Parent company of the Beko brand, Arçelik has been awarded the inaugural 2021 Terra Carta Seal, which recognises global companies demonstrating their commitment to sustainability.
The Terra Carta Seal has been awarded to companies who hold a leadership position within their industry and have credible roadmaps underpinned by globally recognised, scientific metrics for achieving net zero by 2050 or earlier.
Launched by His Royal Highness at the One Planet Summit in January 2021, the Terra Carta provides a practical roadmap for acceleration towards an ambitious and sustainable future.
HRH The Prince of Wales was encouraged by Arçelik’s commitment to reducing Scope 1&2 GHG emissions by 30% and the Scope 3 emissions from the use of sold products by 15% as of 2030, compared to 2018 baseline and achieving Net-Zero GHG/CO2e emissions across the entire value chain by 2050.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, said: “The Terra Carta Seal recognises those organisations which have made a serious commitment to a future that is much more sustainable, and puts Nature, People and the Planet at the heart of the economy.
“We all need to make changes if we are to preserve the planet for our children and grandchildren and these businesses have pledged to make it easier for us all to do so.”
HRH The Prince of Wales met with CEO of Arçelik Hakan Bulgurlu, alongside other CEOs, to celebrate their award and commitment to the battle against climate change, discuss the challenges individual organisations and industries face and examine solutions and the necessary action organisations must take to accelerate further the transition.
Hakan Bulgurlu said, “It’s a great honour to be one of the leading companies recognised by his Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and to receive the inaugural Terra Carta Seal.
“Creating a sustainable future and setting ambitious targets is the number one priority for Arçelik, and receiving the accolade demonstrates that we are living these commitments as a business.
“We are committed to the creation of genuinely sustainable markets, which care for nature, people and the planet.”
With over 40,000 employees throughout the world, Arçelik’s global operations include sales and marketing offices in 48 countries, with products available in 145 countries, and 28 production facilities in nine countries and 12 brands (Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Blomberg, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel, Defy, Altus, Dawlance, Voltas Beko).