Zorlu Energy, Turkey’s largest geothermal company, has been awarded a prestigious award in recognition of its Zero Carbon Footprint Forests Project.
Turkish energy company Zorlu Energy has received an award with its ‘Zero Carbon Footprint Forests Project’ for contributing to the realization of the sustainable development goals defined by the United Nations.
The Zero Carbon Footprint Forests Project, a project that was created in the name of combating climate change and creating a sustainable future, received the silver achievement award at Sustainable Development Goals Awards.
Zorlu Energy implemented the “Zero Carbon Footprint Forests Project” in 2010 in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Mehmet Zorlu Foundation in order to reset the carbon footprint resulting from its activities, and aims to plant 1.2 million saplings by 2030. The company stated that they aim to plant 90,000 saplings per year during the project.
Zorlu Energy has the largest installed geothermal power generation capacity in Turkey, with 290 MW.
Funda Kücükosmanoglu, Corporate Communications Group Manager of Zorlu Energy, said: “As Zorlu Energy, we aim to zero the carbon footprint arising from our activities, as well as adopting decarbonization-oriented ways of doing business in order to combat the growing global climate crisis. Our strategy for this contributes to the decarbonization, biodiversity development of not just our own operations but also that of our country. We focus on creating a restorative model and value chains. We have implemented many projects that add value to sustainable development goals, based on the understanding of ‘respect for the environment and people first’, which we have built on the basis of our way of doing business. As a reward for our efforts, we have planted more than 330 thousand saplings in total within the scope of the ‘Zero Carbon Footprint Forests Project’, which we started 10 years ago and was crowned with this meaningful award. We aim to contribute to our country’s struggle for decarbonization with each sapling we bring to the soil and to reach our goal of being a carbon neutral company for the year 2030. In this way, we will continue to create useful works for a sustainable world, taking into account the welfare of the society, with all our corporate social responsibility projects that we will implement in the future as well as today.”