CDP Turkey 2016 Climate Change Program Report, organised by Sabancı University Corporate Management Forum under main sponsorship of Çimsa and evaluation and reporting support from Deloitte Turkey, was announced. The Report was announced to the public on Wednesday, 30 November 2016, in Zorlu Performance Arts Centre, with an event organised by support of Zorlu Holding.
Providing a platform where companies present their climate change strategies for information of international corporate investors, CDP is accepted as the most prestigious and widespread environmental enterprise in the world.
CDP Turkey 2016 Climate Change Report includes analyses on responses of 50 Turkish companies subscribed to CDP.
Companies representing 50% of total market value of BIST-100 companies have announced how they manage risks and opportunities arising from climate change to investors and other stakeholders through CDP platform. 91% of these companies stated they have integrated climate change into their business strategies, while 94% stated that climate change was handled at upper management and board of directors levels.
During the event "CDP Global A List" and "CDP Turkey Climate Leaders" awards have also found their winners. The CDP Global A List, including the 193 global CDP subscribers who lead the fight against climate change, included two Turkish companies this year: Arçelik and Garanti Bankası. During the event these two companies were presented with their leadership awards.
On the other hand, 7 companies were deemed worthy of CDP Turkey Climate Leadership Awards this year. The awards were received by Nilgün Özkan, Director of Human Resources and Corporate Development for Brisa, Atilla Yerlikaya, Director of Corporate Relations for Coca-Cola, Nevra Özhatay, General Director for Çimsa, İshak Aydın Öztürk, General Director for Ekoten Tekstil, Demir Aytaç, Assistant General Director of Human Resources and Industrial Relations for Migros, Gürkan Hekimoğlu, General Director for Pınar Süt, and Güray Karacar, Director of External Relations for Tofaş.
Responsibility awareness of companies in regard of climate change has continually grown since 2010 when CDP Turkey started its activities. While the number of subscribers were only 11 in 2010, this year a total of 50 companies subscribed. 38 of subscribers were among BIST-100 companies. According to CDP grading methodology a total of nine Turkish companies were in the A and A- band this year. In the last 2 years Ekoten Tekstil managed to obtain CDP Turkey Climate Leaders Awards by pulling its grade to A- band.