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Environmental Performance

At Yünsa, we see the protection of natural resources and the environment we operate as our social responsibility. We believe that, as much as a clean environment is vital to human beings, the protection of the environment can only be done by the hands of human beings as well.

Environment Management

We focus on investing into clean technologies and practices that will constantly increase energy, water efficiency, and reduce our emissions, chemicals and other wastes gradually.

Facility Environment Management Module (FEM of Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

We are using the Higg Index Facility Environment Management (FEM) module developed by The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which is a platform established for sustainable manufacturing through which the member brands, retailers and manufacturers in our sector share their best practices transparently.

This module is a control system through which the environmental Sustainability performances of the companies are measured and reported, where the environmental, energy, water, waste water, emissions, waste and chemicals management data are entered at least once every year and then inspected for compliance on the field.

Chemical Management

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC)

ZDHC is a collaboration of brands, value chain affiliates and associates committed to eliminating hazardous chemicals from the textile and footwear value chain. The aim of these organization is to reduce and terminate the use of restricted hazardous chemicals, which have harmful impacts on human health during production and usage stages of fabrics and which can be indicated in wastewater, in the value chain by 2020.

We are committed to advancing towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals to improve the environment and people’s well-being. We are continuing to reduce the use of chemicals with restricted use permit in line with our target to phase them out completely off the manufacturing process by the end of 2020.

We conduct wastewater ompliance controls, tests and trainings for chemicals included in the Manufactured Restricted Substance List (MRSL). We make sure that they are only used within allowed limits, thereby reducing the chemical load in the discharged water. We take one sample a year from our waste water for ZDHC Gateway Module and register the chemicals we use. We are using substitute chemicals instead of formaldehyde, arylamine, fluorocarbon and other chemicals that contain heavy metals. We support the building of the approved chemicals list that is being prepared by the bodies supporting the ZDHC program.

Our chemical management team ensures that the chemicals are tracked on a lot basis in line with our traceability and transparency principles. We carry out necessary work to fulfill the requirements of best chemical management practices (BCMP) including tracking and uptading Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and other documentation listed in the regulation when required; ensuring the proper useage and storage of chemicals and implementing best practices.

Water Management

The quality and accessibility of water has a critical importance in the continuity of business in our factory where the entire water is supplied from underground water sources (wells). We are working on increasing the water efficiency in our factory and offices and recycling the water for the industrial use. We have managed to reduce our total water draft by 21%, and water consumption per metre of fabric produced by 11%.

Energy and Emission Management

Taking proactive measures after energy consumption measurements and evaluation, thereby using less energy per each meter of fabric produced is strategically important for Yünsa. We have managed to reduce our total energy consumption by 5% in 2017 compared to the previous year. The energy efficiency projects we implemented during 2016-2017 reporting period saved us 30,603 gigajoules of energy, which is worth TRY 1,379,150.

Waste Management

Management of the waste from its generation to its disposal without posing a threat to the environment and human health is our main goal in our factory. We dispose 100% of the wastes generated at our plant through recycling, recovery and disposal methods specified by national regulations. In 2017, we managed to decrease the waste amount per meter production by 17%.

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