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Tuesday, April 23 2019 - 20:00
Arcelik Aims to Raise Awareness on Climate Change Risks Through Mt. Everest Climb
ISTANBUL, Apr. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Arcelik takes another key initiative to tackle global warming in line with its 
'Respecting the World, Respected Worldwide' vision. CEO Hakan Bulgurlu will 
attempt to climb Mount Everest to raise awareness on climate change risks

Arcelik continues its efforts to build a sustainable future through its 
environment friendly products, sustainability projects and campaigns. Having 
sustainability at the heart of its business operations, the company created a 
product portfolio which is more than 90% recyclable and set a goal of being 
carbon-neutral in manufacturing by 2025. 


This time Arcelik takes another initiative to draw attention to global warming, 
with catastrophic effects already having an impact on the future of our planet. 
Starting by the end of April, Arcelik CEO Hakan Bulgurlu will attempt to climb 
Mountain Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, to raise awareness on climate 
change risks. Bulgurlu will try to reach the summit in nearly four weeks using 
the northern route together with a team of five from different countries. 
Previously, Arcelik teams climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2011 and in 2018, Elbrus 
in 2017, and most recently Mount Aconcagua in last January to draw attention to 
global warming's growing and deteriorating impacts.

Mount Everest is one of the globally known geographies hit hardest by global 
warming. A recent study found that the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, 
could lose two-thirds of its glaciers by 2100, if global efforts to limit 
global warming fail. Last year, a landmark report released by United Nations 
also suggests that if greenhouse gas emissions continued at the current rate, 
the atmosphere would warm by as much as 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial 
levels by 2040. 

The expedition will be documented in a series of social media posts on Arcelik 
Global and Hakan Bulgurlu's social media channels. 

Founded in 1955 Arcelik has operations in the durable consumer goods industry 
with production, marketing and after-sales services. Arcelik offers products 
and services in 146 countries with its 32,000 employees, 22 different 
production facilities in 9 countries (Turkey, Romania, Russia, China, South 
Africa, Thailand, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh), 34 sales and marketing 
companies all over the world and with its 12 brands (Arcelik, Beko, Grundig, 
Blomberg, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel, Defy, Dawlance, Voltas Beko, 
Altus) Arcelik is listed on Istanbul Stock Exchange. 

Source: Arcelik