Acıselsan Acıpayam Selüloz Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (“ACISELSAN”, “Company”) has adopted corporate governance, business ethics and corporate responsibility as its basic principles.
We aim to create sustainable values with equality, transparency, accountability, human rights, environment and social responsibility principles in our investment and production projects performed with our structure and policies which follows innovative technologies and to provide better conditions to future generations by prioritizing society and environment.
ACISELSAN is a 100% Verusa Holding affiliate and has adopted Verusa Holding’s sustainability principles based on the principles of consistency and transparency.
Our Sustainability Priorities
Sustainability priorities adopted by Acıselsan in Verusa Holding and all group Companies are as follows:
Environmentally Friendly Practices
We prioritize environmental sustainability in all our activities with the awareness of that our natural resources are not infinite. Our most important aim as a group company is to ensure the protection of people, society and the environment in our investments, to develop efficient and creative business models, to meet the expectations of future generations with environmentally friendly and value-added products.
In order to take part in social projects that add value to people and the environment, it is our priority to continue our activities in the areas where we operate, through the development of the local people, initiatives to provide financial support to the needy, and donations to various foundations.
Occupational Health and Safety
Production conditions eliminating the risks in the operation sector are created within the scope of occupational health and safety. In all group companies, all kinds of precautions are taken within the scope of OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY LAW No. 6331, Labor Law No. 4857 and regulations and legal obligations related to these Laws.
R&D, Innovation and Technology
ACISELSAN gives importance to R&D and innovation; also adapts technological innovations to business process to better manage the demands and to offer value creating products and services to all stakeholders in the changing market conditions where the competition is increased gradually.
Solutions are developed to minimize and eliminate potential risks in order to ensure the continuity of our activities and to make the trust we have gained with stakeholders permanent.
It is aimed to create the highest value for our shareholders and other stakeholders by conducting corporate risk management in line with company strategies and objectives. Accordingly, internal and external risks are identified and analyzed, and risk management strategies are determined in line with the policies approved by the Board of Directors, especially by evaluating the feedbacks of the Risk Management Committee and internal departments, and the strategic goals it has determined, risk management in line with international management systems and standards, observing the balance of growth and return is implemented.
Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption
ACISELSAN conducts risk management audits, financial statements audits, legislation and compliance audits, bribery and corruption audits every year in order to fulfill its responsibility to create value for its stakeholders in compliance with the legal obligations which they are subject to.
Fighting against bribery and corruption, which are the foundations of our business ethics approach, is critical for our reputation and the smooth running of our activities.
We expect all of our stakeholders, especially suppliers, to adopt this approach. In this context, ACISELSAN complies with the legal regulations and the standards required by international trade in the regions where its central operations are carried out. Company managers and employees are given training on anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies and implementation processes.
As one of the first companies established in the sector, Acıselsan Acıpayam Selüloz ve Tic. A.Ş., within the framework of Verusa Group’s sustainability principles, continues its works within the scope of preventing and reducing the wastes at the source, recycling and reusing the inevitably generated wastes at the highest possible rate with the zero waste approach.
Waste management activities include the separation, collection, temporary storage, recovery, transportation, disposal and control after the disposal of the waste at its source.
Acıselsan has a 5-year “Air Emission and Non-Hazardous Waste Recovery” Environmental Permit and License issued by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of R.T. within the scope of the 2872 Environmental Permit and License regulation;In addition, it has the Non-Hazardous Waste Collection-Separation Certificate issued by Denizli Governorship Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization of the R.t. until the end of 2022.
In 2019, a total of 42,951 kg Acıselsan production waste in paper, cardboard, plastic, packaging containing residues of hazardous materials or contaminated with hazardous materials, mixed metals and liquid-solid oils were disposed through contracted waste management and recycling companies.
Environmental Public Audits
Within the scope of regular public audits carried out by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, in the audit conducted in February 2019, no environmentally harmful inconvenience was detected in Acıselsan’s production. Emission measurements were carried out in April 2019 and the results were in line with environmental standards.
Environmentally Friendly Production and Organic Agriculture
In the land where our factory was established in 1973, water resources, environment and vegetation have been preserved as on the first day and agriculture continues in the surrounding areas.