Bolingbrook, Ill. (March 31, 2020) – Beko US, Inc. has received the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for its innovative home appliances that prioritize efficiency, wellness, and sustainability. This is the second year in a row Beko has received this highest ENERGY STAR honor, which is presented only to organizations that have been named Partner of the Year for consecutive years. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the award today in recognition of Beko’s superior leadership and contributions to the ENERGY STAR initiative.
“Beko’s focus on energy efficiency and passion for protecting the planet is central to our mission as a company,” said Hasan Ali Yardimci, Beko US president. “We don’t just manufacture major appliances that meet the most stringent energy efficiency requirements. Along with our parent company Arçelik A.Ş.—which is the only Turkish industrial company listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index—we incorporate the concepts of conservation and sustainability into every aspect of our business.”
The 2020 ENERGY STAR recognition stems from Beko’s most recent achievements:
Innovative products: Beko introduced 16 ENERGY STAR-certified models in 2019, including a series of new refrigerators deemed ENERGY STAR Most Efficient for reducing environmental impact while improving thermodynamic performance. The company’s full product line features 22 kitchen and laundry appliances on the 2020 Most Efficient list—a distinction reserved for energy-efficient products that also deliver the latest in technological innovation.
Industry leadership: Beko US worked directly with ENERGY STAR, providing technical comments on proposed ENERGY STAR and ENERGY STAR Most Efficient criteria changes and presenting on emerging technology at the 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner Meeting. The company also educates and actively engages with industry stakeholder groups, including offering ENERGY STAR training to architects, designers, and appliance retailers.
“We at Beko US, Inc. are dedicated to designing, manufacturing, and introducing continuous sustainable products to the marketplace. Not just our products, but our lifestyles are shaped by sustainability—using natural resources as efficiently as possible, being conscious about our own and our customers’ health and wellbeing, and making a commitment to the environment,” said Salih Zeki (Sazi) Bugay, director of marketing and product management. “Our partnership with ENERGY STAR is key to accomplishing this goal. We are incredibly honored to be recognized for our efforts and ongoing investment in the planet’s future.”
“I salute the 2020 ENERGY STAR award winners,” said Anne Idsal, EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. “These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.”
About Beko U.S., Inc.
Beko US, Inc. is a subsidiary of Arçelik A.Ş. whose vision is “Respect the Globe, Respected Globally.” The company’s two brands (Beko and Blomberg) are committed to developing highly energy efficient home appliances that deliver advanced technology and superior features, empowering your family to live healthier. The Beko brand has a growing presence in more than 145 countries and is the fastest growing brand in Europe. The Blomberg brand has been a leading choice of developers across North America since 2008. From 2017 to 2020, Beko US, Inc. received the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. In 2019 and 2020, Beko US, Inc. also was recognized with an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award, the program’s highest honor. For more information, visit www.bekoappliances.com or www.blombergappliances.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid $30 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.