The only way to create and maintain quality is through continuous testing and inspections. We pay the utmost attention to high-quality standards and consumer health at every stage of product life-cycle and production.
We, as Mey|Diageo, consider occupational health and safety, as well as environmental, energy, quality and food safety, as a measure of how much human being is valued, and as an integral part of our company policy.
Our primary priorities include ensuring that our employees serve in a world-class, healthy and safe work environment, and creating high-quality products and brands that can compete in world markets.
We, as Mey, pay the utmost attention to high quality and consumer health at every stage of product life-cycle and production. Accordingly, we put into place systems that enable customer satisfaction, continuous improvement and development within the organization of the company, and accomplish infrastructural investments pursuing cutting-edge high technology on such basis. As the leading company operating in the rapidly-growing alcoholic beverage industry, we reiterate quality product and food safety by management systems, and diligently fulfill the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 22000:2005 standards. We are the first raki producer with ISO 9001 certificate, and the first wine-maker with ISO 22000 certificate in Turkey, and thanks to certification of our Sales Distribution Directorate in 2008, we ensure that product safety is effectively maintained across the sales network. In 2016, all of our production sites upgraded their food safety standards to FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System.
We ensure that the needs and expectations of our customers are met through the processes that we carry out and continuously improve with a risk-based thinking approach in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, process management practices and the requirements of the FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System. The Company not only fully fulfills its obligations prescribed under the statutory regulations, but also prioritizes consumer health and customer satisfaction, determines all the necessary actions and measures to ensure that the responsibly consumed product poses no risk to health, and ensures that each stage, from the suppliers to consumers, is in accordance with the management systems policies
2015 Environmental Management System/ Greenhouse Gas Verification
We, as Mey|Diageo, do our best to minimize the environmental impacts, to reduce, sort and recycle wastes, to measure our greenhouse gas emissions and our carbon footprint, and to minimize natural resource and energy consumption. We are the first company in the alcoholic beverage industry to have the environmental management system certified in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard. We continuously improve our environmental performance by comprehensively identifying and controlling our environmental impacts.
Nevsehir Distillery Plant of Mey Alkollu Ickiler issued a greenhouse gas report and compiled a greenhouse gas inventory for 2009 in accordance with the internationally recognized ISO 14064:1 "Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions", and had them certified by Lloyd's Register, an independent organization, on 07/10/10, which is a first in Turkish food industry.
For the first time in Turkey, the greenhouse gas emissions released as a result of the life-cycle of white and red wines of Kayra Vintage Series were calculated in accordance with the PAS 2050:2008 standard. It was verified by Bureau Veritas, an independent organization, on 05/09/2011.
We, as Mey|Diageo, believe that our employees are our most valuable resource. Accordingly, we accomplish our investments in this field. Ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for our employees is one of our primary requirements. We have been making planned and systematic efforts in relation to occupational health and safety. Accordingly, we have adopted the ISO 45001:2018 Management Standard as a management model that requires systematic control of the practices, which may affect the health and safety of our employees, and we have transited from OHSAS 18001:2007, which was a first in Turkish spirits industry, to ISO 45001:2018, in 2019.
It involves production of raki, vodka, gin, liquor, wine, suma and ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin and aniseed processing activities by MEY Alkollu Ickiler, as well as storage and distribution of alcoholic beverages of Mey Icki.