With high environmental awareness and working to contribute to this awareness, Borusan Lojistik carries out all of its activities in line with its environmental policy and the Environmental Management System. Fulfilling its environmental responsibilities, the company also carries out carbon footprint calculation studies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. 

Borusan Lojistik carries out its environmental activities within the framework of its policy and Environmental Management System. Borusan Lojistik, whose ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard works were certified by SGS in 2004, continuously undertakes improvement works over the years by analyzing it effects on the environment. It considers its environmental impact during strategy work and assesses it within the framework of Corporate Risk Management. It benefits from its Lean 6 Sigma philosophy in improvement works. Risk analysis is carried out at every step of the improvement process and situations where the environmental risk is high are evaluated within the framework of Corporate Risk Management. The project is abandoned if the risk is high. 

“Taking Waste from Ships” project is one of the projects carried out under Lean 6 Sigma. In addition, Borusan Lojistik separates waste at its source in its operations and sends it to licensed institutions for recycling/disposal. Thanks to these efforts, in 2010, the company recycled approximately 95,600kg of hazardous waste, collecting 27,200kg of paper, preventing 460 pine trees from being cut and 1,500 metric tons of water from being wasted. At the same time, the company prevented 13,206 trees from being cut in 2010 by recycling the wood in its port operations under the principle of “re-use” in its activities. 

Continuously improving its efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 

Borusan Holding attended the United Nations Climate Change summit in Cancun, Mexico, which was held to combat climate change globally for a habitable world and a sustainable environment. It was among the 384 companies who signed the document calling on all governments around the world to cooperate and take urgent action against climate change and global warming. 

Initiating its “Carbon Footprint” studies in 2009 which were first started under the leadership of Borusan Holding, Borusan Lojistik continues its work towards the ISO 14064 Greenhouse Gas Emissions, a standard for calculating and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and their reduction. In this way, as a result of its activities, it tries to minimize the environmental damage created by carbon dioxide emissions, which spread to the atmosphere. 

Fuel also saved in logistics operations 

In order to reduce greenhouse and exhaust gases, EU diesel fuel has been used in Borusan Port business machinery since 2009. The compliance of the vehicles in Borusan Lojistik’s fleet with EU norms also contributes to the prevention of air pollution. Fuel is also saved thanks to the use of a vehicle tracking system, regular maintenance, and training. With the “Fuel Card” application presented to the drivers within the scope of a strategic cooperation with Opet, Borusan Lojistik avoids the use of unlicensed fuels that seriously damage the environment. 

Borusan Lojistik fulfills its environmental responsibilities 

Borusan Lojistik fulfills its responsibilities towards the environment, acting with the awareness that world resources should not be destroyed and that passing them on to future generations is vital. The company records its daily electricity usage and reduces electricity consumption by examining these records and carrying out efficiency studies. 

Borusan Lojistik also contributes to increasing environmental awareness. The company, which implements social responsibility projects in this direction, supported the disability aid program organized by Ataşehir Municipality and the Asian Side Branch of the Turkish Association for People with Disabilities (TSD) in 2010. Placing boxes at different locations of the company, Borusan Lojistik gathers plastic caps to support people in need and prevents these plastic caps from polluting nature. 

The “International Day of Coastal and Sea Cleaning” organized by the Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association (TURMEPA) on Şile’s Ayazma beach was also one of the activities in which Borusan Lojistik participated in 2010. Work on cleaning the seafloor will be carried out again with TURMEPA in 2011. In addition, the “Environmentalist Penguins” activity was organized for 4th and 5th grade pupils. In this event, students were informed about global warming and protection of the environment.