ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Within the scope of its ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certificates, Vestel Group of Companies (“Vestel”), of which Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ (“Vestel Elektronik”) and Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ (“Vestel Beyaz Eşya”) are a member, commits to the following in its Management Systems Policy with regards to energy consumption:

  • to improve its energy performance on a continuous basis,
  • to support the procurement of energy-efficient products, equipment and services,
  • to support energy-efficient products and designs,
  • to provide the required resources and information to reach the set targets and goals,
  • to comply with the applicable regulatory requirements and other obligations related with the energy usage, consumption and efficiency,
  • to establish a framework for the review of the energy goals and targets.

Energy performance results are followed up and evaluated by the senior management on a regular basis at Vestel.

An Energy Officer and an Energy Management Representative are appointed at Vestel Elektronik for the effective management of the Energy Management System. Following an inspection, the Company’s Electronics Factory was entitled to receive the TS EN 50001 Energy Management System Certificate in 2012 and maintained the certification in 2019.

Vestel Elektronik continues to operate in accordance with its energy consumption targets and applies the same environmental sensitivity in its production processes as it does to its products. In addition to implementing process improvements to achieve these targets, new technologies are adopted where appropriate. Within the scope of its corporate environmental practices, in 2017, the Company received the Technology and Innovation Star Award in the “Turkey’s Stars” category at the Technology Stars Awards, which was organized by Yıldız Teknopark for the second time, for its “Nano Spray Chrome Plating System,” which is used in the production of smartphones and televisions. In 2017, this project won Second Prize in the “Process Innovation” category at the European Commission’s European Business Awards for the Environment, one of the EU’s most prestigious accolades.

Vestel Elektronik’s sustainable product portfolio includes LED lighting products, the Smart Home kit, televisions with A+ and A++ energy efficiency levels, electric vehicle charging units and smart walking stick. The R&D designs of the Company’s entire product portfolio are based on the sustainability criteria. All processes, from product design to the recycling of the waste generated, are managed with this care from start to finish.

LED lighting products, which provide energy savings of up to 80% and are environmentally friendly as they do not contain mercury and reduce waste generation with an operating life of more than 35,000 hours, contribute to lower carbon emissions by consuming less energy than standard lighting fixtures. Sold in both domestic and foreign markets with these features, the whole range of LED lighting products is included in the sustainable product portfolio.

Thanks to the integration of heating systems and electrical systems with Smart Home kits, households can benefit from the following;

  • Reductions of between 10-30% in the use of heating energy,
  • Automatically turning off of unnecessary lights,
  • The use of illumination with brightness at 90%,
  • Electricity savings of up to 30% achieved by devices being automatically switched on in periods of lower electricity tariffs, by programming the devices to operate during low tariff periods.

Efforts are continuing for the sale of Smart Home kits.The TV product group is usually assigned energy efficiency classes of A, B or C. In particular, UHD and OLED TV products consume more power. With its work on achieving energy savings in recent years, Vestel aims to achieve A+, A++ and A+++ energy standards. At present, some of the TVs sold by the Company offer A+ and A++ ratings, and the work is underway to achieve A+++ rating.

The automotive sector is currently undergoing a major transition from vehicles with internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. There are a variety of reasons behind this shift, such as the reduced fossil fuel reserves in the world, increased environmental awareness and fuel economy. This new and developing area represents an important area of focus in Vestel R&D’s Sustainability Policy. The number of projects developed in this area continues to grow. Vestel Elektronik has started the sales of electric vehicle charging units in 2018 and aims to increase its market presence in the coming years.

An Energy Director is appointed for the effective management of the Energy Management System at Vestel Beyaz Eşya as per the regulations. Having established the necessary processes and systems to improve energy efficiency, Vestel Beyaz Eşya realizes the implementation and sustainability of these processes and systems for all energy types in an integrated manner with the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Standard, which has been implemented since 2012.

A significant portion of Vestel Beyaz Eşya’s R&D work is devoted to the development of environmentally friendly technologies and products which use resources efficiently, provide maximum energy and water savings as well as extra hygiene. Constantly revising its energy efficiency targets, Vestel Beyaz Eşya’s entire product range consists of environmental friendly products with energy ratings of A, A+, A++ and above, which is accepted as the high energy efficiency category. Vestel Beyaz Eşya strives to develop highly energy efficient and environmentally friendly products which have minimum impact on the environment by continuously carrying out R&D and innovation studies. Vestel Beyaz Eşya currently allocates half of its R&D budget to the development of environmentally friendly products. In the event of new environmental friendly projects, the Company provides additional funding without delay and implements these projects.

Within the scope of the Total Productive Maintenance (“TPM”) practices, an “Energy Committee” has been established in order to raise energy awareness, promote Kaizen activities and improve energy performance at the household appliances plants.

Within the scope of the “Energy Efficiency in Lighting Systems” project, the implementation process for the “VAP” (Efficiency Increasing Project) project, for which an application was made in 2013 for the conversion of the high ceiling lighting at the air-conditioner, cooking appliances and dishwasher plants to LED, the “Using Electric Air Guns Instead of Compressed Air Guns” project and the “Energy Efficiency in Compressors” project, for which the applications were submitted in 2014, was completed and the necessary notification was made to the General Directorate of Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. In addition to the “Energy Efficiency in Lighting Systems” project, which the company applied for its offices in 2014, the “Energy Efficiency in Engines” project, for which the application was also submitted in 2014, was completed and approved by the General Directorate of Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

The Efficiency in Lighting Project involves the replacement of 1,110 low efficiency fixtures with more efficient LED fixtures in the Refrigerator Plant. It is estimated that the project will create electrical energy savings amounting to a total of 447,550.272 kWh per year. The project was successfully completed in 2018.

The Project for Increasing Efficiency in Vacuum Pumps is aimed at replacing vacuum pumps in the thermoforming machines in the Refrigerator Plant with high efficiency vacuum pumps with inverters by centralizing them. The project is expected to save 393,569.28 kWh of electrical energy annually. The project was successfully completed in 2019.

The Project for Increasing Efficiency in Asynchronous Engines involves the replacement of a total of 29 low efficiency asynchronous engines in the relevant areas of the Refrigerator, Washing Machine, Cooking Appliances and Air Conditioner Plants with the IE3 engine, which has the same power but offers higher efficiency. It is estimated that the project will pave the way for total annual savings of 114,208.44 kWh of electricity. The project was successfully completed in 2018.

Together with the contribution of other projects, these projects helped reduce the consumption of electricity per unit product by 8.5% in 2019.

Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ – Total Energy Consumption (TEP/TL revenues)*

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Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ – Total Energy Consumption (TEP/TL revenues)

Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ – Electricity Consumption (kWh/TL revenues)

Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ – Natural Gas Consumption (kWh/TL revenues)

Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ – Diesel Consumption (litre/TL revenues)

Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ – Hot Water Consumption (kWh/TL revenues)

Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ – Cold Water Consumption (kWh/TL revenues)

Vestel Beyaz Eşya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ – Compressed Air Consumption (kWh/TL revenues)