To create environmental awareness among all our stakeholders. To ensure the continuity of our environmental management system. To minimize our impact on the environment by implementing improvements in accordance with the goals set to ensure environmental sustainability, to organize activities to create awareness among our staff. To take the necessary steps for sustainable waste management and find ways to minimize the consumption of natural resources. To act in accordance with all legislation and the rulings of Gebze Industrial Zone and the Local Environmental Board. To support the activities of environmental establishments.
Starting from the industrial era, between the years 1750- 2011, 2035 Giga tons (GT) of carbon dioxide (CO2) has been released to the atmosphere due to human activities. According to the 2013 Report of International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is the global authority for scientific search on climate change, in order to keep global tempreture increase under the 2°C, a maximum of 990 GT CO2 could be released on top of the existing global carbon budget. IPCC argues that if the scenerio of remaning under 2°C is to be actualized, which can save the world from unstoppable global climate disasters, global energy consumption should be reduced and fossil fuels should be phased out in the near future. In order to actualize this scenario, the responsibility belongs not only to the developed countries, but also developing countries and transitional economies, such as Turkey.
Like in many other countries, Turkey has increased its Greenhouse Gas Emissions together with the economic development, since 1990. Between the years of 1990-2012 Turkey has increased its emissions to 440 Mton/year with an increase of %133.4 from 1990, which constitute %1 of the global GHG emissions. Turkey became a party to Kyoto Protocol in 2009, but a commitment of an emission reduction target has never been given, unlike the rest of the Annex 1 countries. However, it is expected that the situation might be changed during the international Climate Change negotiations which will take place in Paris at the end of the 2015, with a global commitment of emission reduction targets. The first step for reducing emissions was taken in 2012 with the Regulation regarding “Monitoring and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions”. Within the framework of the regulation, energy intensive sectors which has the highest emission rate became obliged to prepare monitoring plans and monitoring reports for their annual GHG inventories. It is anticipated that in the future, this regulation will be expanded for the whole manufacturing sector.
Under these circumstances, in order to support the global efforts for mitigating climate change the climate change, and in order to be prepared for the legal implcations of international climate change agreements for Turkey, Aromsa has developed its Policy on “Climate Change Mitigation and Carbon Management”. As a part of this policy, Aromsa prepares its annual corporate GHG inventory, reports the inventories with ISO 14064-1 standard, developes projects for low carbon production, raises awareness among the employees regarding climate change and low carbon production, and shares its corporate risks, opportunities and targets due to climate change within the framework of Carbon Disclosure Project.
Within the framework of these efforts, Aromsa fulfills not only its global and national responsibilities, but it also aims to be a role model in the Turkish Food Industry for Environmental Sustainability and tackling with climate change.