CLIMATE CHANGE

As Vestel Group of Companies (“Vestel”), we see climate change as a serious risk for the future of our world and the sustainability of our Company. As a responsible global citizen, we carry out critical studies to fight against this threat. We focus our strategy of fighting against the climate change, which forms the main part of our environmental management, on 3 main pillars:

  • Continuously increasing resource efficiency in all operational processes starting from procurement to distribution,
  • Offering our customers environmentally friendly products, which have the highest energy efficiency rates,
  • Performing informative activities in order to raise social awareness on climate change and supporting solution generating efforts.

Carbon emissions are calculated, reported and followed-up within the scope of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to which both Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ (“Vestel Elektronik”) and Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ (“Vestel Beyaz Eşya”) participate.

Vestel transparently and consistently shares the assessment, monitoring, reporting and verification of its greenhouse gas inventories or projects under ISO 14064.

The sustainability efforts at Zorlu Holding, Vestel's parent company, are carried out under the presidency of Bekir Cem Köksal, the Head of Financial Affairs Group and the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee at Zorlu Holding. Top management responsible for the electronics and household appliances operations at Vestel are responsible for the sustainability/climate change policies and preparation of Sustainability/CDP reports.

The CO2 emissions related to Vestel Elektronik’s consumer electronics operations are calculated by factoring in the amounts of natural gas and fuel oil consumed under Scope 1; the consumption of steam, heat and electricity under Scope 2; and the goods and services purchased, investment equipment, transportation of materials from suppliers, wastes from operations, business trips, employee shuttles, transportation of the goods sold and energy consumed by the products in use under Scope 3.

Vestel Elektronik aims to reduce its total CO2 emissions to turnover ratio (grCO2/turnover) by 15% by 2022. In 2018, Vestel beat its target of 10.66 grams of CO2/turnover by achieving a ratio of 7.16 grams of CO2/turnover, in line with its commitment of reducing its CO2 emissions. The graph below indicates the evolution of the ratio as well as the Company’s future targets.

CO2 emissions at Vestel Beyaz Eşya are calculated on the basis of the refrigerant gases used in air-conditioners and fuel consumption in processes and vehicles within the scope of Scope 1, electricity consumption within the scope of Scope 2 and fuel consumption in air travel and air freight, personnel shuttles, waste and product shipments, cabs and vehicles within the scope of Scope 3.

Vestel Beyaz Eşya had already achieved its 2022 target to reduce its total CO2 emissions to turnover ratio (kgCO2/turnover) by 15% in 2017 with rapid improvements. The company aims to reduce its CO2 emissions further by 4.5% annually until 2022.

Vestel Beyaz Eşya received the “Low Carbon Hero” Award by the Sustainable Production and Consumption Association (SPCA). Vestel Beyaz Eşya, which has amassed several other awards for its efforts in energy efficiency, has received this award for the second time in a row.

Vestel Beyaz Eşya also broke its own record by reducing carbon emissions by 1,765,529 kilograms under the “Carbon Management with Energy Efficiency in Auxiliary Facilities” project.

At Vestel Elektronik and Vestel Beyaz Eşya

Environmental impacts originating from the transportation of products and materials within the Company: Impact of emissions generated by the transportation of products and materials within the Company is minimized to a great extent by the utilization of electric forklift vehicles.

Environmental impacts originating from the transportation of products to customers: Proximity to the port (about 60 km) and shifting from voluminous products to less voluminous products minimize the impact of transportation related emissions on the environment (the changes in the container numbers, product dimensions and production rates also bear importance).

Environmental impacts originating from the transportation of personnel: There are nearly 360 motor vehicles that are used for transportation of the Company’s personnel. Continuous improvement and optimization studies as well as regular emission measurements are carried out to minimize the effects of the emissions caused by the employee shuttles.

Total Carbon Emissions* of Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ’s Facilities**

Realized amounts of emissions at Vestel Elektronik within the scope of Scope 3 in 2017 are given in the table below.

Scope 3 Emissions CO2 (tons) Methodology of Emission Calculation
Products and services purchased 22,897.44 Average data use for transportation
Capital goods 37.912 Average data use for transportation
Activities concerning fuel and energy 467.82 IPCC (1) (2006) (not mentioned in Scope 1 and 2)
Waste generation in operations 2.48 IPCC (1)  (2006) (not mentioned in Scope 1 and 2)
Business trips 3,260.35 2012 Guidelines to Defra (2) / DECC's (3) GHG (4) Conversion Factors regarding Company reports on business trips
Transportation of employees 6,453.51 IPCC (1) (2006)
Transportation and distribution of products 1,430.44 IPCC (1) (2006) (not mentioned in Scope 1 and 2)
Energy consumption of products through their life-cycle 442,315.54 BVQI (5)  EIME (6) program
Procedures for products after the end of their life-cycle 6,037.53 BVQI (5)  EIME (6) program

(1) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(2) Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
(3) Department of Energy & Climate Change
(4) Greenhouse Gas
(5) Bureau Veritas Quality International
(6) Environmental Improvement Made Easy

Total Air Emissions of Vestel Elektronik’s Facilities*

Air emissions Amount Unit Explanation
SO2 0.0285 kg/ hour Compatible with Industrial Air Pollution Control Regulation (“IAPCR”)
Dust 0.1386 kg/ hour Compatible with IAPCR
CO 0.0125 kg/ hour Compatible with IAPCR
NO 0.5518 kg/ hour Compatible with IAPCR
NO2 0.8476 kg/ hour Compatible with IAPCR

*Facilities in which electronics are produced

Carbon Footprint Reduction Activities of Vestel Elektronik in 2018

Description of Activity CO2 Reduction per annum (tons of CO2)
Kaizen Works to prevent air leakage due to unused pneumatic screwdriver in production assembly lines 282.23
Kaizen Works to prevent steam leaks in plastic production lines 175.35
Reducing the need for compressed air in cartesian machines at SMT (Surface-mount technology) lines 146

Total Carbon Emissions of Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ’s Facilities (tonnes CO2/year)

Total Carbon Emissions of Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ’s Facilities (kg CO2/revenue)

Total Air Emissions of Vestel Beyaz Eşya’s Facilities*

Air emissions Amount Unit Explanation
SO2 0.0019 kg/ hour Compatible with Industrial Air Pollution Control Regulation (“IAPCR”)
Dust 0.9525 kg/ hour Compatible with IAPCR
CO 0.0298 kg/ hour Compatible with IAPCR
NO 1.6082 kg/ hour Compatible with IAPCR
NO2 2.4984 kg/ hour Compatible with IAPCR

*Facilities in which household appliances are produced

Carbon Footprint Reduction Activities of Vestel Beyaz Eşya in 2018

Description of Activity CO2 Reduction per annum (tons of CO2)
Project to increase efficiency in lighting 266,263
Project to increase efficiency in vacuum pumps 234,199
Project to increase efficiency in asynchronous engines 67,929
Reduction of cooling water costs 476,000
Reduction of energy cost for air production 445,536
Refrigerator 1: Reducing the energy costs for bathrooms at dyeing facilities (Line 1 and Line 2) 385,560
Refrigerator 2: Reducing the energy costs for bathrooms at dyeing facilities 192,780
Refrigerator 2: Energy savings in Hennecke material body pumps 32,130
Berreta top panel capacity increase and energy saving per unit product 29,750
Energy saving in mechanical manufacturing hydraulic units 299,880
Reducing the energy cost per unit product by increasing the productivity of the third line 142,800
Installation of a central vacuum system for thermoforming machines 374,250
Reducing the amount of energy per unit product by increasing the extruder capacity 192,780
Reducing electrical energy costs 227,566
Reducing the consumption of natural gas in the dyeing facility furnaces 549,780