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Although there were few signatories at the time, the Global Compact Network Türkiye was formally launched in October 2002 by UNDP and the Turkish Confederation of Employers Association (TISK). The Local Network is Turkey's largest and most inclusive sustainability platform.

The Local Network’s governance structure consists of a multi-stakeholder Board (academia, business, civil society and labour), which provides ongoing strategic and policy guidance on advancing the ten principles in consultation with key observers (NGOs, cities, public organizations and the United Nations).

Board Members are selected from a pool of Turkish Global Compact participants who have demonstrated leadership in corporate sustainability and advocacy on behalf of the Global Compact nationally and internationally. All business Board Members have reported on progress for a minimum of 5 operational years, preferably reporting at least twice according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Non-business Board Members have reported on progress at least twice prior to appointment. The Local Network has unanimously agreed that all Board Members should support the network by making a voluntary contribution based on number of employees.

Following its first General Assembly meeting held in early 2013, the Local Network appointed 16 Members and 2 Auditors (with 2 standby)*:

  • Akkök Holding (Large, General Industries) 
  • Anadolu Efes (Large, Beverages)
  • ARGE Consulting (SME, Support Services)
  • Bilim İlaç (Large, Pharmaceutical)
  • Borsa İstanbul (Exchange)
  • Borusan Holding (Large, Support Services),
  • Coca-Cola İçecek (Large, Beverages)
  • Deloitte Türkiye (SME, Support Services)*
  • Doğuş Otomotiv (Large, Automobiles)
  • Istanbul Bilgi University (Academia)*
  • KalDer (Business Association)*
  • Koç Holding (Large, General Industries)
  • Sabancı Holding (Large, General Industries)
  • TISK (Labour Organization)
  • TKYD (NGO, Corporate Governance Association)*
  • TSKB (SME, Banking)
  • TÜSIAD (Industry Association)
  • Yüksel Holding (Large, Construction)
  • ZED Event Management (SME, Support Services)
  • Zorlu Holding (Large, General Industries)

In 2009, the Turkiye Network developed the Sectoral Deployment, which was highlighted as a best practice in 2010. This approach is now being implemented in the automotive, pharmaceutical, tourism and banking sectors. 

Tools and Resources available in Turkish



Benefits of Participation

No document is available

Contact Information

Network Contact Person
Ms. Melda Cele

Network Contact Person
Mr. Derin Senerdem

Network Contact Person
Ms. Sevgi Sairoglu

Network Representative
Dr. Yilmaz Arguden

Participant Information

Participation in the Global Compact does not necessarily reflect participation in the Global Compact Local Network.

Participants in Turkey: 304

Latest Participant:
Isbir Sentetik Dokuma Sanayi A.S.
Accepted on 20 May, 2015