The Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum revealed the results of the CDP Turkey 2016 Climate Change Program in a conference at the Zorlu Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The CDP Global A List Awards and CDP Turkey Climate Leaders Awards were presented during the conference.
The event began with a video message by CDP President Paul Dickinson. Introductory remarks were delivered by Çimsa General Manager Nevra Özhatay. The keynote speaker of the event was International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Policy Director George Dallas.
CDP Vice President Sue Howells presented the CDP Global Climate Change 2016 Report Results in a live video conference. Afterwards, Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum Director and CDP Turkey Director Melsa Ararat presented the results of the CDP Turkey 2016 Climate Change Report.
Presentations were followed by the CDP A List CEO Panel moderated by Posta Ankara Correspondent and CNN Türk Hafta Sonu Presenter Hakan Çelik. Speakers were Arçelik CEO Hakan Bulgurlu and Garanti Bank CEO Fuat Erbil.
Hakan Çelik, Arçelik CEO’su Hakan Bulgurlu ve Garanti Bankası CEO’su Fuat Erbil
CDP Global A List Leaders and CDP Turkey Climate Leaders received awards
The event concluded with the CDP Global A List and Turkey Climate Leaders Award Ceremony. The 193 companies that performed exceptionally and went on the Global A List had been announced on November 25 at the CDP Headquarters in London. Only two companies in Turkey, Arçelik and Garanti Bankası, were included in the 2016 list. Arçelik CEO Hakan Bulgurlu and Garanti Bankası CEO Fuat Erbil received prizes on behalf of their respective institutions.
Seven other companies were given the “CDP Turkey Climate Leaders Awards” this year. The awards were received by Brisa Human Resources and Institutional Development Director Nilgün Özkan, Coca-Cola İçecek Corporate Relations Director Atilla Yerlikaya, Çimsa General Manager Nevra Özhatay, Ekoten Tekstil General Manager İzhak Aydın Öztürk, Migros Human Resources and Industrial Relations Assistant General Manager Demir Aytaç, Pınar Süt General Manager Gürkan Hekimoğlu and Tofaş External Relations Director Güray Karacar on behalf of their institutions.
The awards were presented to winners by Sabancı University Vice President Sondan Durukanoğlu Feyiz and Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Dean Professor Yusuf Menceloğlu.