The business world bears tremendous responsibilities for ensuring that the growth and development that it brings today do not threaten the lives and resources of future generations.
Both through the trail-blazing sustainability practices that we have integrated into all of our own banking service processes as well as through Escarus, a subsidiary that we have set up to provide consultancy services exclusively in this business line, we support sustainable development by making our knowledge and experience in this area accessible not just to the financial services industry but to the business world at large.
Through effective sustainability management, companies not only reduce and manage their risks better but also enhance their brand value and public reputation.
By providing sustainability consultancy services that enable corporate customers to manage and monitor their sustainability-related issues systematically, we contribute to their long-term success and performance.
Through our environmental and social due diligence services, we identify the environmental and social status of power plants, industrial facilities, and urban renewal projects and we provide support to ensure the sustainability of investments.
Through our technical consultancy services, we analyze both a facility’s operational and environmental performance and its compliance with environmental laws and regulations; we also identify and report any issues that adversely impact efficiency. We evaluate the investment needed to make any changes that are required and formulate an appropriate cost structure.
Through the consultancy services and models that we provide to help manage environmental risks and performance parameters that affect climate change within the framework of a rationalized system, we play a role in the transition both to a low-carbon economy and to more efficient production methods.
We provide manufacturing and services-sector companies with qualified expert support through specialized consultancy services in such areas as greenhouse gas emission measurement, internal and external greenhouse gas emission reduction, greenhouse gas emission mitigation process communication, and greenhouse gas emission inventory management.
We offer customers three different kinds of Sıfır Karbon certification:
The Environmental Risk Evaluation Tool (ERET) is an evaluation model that rates projects by seeking answers to questions under thirty-five separate headings. Financial institutions can use this tool as a detailed, rational, systematic, and transparent platform for assessing the environmental and social risks of firms and projects that they lend to.
Using ERET, investments accumulate risk points according to an analysis of their location and surrounding inhabited areas, of their use of energy and natural resources, of their impact on flora and fauna, of their effluents, of their pollutants, and of their potential harm to natural resources. In situations where the resulting score is above average, we provide consultation on how to reduce and manage a project’s potential impact.
We provide technical monitoring services to agencies and organizations that provide financial support to investments. These services consist of:
We provide investors and financial institutions with renewable energy project assessment, monitoring, and reporting services that make use both of our extensive technical experience and of the methodologies that we have developed in this area. We also provide training and consultancy services in the area of energy efficiency in order to increase the business community’s awareness of such matters.
Escarus – Sürdürülebilir Danışmanlık A.Ş.
Deriving its strength from the successful sustainability practices that TSKB has pioneered in Turkey, Escarus Sustainability Consulting employs an experienced and professional team to provide sustainability consultancy services and to integrate internationally-accepted sustainability practices into the Turkish business world.
Founded in 2011, Escarus is a TSKB subsidiary and the bank’s most potent business partner in the provision of consultancy services on issues related to the environment, sustainability, carbon footprints, and climate change.