Mey|Diageo Have Received The "Zero Waste" Certificate

28 March 2022

A further step towards creating a net positive for the environment by Mey|Diageo: All plants of Mey|Diageo have received the "Zero Waste" certificate

After the head office and 6 plants, which have already received the Zero Waste Certificate, the plant of Mey|Diageo operating in Sarkoy has also become entitled to receive the Zero Waste Certificate, and thus all plants of Mey|Diageo have become zero waste.

Mey|Diageo continues to make rapid progress towards creating a net positive for the environment, thanks to the projects it develops with the mindset of "Sustainability from Seed to Glass". After its plants in Alasehir, Nevsehir, Tarsus, Bilecik, Acipayam and Elazig, the plant of Mey|Diageo operating in Sarkoy has also become entitled to receive the Zero Waste Certificate issued by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change of the Republic of Türkiye. After this certificate, Mey|Diageo, all plants of which, including the head office, have become zero waste, has also achieved its waste management goal, one of the ecosystem goals set by Diageo for 2030 on a global scale, in 2022.

Speaking about it, Levent Komur, the General Manager at Mey|Diageo, said, “We strive for a more sustainable world, while continuing to invest in the country's economy, human resources, technology, soil and farmers.  Zero waste is one of the key stages of this strive. With our plant in Sarkoy that has been the last plant to receive the 'Zero Waste Certificate', we have legally documented that all our plants in Türkiye have accurate waste management.”, and added: “We pay attention to locating our production plants in the regions with development priority in Türkiye. The primary reason of why we prefer the regions with development priority, rather than the regions which receive high industrial investments, is to contribute to regional development in our country and help these regions unlock their existing potential, while making efforts towards a sustainable future."

We are aware of our responsibilities

Stating that they have already achieved a waste management goal, one of the ecosystem goals set by Diageo for 2030, in 2022, Levent Komur said, "As a company that is engaged in both farming and industrial activities and a representative of the agriculture-based industry, we are aware of our responsibilities. We have various leading efforts, from reducing greenhouse gas emissions to increasing water efficiency, from using 99.9% recyclable packaging to delivering sewage sludge as raw material to brick production. We, as Mey|Diageo, will continue to work with the goal of shaping a more livable world where we protect its resources and efficiency.”

Ecosystem Goals Set by Diageo for 2030

Mey|Diageo makes efforts in line with the ecosystem goals set by Diageo for 2030 on a global scale in order to help shape a more inclusive and sustainable world. Striving for a more sustainable world with trail-blazing and pioneering efforts in its sector, the company makes efforts towards achieving the goal of making a positive impact on the community where it exists, operates, uses resources and makes sales by 2030.

About Mey|Diageo

Mey|Diageo is one of the largest companies in the alcoholic beverage industry in Türkiye. It has been incorporated in 2004 upon the privatization of the alcoholic beverages department of Tekel. Since 2011, it has been operating under the umbrella of Diageo the alcoholic beverage producer trading in approximately 180 countries with regional offices in 80 countries. Mey|Diageo, the present representative of the legacy, dating back to the General Directorate of Monopolies that was established in 1862, is a company that is engaged in viticulture on its own land and holds a farming license. It continues to operate in Türkiye as two separate companies, one for production and the other for sales and marketing. It has become one of the largest companies in Türkiye, thanks to its more than 2 thousand employees, including its distributor and sales teams, by combining the talents of its employees with the power of its brands. Thanks to the employment opportunities it provides, as well as its significant contributions to the economy of the country, its approach to social responsibility and its premium brands, it holds a market-leading position in every field.

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