Arcelik Group

With 32,000 employees throughout the world, 12 brands (Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Blomberg, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel, Defy, Altus, Dawlance, Voltas Beko), sales and marketing offices in 34 countries, and 22 production facilities in 8 countries, Arçelik offers products and services in more than 145 countries. As Europe’s second-largest white goods company by market share (based on volumes), Arçelik reached a consolidated turnover of 5 billion Euros in 2019. With almost 70% of its revenues coming from international markets, Arçelik is the R&D leader in Turkey – holding more than 3,000 international patent applications to date with the efforts of 1,600 researchers in 15 R&D and Design Centers in Turkey and R&D Offices across five countries. Arçelik is named the “Industry Leader” in 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.

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We’re number one in four categories at the 2016/17 KASI Star Brands™ Survey, and its thanks to you

  • Microwave Ovens Category
  • Refrigerators Category
  • Small Domestic Appliances Category
  • Stoves/Ovens/Hobs Category

DEFY are pleased to announce the following awards won:

Best in Category:

  • Stoves/Ovens/Hobs
  • Refrigerators/Fridges/Freezers
  • Dishwashers

Best in Category:

  • Stoves/Ovens
  • Refrigerators/Fridges/Freezers
  • Tumble Dryers


Arçelik Group, one of the leading players in the global home appliances industry and parent company of Beko, has been awarded an AA rating in the MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) Global Sustainability Index Series. This latest accolade reinforces the company’s, ‘Respects the Globe, Respected Globally’ vision which focuses on delivering sustainable efficiency and excellence throughout all its business processes.

The company has obtained an ‘above average’ rating in the environmental categories of ‘electronic waste’, ‘clean technologies’ and the social issue of ‘Supply Chain Labour Standards’. It has also been rated Green (G) in MSCI’s ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Impact Monitor.

Hakan Bulgurlu, Arçelik Group CEO, comments: “With our sustainability vision, we strive to improve our performance in the social, environmental and economic fields and innovative processes that generate value for our entire operations. Our corporate policies and strategies are built in line with our sustainability principles, whilst our comprehensive performance tracking is integral to our sustainability goals, which are part of our corporate business aims.”

Bulgurlu continued; “ESG ratings can play a vital role in benchmarking and driving improvement across a wide spectrum of issues: energy efficiency and carbon reduction; occupational health and safety and human rights; broad diversity and the quality of a sustainability strategy.”

He also added that the leading electronic waste recycling facilities, which were established by Arçelik in Eskişehir and Bolu in Turkey, were the main drivers for obtaining the high ratings.

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Arçelik's ongoing commitment to sustainability and impact creation has resulted in the company being ranked 13th on the list

Istanbul, (January 13, 2021) – Arçelik, parent company to 12 leading home appliance brands including Beko and Grundig, with a footprint in almost 150 countries worldwide has been ranked 13th on The Real Leaders®️ Top 150 Impact Companies of 2021.

The Real Leaders 150 Top Impact Companies Award recognizes organizations that are making a positive social or environmental impact. The key is to seek those companies which can make the world a better place. Adopting sustainability as a business model with its "Respecting the World, Respected Worldwide" vision enables Arçelik to be listed among 150 companies.

Within the framework of its sustainability approach that complies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Arçelik focuses on the future, the planet, and the needs of people and its business. The company believes that steps need to be taken to go beyond the current habits and behavior models, the way people think now, and everything that is thought to be impossible today.

Arçelik CEO Hakan Bulgurlu said, “We are honored to receive this award and be recognized for our mission to create a positive impact by designing technologies that improve the future. We are named the “Industry Leader” in the Household Durables category for the 2nd year in a row in Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020 and became carbon-neutral in global production in 2019 and 2020 with our carbon credits. Our 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets are approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) as in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal. Being among the low-carbon transition corporate leaders, we’re proving our commitment to building a sustainable future by letting science dictate our course of action. We will continue to contribute to the protection of our planet and encourage others to live a more sustainable lifestyle.”

A complete list of the “150 Top Impact Companies” can be found here.