Sabanci Holding, an industrial and financial conglomerate in Turkey, has set a goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all its operations by 2050 at the latest.
The company has worked towards increasing its environmental performance, achieving a 20% reduction in energy and emissions intensity and a 17% reduction in the amount of wastewater across its holding companies “within only a couple of years”.
It also claims to have been the first private sector representative in Turkey to join the Business World Plastic Initiative, which aims to fight plastic pollution.
In addition, Sabanci is working towards its goal of zero waste, increasing its circular business model applications and reviewing its processes.
CEO Cenk Alper said: “As Sabanci, we do not view sustainability as a topic we are sensitive about only on certain levels and occasionally jump into, saying ‘We’re in!’
“On the contrary, it is one of the topics in which we act as a pioneer in the society and push ourselves to develop further. In addressing sustainability thoroughly, in all its environmental, social and governance aspects, we entirely integrate this approach into each company and each unit of our business.”