Green Company

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Havaş, the deep-rooted ground handling services company of Turkey, has received ‘Green Company’ certificate for its İzmir and Adana stations, after Dalaman, Milas-Bodrum and Antalya stations for their environmentally-sensitive projects.

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Thanks to its environmentally friendly projects and applications, Havaş has raised the number of its stations with ‘Green Company’ certificate, to five. Following the comprehensive works it has started at its stations within the framework of the ‘Green Airport Project’ launched by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation, Havaş was entitled to get the certificate for İzmir and Adana stations, after Milas-Bodrum, Dalaman and Antalya stations.

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Havaş General Manager Nurzat Erkal said regarding the certificates that, “At Havaş, we are not only aiming for economic benefits but also for social benefits. This is because we know that the long-term economic development can be achieved only through social awareness and environmental sensitivity. We are questioning the social criteria at our business processes, before our customers, do. We intend to keep our economic activities environmentally and socially conscious. As an international company, along with the services we provide, our corporate social responsibility embodies, full compliance with the laws, moral standards, human rights, social and environmental awareness. We see this issue as part of our essential duties”.

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Since 2010, Havaş has been applying the “Green Airport Project” of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation in its stations. Accordingly, an “Environmental Risk Analysis” was first made with the participation of the employees and “Waste Management Plan” was structured. Regular environmental performance reporting was started in compliance with the environmental targets on station-basis. In addition to the waste collection stations, original waste storage areas were established. Hence, the amount of the recycled waste was increased, the cost of the waste disposal was reduced. For passenger vehicles and commercial equipment used in ground handling services, priority was given to the “fuel efficiency and lower exhaust emission values”. Greenhouse gas emission was improved with electric vehicles. LED bulbs were introduced for the electricity lighting in the buildings. PC and laptop computers were replaced by smaller hardware with higher energy efficiency. All stakeholders joined the works and activities held under the project.​​