MINIMUM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, MAXIMUM AWARENESS

Cengiz Holding manages its international partnerships in full compliance with all the required international standards. Considered to be a pilot project by the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, the forestation of the site and surrounding area of the closed mine at Eti Bakır A.Ş. Küre is just one example of the Company’s awareness of this issue. The Group goes beyond meeting current requirements in its power plant operations, continually investing in eco-friendly technologies and even anticipating potential changes to EU regulations.

1,800,000 m2 of space was rehabilitated at Eti Bakır A.Ş., Samsun, Küre and Murgul facilities and 250,000 trees were planted at a cost of USD 3 million. At the Samsun facilities, waste gas was reduced to below one third of the reference value and gas emission is now 99.5% restrainable.

An area of 2.5 million square meters around the Eti Alüminyum A.Ş. Seydişehir facilities was rehabilitated with 130,000 trees, including walnut, poplar, black pine and acacia, reducing the detrimental impact of greenhouse gases. Forestation work is still ongoing in this region. An investment of USD 5 million went into converting to natural gas to reduce the environmental impact of Grade 6 Fuel oil that was in use at the facilities and high in sulfur and SO2. After privatization, USD 15 million was invested in dealing with gas emissions at the Eti Alüminyum A.Ş. Seydişehir facilities. With this, gas emissions dropped to 50% lower than EU norms.

Furthermore, an investment of USD 29.3 million was made by Eti Bakır A.Ş. in a sulphuric acid facility to be used while producing fertilizer and to reduce gas emissions. Cengiz Holding works in line with international environmental standards and invests in green technologies.