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According to UN; Sustainability is a simple concept. In 1987, the UN Brundtland Commission defined sustainable development as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
The universal definition of sustainability is in consideration and activity of VASI. Sustainability Assessments on Labor, Health & Safety, and Environmental performance at VASI; over the years the company conducted internally and hosted a number of sustainability assessments in facilities by several brands, buyers, and MSIs. The sustainability assessments raise awareness and help to improve the capacity of management systems and conditions.
VASI Sustainability frame is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the operation where possible.
SDGs 3, 8, 17 Achievements beyond legal requirements together with the international certifications.
SDGs 5, 10, 17 Collaboration with UN Agencies, Government, NGOs, Universities/Academics, and professionals to conduct capacity building projects/programs. Supporting and using converged industry initiatives/tools such as SLCP, HIGG INDEX, and ZDHC to assess health & safety, environmental and chemical performances at the facilities, and aiming to minimize duplication effort.
SDGs 6, 13 Providing standards beyond legal requirements on wastewater and drinking water. Collection and reuse of rainwater.
SDGs 8, 12 Regular facility assessments based on local legislations and universal standards.
SDGs 9 Increasing percentage of digitalization and lean manufacturing systems within operations.
SGSs 9, 12, 13 Circularity; 10% of 2020 processed textile fiber waste turned into the punching bags. Using waste heat from work equipment to warm inside of the factory. Besides local legislation waste management on recycling, reuse, reduction inline according to ISO 14001.
SDGs 12 Providing sustainable materials/products since 2015 via certifications.
SDGs 13 Carbon Footprint measurements and reporting since 2018 according to ISO 14064-1.
SDGs 7, 13, 17 As of January 2021; I-REC certified clean and renewable energy usage in all VASI facilities.
Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM)
SDGs 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17 VASI Group Companies are conducting and completing the Higg Index FEM tool once a year and hosting verification. Based on the verification, the Istanbul factory has achieved 71% and the Yozgat factory has achieved 80% as verified score.