Climate change is seen as one of the most serious problems confronting the world today. Throughout the world, efforts are being made to create control mechanisms and legal frameworks that will reduce the impact of climate change. The automotives industry for its own part has important responsibilities when addressing climate change issues. Tofaş’s action are informed by an awareness of the environmental, social, and economic risks that climate change poses and of its responsibilities for dealing with them.
Tofaş gives special importance to energy-efficiency and emissions-management issues in order both to head off the environmental, social, and economic risks arising from climate change and to keep potential rises in energy unit costs from having an adverse impact on its competitiveness. Tofaş takes a comprehensive approach that involves the entire company from senior executives to individual business units when dealing with the most important aspects of environmental management.
In 2017 Tofaş reduced its per-vehicle energy consumption by 5% to 3.47 GJ. The company has set a goal of further reducing this figure to 3.50 GJ by 2020.
Tofaş commits itself to achieving and maintaining a zero rate of work-related accidents by means of constant improvements in its occupational health and safety (OHS) culture. When addressing OHS issues, Tofaş abides by World Class Safety criteria as well as with Tofaş OHS Policy principles, which exceed the requirements of laws and regulations. The company’s OHS performance is also supported by OHSAS 18001 certification, WCM Safety Standards, Fiat Safety Standards, and Tofaş Contractor Procedure methodologies.