Boosting Energy Efficiency
Waste Management and Circular Economy
Contributing to the Business Plastics Initiative
Our Must Vital Source: Water Management
Our Must Vital Source: Water Management
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We Protect the Environment and Natural Resources

We strive to reduce our impact on the climate and our environmental footprint and protect the natural environment in line with our 2050 Carbon Neutral goal.

We focus on lowering our impact stemming from our operations, adopting an environmentally friendly approach.

We reduce our environmental impact in our production processes and continuously introduce improvement projects. We look out for environmental impacts at all project stages, from design to conclusion, and opt for EU-standard technologies and processes.

Life-Cycle Analysis

We apply life-cycle analysis on existing units to determine all environmental impacts stemming from our operations and to detect and improve any sub-processes leading to these impacts.

We also created the Tüpraş Environmental Sustainability Index for any future investments. This index will consider economic indicators and environmental impacts jointly for the investment evaluation of key projects.

We organize awareness training within the company on the concept and analysis of the life cycle. The common purpose of these trainings is to instill the concept of the life cycle in all process teams and to further spread the approach.

Studies within the Scope of Life Cycle Analysis
You can Access Our 2022 Integrated Report

2022 Integrated Report

Boosting Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is an operational priority as part of our 2050 Carbon Neutral goal.

Number of Energy Efficiency Projects (#)2124306552
Energy Efficiency Savings (TJ)362047371319251320
Energy Efficiency Savings (USD million)36,03,84,313,234,2
GHG Emissions Reductions through Energy Efficiency Projects (tonnes CO2e)243.66626.29239.608106.70873.199

Thanks to our energy efficiency and modernization efforts, our energy density index amounted to 94.9 point in 2022.

Ell Development by Years

We continuously increase our energy efficiency and energy saving efforts every year for higher productivity and profitability in production.

We also maintain our renewable energy investments in line with our Carbon Neutral goal. In 2022, we commissioned for a capacity of 89.1 MW, with field installation works still ongoing. The existing renewable energy sources in our refineries generated 3,379 MWh in 2022.

Waste Management and Circular Economy

Adopting a responsible production and consumption approach, we reduce at the source, recover waste, and establish industrial symbiosis as examples of best practices on an international scale.

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All our refineries and our Head Office building hold the Basic Level Zero Waste Certificate.

We take the "Zero Waste" perspective in all our operations and activities and organize training courses and optimization actions to further spread the concept.

We run R&D studies and seek new collaborations to recover catalysts, activated carbons, refractory waste, waste sand from sandblasting, absorbents, waste mud, and used caustic and utilize them as secondary raw materials.

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Contributing to the Business Plastics Initiative


A member of the Business Plastics Initiative (BPI), Koç Holding committed to eliminating single-use plastics by 2023.

In line with that commitment, Tüpraş replaced all single-use plastics with durable alternatives in all fields of operation.

Our Must Vital Source: Water Management

We aim to reduce our water consumption, use water sustainably, and preserve biological diversity.

18.1 million m3

Tüpraş consumed a total of 18.1 million m3 of raw water for its operations throughout 2022,

0.72 m3/metric tons

The ratio of raw water used per unit of crude oil was registered as 0.72 m3/metric tons.

15.7 million m3

Within the same period, total water recovery reached 15.7 million m3.

Tüpraş continuously monitors the ratio of consumed water to crude oil in its refineries with a view to reduce raw water consumption, and subsequently reduce the use of natural resources, use natural resources sustainably, preserve biological diversity, and gain economic benefits.

Tüpraş takes numerous measures for water efficiency. These include reducing natural resource consumption at refineries through the recovery of refinery and urban waste water through the Waste Water Recovery Unit, reusing condensed steam as a water source, reusing process waste water in production units once treated in preliminary treatment units, and optimizing water use in the cooling towers.

Wastewater Recovery million m3

In 2015, Izmit Refinery embarked on a cooperation with ISU (Kocaeli General Directorate of Water and Sewerage Administration) to meet its process water requirement and began to recover the discharge water at the Urban Waste Water Treatment Center.

Tüpraş applies the internationally acknowledged WRI (World Resources Institute) Aqueduct method to determine the water-related risks in the basins housing the refineries.

We continue to work on Tüpraş Water Road Map in line with our goal to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Example EU-backed projects in water management


We will introduce an innovative technology to recover wastewater in the field in Izmit Refinery.Scheduled to be completed in 2023, the project also contributes to the digitalization goals.


The rich caustic will be neutralized and purified from pollutants by the refinery processes before being fed into and eliminated by the Waste Water Treatment Unit and subsequently delivered to another company without any further processing to be used in industrial symbiosis.

Cooperation on Biodiversity

We are cooperating with the Institute of Environmental Science of Boğaziçi University to run biodiversity studies within the impact area of our Izmit Refinery.

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We expect this cooperation to include the following components: period comparison of the characterization of biodiversity on land and in the sea; literature comparison of the impact on biodiversity of similar-scale facilities; evaluation of correlation with environmental parameters and prospective suggestions to preserve and enhance biodiversity. In addition, we are preparing Ornithological Observation Reports in areas allocated for the construction of solar power plants.

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