Environmental Management Approach
At Kordsa we carry out our operations and projects with people and nature at the core.
OHSES (Occupational Health & Safety, Environment & Sustainability) Policy and ENPOL Energy management Policy.
In addition to Türkiye site which already has ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certificate, our site in Indonesia received its certificate in 2017. Thailand and Brazil sites followed in 2019 and USA-Chattanooga site received its system certificate in 2019. Since 2015, we have ISO 50001-2011 Energy Management System Certificate in Türkiye sites.
We have 35 colleagues in SHE Departments and 13 in Energy Committee.
Measuring and Monitoring Mechanisms
ISO 14001 internal and external audits, TPM SHE Pillar Committee, Energy Monitoring System and Kordsa internal audits.
Environmental innovations include environmentally focused organizational practices and changes that bring varying degrees of innovation to companies' products, production processes, and marketing. As Kordsa, environmental innovations constitute an important part of our environmental management approach. In this context, many projects are carried out in our R&D and technology centers. An example of this approach is the project given below.
Noise reduction in Tires by Advance Materials
The objective of this project is to develop and implement innovative solutions aimed at reducing the noise generated by tires, with a particular focus on their application in Electric Vehicles (EVs). This project will focus on the integration of sound proofing materials with an advanced adhesive properties in the tires to minimize environmental noise pollution.
Targeted Results and Gains:
• Economic: Develop cost-effective sound proofing materials with easy application on the tire to replace current solutions.
• Social: Help to create a quieter and more pleasant urban environment, improving the well-being of those in noisy areas. Improve the public perception of Electric Vehicles (EVs) by mitigating noise pollution, making EVs more appealing to consumers.
• Environmental: Explore and promote the use of sustainable materials in noise absorption technologies, reducing the environmental footprint. Lower road noise pollution, promoting sustainability. Using advanced materials decreases tire weight, which results in lower fuel consumption and waste generation during both tire use and after-use phases.
• Future Plans: Develop and implement noise absorption technology that can incorporate self-adhesive foams, alternative adhesive materials and optimizing their combinations for maximum noise reduction efficiency. Based on tire performance results, proceed with prototype-scale up and deployment phases.