Arçelik 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Ranking

 Arçelik Global has been recognised in Corporate Knights ‘The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Ranking’, earning the 57th spot for 2022.

Since 2005, the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ list has recognised companies that are leading the race to zero emissions, whilst also delivering superior financial performance. The aim of the Global 100 is to celebrate world leaders in corporate sustainability, raising awareness of those that have been able to balance environmental, social, and economic performance while also delivering superior returns to investors.
Arçelik’s dedication to sustainability has once again been praised in this prestigious list. It is inspiring to see that our they have set an exemplary standard for companies in our industry to follow in line with their vision Respecting the World, Respected Worldwide

Beko award winning dishwasher


Just in time for the holidays, Beko USA have been awarded with the 2021 Best Affordable Dishwasher by @reviewed!

The Beko DUT25401X pairs an excellent, energy-efficient performance with an incredibly low price tag, giving you a pretty powerful bang for your buck.

You can find the full #Reviewed article here: https://www.reviewed.com/appliances/features/revieweds-2021-best-year-major-home-appliances

Beko Engergy star

Beko Home Appliances USA recently received the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award for their induction ranges! Not only have they been tested to have an integrated annual energy consumption of less than or equal to 125 kWh/year but they also only include induction heating technology in the ranges . Congrats Beko on this fabulous accomplishment!

Learn more about Beko and its award winning induction ranges https://www.beko.com/us-en/about-beko/News-Events/beko-home-induction-ranges-earn-energy-star-emerging-technology-?fbclid=IwAR2LuyiDjPHXbEH2wR-pkDVJp2bFIGZLR0s10bHBYzm-NKCRwAJbSKrVtOc

Arçelik, with the 2021 Energy Star®

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Epa) assiegned to Beko Home Appliances, a subsidiary of global consumer durable company Arçelik, with the 2021 Energy Star® Emerging Technology Award for its induction ranges. With this award, every product category for Beko has now been recognized by the Epa as Energy Star® approved and is contributing to reduced emissions and helping create a healthier environment.

The award-winning and lab-accredited Beko induction ranges have demonstrated that they  include induction heating technology and have been tested to have an integrated annual energy consumption of less than or equal to 125 kWh/year. The 30” Stainless Steel Pro-Style Induction Range – part of the PRIR34450SS model family – is available in the U.S. and has met rigorous performance criteria to reduce energy use and lower greenhouse gas emissions as determined by the EPA.

Induction cooking zones allow these models to be the source of the heat themselves, warming internally and transferring energy with approximately 85% efficiency and adds an energy efficiency benefit by reducing the workload for the Hvac equipment. The surface remains cool to the touch making cooking safer and desired temperatures reached quicker – providing faster cooking times for families.

«We are honored to receive the Emerging Technology Award from the EPA, solidifying Beko’s commitment to creating high-quality products that benefit the health of the consumer and planet – said Salih “Sazi” Bugay – director of marketing and product management. “Induction ranges serve as an efficient and safe pillar in American kitchens, where cooking without a flame remains in style and holds a solid place in the future of cooking.»

Beko officially opens new Innovation Centre at Marlborough Coll

Arçelik, the holding company for Beko, officially opened the new Beko Innovation Centre at Marlborough College, the UK’s largest co-educational independent full boarding school located in Wiltshire.

This £5m ambitious new building, supported by a generous donation by Beko Plc and several other donors, will not only provide state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities but will become a hub for local, national and global collaborations in the spheres of social enterprise, engineering, technology and education.

Marlborough College and Beko have a shared vision to educate the scientists and innovators of the future who will go on to make a difference and find novel solutions for some of the world’s most pressing problems. It is hoped that the building will inspire scientific instincts and galvanise research and development.

Marlborough and Beko also share a passion for sustainability and the building benefits from clever environmental design, employing a thermally efficient envelope, photovoltaic panels, natural ventilation, excellent daylighting and reduced water consumption. The generous floor to ceiling heights will provide opportunities for the construction of large-scale prototypes, promoting new and exciting ways of exploring ideas, unconstrained by standard classroom sizes.

Over 50 people attended the opening event, including the generous donors who supported the project and the staff who made the building happen. They enjoyed a morning of speeches and demonstrations which showcased the College’s vision for the future of Science, Technology and Innovation both within our curriculum and in outreach programmes and external collaborations. Pupils from the Lower Sixth explained how they have been training with the Young Guru Academy to use their award-winning Twin Science and Robotics kits with our local primary school partners in classroom sessions which will commence this month.

The College’s partnership with Beko will leverage the advanced capability of Beko’s Research and Development facility in Cambridge and will extend and grow both parties’ existing academic outreach and partnership programmes. It is also hoped that collaborations with business and HE can be facilitated in the future through the Cambridge Network.

Beko is currently the best-selling home appliance brand in the UK. Beko plc has been operating in the UK & Ireland since 1990 and have sold over 30 million appliances in the UK to date across their portfolio of 5 brands of Beko, Grundig, Leisure, Blomberg and Flavel. Beko plc’s parent company, Arçelik, manufactures the appliances sold by Beko plc. Headquartered in Turkey, Arçelik has more than 60 years’ experience in consumer durables and is the second largest household appliance producer in Europe, with over 30,000 employees and 21 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
In 2015, Beko plc and Arcelik opened a UK R&D centre, to collaborate with UK companies and universities on innovative technologies, products and features for the next generation of home appliances, to provide product differentiation and increase customer benefit. Part of Arcelik’s Global R&D Network of over 1000 R&D employees in 17 locations, Beko R&D focus areas are Smart Home, Sensors and Sustainability and are always interested to hear from potential collaboration partners with technologies or products within their focus area.

Arçelik joins the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce

Arçelik A.Ş. (IST: ARCLK) (“Arçelik”), the global leading consumer durables and electronics manufacturer, has announced that Polat Şen, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Arçelik has joined the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce. With 60 members across 23 industries and five regions, the CFO Taskforce aligns UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the corporate sustainability commitments to credible finance strategies with the intention of producing real world impact through long-term sustainable change.

Arcelik CFO Polat Sen
Arcelik CFO Polat Sen

The CFO Taskforce has a collective market cap of 1.7 trillion and grants the CFOs a unique position to reshape the future of global corporate finance and investment for growth, social impact and ultimately SDGs investment. Coming together at the UN’s General Assembly week commencing the 21st September, financial leaders from all around the world, will discuss and develop action plans to solve today’s environmental and social challenges. As one of the members of the task force, Arçelik has made great strides in its sustainability journey, instigating long-term positive change and contributing to the SDGs.

This announcement follows Arçelik’s Green Bond issuance in May 2021, where the business launched the first of its kind, from a Turkish industrial company in the international market. Using the bond, included in Arçelik’s Green Financing Framework, the company is financing its Eligible Green Projects that include energy-efficient, eco-efficient and circular economy adapted products and the promotion of energy efficiency in production. The Green bond is also funding the company’s sustainable water resources and wastewater management, pollution prevention control, renewable energy, and green buildings initiatives. This further demonstrates Arçelik’s commitment to sustainability and leadership in the industry for such an initiative.

Polat Şen, CFO, Arçelik said:

“It’s a great honour to join the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce. At Arçelik, we see sustainability as a business strategy that needs to be incorporated into the heart and mind of business and this initiative looks to achieve that. Joining fellow CFO’s intent on making positive change, I believe it will be a great opportunity to learn from and collaborate with business leaders. From financial frameworks to investment decisions, we can be a catalyst for positive change and investment.”

About Arçelik

With over 40,000 employees throughout the world, Arçelik’s global operations include sales and marketing offices in 48 countries, and 28 production facilities in 9 countries and 12 brands (Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Blomberg, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel, Defy, Altus, Dawlance, Voltas Beko). As Europe’s second largest white goods company by market share (based on volumes), Arçelik’s consolidated revenue reached US$4.3 Billion in 2020. Arçelik’s 30 R&D and Design Centers across the globe, are home to over 1,700 researchers and hold more than 3,000 international patent applications to date. Arçelik is named the “Industry Leader” in the Durable Home Appliances category for the 2nd year in a row in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 and, in accordance with PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality Standard, became carbon-neutral in global production plants in 2019 and 2020 fiscal years with its own carbon credits. Arçelik’s mission is ‘Respecting the World, Respected Worldwide

Beko targets South Africa

Arçelik, the consumer durables and electronics manufacturer is expanding its brand southern Africa by adding Beko, a freestanding home appliances name to its local portfolio.

Beko is available in 20 African countries including Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, and Mauritius.

Arçelik which holds brands Defy, Grundig and Beko under its umbrella has launched Beko in South Africa at stand-alone stores in Johannesburg and Durban.

In South Africa, Arçelik currently employs more than 2700 staff with two manufacturing facilities, and is the largest manufacturer of major domestic appliances in sub-Saharan Africa.

Beko new eco appliances

Beko unveiled seven sustainable products including a washing machine/washer dryer, oven, tumble dryer, refrigerator, espresso coffee maker and dishwasher to help consumers reduce their impact on the environment. The innovative products use recycled materials such as such as PET bottles, fishing nets; bio-composites such as coffee residue and eggshells; as well as detergent saving technologies for sustainable living.

At the event, Beko shared a Europe-wide survey on people’s attitudes and concerns about sustainability. Its results show that the vast majority of Europeans (UK 88%, IT 88%, ES 87%, DE 84%, FR 78%, PL 74%) of the six countries asked said they feel it is their personal responsibility to make a difference by minimizing waste, water and energy use in their daily lives. The number of people thinking it is down to others, such as the government or business, or who think that they cannot make a difference, is negligible.

Recycling is found to be the most popular activity linked to sustainability that people practice at home. Interestingly, this activity scores significantly higher in the UK market at 84% compared to all others, with Italy coming closest at 78% and Germany last at 66%.

When asked what else they could do to protect the planet, respondents list in order of effectiveness, buying sustainable products, fighting food waste, reducing air travel and eating less meat. The main obstacle to living more sustainably at home is found to be the perception of high prices of sustainable products in all countries.

Price is the most important decider when buying a home appliance, with longevity and environmental friendliness coming in after, despite most of the respondents (IT 88%, ES 86%, FR 85%, PL 84%, UK 77%, DE 75%) agreeing on the importance of purchasing sustainable home appliances that have a meaningful positive impact on our planet.

Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik, said, “Our goals in sustainability and our leading efforts in innovation are two great parts of the same whole. Their evolution depends on each other. It is up to us to find better, more environmentally conscious ways of conducting our lives. With a series of eco-friendly Beko appliances, customers can now fully equip a sustainable home.”

Arçelik’s CMO, Zeynep Yalım Uzun added “Beko’s brand purpose is empowering future generations to live healthier lives, which is only possible by living more sustainably and working towards a healthier planet. All our actions and every product we use has an impact on nature. So, beyond this seven-product portfolio, we are eager to adapt our existing technologies to make all our appliances more environmentally friendly too. For Beko, this is only the beginning.”

“At Beko, we are passionate about democratizing technology, making it affordable and ensuring that as many people as possible have access to it. By making sustainability a business model and integrating it into everything we do, we strive to reduce human environmental damage through developing high-performance, durable, affordable home appliances that are also eco-friendly”, said Arçelik’s CCO Ragıp Balcıoğlu.

”We have to protect and preserve the environment for future generations and now, more than ever, we must act and make changes in this direction. Beko has taken this step and we are proud to offer Romanian customers access to ground-breaking products that will help them lead a sustainable life. We actively support the group’s mission on sustainability and have integrated this component as a vital part of our business model, and the production unit in Ulmi, the only 4.0 factory in Romania, represents our commitment in this direction”, said Murat Büyükerk, Chief Arctic Executive Officer.

Products with recycled materials for the planet:

EcoTub Washing Machine & Washer Dryer*

  • Plastic waste transformed into a valuable alternative raw material
  • Approximately up to 60 recycled 0.5L PET bottles used in the tubs of washing machines and washer dryers on certain models
  • Recycled PET flakes used along with other plastics and additives without an effect on the tub’s effective performance
  • World’s first example of this type of application in home appliances
  • This eco-friendly new manufacturing method significantly lowers carbon dioxide emissions
  • Since the beginning of this project in 2017, 58 million plastic bottles have been recycled with a reduction of CO2 emissions by almost 2,200 tons.

EcoFiber Oven

  • A sustainable material from recycled fishnet waste and industrial thread waste
  • 5% recycled fishnet waste and 65% industrial thread waste used in plastic parts such as door decor plastic and display cover
  • 50% of the BI Oven inner display cover made from industrial thread waste

GreenDry Tumble Dryer

  • Uses recycled plastic in 15% of its plastic parts on average, including in the water tank housing and back cover
  • In the past two years, 2,420 tonnes of plastic were recycled for this cause.

Products with bio-composites for the planet:

BioCycle Refrigerator

  • Durable components composed of bio-based plastics
  • Egg trays made from eggshell wastes and bioplastics
  • Each fridge’s two egg trays** contain eggshell waste from 5 eggs.
  • The fan cover is 100% bio-based plastics (33gr) from sustainable resources such as corn starch or sugarcane
  • The door seal is 25% bio-based (soybean oil) materials (195 gr).

BioCoffee Espresso Machine

  • Developed with bio-composite technology
  • Each Espresso Machine is made of five cups of coffee residue, reducing carbon footprint by 5% in bio-composite parts

Product that reduces chemicals:

AutoDose Dishwasher

  • AutoDose dispenses the right amount of detergent for sparkling clean dishes every time
  • In each wash, up to 28%**** less detergent used with Autodose for a healthy living on a healthy planet

*Current products available from the Çayırova Washing Machine Plant are 8-9-10 kg 1400-1600 rpm WM and 8/5kg & 10/6 kg WD. The target is to expand PET usage to other plants.

**The number of egg trays can change according to the model

*** For lightly soiled dishes & gel detergent usage

Arçelik have signed an agreement to acquire Whirlpool Turkey’s manufacturing operations.

Arçelik have signed an agreement to acquire Whirlpool Turkey’s manufacturing operations.

Manisa is a key production hub which will bring in a significant additional capacity for Arçelik Global and further strengthen their foothold in Europe and in the region.

Arçelik are establishing a strategic commercial relationship with Whirlpool which will open up export opportunities in new markets.

Beko U.S. Earns 2021 Energy Star® Sustained Excellence Award for Third Consecutive Year

Beko US has once again received the prestigious 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for its innovative home appliances that prioritize efficiency, wellness, and sustainability. This is the third consecutive year that the global appliance manufacturer has been awarded the Sustained Excellence honor and the fifth year in a row it has received the top ENERGY STAR® award, making it the industry’s only brand to be acknowledged every year since it entered the U.S. market.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award today to recognize Beko’s superior leadership and contributions to the ENERGY STAR® initiative.

The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the ENERGY STAR® program. Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency. They are among the nation’s leaders in driving value for the environment, the economy, and the American people.

“As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of kitchen appliances, Beko remains laser-focused on sustainability and empowering Americans to live healthy lives on a healthy planet,” said Zach Elkin, Beko U.S. president. “When combined with various other product accolades we’ve received, this continual recognition by ENERGY STAR® proves that homeowners don’t have to sacrifice energy efficiency and the pursuit of health and wellness to get the industry’s most advanced appliances featuring the latest cooling and cleaning technology.”        

Beko works with a growing network of dealers throughout the U.S. to offer 29 kitchen and laundry products offering wellness while achieving EPA Most Efficient certification. These range from next-generation heat-pump dryers, dishwashers and washing machines to bottom-mount freezer refrigerators and upright freezers honored with the EPA’s Emerging Technology Award.

Behind Beko’s product family is a culture committed to exceeding ENERGY STAR®, EPA and DOE requirements and setting new standards for carbon-neutral manufacturing, training, energy communications, and sustainability at its 22 global production facilities and all other company operations.

“At Beko U.S., we are continually advancing the design, manufacturing and sustainability of our products so that they create a positive and long-lasting impact for the planet, along with our customers’ lifestyle and wellbeing,” said Salih Zeki (Sazi) Bugay, director of marketing and product management. “Thank you to ENERGY STAR® for recognizing Beko’s long-standing commitment to this vital effort.”

“ENERGY STAR® award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”

Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR® partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR®’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners