Energy is one of the main inputs of production. Among Kordsa’s strategic goals are achieving energy efficiency and reducing energy as targeted in OPEX.
It is the Deputy General Manager of EMEA, who approves the Energy Management Policy applicable at each Kordsa site prepared by the Energy Committee in accordance with ISO 50001 Energy Management System. The Policy is reviewed annually along with other policies. ISO 50001 Certification is only available in Turkey.
It is the Deputy General Manager of EMEA and Energy Management representatives and leaders, who are in responsible for the management energy. There are corporate strategic targets as well as country, site, unit, and individual targets. The effective and efficient use of energy is a continuous target. Deputy General Manager of EMEA reviews energy efficiency results on a monthly basis alongside the site-specific business results.
With the aim of reducing energy costs, Kordsa management supports projects for the efficient use of energy, and reduction of energy use per unit of production; provides the necessary budget, manpower and technology and inspires its teams. Projects with proven success and payoff are encouraged and disseminated to other Kordsa sites. Comparisons are made across Kordsa sites for energy results and amounts of energy consumed. Energy efficiency project teams are awarded at recognition events.
Kordsa sites act in line with the energy regulations of the country they are located. Whereas some countries oblige an Energy Management System to be installed, others have not set any legal targets for energy use or energy efficiency. Owing to the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certification, Kordsa Turkey sites are systematically audited internally and externally each year.
In 2019, in spite of the reductions between 2% to 9% in dipping processes of Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia and US sites, our global electricity consumption increased by 24%. One of the reasons behind the increase is the new polyester yarn line that we started up in April. On the other side in 2019, we decreased our global natural gas consumption by 1%.