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TSKB distinguishes itself in the Turkish banking industry through its trailblazing practices and as the author of important successes in the area of sustainable banking. Through sustainability efforts undertaken to manage and reduce the environmental and social impact of its banking activities and to support Turkey’s transition to a low-carbon economy, TSKB creates value for economic growth while also helping to safeguard the future.

The TSKB Sustainability Committee was set up to conduct and coordinate all sustainability-related activities at the bank. This committee’s mission is to integrate the concept of sustainability into all of the bank’s business processes and services by ensuring that all bank employees understand and identify with them, to develop new products and business opportunities in the area of sustainable banking, and to increase the level of sustainability awareness throughout the banking industry in particular and the business community in general.

Sustainability Committee:

  • The Sustainability Committee consists of four members of the Board of Directors, a Chief Executive Officer and two executive vice presidents, all of whom are selected by the Board of Directors.
  • Sustainability committee has a sustainability management committee consisting of 17 members from different departments of TSKB.

Sustainability Committee Members:

  • Ece Börü - Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Murat Bilgiç - Chief Executive Officer
  • Murat Doğan - Board Member
  • Celal Caner Yıldız - Board Member
  • Mithat Rende - Board Member
  • Meral Murathan - Executive Vice President, Sustainability Leader
  • Hasan Hepkaya - Executive Vice President

Duties:

  • Define the bank’s sustainability vision and strategy, formulate applicable action plans in accordance with the targets, and coordinate associated activities;
  • Establish Sustainability Policy and its supplementary policies, submit to Board for approval, and ensure that approved policies are integrated to Bank’s all business activities;
  • Enable prioritization and management of risks and opportunities arise from climate change;
  • Keep track of sustainability-related international developments, national regulatory requirements, and trends; make recommendations to the Sustainability Management Committee to improve sustainability performance when necessary; 
  • Make recommendations on issues pertaining to new business opportunities and social responsibility projects in line with the bank’s sustainability strategy; 
  • Following the national and international legislation and standard approaches regarding environmental and social risks, which are given importance in the lending process of the bank.
  • Determining the areas in which the Bank will cooperate in order to develop the sustainability network.

Sustainability Management Committee

Sustainability Management Committee reporting directly to the main committee consists of 17 members from senior management, different department and working group heads. Sustainability Management Team works as a working group of the sustainability management committee. There are 7 Working Groups working in the fields of Stakeholder Engagement, Environment and Climate, Social Impact and Inclusion under the Sustainability Management Committee. The Sustainability Coordinator coordinates the entire structure. The Bank's Sustainability Management System team continues its activities as a working group reporting to the Sustainability Management Committee. 20% of our banking team takes an active role in the Sustainability Committee Working Groups, where we attach special importance to the representation of various departments.

Duties:

  • Developing and managing sustainability strategies
  • Internalizing sustainability and improving sustainability capacity
  • Integrating sustainability into banking products and services
  • Managing internal and external environmental impact and associated social responsibility
  • Engaging in sustainability-related communication
  • Quantifying and reporting sustainability performance