SOCAR Turkey’s subsidiaries in Aliagha province Petkim, STAR Refinery, and SOCAR Turkey Akaryakıt Depolama A.Ş. have been awarded “Zero Waste Certificate” by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Report informs, citing SOCAR.

Thus, all three enterprises formally comply with the requirements of the legislation and return the waste to the economy after recycling.

Anar Mammadov, head of SOCAR Turkey’s Refining and Petrochemicals Department, said that a joint waste management system had been set up for the production units of Petkim, STAR Refinery, and SOCAR Depolama within the sustainability policy: “We aim to return waste to the economy by collecting it on site. In this regard, we have updated waste management systems and waste collection machines in all our production areas. We have improved the areas where waste is temporarily stored. During the year, we conducted training and awareness-raising events for all our employees. As a result of the work done, we have increased the volume of recycling at the production facilities operating within the SOCAR Turkey Refining and Petrochemical Department to 32%. The Zero Waste Certificate we received as a result of our activities will be an incentive for us in the future.”