Since 2014, we have been measuring our carbon and water footprints and sharing our performance and activities on sustainability through a separate report. Since 2016, we have been preparing our Sustainability Reports in accordance with GRI standards. We prepared the first Integrated Report of our sector in 2021 and the first Integrated Annual Report in 2022. We are the one and only retailer that has been consistently included in the BIST Sustainability Index since 2014. We were also included in the BIST Sustainability 25 Index which was published in 2022 for the first time. We report to the CDP Climate Change and Water Security programs annually and we were among the Climate Leaders 4 times and the Water Leaders twice. We are also in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index.
Our Sustainability Committee
All primary functions of our company are represented at the Sustainability Committee, and thereby a discussion platform, whereby equal participation and right to speak is granted to all departments, is provided. Our Sustainability Committee Chairperson does not report to any department, and he is granted with a special authority for a supra-departmental position for the purpose of management of the activities of our company with respect to international relations and sustainability. All primary functions of our company are required to have at least one of their annual targets in the field of sustainability.