Sustainable Development plays a large part in the future perspective and strategies of the Akkök Group of Companies.
In 2007, the Akkök Group of Companies took the first step towards aligning its corporate responsibility philosophy with universal norms by signing the United Nations Global Compact, a leading document on the widespread adoption of universal principles for sustainable development. The initial Global Compact Report, covering 2008 and 2009, laid out the Group's understanding of sustainable growth, social responsibility and corporate governance. The subsequent reports illustrate the improvements the Group achieved throughout the years.
In 2012, a Sustainability Report was issued to provide in-depth information about performance and initiatives in environmental, social, ethical and economic issues. The repport was compliant with GRI (Global Reporting Initative) and was certified at the C level.
This report, issued by the Sustainability Committee composed of representatives from Aksa Akrilik, Akkim Kimya, Akenerji, Ak-Tops , Akiş GYO and Akkök A.Ş., is the fifth Progress Report. It is also the first extensive sustainability report that is compliant with the requirements of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. The report includes our achievements in sustainability policies and procedures, and our performance in environmental protection, work health and safety, responsible supply chain, employee initiatives and contribution to society. The report also contains governance practices and financial disclosures of the Akkök Group.
The idea of the creation of a shared and collective culture of development among all the world’s inhabitants is the basis of the UN Global Compact Principles. The Global Compact introduces universal principles and defines a brand new corporate responsibility based on full voluntarism. It emphasizes the necessity for the social and environmental sustainability of development and creates an opportunity for public, private and non-governmental organizations to come together around a common ideal within a network of corporate citizenship.
Sustainability Management at Akkök
The Sustainability Committee houses the Corporate Communication, Human Resources, Environment, Health&Safety Committees. Composed of Aksa Akrilik, Akkim Kimya, Akenerji, Ak-Tops, Akiş GYO and Akkök A.Ş. representatives, these committees convene regularly to support the reporting process. Please submit your questions and suggestions on sustainability to email@example.com.
Members of the Akkök Sustainability Committee
Ece Çalıkoğlu Turan
Ece Çalıkoğlu Turan
Güney Devrim İldiri
Hasan Nejat Mesci
Leyla Melike Koçgündüz
Özlem Sefer Palabıyık
Sevda Utaş Alemdağ
Sibel Bekler Keçeci
Sibel Demircan Taş
Şerife Füsun Ömür
Yarem Başak Çimen
* As a result of the Group's reorganization and streamlining efforts, Ak-Tops Tekstil Sanayi A.Ş. continues its business under Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii A.Ş.