Arçelik – the parent company of Beko and Grundig – has made the Dow Jones Sustainability Index – DJSI – in the household durables category, making it the “only Turkish industrial company to be listed in the DJSI in the emerging markets category for three consecutive years”.
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The company said it now also “leads the industry” in SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment based on its total sustainability score in 2019. “At Arçelik, sustainability is not just a way of life, it’s at the very core of our business model,” said Arçelik CEO Hakan Bulgurlu.
“To be recognized by the DJSI not only provides validation that our efforts are being seen, but shows that our company vision – ‘Respecting the World, Respected Worldwide’ – as well as the investments we are continuing to make in our R&D to create more sustainable household goods, is truly having an impact. This fuels us to keep charging forwards to bring the best in sustainable product innovations to our consumers worldwide.”
Bulgurlu recently announced at IFA that Arçelik will be committing to making its microfibre filtering technology available to competitors in the home appliance industry. The company has developed the world’s first washing machine with a built-in synthetic microfibre filtration system, designed to block 90% of microfibres from entering water sources.