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For a better future, we are dedicated to produce ecological & ethical fabrics.

As a part of our corporate values, “SUSTAINABILITY” at Can Tekstil aims to successfully achieve Global Sustainable Development Goals in all of our operations, use our limited resources effectively and generate lasting values started
in 1995, ISO 9001 Quality Management System;
in 1997, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System;
in 2004, ISO 18001 Occupational Health and Safety System;
in 2015, ISO 50001 Energy Management System
with the guidance of our policies and requirements of the industry in 1996 Oeko-Tex;
since 2015 Higg Index and
in 2019 Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certificates have been added to our facility.
In 2008, to export Russian market Can Tekstil has been certified with GOST-R that is the reasonably circumstance to export.
Main sustainable materials we use in desing and production BCI (Better Cotton Initiative), Organic Cotton, Sustainable Lyocell (Tencel™ Lyocell) and Traceable Viscose (Lenzing™ Ecovera™). In our works, we give great importance to creating social benefits and providing long-term and lasting benefits for our projects. With this aim our sustainability principles are developed and managed with the help of best practices, standards and methods.

Clean Production

CAN is the first company in the textile sector to receive ISO 14001* certificate with the principle of “Keep Nature Always Alive”. Our company, which attaches importance to productivity, has provided numerous benefits to the region and society with many national and international pioneer projects to date.
Our fabrics have been STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified since 1996.
The use of Textile Emissions in the Greenhouse, Dyeing and Finishing Process with Ecological Chemical, Using Economizer, SIEMENS Energy Efficiency Project, Cogeneration Plant and the Automatic Dyeing/Chemical Dosing System Investments are some of the best examples of clean production applications in recent years.
In 2004, our company carried out “IPPC-IMPEL Project” with “T.C. Ministry of Environment and Urbanization” and has gained significant experience in this project, which is based on clean production principles in the textile sector. The Ergene Basin, one of Turkey’s 25 river basins, is one of the priority areas for Turkey in scope of pollution protection. In 2019 our company collabrated with the international on "Cleaner Production Project" and aim to be exemplary in producing clean to increase their experience in this field and other businesses. (For more information please visit www.wwf.org.tr)
*Environmental Management System
*Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals

Energy

In our Integrated Production Facility we use electricity, natural gas and steam energy for textile and agricultural activities; in Headquarter electricity and natural gas energy is used for administrative activities.
Cogeneration Plant has been generating since by 1996 with the aim of continuity and efficiency of energy activities, has increased its installed power in 2009 in order to meet the increasing energy needs of the factory and has been able to meet its own energy continuously.In 2015, it has obtained ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certificate and proved that it operates in accordance with standards in its activities. We ensure all our processes and employees with ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System that we have in conducting energy activities.
Energy efficiency is our primary focus in our new machinery/equipment investments and existing equipment. Since 2018, “Standard Fluorescent Lighting” has been replaced by “LED Lighting” in our integrated facility to reduce our energy consumption. Energy studies are carried out regularly at our facility and projects that will ensure energy efficiency and energy traceability are carried out by our team of experts.
By substituting part of power plants running on fossil fuel in Turkey's electricity supply, social and environmentally efficient, clean, reliable and produce a sustainable manner electrical energy and our group company in order to reduce emissions in Bilecik in 2008 - Bozüyük 39 MW Metristepe RES plant's license and in 2013, we received the Gold Standard Certificate, which assesses the environmental and social impacts of renewable and clean energy projects, and put into operation with 16 N 100/2500 2.5 MW Wind Turbines in 2012, proving its sensitivity to global climate change and sustainable development targets.

Water / Wastewater

In out wet processing all kind of various fabric blends are dyeing in our Dyehouse successfully. For minimising environmental impacts of textile dyeing and finishing processes “Wastewater Treatment Plant” established after operating “Dyeing and Finishing Plant” in same year 1993.
Dyeing and Finishing Plant, which has been operating uninterruptedly for more than 26 years, significant savings have been achieved in our water and chemical consumption through machine investments we have renewed and risks in terms of occupational health and safety have been minimized.
The wastewater generated at the end of the dyeing and finishing process is monitored at the Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis in accordance with national and international discharge standards.
In 2011 against “Detox Campaign”, the Global Customers committed to “Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals” in 2020. We give importance for the 2020 target and publish wastewater results in global portals.
With the nationally supported project that we initiated in our Dyeing and Finishing Plant, where water and chemical consumption is the most intense, it is aimed to monitor the amount of water and discharged wastewater consumed in the fabric dyeing process online and online.

Chemical Management

Chemical Management System Policy
1. Providing Environmentally Friendly Products Using Reliable, Sustainable and Traceable Chemicals, in Our Activities,
2. Carrying Out Clean Production Practices,
3. Continuing Improvement by Following Current Best Practices,
4. To Comply with Occupational Health and Safety While Working With Chemicals.
In wet processing, we attach great importance to efforts to reduce our environmental impact. Since the day it was founded, our company prefers certified chemicals which are in the list of positive and biodegradable, environmental impacts reduced and positive effects in dye finishing processes, and carry out the necessary studies in order to comply with 2020 ZDHC targets.
Through regular trainings we provide our employees with the necessary information about working with chemicals.

Waste Management, Circular Economy and Recycling

Solid wastes generating as a result of textile and agricultural production activities in our facility are separated at source in accordance with national and international requirements and reporting to “Ministry of Environment” and recycling by 99%. Our next goal is waste management be entegreted with “Zero Waste Regulation” which has been published July 2019.The use of recycled raw materials supporting clean production practices and cyclic economy model developed to meet our national and international sectoral needs is carried out with projects.
In order to reduce the environmental impacts of our enterprises, production wastes in the textile and agricultural fields in which we operate are re-evaluated.
Instead of the primary, synthetic textile materials used in our fabrics, R&D and fabric design studies have started by using easily degradable materials in nature.In 2019, with the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certification, our company supports the use of recycled products in fabric production globally

Innovation

Can R&D Center, which started its activities in 2017 with the approval of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Industry and Technology, continues its projects with an increasing momentum in line with customer demands and market trends. In our project works, it is aimed to be a pioneer in innovation, to protect intellectual and industrial rights and to bring them to our sector based on national and international benefits needed by our sector. Can Ar-Ge Center, which is the 27th R&D Center established in the textile sector-Turkey, is active in energy and agriculture as well as the textile sector. Significant technical and commercial gains are achieved through collaborations and projects carried out within the framework of Industry-University and Industry-Industry.

Ethics

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY POLICY
Acting on the principle of ‘HUMAN FIRST” at every stage of production, service and management,
1. Child Labour: Not to employ any worker under the age of 18 and act in accordance with the laws of child and young labour employment .
2. Forced and Compulsory Labour: Not to employ any worker by force and with deposits/financial guarantees and to employ all our workers voluntarily in appropriate positions under equal conditions.
3. Occupational Health and Safety: To adopt a proactive approach based on risk analysis, to ensure that all employees are actively participating in implementation of health and safety procedures and to give priority to the general health of employees.
4. Freedom of Association: To respect the right of employees to bargain through their authorized union.
5. Discrimination: Not to employ workers according to their race, colour, language, religion, ethnical background, pregnancy, marital status or gender but to employ according to the skills required to perform the job.
6. Diciplinary Practices/Harassment and Abuse/Mobbing: Behave respectfully to the personality of all the employees and not to implement any corporal punishments, not to let verbal, physical or psychological coercion or harassment of any kind.
7. Working Hours: To comply with laws and regulations controlling working hours and seek consensus of the worker for overtime.
8. Compensation and Benefits: To respect normal or overtime working wages and social benefits described in laws, regulations or in collective bargaining agreement.
9. Protection of Environment: To follow the current environment laws and to prevent environmental pollution based on environmental aspect & impact analysis, reduce pollution at source.
10. Legal Laws and Regulations Compliance: To implement all activities according to current laws®ulations, our customers’ business partnership rules and to the management system standards.
11. Education: To ensure the improvement of employees by organizing occupational health&safety, protection of environment, professional and personal improvement support educations with the logic of the education level of employees determines the general level of a company.Thus to provide the continual development of our company.
12. Supplier/Sub-contractor Relations: To evaluate social compliance activities of its suppliers, to monitor evaluation results with action plans and gradually increase their social compliance level.
13. Prevention of Bribery: Not to accept or request any gift or payment for profit from any of the employees or sub-contactors.

With the OHSAS 18001 certificate, which was introduced to our company as a first in the textile sector in which we operate in 2008, we systematically evaluate the risks that all our employees may encounter in the business environment and take all necessary measures to prevent these risks.
We also provide the necessary information to all our employees through regular trainings.
We provide effective communication for all of our employees to reach their managers and to report their suggestions / complaints.
Through regular independent social audits we have successfully completed, we increase our business contacts with our customers and declare that we support continuous development.

Social

We provide a clean and reliable working environment within our facility.
We provide lunch and shuttle service to all our employees.
We have an ambulance and medical team for 24 hours.
We provide table tennis, table football, billiards and backgammon enjoyment to our staff during the rest hours and we organize trips, theaters, concert activities and football, volleyball, bowling, foosball, backgammon tournaments to support their time in social and cultural activities.

Integrated Management Systems Policy

1. To Comply with the Management System Standards & Formal Regulations In All Our Activities.
2. To Improve Ouar Quality by Continuously Following Up Technological Innovations, Scientific and Managerial Developments.
3. To Improve Our Performance with the Active Participation and Team Working of all Our Employees.
4. To Work According to the Needs, Expectations and Satisfaction of Our Customers.
5. To Be A Preferred Company by Means of Required Quality Standards and Timely Production.
6. To Use Raw Material that is Harmless to Human and Nature Through Our Production Process.
7. To Train Our Employees Parallel to the Developments.
8. To Improve Our Employee’s and Society’s Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety Consciousness.
9. To Use Our Natural Resources Consciuosly and to Provide The Reduction and Recycling of Our Waste.
10. To Keep The Accident Level Low by Creating Healthy and Safe Working Areas for Our Employees.


As Can Tekstil, we continue to be one of the leading and driving forces of the sector with our investments since our establishment. We get stronger with the quality services we provide in textile and agriculture sector by voluntarily adopting all the principles of “Sustainable Development Goals” and “Global Compact Principles”.

For more information on “Sustainable Development Goals”;
www.tr.undp.org/content/turkey/tr/home/sustainable-development-goals.html

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