Boyner Büyük Mağazacılık A.Ş. It is one of the leading groups in the non-food retail sector in Turkey and is taking green steps for the very popular Altinyildiz Classic brand in Turkey. Altınyıldız Classics established the “So Long Live the World” platform, covering all its processes from the field to its factories and stores, covering a large ecosystem.
With the goal of making the world more sustainable, the company is conducting its production activities in a way that respects nature, people and the economy. According to the statement made, for this purpose, it created the “Let the World Live” platform, where it gathers all its works in the field of sustainability under a single roof.
On the social side of the sustainability topic, the brand focuses on ‘Quality Education’, one of the top priorities for the institution, out of the 17 Global Goals agreed by the United Nations to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change by 2030. The Store has implemented the ‘A Student’ project. In the project, a university student is given an education scholarship in each store, and priority is given to part-time employment opportunities, internships and employment.
Altınyıldız Classics, which established a Solar Power Plant (GES) on an area of 14 thousand square meters of its headquarters located in İzmir Torbalı with the ‘Green Roof’ project, has produced 1.7 megawatts of electricity here since May 2022. In this way, it meets all the electricity needs of the factory and head office with the clean energy it produces in its own power plant. The brand, which saves 4 million liters of water with sustainable piece dyeing in its production center, produces colored cotton by itself by planting colored cotton, eliminating some chemical processing steps, thus saving a significant amount of water and energy.
Altınyıldız Classics recycles all waste clothes and fabrics collected in stores. The brand also offers a 15 percent discount to those who bring old clothes to encourage consumers. Altınyıldız Classics, which stopped shipping and logistics with cardboard boxes as an innovation in all operations in its stores, switched to plastic parcels made from recycled materials, which can be used over and over again. Thanks to this transformation, it has reduced carbon emissions almost as much as the benefit of 2,000 hectares of forest in one year.
The brand also signed a circularity project in cooperation with a recycling company operating in Uşak for the clipped fabric pieces formed during production. All waste fabrics created by the manufacturers are separated according to their color and content, and they are converted into yarn at the ‘OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and Global Recycled Standard (GRS)’ certified Haksa Tekstil factory in Uşak, and the recycling contribution process is carried out more comprehensively.