Environment

All institutions of the Sabancı Group carry out their activities with an understanding of economic, social and environmental responsibility. The Sabancı Group companies have an awareness concerning contributing to the society in areas of sustainable economic development and environmental matters. Within this scope, our group gives great importance to social responsibility projects concerning environmental matters.

Energy:

  • The share of renewable energy resources within the installed capacity at the corporation has reached 46%.
  • Bandırma Natural Gas Cycle Plant is the most efficient thermal power plant in Turkey with an efficiency rate of 59,3%.
  • The carbon reduction values created at the renewable energy power plants are presented to the voluntary carbon markets.
  • The sustainability of growth is supported in the electricity sector with efficiency and technology focused electric distribution investments and operations.

Cement:

  • Akçansa launched its new product A+Beton with low carbon emission for durable, efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable structures.
  • Akçansa received the environmentally friendly and innovative product award together with Safkan Çimento within the scope of the ISO Environment awards.
  • The Alternative Fuel Preparation and Feeding Facility carried into effect at Akçansa’s Çanakkale factory in 2013 with an 11 million TL investment is the first and only facility in Turkey that can shred rubber and burn it. This way, with the utilization of alternative fuel, 37.000 tons of petroleum coke coal will be able to be substituted for other types of fuel.
  • Akçansa, within the framework of its Environmental Sustainability Philosophy, received ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certificate for all its factories with the goal of monitoring the Energy Efficiency applications, determining the improvement opportunities for developing the energy performances and the systematic improvement of such.
  • Çimsa published the first GRI A+ sustainability report in the sector and became the first Turkish company to participate in the Cement Sustainability Initiative.
  • Çimsa became the first Turkish cement company to sign UN Global Compact.

Retail:

  • Teknosa, which is a member of ÇEVKO (Environmental Protection and Packaging Waste Recovery and Recycling Trust) and TAP (Movable Battery Manufacturers and Importers Association), by means of the “Waste Stations” in its stores throughout Turkey and by receiving the electronic wastes of the consumers from their homes free of charge, ensures that such electronic wastes can be recycled. A total of 46.347 kg of electronic waste and 5.254 kg of batteries have been collected at the Teknosa stores throughout Turkey since 2012. Just in 2013, 11.067 kg of electronic waste and 878 kg of batteries have been recycled.
  • Carrefoursa, by reducing the carbon emission resulting from the electricity consumption at all its stores by 11,5 million kg, prevented 18.500 trees from being destroyed with its environmentally friendly markets project.

Industry:

  • Brisa published its first sustainability report at the GRI A level
  • Yünsa, the first textile company that measures its carbon emission in Turkey and reports it within the scope of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), continues to report its carbon emissions within the scope of CDP annually.
  • Yünsa, by receiving the ISO 50001 Energy Management System certificate in 2013, proved its efficient energy management applications.
  • Kordsa, in addition to product projects that ensure energy efficiency, has rapidly carried into effect all its new product projects for the purpose of reducing waste, chemical consumption and harmful emissions.
  • Kordsa strives for making the mobility more sustainable by reducing the rolling resistance to decrease the fuel consumption with its tire reinforcement technologies as well as lightening the vehicles with its composite technologies.
  • Kordsa develops R&D projects to ensure energy efficiency, to reduce waste, chemical consumption and harmful emissions.
  • Kordsa compiles its third Sustainabiliy Report, which will be published in September 2017.
  • Temsa, by making a transition to high additive chemical utilization in its painting processes, has ensured a reduction in carbon emissions.