İzocam in the Press
Having made environmentally friendly investments that contribute to sustainability in its products, services and facilities in 2021, Izocam is leaving behind a year in which is filled with financially successful results.
Stating that they have signed many new projects to improve service and service quality, especially R&D studies in 2021 we are about to leave behind, Izocam General Director Murat Savci said that they focused on environmentally friendly investments in production facilities, sustainability-oriented studies, awareness-raising projects on healthy insulation products, and investments in the digital field throughout the year.
Noting that the chimney filter investment they made at the Tarsus Facility in the first half of this year came at the forefront of their environmental, occupational health and safety projects, Savci said, “With these environmentally friendly technological investments we have made to ensure that our facility works in the most compatible way with environmental conditions, we aim to achieve air emission values at world standards. We aim to bring our contribution for a sustainable world to the next level with the new flue filter, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions well below the standards. On the other hand, all our planning and preparation works continue in order to realize our long-term goals. We have a goal of being
carbon neutral by 2050. Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, limiting water consumption and waste water generation, adapting alternative raw material sources to production processes, and many project studies that will contribute to the circular economy are being handled in detailed programs in order to adapt to our 2030 and 2050 sustainability goals. In this context, as Izocam, this year we started to implement investment plans aiming to reduce direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by at least 33% until 2030. Our work on the subject will continue to increase for the coming years.”
Noting that they have recently taken another important step for the Tarsus Facility that contributes to their environmentally friendly facility targets, Murat Savci announced that the Tarsus Facility was entitled to receive the Basic Level Zero Waste Certificate in July. Noting that this certificate given by T.R. Ministry of Environment and Urbanization shows that the facility has completed a series of processes that cover the prevention of waste at a basic level, the more efficient use of resources, the prevention or minimization of waste generation by reviewing the causes of waste generation, and the collection and recovery of waste separately at the source in case of occurrence, Savci emphasized that they obtained this certificate for all their facilities in 2021.
Saying that they have also made all the necessary investments to switch to a new packaging system at the Tarsus Facility this year, Izocam General Director Murat Savci stated that they have transitioned to a more modern packaging system. Savci stated that they are continuing their renovation works and investments in the furnaces in the glasswool facility this year in order to provide uninterrupted service.
Izocam, which regards Environment and Occupational Safety as its top priority, continues to implement the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, which they maintain with the ISO 45001 certificate, in all its facilities and central processes. Stating that they have achieved exemplary successes in Occupational Health and Safety at their facilities in 2021, Murat Savci said, “This year, our Eskişehir Facility celebrated its third year without work accident, and our Tarsus Facility celebrated its second year without work accident. We are leaving behind a year in which the steps we have taken for zero occupational accidents, zero occupational diseases and zero environmental accidents have received good returns.”
Another environmentally friendly project that Izocam invested in this year was its new packaging work for Stonewool. Having started to renew the packaging of the mineral wool product group in the previous period, Izocam first renewed its glasswool packaging to emphasize its contribution to the global targets set by the United Nations for Sustainable Development. This year, Izocam Stonewool packaging has been redesigned to express sensitivity to human health and the environment. Less paint was used in the new translucent white packaging, and an environmentally friendly packaging was achieved by rearranging the packaging sizes and the amount of packaging used.
In addition, as a company that believes that healthy insulation is a right, Murat Savci stated that they are conducting campaigns this year to raise awareness of consumers about healthy insulation, and said, “We have been making continuous investments for EUCEB certification in Izocam Stonewool for 13 years and in Izocam Glasswool products for 12 years. Izocam brand mineral wools, with their EUCEB certificate, prove that they are products that do not harm human health and are biosoluable, with international standards. Products with EUCEB certificate are constantly tested and it is guaranteed that the fibers are harmless to health during the certificate period. On the other hand, we continue our activities to ensure that polystyrene-based XPS and EPS products do not contain HBCD, which is defined as a permanent organic pollutant. The use of the HBCD substance used with these products has been banned in our country as of November 2019. Therefore, when purchasing XPS and EPS products, it should be noted if they are 'HBCD Free' (do not contain HBCD). Izocam brand XPS and EPS products are produced within the framework of the laws in a way that will not harm the environment and human health. We continue our awareness-raising activities in this regard so that all industry manufacturers act with the same sensitivity.”
Emphasizing that the sustainability projects they touch on the end user are not only communication-oriented, Izocam General Director Murat Savci said, “The relationship between energy saving and sustainability is also an important issue for the end consumer.
We started to take more concrete steps in this regard at the beginning of 2021. We are currently in cooperation with Garanti BBVA to provide financial support to consumers in Izocam insulation products. The 'Personal Environmentally Friendly Building Insulation' loan, which is developed with a special limit for Izocam products, without any file costs, is very advantageous for those who want to have insulation. Garanti BBVA customers who want to buy insulation material for their house or who want to insulate their building can obtain our products from Izocam dealers with the loan, which offers ease of payment with no file costs and a maturity option of up to 36 months.”
Stating that they, Izocam, have recently signed off on another innovative project that has increased their service quality, Murat Savci said, “We have prepared a detailed Order and Service Conditions in order to highlight the services we offer to our customers, to eliminate uncertainties and to provide higher standards of service. Izocam Terms of Order and Service is the first example of undertaking that imposes sanctions on both the business partner and the company in Turkey and even in the world. In this context, we have also secured our products and services to our customers in writing, by eliminating the uncertainties that may arise in order, shipment and after-sales processes.”
Expressing that they attach great importance to the share of new products in their turnover, namely the 'innovation coefficient', Izocam General Director Murat Savci noted that they invested in R&D and innovation in line with changing market conditions and customer needs, with the aim of protecting the share of new products in their turnover, which was 20.5% last year. Savci emphasized that they continue to offer products that offer more economical and higher thermal comfort to the market, thanks to our R&D studies with the aim of developing the right solution for the right need.
Targets for 2022 are determined
Stating that as Izocam, they aim to increase their market share in all product groups by increasing their production capacity, enriching the product range, and increasing their production capacity in 2022, Murat Savci said that in this context, new projects to improve service and service quality, and especially R&D studies, will be on their agenda.
Additionally, stating that they aim to significantly increase the share of exports, which is currently 20%, in their turnover, Murat Savci stated that they will continue to search for new markets in 2022, while expanding their dealer network in the markets of the countries they are currently in, they will also give new dealerships in countries they see as potential.
On the other hand, saying that they will focus on projects that increase employee satisfaction next year as a company that puts people at the center, Murat Savci stated that as a company that always prioritizes the Environment, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), projects that will raise awareness in this context will also be on its agenda in 2022.
Noting that Izocam is now much more agile and customer-oriented thanks to the investments they have made in the field of digitalization in recent years, Murat Savci announced that new projects in the digital world will be on the agenda in order to preserve these values in the next period.
Emphasizing that they are a preferred brand due to their expertise and consultancy on insulation, as well as the quality and safe products they bring to the sector, Izocam General Director Murat Savci said "for this reason, we aim to take part in the leading projects of Turkey and our export markets in 2022, from infrastructure works to airports, from power plant projects to renovation projects, from shopping malls to factories, from hospitals to mass housing.”