Compliance with the Environmental Management System is required in all of our activities from the beginning of the commissioning process of our suppliers. The suppliers' environmental management system is questioned while the self-assessment is made during the application they make to the suppliers portal, and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certificate is requested. We undertake that we will not work with our suppliers who have not received the ISO 14001 certificate until January 1, 2023.

Our Responsible Purchasing Policy​,  which we have prepared for our suppliers, includes environmental conditions as well as the ethical principles and legal rules of our suppliers. The terms of compliance with the Responsible Purchasing Policy are specified in the contracts we have with all our suppliers.

In addition, environmental audits are carried out to support the environmental performance of our suppliers and to see environmental activities closely. Environmental performances are questioned within the scope of the business ethics audits we conduct with our suppliers. In 2019, environmental audits were carried out for a total of 34 suppliers.

The Supplier Sustainability Index​ has been prepared to closely monitor our suppliers' sustainability activities. This index monitors the performance of our suppliers' Economic, Environmental and Social activities. In the detail of environmental activities:
  • Environmental reporting,
  • Environmental policy / management system / scope
  • Environmental / Arçelik legislation harmonization
  • Measurement (Greenhouse gas, energy, waste, chemical, fuel, water consumption)
  • ​Environmentally oriented volunteer activities
It is questioned.

Our main expectation is that our suppliers comply with the list of Arçelik banned / restricted substances in order to present environmentally friendly products to the customer. The Arçelik Chemical Compatibility Specification requirements below form an important part of our environmental expectations that we expect from our suppliers.

​Compliance Specification requirements below, also constitute a significant element of our environmental expectations from the suppliers. 

Arçelik Chemical Compliance Specification 

Arçelik Chemical Compliance Specification