Geneva, 08 October 2020 – Sabanci Holding today joined over 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Sabanci Holding’s main business areas are banking, insurance, energy, industrials, building materials and retail.
With over 90 years of experience, Sabancı Holding operates companies that are industry leaders and rank among Turkey’s most reputable enterprises. The Holding has forged strong partnerships with world-renowned companies and maintained these with success over long periods.
Sabanci Holding’s mission is to manage a competitive strategic portfolio with sustainable growth potential to create value for all of its stakeholders.
Holding’s new strategic roadmap, called Sabancı of New Generation, underlines the ever-changing conditions of today’s world. Sabancı of New Generation emphasizes Sabancı Holding’s objective of adapting rapidly and effectively to a world where what is considered “new” changes every single day.
Headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, Sabancı Holding companies currently operate in 12 countries as of year-end 2019 and market their products in regions across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North Africa, North and South America. Sabancı Holding – thanks to its solid reputation, positive brand image, strong joint ventures, extensive experience and know-how about the Turkish market – has fostered its core businesses over the years. These enterprises collectively have also contributed significantly to the development of Turkey’s economy.
Mr Cenk Alper, CEO of Sabanci Holding said: “We, as Sabanci Holding, are very proud to be a leading voice of sustainable business and currently WBCSD’s unique member from Turkey. We believe that our membership of WBCSD will inspire an increasing number of companies in the region to join us in our vision to “unite Turkey and the world for sustainable life” through business leadership. Today, the success of companies is measured not only by their financial results but also by their contribution to sustainable development and by the positive social impact they create.. We will be delighted to share our experience with other members of WBCSD, learn from them and their best practices - and to be one of the driving forces of sustainable development in the world.”
Mr Peter Bakker, WBCSD’s President and CEO, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sabanci Holding to the WBCSD network. Their wealth of knowledge and expertise across many sectors acquired over more than 90 years of operations combined with their drive for innovation and long-term sustainable value creation will bring added value to our network of member companies. It is a priority that we work together with companies like Sabanci Holding that can help transform our world towards one that is net zero-emissions, circular, healthy, inclusive and resilient.”