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Filli Boya Recycling Newsletter

TONS OF WASTE HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO TONS OF RAW MATERIALS
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FILLI BOYA’S ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY APPROACH
HAS BROUGHT GAINS TO THE INDUSTRY

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ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY TRANSFORMATION TO TONS OF WASTE FROM FILLI BOYA
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THE INDUSTRY HAS REGAINED 3,382 TONS OF WASTE THANKS TO FILLI BOYA

Filli Boya regained 3,382 metric tons of waste, arising from its production and service activities in 2015, for the country’s economy by sending it for recycling. The brand known for its energy efficiency applications, belief in sustainability concept, and for generating environmentally-friendly policies, pays strict attention to the smart use of natural resources and the environmental recycling of waste materials. .

Filli Boya, which believes that sustainable development can only be achieved by the effective use of energy sources in production, continues its production processes with this awareness.

Recycled as Raw Materials

Filli Boya, shown as an exemplary facility by environmental institutions, sorts the waste it collects into three main groups; packaging waste, recyclable hazardous waste and non-recyclable hazardous waste at its Gebze facilities’ Waste Storage and Recycling Center. The facility, established in approximately 90,000 square meters of indoor space across 152,000 square meters, with a 348,000 metric ton capacity, enables the reuse of waste in the industry as raw materials.

Most Environmentally-Friendly Factory
Filli Boya, awarded by Gebze Municipality in 2013 with the Environmentally-Friendly Factory Award in the “Bursa Metropolitan Municipality Healthy Cities Association Environmental-Friendly Factories” category, also contributed directly and indirectly in 2014 to the recycling of 3,758 metric tons of waste, 953 metric tons of which were hazardous.

Within the same year, in addition to receiving TS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, it received new certificates such as TS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems, TS ISO 10002 Customer Satisfaction Management System and TS EN ISO 50001 Energy Management System.

Filli Boya, certified within the scope of TS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management System by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) in 2011, has the TS ISO EN 9001 Quality Management System certificate and certified its environmental awareness by earning the 14001 Environmental Management System Certificate in 2010.

Filli Boya also won the Environment Encouragement Award in the big businesses category at the Şehabettin Bilgisu Environment Awards organized by Kocaeli Chamber of Industry in 2006. It contributes substantially to the future, natural resources, environment and economy of our country with energy efficiency, resource consumption, waste management, recovery, and recycling applications.


Betek Boya only Turkish company to reach the final of the “innovation” category at the European Business Awards

Leading the sector with its innovative work, Betek Boya was the only Turkish company to succeed in reaching the final in the European Business Awards’ “innovation” category, one of the most prestigious awards of Europe. Betek Boya received the Ruban d’Honneur in the competition in which 32,000 firms from 33 countries participated and will be representing Turkey in the final

Betek Boya has been serving in the paint and insulation sectors with Filli Boya, Fawori, Alligator, and Alsecco brands since 1988. It has previously held the title of National Champion in the European Business Awards’ “innovation” category, the Oscars of the business world. Betek, which was also awarded the Ruban d’Honneur following this, will be the only Turkish company to compete in the “innovation” category in the final to be held in June.

Betek Boya was the only Turkish firm to make it to the final in the “innovation” category Betek Boya, having succeeded in becoming one of the 45 Turkish firms to make it to the second phase by being selected National Champion among the firms applying from Turkey, also succeeded in becoming the only Turkish firm to be awarded the Ruban d’Honneur with jury assessment in the “innovation” category where the innovation strategies of companies were competing.

Within the scope of the European Business Awards, to which a total of 32,000 firms from 33 countries applied, 10 different companies from 11 categories will have the opportunity to tell their strategies in their own categories with presentations to be given in Amsterdam and London in April. The winners of the competition in each category will be determined at the awards ceremony to be held in June following the evaluation carried out by the jury.

The selections of a jury consisting of media, politicians, academicians and business circles shall be determinant in the competition where participating companies will be evaluated under 11 different categories in the general headings of innovation, business excellence, and sustainable success.

Six Turkish companies make the finals Six Turkish companies are competing for first place in their own categories in the finals of the European Business Awards, organized for the 9th time this year. The competition has promoted and established itself in a short time as a program that rewards excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the best practices among companies associating with the best companies in the European business world, regardless of borders, size, and sectors.


Betek Factory in Egypt ISO 9001 Press Release

BETEK BOYA FACTORY in EGYPT OBTAINED ISO 9001 CERTIFICATE

 Our Betek Boya Factory in Egypt, which operates on an 11,000 m2 area with a capacity of 26,000 tonnes per year, has been granted ISO 9001 Certificate.

ISO 9001Betek, which operates with brands including Filli Boya, Fawori, Alsecco and Alligator, has been qualified to obtain ISO 9001 Certificate with its factory in Egypt. With this document obtained as a "High-quality producing, leader and innovative brand", Betek Boya's 25-years experience, product quality as well as high standards implemented in product processes have become approved both nationally and internationally. Moreover, with ISO 9001 quality certificate, the fact that products being produced in Betek Boya Factory in Egypt are managed in conformity with the internationally recognized management system and that the continuity of product quality is guaranteed to be ensured have been approved as well. Betek Boya, the leader of its industry, will continue to contribute to the national economy and employment with future investments.






Betek Factory in Kayseri Opening Release

BETEK CREATED EMPLOYMENT FOR 48,000 PEOPLE WITHIN THERMAL INSULATION INDUSTRY IN 9 YEARS.

WITH THERMAL INSULATION CONSERVATION REALIZED, BETEK HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT AS MUCH AS THE AMOUNT OF CO2 ABSORBED BY 93% OF BOLU FORESTS.

BIG INVESTMENT BY BETEK IN KAYSERI, FOR MORE ENERGY CONSERVATION AND LESS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION! BETEK HAS ENLARGED INSULATION MARKET, AND MADE A BIG INVESTMENT IN KAYSERI ON THE DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FOUNDER.

MINISTERS TANER YILDIZ AND ERDOĞAN BAYRAKTAR DISCUSSED ENERGY EFFICIENCY VISION IN THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THERMAL INSULATION FACTORY IN KAYSERI.

Finishing the year 2011 as leader in the paint and thermal insulation industry with its turnover of TRY 668 million, Betek continued its investments without slowing down in spite of economic crisis. Following the plant of 152.000 m2 in Gebze and the plant of 11.000 m2 in Egypt, opening of Kayseri Factory of 104.000 m2 was realized on the 7th anniversary of its founder Mr. Celal Akpınar’s death.

The opening ceremony of Betek Insulation Production Plant opened by Taner Yildiz, minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Erdogan Bayraktar, minister of Environment and Urban Planning on Friday 27th April, 2012, was attended by many estimable public managers, representatives of nongovernmental organizations, Betek Group's dealers, business partners, employees and businessmen of Kayseri.

BETEK, the leading company of the Turkish construction industry, which provides service with its brands Filli Boya, Fawori, Alsecco and Alligator, and emphasizes how important energy efficiency is for the future of humanity, made a highly significant investment in the field of sustainability, which is the most important problem of today's world. The establishment of a production plant, which will operate in Kayseri, was made on an open area of 104.000 m2. Together with the largest exterior surface thermal insulation production plant of Anatolia in terms of technological investment, production capacity and investment value, Betek now will be able to produce 36 million m2 of thermal insulation systems a year. This capacity is equal to the thermal insulation sales realized by Betek group between 2003 and 2011.

40% of total energy consumed in Turkey is used in buildings,

and 74% of energy we need is imported from abroad. In over 16 million uninsulated residences in our country, a potential of annual saving and decrease in current account deficit of 10 billion dollars draw attention thanks to the thermal insulation application in buildings, which is the most important saving method.

While EU countries plan to consume 20% less energy for 2020, they aim to apply sustainable energy in 20% of buildings, cause less greenhouse gas emission for 20% and fulfill 20% of the energy requirement with sustainable resources. Aiming to enable Turkey to reach the standards of EU countries, Betek Group has made this highly significant investment. Betek, which also performs activities in global platforms of its industry, continues to operate with the vision of becoming the top paint and thermal insulation producer of Europe.

Our Biggest Competitor Is Us
Drawing attention with investments for development and consciousness raising of industry in addition to factory investments and achieving three times more production capacity compared to its nearest competitor, Betek emphasized that Turkey is the biggest market in Europe in the field of exterior surface thermal insulation systems and claimed that its biggest competitor is itself. From the first day of foundation, Betek transmits its leadership approach on energy efficiency to the masses with new projects it brings to life.

Akpinar Opened Factory on Her Father's Death Anniversary
In her opening speech, Betek Group Chairman Gozde Akpinar stated that they continue their progress by adopting an attitude worthy of leadership with the help of an endless trust to Betek company, which she took over in 2005 when she lost her father. Stating that they have reached this position by sometimes being provident and sometimes taking risks, Akpinar made an emotional speech on her father Celal Akpinar's 7th death anniversary by pointing out that they achieved significant successes her father would be proud of as she promised to him.

Betek General Director Tayfun Küçükoğlu told that Betek keeps growing day by day with its high consideration for technology, huge investments and sources assigned for R&D activities and he continued; "With our innovative products and technologies, we ensured thermal insulation application for nearly 380,000 residences since 2003, when we started to operate. In this way, we ensured that buildings use 590 million m3 less natural gas corresponding to 620 million TL with the saving achieved in heating. By developing our service infrastructure across Turkey, we provided employment for 48.000 people for application services in addition to 1191 employees and 4500 dealers." He also stated for the new factory that they expect an additional employment of 8000 people in 2012.

Küçükoğlu also emphasized that efforts for insulation are the social responsibility activity integrating with the development of our country and told that they were distinguished as the only company in Turkey producing all the main components of thermal insulation systems

and Kayseri investment is the starting point of their love of Anatolia and the Country. Betek Insulation Group Deputy General Manager Gülay Dindoruk pointed out that thanks to the thermal insulation they apply, they can prevent 1.26 million tonnes carbon dioxide from being emitted to the atmosphere when only heating costs are calculated without taking air conditioner and cooling costs to account. She also emphasized that this amount is equal to 93% of carbon dioxide amount absorbed by Bolu Forests in a year or to 43% of carbon dioxide amount emitted by vehicles in Istanbul traffic in a year. Dindoruk pointed out that they draw attention in industry with education, consciousness raising and communication activities and made an investment of 106 million dollars in this field during 9 years. She said that they directed the industry in this way and left their mark, they are ready to take the lead in any tasks and activities as well as joint projects to be carried out with public institutions and nongovernmental organizations for their country.

Using Energy Efficiently Is a Culture
In the opening ceremony started with the speeches of Taner Yildiz, minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Erdogan Bayraktar, minister of Environment and Urban Planning, Yildiz stated that the "Subject of energy efficiency is a culture all by itself and therefore Betek's investments make a great contribution to humanity in addition to their economic aspects. There are not so many investments which contribute to compensation time for 2 years or more. Witnessing the implementation of the strategies we developed give us excitement. This is why we appreciate this huge investment of Betek in Kayseri."

I Wish Everyone a Dutiful Child Like Mrs Gözde
Bayraktar started his speech by stating how he was impressed by the speech of Mrs. Gozde dedicated to her father. Emphasizing the effects of thermal insulation to energy saving and environment, Bayraktar pointed out that these investments should be regarded as a model by everyone. Bayraktar finished his speech by wishing that God would give everyone a dutiful child like Mrs Gozde.

Turkey Must Be Among Top 10 Economies of World in 2023!
Betek develops innovative products which will ensure energy efficiency with the help of the strength drawn from 25 years of experience. Betek Group, which believes that Turkey should solve the energy problem to be one of top 10 economies of World by 2023, acts in the knowledge that this development process will promise humanity a great future. Betek Group knows that energy efficiency can be achieved by developing environment-friendly products.

Betek Continues Its Contribution to the Future of Our Country

Betek, the leader of the Turkish paint industry, contributed to the recycling of 3300 tonnes of waste in 2011, including packaging wastes and recyclable hazardous wastes, thanks to its applications in the field of waste management, recovery and recycling.

Filli Boya, owner of the largest production and technology base in Europe, which adopted energy efficiency applications, sustainability activities and environmental consciousness as its basic principles, recycled 3300 tonnes of hazardous waste emerged within its plants in 2011 and regained them for the economy of our country.

Betek, which takes important steps towards becoming a model facility with its environment-friendly approach and with investments it has made in this field, degrades the wastes collected under two categories including "Packaging Wastes" (paper, paperboard, nylon, metal, plastic, wooden, etc) and "Recyclable Dangerous Wastes" at Waste Storage and Recycling Center of Gebze plant established on 152,000 m² and approximately 90,000 m² indoor area, with an annual production capacity of 348 thousand tonnes.

Betek makes great contributions to the future, natural resources, environment and the economy of our country thanks to the recycling and recovery activities carried out.

Betek Has Been Granted "14001 Environmental Management System" Certificate

Having contributed directly or indirectly to the recycling of 3,300 tonnes of waste in total (1,150 tonnes composed of dangerous waste) in 2011, Betek was honored with the Environmental Incentive Award under the category of big enterprises in "Şehabettin Bilgisu Environmental Awards" organized by the Kocaeli Chamber of Industry in 2006, and proved its environmental sensitivity by being certified within the scope of "TS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management System" by Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) in 2011.

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