Mars Logistics, one of Turkey's leading logistics companies, which has taken important steps in sustainable energy management and efficiency with the work and projects it carried out in 2023, was entitled to receive the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certificate.
Mars Logistics, which attaches great importance to sustainability and works to make a difference by creating original, innovative and permanent values in order to transfer social awareness to future generations, underwent a total of 7 days of audit in November and was entitled to receive the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certificate.
Mars Logistics Corporate Development Manager Meltem Çınar said that: “As a result of our analyzes in the field of energy efficiency and our energy management practices, we have systematized our efforts to manage energy resources efficiently, improve our energy performance and neutralize energy-related carbon emissions with the ISO 50001 Energy Management System certificate.” She stated that their work on energy efficiency continues and that they will inform all stakeholders as developments occur.
Çınar stated that thanks to the Energy Management System implemented in Balance Güneşli Head Office, Hadımköy, Tuzla 2 and Tepeören Logistics Centers, energy analysis, detection of important energy usage points, and awareness about energy efficiency have increased within the company, and said, “Energy efficiency, which is one of the most priority issues in our country and the world. As a result of our work in which improvements in the field were put into effect, we determined energy efficiency targets.”
Referring to the performance of the Solar Power Plant that they commissioned in 2021, Çınar said, “Our renewable energy plant has been in operation for 3 years and produced 7.2 MW of electrical energy with the data of the end of 2023. Thanks to this energy we produced, we prevented 4,454 tons of CO2 emissions equivalent to 202,450 trees that could have been eliminated from nature. We are switching to net-zero emission work machines in logistics warehouses, thanks to the renewable energy produced by lithium-ion battery-powered work machines and electrical equipment, which were renewed within the scope of the "Work Equipment Renovation Project" that we previously announced. In addition, we analyzed the LED conversion of the lighting in our logistics warehouses, designed the project and started the implementation phase. In our first project, we aim to achieve a 48% improvement in energy consumption due to lighting in Hadımköy Logistics Center.” Continuing, she said about the report they published recently: “As Mars Logistics, in our ongoing sustainability journey with the philosophy of 'Value to the World', we first published our Corporate Sustainability Manifesto. Then, we announced our sustainable performances and future sustainability targets with the 'Mars Logistics 2020-2022 Sustainability Report', which we prepared in accordance with the World Economic Forum metrics and GRI standards, which we determined with the strength we draw from our values.”
In her speech, Çınar underlined that the importance of sustainability will increase in the coming years, that the way for climate finance will be paved together with the private sector and the public, and that every decision that is not taken jointly for climate finance, every step that is not taken together will bring our world closer to climate disasters.
In 2024, companies are required to share sustainability information, especially with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) in the EU, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the USA and the Turkish Sustainability Reporting Standards (TSRS S1 & S2) announced by the Public Oversight Authority in Turkey. Stating that the company range will expand, Çınar continued: “Many companies in Turkey and Europe will need to provide detailed information about how their activities affect the environment, how they manage social issues and related risks and opportunities, and reshape their sustainability strategies. “These regulations will transform sustainability reporting from a voluntary effort into a standardised, accountable, audited and enforceable requirement.”