Ülker is the only Turkish food company to be included in the S&P Global ESG 2021 Index, where the sustainability performances of companies from all over the world are evaluated. It managed to rank in the top three among 37 companies from Türkiye and different sectors included in the index.

Ülker, the leading food company in Türkiye, continued to increase its score in the ESG 2021 Index (Environmental, Social & Governance/ Environmental, Social and Governance) conducted by the international assessment organization S&P Global, in which more than 1000 companies worldwide are evaluated.

Ülker, which has made a name for itself with the sustainability projects it has implemented in recent years, has managed to rank in the top three among 37 companies in the index from different sectors from Türkiye. Among the 115 food companies around the world that took part in the study, Ülker was able to enter the top 6 percent with the score it received.

Ülker CEO Mete Buyurgan said that their successful performance in sustainability projects was once again proven with the progress in the S&P Global ESG Index 2021.

Buyurgan continued his words as follows: “The principle of being a 'wasteless company' is at the center of all our activities at Ülker. We have been growing without an increase in carbon emissions since 2014. We continue our work with long-term goals under 6 headings: environment, value chain, innovation, employees, social responsibility and leadership. In our sustainability projects, we operate with an understanding that focuses on growing and getting stronger together with the society and our stakeholders. We have become the only food company in Türkiye to be evaluated in the S&P Global ESG Index by steadily increasing our score each year. The recognition of our achievements in sustainability on international platforms further increases our motivation in this regard. 2021 has been a year where the steps we have taken in this direction have made an impact. In the upcoming period, we will continue to lead the food industry with our sustainability projects.”

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Ülker's achievements in the area of sustainability in the last 1 year:

  • Represented Türkiye in 5 categories as the only Turkish company that managed to make it to the finals of the 2022 Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards, which is shown among the most prestigious platforms in its area worldwide.
  • Ülker was among the top 631 companies in the list of 7 thousand companies in 61 sectors around the world within the scope of the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (The Sustainability Yearbook 2021), prepared by S&P Global, in which companies with the best environmental, social and governance performances are listed. It succeeded to be the first and only Turkish company among 20 global companies in the food products category.

  • The international environmental reporting platform, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP-Climate Disclosure Project), managed to maintain its score this year with its efforts on climate change according to the results of the 2021 Climate Change and Water Security program. In 2014, it increased the water reduction rate per unit above the target of 30 percent and realized it as 35.4 percent in 2020. Thanks to its innovative work in this area, it has increased its water safety score by 1 notch to B- level.

  • Won the first prize with its “Sustainable Water Management” model in the Water Management Category at the 8th Sustainable Business Awards organized by the Sustainability Academy in Türkiye.
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