CLIMATE CHANGE

ARÇELİK CONTINUES TO BATTLE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE 

Arçelik has signed the 'Principles for Dialogue on Climate Action' for a sustainable future.

Arçelik CEO Hakan Bulgurlu, who attended the 'Dialogue for Climate Action' event in Vienna, stated that "We believe that all global manufacturers have important responsibilities in fighting climate change. We are playing active roles with national and international initiatives aiming to fight climate change and we see the advantages of our proactive approach in growth and competition issues."

Arçelik continues to work for a sustainable future and points at the World Environment Day. Arçelik CEO Hakan Bulgurlu attended the "Dialogue for Climate Action" event in Vienna, which was launched by the World Bank in order to increase dialogue on this matter, within the frame of COP21 goals. Arçelik A.Ş signed 'The Principles for Dialogue on Climate Action' within the scope of the event.

During the panel discussion of "The CEOs' Agenda and Climate Action" with the agenda of the role of private sector, high level of adaptation for national targets in climate action and co-operation, Arçelik CEO Hakan Bulgurlu informed about Arçelik's busy schedule to contribute to the climate action. The panel discussion was moderated by PwC partner John Williams and was attended alongside Bulgurlu by 'Carbon Trust' CEO Tom Delay, We Mean Business CEO Nigel Topping, Kenya Association of Manufacturers CEO Phyllis Wakiaga, Jamaica Solar Energy Association CEO Robert Wright.

 

"We believe that all global manufacturers have important responsibilities in fighting climate change."

He stated that they are playing active roles with national and international initiatives aiming to fight climate change and that they see the advantages of their proactive approach in growth and competition issues. Bulgurlu further stated, "We believe that all global manufacturers have a great responsibility in decreasing their emission levels and fighting climate change. Increasing energy efficiency in products is, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), a very effective method in fighting climate change. We have also conducted significant works as a partner of Project for Recycling Energy Efficient Products, which was launched in Turkey by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and conducted between 2010 and 2015.

Hakan Bulgurlu stated that 95% of the carbon emission of domestic appliances' total life span comes from usage and added: ""Focusing on energy efficiency of domestic appliances is critical to reduce environmental impact. We design energy and water saving products through our full speed R&D investments. Our A+++ washing machine which generates 70 per cent less than the A+++ energy efficiency limit and our A++ electric oven are the best examples for this."

 

"We focus on clean water and food shortage issues"

Hakan Bulgurlu added that Arçelik is also focusing on clean water and food shortage issues in the sustainability area, and stated that water demand will increase 55 percent in the next 35 years. Bulgurlu emphasized that 300 million people in Asia does not have access to clean water and said "We are also living in an area which is prone to water shortage. Access to clean water, will affect all economies in every aspect, primarily food production. While we are working on the issue of how to shape a better future for water, we also conduct water efficiency works in production and design water efficient appliances such as dish washers that use only 5.5 litres of water."

 

A signature to reduce impacts of climate change from Arçelik

The 'Principles for Dialogue on Climate Action' which was signed by Arçelik, has been introduced by the World Bank in order to provide a co-operation between governments and private sector to reduce the impacts of climate change and also facilitate the active participation of private sector in the policies and programmes dealing with climate change. As governments and private sector partners are applying plans and solutions to manage main global crises, 12 international institutions, together with Arçelik have signed the principles that guide global, local and nationwide discussions.