş. plants are ‘Energy Efficient’ fields. 
 
At ARÇELİK A.Ş. plants, we have energy committees composed of executives, experts, white and blue-collar employees from different disciplines as well as employees with ‘Energy Manager’ certifications. With the meetings regularly held by energy committees, energy efficiency projects are monitored and new projects are triggered. Thanks to these projects, energy efficiency is increased and natural resources such as water and etc. are utilized more efficiently both in production and non-production operations.
 
In the energy-efficiency projects realised by ARÇELİK A.Ş. plants, energy consumption of work site is measured by Scada systems and relevant measurement devices and the energy efficiency is questioned. After technically and financially analyzing the region’s need for a project of energy efficiency, the  project is designed and carried out with the approval of management.   The results of energy efficiency project are monitored by energy committee.     
 
 
Awareness-Raising Studies for Energy Efficiency in Products and Production
 
ARÇELİK A.Ş. gives training for employees with the purpose of raising energy-efficiency awareness in products and production and assures sustainability via intranet system and materials such as brochures and posters.
 
Within the scope of “Social Responsibility Understanding”, ARÇELİK A.Ş. maintains its pioneering and leadership mission by sharing its good practices at various platforms. Concerning energy efficiency in products and production, we give lectures at universities, hold presentations at forums and fairs and share information at the stands.
 
 

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Arçelik A.Ş. Sustainability Report 2012