Sabancı Group unites Turkey and the World, for a sustainable life with leading enterprises through its performance culture, dynamic capital allocation and data driven ecosystem.
Hacı Ömer Sabancı Holding A.Ş. (Sabancı Holding), Turkey’s leading conglomerate, is a holding company engaged in a wide variety of business activities through its subsidiaries and affiliates, mainly in the banking, financial services, energy, industrials, building materials and retail sectors. Sabancı Holding is domiciled in the Republic of Turkey, with its headquarters in İstanbul, Turkey.
The objective of Sabancı Holding is to coordinate and support the finance, strategy, business development, legal, human capital and sustainability functions of Group companies in order to ensure that they operate in a manner which is profitable and sustainable with favorable competitive conditions, and to set and monitor the corporate governance practices which apply across Sabancı Group.
Sabancı Holding is managed by an Executive Committee, a team of top‑level executives which include the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Strategic Business Unit Presidents and functional Group Presidents. The Executive Committee is mainly responsible for major capital allocation decisions and reports to the Board of Directors, which is the ultimate decision‑maker.
The Board of Directors has four sub‑committees; the Audit Committee, the Corporate Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Early Detection of Risk Committee and the Sustainability Committee, each of which directly reports to the Board of Directors in regard to their areas of function. The Sustainability Committee was formed in 2021 to assist the Board of Directors in comprehensively fulfilling their duties and responsibilities regarding environmental and social issues.
Sabancı Holding defines its Holding value-add in 3 pillars; performance culture, dynamic capital allocation and value creation via data driven ecosystem. In regards to performance culture, a short-term and long‑term management incentive system is adopted across the organization. Performance evaluation is conducted on an annual basis, involving a number of performance criteria including revenue, EBITDA, free cash flow and the relative total shareholder return (rTSR) for listed companies in terms of financial key performance indicators (KPIs), the improvement in their MSCI score and the actions to tackle the climate crisis in non‑financial KPIs. The rTSR and Net Asset Value (NAV) growth are among the KPIs used in determining long term incentives.*
Having a value-focused, data driven ecosystem, Sabancı Group companies were operating in 13 countries as of 2021 year‑end and were supplying their products to regions throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North Africa and North and South America. Sabancı Holding’s multinational business partners include prominent global companies such as Ageas, Bridgestone, Carrefour, E.ON, Heidelberg Cement, Marubeni and Skoda.
In dynamic capital allocation, the Group focuses on growth and strengthening market leading positions in core businesses and investing in new platforms, while maintaining a healthy balance sheet structure and maximizing shareholder returns.
Sabancı Holding is registered with the Capital Markets Board and its shares have been listed on the Borsa Istanbul since 1997. The Sabancı Family is collectively Sabancı Holding’s majority shareholder, while 49.11% of the Holding’s shares are publicly traded. Sabancı Holding’s own shares as well as the shares of its listed 11 subsidiaries constitute 6% of the total market capitalization of the Turkish equity market as of the end of 2021.
In 2021, Sabancı Group posted combined revenue of TL 152 billion and consolidated net income of TL 12 billion.