Turkish Airlines hereby declares its Environmental Policy covering the design and presentation of the scheduled and unscheduled passenger and cargo commercial flight operations and in-flight services in domestic and international lines, its corporate complexes within the borders of Turkish Republic as well as the office activities in those complexes, and the training services in order to bring all its related parties together around a common goal.
Abiding by the Rules
It complies with the aviation regulations along with the other legal and other requirements on the environmental issues that it is liable to comply with and undertakes to comply with voluntarily; it aims to extend beyond compliance with laws by the projects, applications, and initiatives it supports and plays an active role.
Managing the Environmental Aspects
It detects the environmental aspects and environmental impacts of all its activities, products, and services, and develops action plans to prevent, decrease and, if possible, eliminate all negative environmental impacts at source throughout its life cycle. It applies improvement-oriented management systems and methods to keep significant environmental aspects under control.
Minimizing Adverse Environmental Impacts
It gives top priority to protection of environment while carrying out all its activities, products and services.
It supports the fuel efficiency initiatives to decrease and eliminate the factors that may worsen the climate change. It monitors and reports the greenhouse emissions regularly, and shares the results with all its stakeholders. It takes the necessary measures and sets goals to decrease its emissions, and develops action plans to attain these goals, and monitors the status of such actions regularly.
It develops projects based on Zero Waste principle and waste management hierarchy in the waste management practices.
Considering the environmental impacts of its products and services, it supports the sustainable products and services, and gives priority to preferring such products and services whenever possible.
It acts being aware of its impact on the local pollution. It takes measures against noise pollution, water emission, odor emission, and waste generation. It places importance on protection of the ecosystem and biological diversity.
Decreasing the Consumption of Natural Resources
It uses the natural resources effectively and efficiently in line with the sustainability principle.
It ensures the creation of the infrastructure required to increase the resource and energy efficiency and decrease their consumption, and supports the projects and applications developed to that end.
Considering People and the Environment while Growing
It adopts the sustainable growth strategies to leave a better world to the next generations while extending all its activities, products, and services and planning its new investments.
It targets to decrease its emissions and noise level with its next generation environment-friendly aircraft that increases fuel efficiency by modernizing its fleet.
It places importance on protection of the natural ecosystems and biological diversity.
Developing along with Stakeholders
It works to increase the environmental awareness of its own employees, provides trainings to its employees on environmental issues. It shares its good environmental practices with all its stakeholders; popularizes them; and encourages its stakeholders to participate through multidirectional communication.
It measures its environmental performance regularly against the performance criteria it has determined, monitors its development, and shares it with all its related parties through the Sustainability Report it publishes annually.
It evaluates the feedbacks coming from the national and international rating agencies, its employees from all levels of its organization, and all its related parties, considers every possible feedback, and takes actions to improve its Environmental Management System consistently.
It reviews the Environmental Policy periodically, updates it when necessary, and shares it with its related parties.