Setting an example for 16 years with its Clean Toilet Campaign, OPET’s “Clean Toilet Trucks" started another Turkey tour this year due to the high traffic on the roads in summer. Carrying out hygiene activities at OPET stations in various cities, Clean Toilet Trucks distribute informative booklets and cleaning kits to drivers and also visit OPET stations.
“OPET Clean Toilet Trucks are again on a Turkey Tour this year. Due to high traffic at OPET stations that may be encountered in summer, these Trucks will provide service Turkey-wide and supply materials to OPET stations to make toilets more hygienic. Informative booklets containing “cleaning and hygiene rules” and cleaning kits will be distributed to OPET customers.
In the framework of the OPET Clean Toilet Campaign, the longest social responsibility project of Turkey, Ford Trucks 1848T equipped with trailers will follow two different routes and visit 208 stations in 27 cities until 19 September.
Nurten Öztürk, a Founding Member of OPET Board of Directors and the opinion leader of Clean Toilet Campaign, pointed out that they provided hygiene training under the project, reaching out to 9 million people in 16 years. “Toilets are an indication of civilization in a country” said Öztürk and added that they did not limit Clean Toilet Campaign only to OPET stations, but also took it to people in villages and towns, teachers and students at schools in Turkey, traveling 7.5 million kilometers. Reminding that OPET standards have been rendered mandatory for public toilets, workplace and restaurant toilets by the Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with TSE, Öztürk said "We will continue to expand our project for a healthy future."
What Has Been Done under the Clean Toilet Campaign in 16 Years?
My Clean School" project was implemented in all schools in Istanbul.
With the project entitled "Cleaning is On the Rails" developed for State Railways Administration (TCDD), all employees were given training; cleaning and hygiene activities were expanded to include trains, railway terminals and stations.
In 2009, we launched a campaign named “Drinkable Water, Usable Toilet” in cooperation with Malatya National Education Directorate, and provided hygiene training to 4000 teachers and many students.
With the project named “To Love Means to Protect” which was launched due to the swine flu epidemic in 2009, all OPET stations and all schools where trainings were given were taken under protection with Bioshield that prevented reproduction and contamination of microbes for 90 days.
In the framework of the Vocational Training Program organized by Amasya Provincial National Education Directorate in 2010, Clean Toilet Campaign trainings were organized, and 2000 teachers were trained.
In 2011, 1500 teachers and thousands of students were given toilet cleaning and hygiene training in the counties of Nizip and Islahiye of Gaziantep.
In 2011, 2000 teachers attended toilet cleaning and hygiene trainings organized in Şanlıurfa.
In cooperation with General Directorate of SASKI, a department of Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality, we carried out a project on clean toilet, hygiene, efficient use of water.
In 2012, the project expanded abroad. In May 2012, in response to an invitation from Saudi Arabia, trainings were given to 4800 teachers and students in Mecca, Medina, Jeddah and Riyadh, and in 2013, trainings were given to 750 students and 60 teachers in Tefeyyüz Primary School, one of the oldest Turkish schools in the Balkans in Macedonia.
In 2015, a project named “Foamy Hands, Happy Faces” was launched in cooperation with Silivri National Education Directorate, Silivri Municipality, Silivri Foundation for Developing and Promoting Educational Services, ‘cleaning and hygiene’ trainings were given to all teachers and the personnel of the National Education Directorate in the county.
In 2015, in the scope of a project named “A Clean School, A Healthy Future” which was launched in cooperation with Gaziantep National Education Directorate and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, ‘cleaning and hygiene’ trainings were given to all teachers, school managers, auxiliary service employees and students.
In 2004 the “Clean Toilet Campaign” won the social responsibility great award of IPRA (International Public Relations Association). At the same time, the campaign also won the first award in the Social Responsibility Projects branch of 3rd Golden Compass Competition organized by the Turkish Public Relations Association. The project that won the bronze award in the "Health, Safety and Environment" Program category of 11th International Stevie Awards was also honored with the “Effectiveness Award” in the scope of “Corporate Social Responsibility Awards” organized for the first time by the Confederation of the Employer Unions of Turkey. The same year, OPET also won the award in the "Inspire" category of Gamechangers Awards as it inspired other brands by bringing a new point of view to “hygiene” with its “Clean Toilet Campaign”.