Mahmut Sami Şahin, President of the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE), stated in his written statement that TSE plays an important role in the Green Organized Industrial Zone Program.
Pointing out that the Institute offers realistic and concrete plans regarding climate change and sustainability, Şahin said that TSE provides innovative solutions that the business world may need in this process, the environmental label of the Green OSB certification and waste management, sustainable finance, greenhouse gas emission verification, life cycle analysis, reported that it is ready to provide services such as electric vehicles and charging infrastructures.
Regarding the definition of “Green OIZ” added to the Organized Industrial Zones Law for minimizing the effects of climate change and sustainable industry, Şahin stated that the global average temperature increase of 1.5% within the scope of the Paris Climate Agreement, which entered into force in 2016 in order to reduce the negative effects of climate change. He drew attention to the fact that many studies have been carried out to keep it below the grade.
Stating that sectors and countries made commitments for the net zero carbon target, preparing roadmaps and programs and publishing legislation, Şahin noted that Turkey also submitted a National Contribution Statement within the scope of the Paris Climate Agreement and committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 21 percent, with reduction from increase.
Underlining that this reduction rate was revised as 41 percent by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change at COP 27, Şahin said, “Within the scope of all these studies, certain responsibilities have been placed on the organized industrial zones for minimizing the effects of climate change and for a sustainable industry.” made its assessment.
Objectives of the Green OIZ Certification Program
Pointing out that in the European Green Consensus Action Plan, the task of completing the technical and administrative work for the implementation of the Green OIZ and Green Industrial Zone Certification System was given to the Ministry of Industry and Technology and TSE, Şahin said:
“In line with these responsibilities, the Green OIZ Certification Program has been established with the contributions of our Ministry of Industry and Technology and TSE. One of the objectives of the Green OIZ Certification Program is to contribute to the achievement of the industrial zones in our country to international standards by adopting the principle of continuous development in line with the sustainable development objectives. The other is that OIZ managements develop their organizations in a way that will contribute to their companies in the field of sustainability and climate change. It is to facilitate the adaptation of our companies within the OIZ to the Border Carbon Regulation Mechanism (SKDM) and other international legislation and standards, and their access to green finance.”
Priority to Green OSB Certificate
Stating that arrangements have been made in the Organized Industrial Zones Law in order to allow the projects prepared to be green OIZs to be credited and prioritized by the Ministry of Industry and Technology, Şahin said, “The issues regarding the loans to be given to the OIZs are stated in the regulation. With this regulation, the loan offered by the Ministry of Industry and Technology is stated. It is stated that the Green OIZ certificate will be considered as a priority in the provision mechanisms.” used the phrase.
Şahin emphasized that TSE plays an important role in the Green Organized Industrial Zone Program and said:
“TSE has launched a Sustainable Transformation Program in order to pave the way for businesses with innovative solutions by offering realistic and concrete plans regarding climate change and sustainability, and Green OIZ Certification, environmental label and waste management, sustainable finance, greenhouse gas that our business world may need in this process. It has become ready to provide all kinds of services, especially emission verification, life cycle analysis, electric vehicle and charging infrastructures.”