Sabancı’s Energy Companies Lend a Hand to the Toros Mountains

31-07-2021

Enerjisa Enerji and Enerjisa Üretim operating under the roof of Sabancı Holding and E.ON partnership took action for the citizens harmed by the forest fires in their regional area of activity in Adana and its surrounding regions. Enerjisa Enerji that provides electricity distribution and retail sales services to more than 10 million customers in Turkey, has decided to postpone the electricity bill payments of its customers who have been affected from the fires, for 3 months. The customers who have been affected from the fires can call the Call Center at 444 4 372 and benefit from the bill postponement opportunity. In order to meet the urgent needs of the citizens, vehicles with parcels containing provisions and necessities prepared by Enerjisa Enerji were sent and arrived at points in Adana and Osmaniye where the items were needed.

Enerjisa Üretim Plans to Rebuild Burned Homes

In addition to the rapid measures taken in line with employee safety and energy supply continuity, Enerjisa Üretim used every means available immediately for fire extinguishing activities in the region. In addition to the accommodation and logistical support, the company has rapidly employed help to the firefighting teams and the local community by providing equipment, construction machinery, food and water, also continuing the veterinary support for animals harmed by the fire. On the other hand, Enerjisa Üretim aims to develop projects in the villages located in the affected areas in and around Adana damaged by the fire, in issues like rebuilding the burned houmes, purchasing crops of burned farm fields, providing long-term veterinary services to wounded animals, offering various assistance packages regarding perished animals.

In order to provide a continuous supply of electricity in Adana, Mersin and Osmaniye, the electricity lines and network elements damaged by the fire are being repaired by Toroslar EDAŞ, Enerjisa Enerji’s company responsible for electric distribution in the region. Toroslar EDAŞ teams are striving with all their strength in the extraordinary conditions caused by the fire disaster.

“We Don’t Refrain from Stepping Up to the Plate”

Sabancı Holding Energy Group President Kıvanç Zaimler commenting on the topic, said: “We are all deeply saddened by the forest fires breaking out in different regions of our country. Once again, we are going through a difficult period, when our unity and solidarity and collaborative spirit are being tested. We believe that all of us have a great responsibility in picking up the pieces after these fires, to relieve the pain of our people damaged by these environmental disasters, to offer relief to their suffering.  As a Group that has seen adding value to this country as its main priority for 90 years; that has mobilized all its power for its country and nation with the ability and principles of the private sector to take initiative when necessary, we don’t refrain from stepping up to the plate in this challenging period we are going through.”

“We Support Our Subscribers In These Difficult Times”

Kıvanç Zaimler stated that in the Toroslar region where Enerjisa Enerji is responsible for operations and in Adana and its nearby regions that Enerjisa Üretim’s hydroelectric power stations are located, they will always be by the side of the citizens and their subscribers as they are going through these difficult times and continued: “We never saw our work as merely a commercial activity. We are aware that we provide a public service in a sector like energy that has an extremely strategic importance for our country. While we provide this service our priority is to give particular importance to the safety of our employees, stakeholders and the local community; while at the same time displaying a fair and responsible attitude against the troubles our customers are faced with. As a group and as a requirement of this responsible attitude imprinted in our genes, we will support our public in these difficult days. With the support programs and practices we are carrying out, we will help relieve, to some extent, the distress they are faced with and the pain they are experiencing.”

“Each Sapling A New Hope”

With the campaign initiated by Enerjisa Üretim with the motto “Each Sapling A New Hope” 100 thousand saplings had been planted last year. Zaimler declared that after these forest fires they will further increase their annual goal of planting 250 thousand saplings set at the beginning of the year 2021.

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