COP 2021

Participant
Published
  • 2022/09/27
Time period
  • January 2021  –  January 2022
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
 
  • Statement of continued support by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Statement of the company's chief executive (CEO or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing the company's ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.

  • Industry 4.0 is a human-focused era equipped with information
    technologies.
    It is a smart world in which intelligent factories can self-manage
    production processes. Robots communicate with each other, perceive
    the environment with sensors, and detect needs by analyzing data. As
    a consequence, the production model is more efficient, faster, and
    more efficient with higher quality output.
    Industry 4.0 also offers endless opportunities for the logistics industry,
    which carries out every process, from the first manufacturer to the final consumer. There is a transformation in the seven rights of logistic: supplying the right product with the right amount, in the right way, at the right time, from the right source, on the right path, with the right price. As an integrated logistics company operating in its own facilities in 12 countries in the fields of transportation, contract logistics, intermodal, foreign trade, customs, and supply chain management, our approach to operational excellence is inspired by Industry 4.0, bringing an era defining perspective to the industry.
    As Ekol, we believe in continuous and dynamic transformation to achieve more in the age of Industry 4.0. We are ready not only to change the future of our industry, but also to transform the world by integrating mind, heart and consciousness through our business practices comprising our experience and know-how.
    We will radically change the traditional business model with our Logistics 4.0 strategy and will offer INTEGRATED, FLEXIBLE, and EFFICIENT solutions to you, to our customers, who always deserve the best. We will use our cutting-edge technology and excellent service to provide advanced solutions. Thanks to our commitment to ethical values and sustainability, we will also create environmental, financial, and social benefits. Most importantly, we will create value with you.

    Ahmet Musul
    Chairman of the Board of Directors - Ekol Logistics

Human Rights
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of human rights for the company (i.e. human rights risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on Human Rights.

  • Our Values
    PEOPLE FOCUSED
    We correctly understand and prioritize the needs of all our stakeholders (customers, employees, suppliers, etc.) and make all our decisions accordingly. We emphasize love and respect, and conduct our relations with empathy.
    UNITED WE STAND
    We are a team that can overcome any hurdle. As a highly motivated, passionate, and constructive team, we strengthen each other and work towards our goals.
    FORWARD THINKING
    At the core of our success is our imagination, extraordinary perspective, and passion. With courage and determination, we implement creative ideas for a better future. We lead our industry with innovative initiatives.
    COMPASSIONATE
    In all our activities, we strive to take the most beneficial course of action for the environment, society, and our wildlife. We work with common sense and responsibility for a sustainable future.
    LEAN
    We like simplicity. With our efficient and lean working approach, we understand and implement processes correctly, manage them easily, and adapt them to current conditions rapidly.
    Our Manifesto
    Being “good enough” has never been sufficient for us. Our belief in continuous and dynamic transformation guides us to growth and development every day. We are aware of the fact that any other means cannot lead to success.
    We bring a new perspective to the logistics industry by integrating mind, heart and consciousness through our business practices comprising our experience and know-how.
    We continue to inspire our industry by engaging cutting-edge technology to offer advanced solutions to our customers alongside our understanding of excellent service.
    For us, people come first. We do forge ahead - determined through the strength of our people - so that we are able to understand each other more efficiently, protect our common values, and meet our goals.
    Believing that our customers deserve the best, we provide each and every one with excellent service in all that we do. At the forefront of our minds is the fact that success of our customers is our own success.
    We carry out novel ideas with our positive attitude, allowing us to overcome any challenge and become stronger with every advance.
    We know there is no obstacle we cannot overcome if we work hard with passion. Our intimate commitment to ethical values and sustainability not only guides us to change the future of the logistics industry, but also to transform the world.

    Human Resources Strategy:

    Ekol Logistics employs over 7,500 Ekol team members of different competencies, experience, nationalities, and language in its facilities spread over 12 countries. These 7.500 employees and their families bring together a large family of 30,000 people in Ekol.
    Our three-year Human Resources roadmap aims to create a management approach that will swiftly adapt to market dynamics and client expectations in compliance with corporate strategies. Our primary priority is to be people-oriented in all our designs and practices. We not only aim for
    harmonized and integrated HR systems but also pursue a shared goal in compliance with the corporate goals and strategy. We encourage a more agile, simpler, and integrated business model for our employees to create a strong approach that supports innovation and employee engagement.
    The “Ekol Values and Leadership Transformation” program welcomes all Ekol team members from all levels to strengthen the Ekol family bonds, reinforce its corporate culture, and train future leaders. We determined new values as a result of the surveys conducted in Turkey and abroad.
    We are:
    People-Oriented
    Plain
    Innovative
    Sensitive
    United as One.
    Our new values were introduced at the New Year’s Eve celebration held online. In our live broadcast, which reached 13,000+ views, the members of the executive board explained each value and the films prepared for each value were streamed. After the determination of the new values, workshops were held with different groups and a roadmap was prepared. The appreciation and recognition platform has been made available to all Ekol team members on the web and mobile to reinforce new values and encourage appreciation and recognition behaviors in the company.
    Ekol’s objective in line with our new values and strategy:
    ❖ Establishing international strategic human resources mentality, increasing employees' satisfaction and loyalty.
    ❖ Employing and maintaining correct employees with the objective of becoming best place to work for.
    ❖ Implement a working culture that describes the competencies for various titles and positions ❖ Making possible that objectives which are expected from employees are stated openly and clearly, that individual achievements are measured objectively and rewarded duly, in order to increase corporations performance and make is sustainable.
    ❖ The establishment of career and back-up system serves to assign correct individuals in the corporation to the correct positions, at the correct time.
    ❖ Ensuring that employees working with salary system are rewarded in a realistic and fair way so that employees performing work at requested quality level are kept in the organization. ❖ Establish a remuneration and reward system to award employee responsibilities and performance to support corporate strategies and culture
    ❖ Monitoring Employee's Satisfaction and Loyalty as an indicator, determining strong and open to improvement areas, taking right steps to maintain strong ones and improve other ones.
    Helping to adopt corporate change culture by managing human resources within Ekol ideally, in order to realize organizational objectives and critical success factors.
    Ekol respects its employees' union and collective contract rights.
    Ekol believes that rational solutions as key to sustainable success and effective resource utilization can only be produced with qualified and happy human resources and therefore investing in employees in a sustainable sense.
    Each employee has an employment contract containing the terms of service and job descriptions are defined in the contacts. Specifying the conditions regarding the termination of employment in the "Operational Procedure for Discipline Regulation", Ekol clearly states that purchases, receiving gifts, goods, or cash, or any benefits from legal or natural persons with which the company deals with would constitute grounds for termination of employment, within the framework of the efforts to fight against corruption.
    In order to create a more transparent and fair working order, Ekol has founded Ethic Board which is a full entitled organization.
    In order to adopt ethical values that is practiced during business processes, Ekol has published Ekol Regulation on Corporate Principles in 2012. The regulation emphasizes the main topics of Protecting Social Benefits, Compliance to Laws and Other Regulations, Protecting Worker Rights and Working Conditions, Efficiency of Business Partners and Social Stakeholder Communication, Protecting Company Rights, and Transparency.
    Ekol has never been accused of forced labor or named with this issue. Besides this, compliance with the legal requirements concerning employee rights, confidentiality principle, equal benefits for employees, safety, security, and health had always been important parts of its Human Resources Policies. Ekol stands against any discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, political view, nationality, marital status etc., and acts in line with established procedures. In March 2009, Ekol signed the "Declaration for Management as a Women's Right" sponsored by KalDer, underlining the importance it attaches to gender equality.
    Talent Acquisition Process:
    In compliance with the One Ekol corporate culture and values, the Talent Acquisition process seeks four fundamental competencies for all positions:
    These are:
    customer-focused;
    passion;
    confidence; and people-oriented
    Ekol talent acquisition aims to gain new recruits to vacant positions as determined during the annual HR planning at the beginning of the year. The new recruits are to comply with Ekol corporate strategy, goals, culture, and values and offer added value, specific knowledge, skills, and competencies to their position.
    Talent acquisition process includes the determination of personnel requirement, management of the application process, preliminary assessment, selection, approval, placement, and monitoring. Qualities and competencies for each position are determined and candidates are reviewed according to these criteria.
    Within the scope of its vision to become the employer brand of choice for candidates, Ekol implements various talent acquisition tools, including competency-based interviews, personality inventory, general aptitude test, assessment center practices, foreign language examination, and reference checks, as required by the applied position. When changing conditions and needs necessitate, appropriate talent acquisition practices can be conducted through online platforms.
    Ekol believes that human rights are an absolute and universal standard. Company acknowledges the Human Rights of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Children's Rights Convention. Ekol doesn't employ child worker and doesn't support employment of children.
    Organization remains committed to equal opportunity in the workplace; stands against any kind of racist/ discriminatory approach based on fundamentals like religion, language, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, marital status, relationship and age.
    Performance Management System:
    The primary purpose of the individual performance management system is to spread Ekol values and strategies to all employees.
    It further aims to attain high performance within Ekol and offer continuous education and improvement opportunities to its employees as needed.
    Individual performance not only includes the attainment of annual business outputs by the employees but also behavioral compliance with corporate values. Thus, performance management at Ekol considers both the attainment of business goals and the behavioral assessment.
    Individual performance assessment determines personalized education and enhancement requirements in compliance with corporate priorities. Furthermore, the findings guide career and rotation decisions. EKOLITY (Gender-Equality Sensitive Workplace Model)
    Gender discrimination is unwittingly prevalent in many
    aspects of our lives. It often manifests in proverbs,
    idioms, songs, newspaper articles, business world, etc.
    Ekol sets out to break social barriers with Ekolity. Ekol
    discusses social gender issues. The Ekolity project aims to create awareness about social gender roles and develop a gender-equality sensitive workplace model.
    53
    Ekolity, a Gender-Equality Sensitive Workplace Project, brings together volunteer employees for training in a joint effort with Bir IZ Foundation. Volunteers gain gender-equality awareness through interactive training. These volunteer employees then visit Ekol facilities to collaborate with other employees and provide them with information about the passionate issue of “social gender” perception.
    EKOLITY, Ekol Logistics gender equality-aware workspace model project, has won gold in The International Public Relations Association’s (IPRA) Golden World Awards for Excellence, which is considered the “Oscars” of the public relations world. Ekol Romania Supports the Future of Romanian Children Foundation
    Ekol Romania donates clothes and toys to the Future of Romanian Children Foundation. The Foundation provides daycare, social protection, psychological assistance, family counselling, assistance and medical care. It also provides preschool and after-school education five days a week between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm, and three meals and two daily snacks for 60 children from disadvantaged families. Ekol Romania wants to put a smile on children’s faces. Through the Foundation, it donates clothes and toys to Romanian children in need.
    Ekol Ran for Ending Child Agricultural Labor
    We participated in the 38th Istanbul Marathon to
    end child agricultural labor.
    In collaboration with UNICEF, the Ekol Team ran the
    marathon to support child agricultural workers, and
    to raise awareness about child labor, one of the
    biggest problems of the modern world.
    54
    Awareness Raising for ALS Disease
    In order to draw attention and create awareness, Ekol
    Health Group challenged its customers with
    ‘’ Ice Bucket Challenge’’ and by sharing a video
    showing pouring a bucket full of ice and water over
    themselves which was filmed to reach as many people
    as possible, was shared in social media and ALS
    Foundation was supported.
    "That village is not too far" project:
    Ekol Logistics makes utmost use of its capabilities and
    efforts to support education and youth. In this respect, logistics support was provided for the "That Village Is Not Too Far" Education Project organized by Merter Platform.
    Founded in 31st March 2011 by textile industrialists and businessmen from Merter, the Merter Platform took the road to build libraries for 3 thousand village schools all over Turkey. A fund of approximately 2 million Liras is gathered for this purpose. The project launched with the slogan "That village is not too far" then moved to contact with village schools and learn what they needed.
    Headed by the Honorary Chairman, Governor of Istanbul, Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, and supported also by the Ministry of Education, the education project "That village is not too far" by Merter Platform sent assistance to 2058 schools to date. Providing transportation services for assistance sent by Merter Platform to 10 provinces, Ekol helped provide aid to 783 schools.
    Blood Donations to Kızılay:
    Ekol considers blood donations as a matter above and beyond other
    social responsibility projects. It is a duty before humanity. In this
    respect, joint projects are held with Kızılay on every occasion. Ekol
    Logistics supported Kızılay's campaign "Seeking 1,000,000 Good
    Persons" in year 2008. Within the framework of the project, the
    employees were provided education on blood donations. Then, at the
    "Ekol Family Picnic" organized later on, volunteers were given an
    opportunity to donate blood at the mobile donation unit.
    Furthermore, Kızılay's mobile donation units visit Ekol Logistics's
    various facilities, offering the employees do donate blood.
    55
    Ekol's Cooperation with BİKEV:
    Established in 1995 by 107 volunteers from various professions including poets, professors, shopkeepers, civil servants, former members of parliament, architects, engineers, workers, doctors, fishermen, nurses, industrialists, lawyers, pharmacists, housewives, teachers and so on, BİKEV founded a dormitory for girls attending primary school in Balıkesir. Upon becoming aware of the activities of the foundation, Ekol Logistics began contemplating ways to be of assistance, and then proceeded to make the largest grant the
    foundation received up to date.
    The Project Your Children Are Ours As Well (2007 – 2011):
    Ekol Logistics invests in the future of the world, the children. The aim
    is to provide them suitable living environment, healthy development
    and good education opportunities. In this respect, each year 500
    primary and secondary school students are supported with books,
    notebooks, pens, and clothes. The aim is to help the students
    complete the education year without any problems.
    Moreover, again within the framework of the campaign Your Children Are Ours As Well, each year 600 students who are successful in OKS are offered scholarships.
    Ekol and Children of Hope Foundation
    Through organizations with Children of Hope Foundation, which works
    to provide salvation for homeless children and to ensure their
    rehabilitation into the society, Ekol Logistics aims to bring joys to
    homeless children, joys which cannot be purchased, with concerts
    organized and gifts given, in an effort to touch the heart of the children.
    In the campaign "Save a Child, Save the Future" organized jointly with the Children of Hope Foundation, a nice concert was organized for the children, in addition to bringing the light on this foundation, to help it secure more support.
    There is a village far away
    Bolluca Children's Village is an organization established in 1992, to support young children who lost a warm home, and to ensure that they grow up in much better environments than streets, with an ultimate aim of raising good members of the society, and is kept going with the support of philanthropists. Ekol Logistics eventually included the project, which was brought first to its attention as an object of efforts by its employees, in its Corporate Social Responsibility umbrella.
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    Within the framework of the project, the children living in the Children's Village were hosted at Ekol's facilities, and various donations were made.
    Ekol Italy Sponsors a Disability Sports Team
    Ekol Italy began sponsoring Disability Sports Team. Some of the athletes on the team earned the chance to compete in The 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
    On top of that, Ekol Italy employee Alina Alexandra Simion ran in the Golden Gala in Rome. Alina Alexandra Simion broke the Italy record in the 400 meters.
    Thanks to this sponsorship Ekol not only supports sport, but also pays particular attention to improving access to sports for people with disabilities.
    INDIVIDUAL PRACTICES
    Ekol Logistics's employees have internalized Social Responsibility Awareness within the framework of the corporate culture, and currently maintain their efforts in this respect. All employees engage in personal efforts in addition to company-wide efforts. The visits to retirement homes and donation campaigns organized by the employees are among the best examples of such efforts.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement Human Rights policies, address Human Rights risks and respond to Human Rights violations.

  • Our Values
    PEOPLE FOCUSED
    We correctly understand and prioritize the needs of all our stakeholders (customers, employees, suppliers, etc.) and make all our decisions accordingly. We emphasize love and respect, and conduct our relations with empathy.
    UNITED WE STAND
    We are a team that can overcome any hurdle. As a highly motivated, passionate, and constructive team, we strengthen each other and work towards our goals.
    FORWARD THINKING
    At the core of our success is our imagination, extraordinary perspective, and passion. With courage and determination, we implement creative ideas for a better future. We lead our industry with innovative initiatives.
    COMPASSIONATE
    In all our activities, we strive to take the most beneficial course of action for the environment, society, and our wildlife. We work with common sense and responsibility for a sustainable future.
    LEAN
    We like simplicity. With our efficient and lean working approach, we understand and implement processes correctly, manage them easily, and adapt them to current conditions rapidly.
    Our Manifesto
    Being “good enough” has never been sufficient for us. Our belief in continuous and dynamic transformation guides us to growth and development every day. We are aware of the fact that any other means cannot lead to success.
    We bring a new perspective to the logistics industry by integrating mind, heart and consciousness through our business practices comprising our experience and know-how.
    We continue to inspire our industry by engaging cutting-edge technology to offer advanced solutions to our customers alongside our understanding of excellent service.
    For us, people come first. We do forge ahead - determined through the strength of our people - so that we are able to understand each other more efficiently, protect our common values, and meet our goals.
    Believing that our customers deserve the best, we provide each and every one with excellent service in all that we do. At the forefront of our minds is the fact that success of our customers is our own success.
    We carry out novel ideas with our positive attitude, allowing us to overcome any challenge and become stronger with every advance.
    We know there is no obstacle we cannot overcome if we work hard with passion. Our intimate commitment to ethical values and sustainability not only guides us to change the future of the logistics industry, but also to transform the world.

    Human Resources Strategy:

    Ekol Logistics employs over 7,500 Ekol team members of different competencies, experience, nationalities, and language in its facilities spread over 12 countries. These 7.500 employees and their families bring together a large family of 30,000 people in Ekol.
    Our three-year Human Resources roadmap aims to create a management approach that will swiftly adapt to market dynamics and client expectations in compliance with corporate strategies. Our primary priority is to be people-oriented in all our designs and practices. We not only aim for
    harmonized and integrated HR systems but also pursue a shared goal in compliance with the corporate goals and strategy. We encourage a more agile, simpler, and integrated business model for our employees to create a strong approach that supports innovation and employee engagement.
    The “Ekol Values and Leadership Transformation” program welcomes all Ekol team members from all levels to strengthen the Ekol family bonds, reinforce its corporate culture, and train future leaders. We determined new values as a result of the surveys conducted in Turkey and abroad.
    We are:
    People-Oriented
    Plain
    Innovative
    Sensitive
    United as One.
    Our new values were introduced at the New Year’s Eve celebration held online. In our live broadcast, which reached 13,000+ views, the members of the executive board explained each value and the films prepared for each value were streamed. After the determination of the new values, workshops were held with different groups and a roadmap was prepared. The appreciation and recognition platform has been made available to all Ekol team members on the web and mobile to reinforce new values and encourage appreciation and recognition behaviors in the company.
    Ekol’s objective in line with our new values and strategy:
    ❖ Establishing international strategic human resources mentality, increasing employees' satisfaction and loyalty.
    ❖ Employing and maintaining correct employees with the objective of becoming best place to work for.
    ❖ Implement a working culture that describes the competencies for various titles and positions ❖ Making possible that objectives which are expected from employees are stated openly and clearly, that individual achievements are measured objectively and rewarded duly, in order to increase corporations performance and make is sustainable.
    ❖ The establishment of career and back-up system serves to assign correct individuals in the corporation to the correct positions, at the correct time.
    ❖ Ensuring that employees working with salary system are rewarded in a realistic and fair way so that employees performing work at requested quality level are kept in the organization. ❖ Establish a remuneration and reward system to award employee responsibilities and performance to support corporate strategies and culture
    ❖ Monitoring Employee's Satisfaction and Loyalty as an indicator, determining strong and open to improvement areas, taking right steps to maintain strong ones and improve other ones.
    Helping to adopt corporate change culture by managing human resources within Ekol ideally, in order to realize organizational objectives and critical success factors.
    Ekol respects its employees' union and collective contract rights.
    Ekol believes that rational solutions as key to sustainable success and effective resource utilization can only be produced with qualified and happy human resources and therefore investing in employees in a sustainable sense.
    Each employee has an employment contract containing the terms of service and job descriptions are defined in the contacts. Specifying the conditions regarding the termination of employment in the "Operational Procedure for Discipline Regulation", Ekol clearly states that purchases, receiving gifts, goods, or cash, or any benefits from legal or natural persons with which the company deals with would constitute grounds for termination of employment, within the framework of the efforts to fight against corruption.
    In order to create a more transparent and fair working order, Ekol has founded Ethic Board which is a full entitled organization.
    In order to adopt ethical values that is practiced during business processes, Ekol has published Ekol Regulation on Corporate Principles in 2012. The regulation emphasizes the main topics of Protecting Social Benefits, Compliance to Laws and Other Regulations, Protecting Worker Rights and Working Conditions, Efficiency of Business Partners and Social Stakeholder Communication, Protecting Company Rights, and Transparency.
    Ekol has never been accused of forced labor or named with this issue. Besides this, compliance with the legal requirements concerning employee rights, confidentiality principle, equal benefits for employees, safety, security, and health had always been important parts of its Human Resources Policies. Ekol stands against any discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, political view, nationality, marital status etc., and acts in line with established procedures. In March 2009, Ekol signed the "Declaration for Management as a Women's Right" sponsored by KalDer, underlining the importance it attaches to gender equality.
    Talent Acquisition Process:
    In compliance with the One Ekol corporate culture and values, the Talent Acquisition process seeks four fundamental competencies for all positions:
    These are:
    customer-focused;
    passion;
    confidence; and people-oriented
    Ekol talent acquisition aims to gain new recruits to vacant positions as determined during the annual HR planning at the beginning of the year. The new recruits are to comply with Ekol corporate strategy, goals, culture, and values and offer added value, specific knowledge, skills, and competencies to their position.
    Talent acquisition process includes the determination of personnel requirement, management of the application process, preliminary assessment, selection, approval, placement, and monitoring. Qualities and competencies for each position are determined and candidates are reviewed according to these criteria.
    Within the scope of its vision to become the employer brand of choice for candidates, Ekol implements various talent acquisition tools, including competency-based interviews, personality inventory, general aptitude test, assessment center practices, foreign language examination, and reference checks, as required by the applied position. When changing conditions and needs necessitate, appropriate talent acquisition practices can be conducted through online platforms.
    Ekol believes that human rights are an absolute and universal standard. Company acknowledges the Human Rights of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Children's Rights Convention. Ekol doesn't employ child worker and doesn't support employment of children.
    Organization remains committed to equal opportunity in the workplace; stands against any kind of racist/ discriminatory approach based on fundamentals like religion, language, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, marital status, relationship and age.
    Performance Management System:
    The primary purpose of the individual performance management system is to spread Ekol values and strategies to all employees.
    It further aims to attain high performance within Ekol and offer continuous education and improvement opportunities to its employees as needed.
    Individual performance not only includes the attainment of annual business outputs by the employees but also behavioral compliance with corporate values. Thus, performance management at Ekol considers both the attainment of business goals and the behavioral assessment.
    Individual performance assessment determines personalized education and enhancement requirements in compliance with corporate priorities. Furthermore, the findings guide career and rotation decisions. EKOLITY (Gender-Equality Sensitive Workplace Model)
    Gender discrimination is unwittingly prevalent in many
    aspects of our lives. It often manifests in proverbs,
    idioms, songs, newspaper articles, business world, etc.
    Ekol sets out to break social barriers with Ekolity. Ekol
    discusses social gender issues. The Ekolity project aims to create awareness about social gender roles and develop a gender-equality sensitive workplace model.
    53
    Ekolity, a Gender-Equality Sensitive Workplace Project, brings together volunteer employees for training in a joint effort with Bir IZ Foundation. Volunteers gain gender-equality awareness through interactive training. These volunteer employees then visit Ekol facilities to collaborate with other employees and provide them with information about the passionate issue of “social gender” perception.
    EKOLITY, Ekol Logistics gender equality-aware workspace model project, has won gold in The International Public Relations Association’s (IPRA) Golden World Awards for Excellence, which is considered the “Oscars” of the public relations world. Ekol Romania Supports the Future of Romanian Children Foundation
    Ekol Romania donates clothes and toys to the Future of Romanian Children Foundation. The Foundation provides daycare, social protection, psychological assistance, family counselling, assistance and medical care. It also provides preschool and after-school education five days a week between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm, and three meals and two daily snacks for 60 children from disadvantaged families. Ekol Romania wants to put a smile on children’s faces. Through the Foundation, it donates clothes and toys to Romanian children in need.
    Ekol Ran for Ending Child Agricultural Labor
    We participated in the 38th Istanbul Marathon to
    end child agricultural labor.
    In collaboration with UNICEF, the Ekol Team ran the
    marathon to support child agricultural workers, and
    to raise awareness about child labor, one of the
    biggest problems of the modern world.
    54
    Awareness Raising for ALS Disease
    In order to draw attention and create awareness, Ekol
    Health Group challenged its customers with
    ‘’ Ice Bucket Challenge’’ and by sharing a video
    showing pouring a bucket full of ice and water over
    themselves which was filmed to reach as many people
    as possible, was shared in social media and ALS
    Foundation was supported.
    "That village is not too far" project:
    Ekol Logistics makes utmost use of its capabilities and
    efforts to support education and youth. In this respect, logistics support was provided for the "That Village Is Not Too Far" Education Project organized by Merter Platform.
    Founded in 31st March 2011 by textile industrialists and businessmen from Merter, the Merter Platform took the road to build libraries for 3 thousand village schools all over Turkey. A fund of approximately 2 million Liras is gathered for this purpose. The project launched with the slogan "That village is not too far" then moved to contact with village schools and learn what they needed.
    Headed by the Honorary Chairman, Governor of Istanbul, Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, and supported also by the Ministry of Education, the education project "That village is not too far" by Merter Platform sent assistance to 2058 schools to date. Providing transportation services for assistance sent by Merter Platform to 10 provinces, Ekol helped provide aid to 783 schools.
    Blood Donations to Kızılay:
    Ekol considers blood donations as a matter above and beyond other
    social responsibility projects. It is a duty before humanity. In this
    respect, joint projects are held with Kızılay on every occasion. Ekol
    Logistics supported Kızılay's campaign "Seeking 1,000,000 Good
    Persons" in year 2008. Within the framework of the project, the
    employees were provided education on blood donations. Then, at the
    "Ekol Family Picnic" organized later on, volunteers were given an
    opportunity to donate blood at the mobile donation unit.
    Furthermore, Kızılay's mobile donation units visit Ekol Logistics's
    various facilities, offering the employees do donate blood.
    55
    Ekol's Cooperation with BİKEV:
    Established in 1995 by 107 volunteers from various professions including poets, professors, shopkeepers, civil servants, former members of parliament, architects, engineers, workers, doctors, fishermen, nurses, industrialists, lawyers, pharmacists, housewives, teachers and so on, BİKEV founded a dormitory for girls attending primary school in Balıkesir. Upon becoming aware of the activities of the foundation, Ekol Logistics began contemplating ways to be of assistance, and then proceeded to make the largest grant the
    foundation received up to date.
    The Project Your Children Are Ours As Well (2007 – 2011):
    Ekol Logistics invests in the future of the world, the children. The aim
    is to provide them suitable living environment, healthy development
    and good education opportunities. In this respect, each year 500
    primary and secondary school students are supported with books,
    notebooks, pens, and clothes. The aim is to help the students
    complete the education year without any problems.
    Moreover, again within the framework of the campaign Your Children Are Ours As Well, each year 600 students who are successful in OKS are offered scholarships.
    Ekol and Children of Hope Foundation
    Through organizations with Children of Hope Foundation, which works
    to provide salvation for homeless children and to ensure their
    rehabilitation into the society, Ekol Logistics aims to bring joys to
    homeless children, joys which cannot be purchased, with concerts
    organized and gifts given, in an effort to touch the heart of the children.
    In the campaign "Save a Child, Save the Future" organized jointly with the Children of Hope Foundation, a nice concert was organized for the children, in addition to bringing the light on this foundation, to help it secure more support.
    There is a village far away
    Bolluca Children's Village is an organization established in 1992, to support young children who lost a warm home, and to ensure that they grow up in much better environments than streets, with an ultimate aim of raising good members of the society, and is kept going with the support of philanthropists. Ekol Logistics eventually included the project, which was brought first to its attention as an object of efforts by its employees, in its Corporate Social Responsibility umbrella.
    56
    Within the framework of the project, the children living in the Children's Village were hosted at Ekol's facilities, and various donations were made.
    Ekol Italy Sponsors a Disability Sports Team
    Ekol Italy began sponsoring Disability Sports Team. Some of the athletes on the team earned the chance to compete in The 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
    On top of that, Ekol Italy employee Alina Alexandra Simion ran in the Golden Gala in Rome. Alina Alexandra Simion broke the Italy record in the 400 meters.
    Thanks to this sponsorship Ekol not only supports sport, but also pays particular attention to improving access to sports for people with disabilities.
    INDIVIDUAL PRACTICES
    Ekol Logistics's employees have internalized Social Responsibility Awareness within the framework of the corporate culture, and currently maintain their efforts in this respect. All employees engage in personal efforts in addition to company-wide efforts. The visits to retirement homes and donation campaigns organized by the employees are among the best examples of such efforts.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • Our Values
    PEOPLE FOCUSED
    We correctly understand and prioritize the needs of all our stakeholders (customers, employees, suppliers, etc.) and make all our decisions accordingly. We emphasize love and respect, and conduct our relations with empathy.
    UNITED WE STAND
    We are a team that can overcome any hurdle. As a highly motivated, passionate, and constructive team, we strengthen each other and work towards our goals.
    FORWARD THINKING
    At the core of our success is our imagination, extraordinary perspective, and passion. With courage and determination, we implement creative ideas for a better future. We lead our industry with innovative initiatives.
    COMPASSIONATE
    In all our activities, we strive to take the most beneficial course of action for the environment, society, and our wildlife. We work with common sense and responsibility for a sustainable future.
    LEAN
    We like simplicity. With our efficient and lean working approach, we understand and implement processes correctly, manage them easily, and adapt them to current conditions rapidly.
    Our Manifesto
    Being “good enough” has never been sufficient for us. Our belief in continuous and dynamic transformation guides us to growth and development every day. We are aware of the fact that any other means cannot lead to success.
    We bring a new perspective to the logistics industry by integrating mind, heart and consciousness through our business practices comprising our experience and know-how.
    We continue to inspire our industry by engaging cutting-edge technology to offer advanced solutions to our customers alongside our understanding of excellent service.
    For us, people come first. We do forge ahead - determined through the strength of our people - so that we are able to understand each other more efficiently, protect our common values, and meet our goals.
    Believing that our customers deserve the best, we provide each and every one with excellent service in all that we do. At the forefront of our minds is the fact that success of our customers is our own success.
    We carry out novel ideas with our positive attitude, allowing us to overcome any challenge and become stronger with every advance.
    We know there is no obstacle we cannot overcome if we work hard with passion. Our intimate commitment to ethical values and sustainability not only guides us to change the future of the logistics industry, but also to transform the world.

    Human Resources Strategy:

    Ekol Logistics employs over 7,500 Ekol team members of different competencies, experience, nationalities, and language in its facilities spread over 12 countries. These 7.500 employees and their families bring together a large family of 30,000 people in Ekol.
    Our three-year Human Resources roadmap aims to create a management approach that will swiftly adapt to market dynamics and client expectations in compliance with corporate strategies. Our primary priority is to be people-oriented in all our designs and practices. We not only aim for
    harmonized and integrated HR systems but also pursue a shared goal in compliance with the corporate goals and strategy. We encourage a more agile, simpler, and integrated business model for our employees to create a strong approach that supports innovation and employee engagement.
    The “Ekol Values and Leadership Transformation” program welcomes all Ekol team members from all levels to strengthen the Ekol family bonds, reinforce its corporate culture, and train future leaders. We determined new values as a result of the surveys conducted in Turkey and abroad.
    We are:
    People-Oriented
    Plain
    Innovative
    Sensitive
    United as One.
    Our new values were introduced at the New Year’s Eve celebration held online. In our live broadcast, which reached 13,000+ views, the members of the executive board explained each value and the films prepared for each value were streamed. After the determination of the new values, workshops were held with different groups and a roadmap was prepared. The appreciation and recognition platform has been made available to all Ekol team members on the web and mobile to reinforce new values and encourage appreciation and recognition behaviors in the company.
    Ekol’s objective in line with our new values and strategy:
    ❖ Establishing international strategic human resources mentality, increasing employees' satisfaction and loyalty.
    ❖ Employing and maintaining correct employees with the objective of becoming best place to work for.
    ❖ Implement a working culture that describes the competencies for various titles and positions ❖ Making possible that objectives which are expected from employees are stated openly and clearly, that individual achievements are measured objectively and rewarded duly, in order to increase corporations performance and make is sustainable.
    ❖ The establishment of career and back-up system serves to assign correct individuals in the corporation to the correct positions, at the correct time.
    ❖ Ensuring that employees working with salary system are rewarded in a realistic and fair way so that employees performing work at requested quality level are kept in the organization. ❖ Establish a remuneration and reward system to award employee responsibilities and performance to support corporate strategies and culture
    ❖ Monitoring Employee's Satisfaction and Loyalty as an indicator, determining strong and open to improvement areas, taking right steps to maintain strong ones and improve other ones.
    Helping to adopt corporate change culture by managing human resources within Ekol ideally, in order to realize organizational objectives and critical success factors.
    Ekol respects its employees' union and collective contract rights.
    Ekol believes that rational solutions as key to sustainable success and effective resource utilization can only be produced with qualified and happy human resources and therefore investing in employees in a sustainable sense.
    Each employee has an employment contract containing the terms of service and job descriptions are defined in the contacts. Specifying the conditions regarding the termination of employment in the "Operational Procedure for Discipline Regulation", Ekol clearly states that purchases, receiving gifts, goods, or cash, or any benefits from legal or natural persons with which the company deals with would constitute grounds for termination of employment, within the framework of the efforts to fight against corruption.
    In order to create a more transparent and fair working order, Ekol has founded Ethic Board which is a full entitled organization.
    In order to adopt ethical values that is practiced during business processes, Ekol has published Ekol Regulation on Corporate Principles in 2012. The regulation emphasizes the main topics of Protecting Social Benefits, Compliance to Laws and Other Regulations, Protecting Worker Rights and Working Conditions, Efficiency of Business Partners and Social Stakeholder Communication, Protecting Company Rights, and Transparency.
    Ekol has never been accused of forced labor or named with this issue. Besides this, compliance with the legal requirements concerning employee rights, confidentiality principle, equal benefits for employees, safety, security, and health had always been important parts of its Human Resources Policies. Ekol stands against any discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, political view, nationality, marital status etc., and acts in line with established procedures. In March 2009, Ekol signed the "Declaration for Management as a Women's Right" sponsored by KalDer, underlining the importance it attaches to gender equality.
    Talent Acquisition Process:
    In compliance with the One Ekol corporate culture and values, the Talent Acquisition process seeks four fundamental competencies for all positions:
    These are:
    customer-focused;
    passion;
    confidence; and people-oriented
    Ekol talent acquisition aims to gain new recruits to vacant positions as determined during the annual HR planning at the beginning of the year. The new recruits are to comply with Ekol corporate strategy, goals, culture, and values and offer added value, specific knowledge, skills, and competencies to their position.
    Talent acquisition process includes the determination of personnel requirement, management of the application process, preliminary assessment, selection, approval, placement, and monitoring. Qualities and competencies for each position are determined and candidates are reviewed according to these criteria.
    Within the scope of its vision to become the employer brand of choice for candidates, Ekol implements various talent acquisition tools, including competency-based interviews, personality inventory, general aptitude test, assessment center practices, foreign language examination, and reference checks, as required by the applied position. When changing conditions and needs necessitate, appropriate talent acquisition practices can be conducted through online platforms.
    Ekol believes that human rights are an absolute and universal standard. Company acknowledges the Human Rights of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Children's Rights Convention. Ekol doesn't employ child worker and doesn't support employment of children.
    Organization remains committed to equal opportunity in the workplace; stands against any kind of racist/ discriminatory approach based on fundamentals like religion, language, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, marital status, relationship and age.
    Performance Management System:
    The primary purpose of the individual performance management system is to spread Ekol values and strategies to all employees.
    It further aims to attain high performance within Ekol and offer continuous education and improvement opportunities to its employees as needed.
    Individual performance not only includes the attainment of annual business outputs by the employees but also behavioral compliance with corporate values. Thus, performance management at Ekol considers both the attainment of business goals and the behavioral assessment.
    Individual performance assessment determines personalized education and enhancement requirements in compliance with corporate priorities. Furthermore, the findings guide career and rotation decisions. EKOLITY (Gender-Equality Sensitive Workplace Model)
    Gender discrimination is unwittingly prevalent in many
    aspects of our lives. It often manifests in proverbs,
    idioms, songs, newspaper articles, business world, etc.
    Ekol sets out to break social barriers with Ekolity. Ekol
    discusses social gender issues. The Ekolity project aims to create awareness about social gender roles and develop a gender-equality sensitive workplace model.
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    Ekolity, a Gender-Equality Sensitive Workplace Project, brings together volunteer employees for training in a joint effort with Bir IZ Foundation. Volunteers gain gender-equality awareness through interactive training. These volunteer employees then visit Ekol facilities to collaborate with other employees and provide them with information about the passionate issue of “social gender” perception.
    EKOLITY, Ekol Logistics gender equality-aware workspace model project, has won gold in The International Public Relations Association’s (IPRA) Golden World Awards for Excellence, which is considered the “Oscars” of the public relations world. Ekol Romania Supports the Future of Romanian Children Foundation
    Ekol Romania donates clothes and toys to the Future of Romanian Children Foundation. The Foundation provides daycare, social protection, psychological assistance, family counselling, assistance and medical care. It also provides preschool and after-school education five days a week between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm, and three meals and two daily snacks for 60 children from disadvantaged families. Ekol Romania wants to put a smile on children’s faces. Through the Foundation, it donates clothes and toys to Romanian children in need.
    Ekol Ran for Ending Child Agricultural Labor
    We participated in the 38th Istanbul Marathon to
    end child agricultural labor.
    In collaboration with UNICEF, the Ekol Team ran the
    marathon to support child agricultural workers, and
    to raise awareness about child labor, one of the
    biggest problems of the modern world.
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    Awareness Raising for ALS Disease
    In order to draw attention and create awareness, Ekol
    Health Group challenged its customers with
    ‘’ Ice Bucket Challenge’’ and by sharing a video
    showing pouring a bucket full of ice and water over
    themselves which was filmed to reach as many people
    as possible, was shared in social media and ALS
    Foundation was supported.
    "That village is not too far" project:
    Ekol Logistics makes utmost use of its capabilities and
    efforts to support education and youth. In this respect, logistics support was provided for the "That Village Is Not Too Far" Education Project organized by Merter Platform.
    Founded in 31st March 2011 by textile industrialists and businessmen from Merter, the Merter Platform took the road to build libraries for 3 thousand village schools all over Turkey. A fund of approximately 2 million Liras is gathered for this purpose. The project launched with the slogan "That village is not too far" then moved to contact with village schools and learn what they needed.
    Headed by the Honorary Chairman, Governor of Istanbul, Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, and supported also by the Ministry of Education, the education project "That village is not too far" by Merter Platform sent assistance to 2058 schools to date. Providing transportation services for assistance sent by Merter Platform to 10 provinces, Ekol helped provide aid to 783 schools.
    Blood Donations to Kızılay:
    Ekol considers blood donations as a matter above and beyond other
    social responsibility projects. It is a duty before humanity. In this
    respect, joint projects are held with Kızılay on every occasion. Ekol
    Logistics supported Kızılay's campaign "Seeking 1,000,000 Good
    Persons" in year 2008. Within the framework of the project, the
    employees were provided education on blood donations. Then, at the
    "Ekol Family Picnic" organized later on, volunteers were given an
    opportunity to donate blood at the mobile donation unit.
    Furthermore, Kızılay's mobile donation units visit Ekol Logistics's
    various facilities, offering the employees do donate blood.
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    Ekol's Cooperation with BİKEV:
    Established in 1995 by 107 volunteers from various professions including poets, professors, shopkeepers, civil servants, former members of parliament, architects, engineers, workers, doctors, fishermen, nurses, industrialists, lawyers, pharmacists, housewives, teachers and so on, BİKEV founded a dormitory for girls attending primary school in Balıkesir. Upon becoming aware of the activities of the foundation, Ekol Logistics began contemplating ways to be of assistance, and then proceeded to make the largest grant the
    foundation received up to date.
    The Project Your Children Are Ours As Well (2007 – 2011):
    Ekol Logistics invests in the future of the world, the children. The aim
    is to provide them suitable living environment, healthy development
    and good education opportunities. In this respect, each year 500
    primary and secondary school students are supported with books,
    notebooks, pens, and clothes. The aim is to help the students
    complete the education year without any problems.
    Moreover, again within the framework of the campaign Your Children Are Ours As Well, each year 600 students who are successful in OKS are offered scholarships.
    Ekol and Children of Hope Foundation
    Through organizations with Children of Hope Foundation, which works
    to provide salvation for homeless children and to ensure their
    rehabilitation into the society, Ekol Logistics aims to bring joys to
    homeless children, joys which cannot be purchased, with concerts
    organized and gifts given, in an effort to touch the heart of the children.
    In the campaign "Save a Child, Save the Future" organized jointly with the Children of Hope Foundation, a nice concert was organized for the children, in addition to bringing the light on this foundation, to help it secure more support.
    There is a village far away
    Bolluca Children's Village is an organization established in 1992, to support young children who lost a warm home, and to ensure that they grow up in much better environments than streets, with an ultimate aim of raising good members of the society, and is kept going with the support of philanthropists. Ekol Logistics eventually included the project, which was brought first to its attention as an object of efforts by its employees, in its Corporate Social Responsibility umbrella.
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    Within the framework of the project, the children living in the Children's Village were hosted at Ekol's facilities, and various donations were made.
    Ekol Italy Sponsors a Disability Sports Team
    Ekol Italy began sponsoring Disability Sports Team. Some of the athletes on the team earned the chance to compete in The 2016 IPC Athletics European Championships and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
    On top of that, Ekol Italy employee Alina Alexandra Simion ran in the Golden Gala in Rome. Alina Alexandra Simion broke the Italy record in the 400 meters.
    Thanks to this sponsorship Ekol not only supports sport, but also pays particular attention to improving access to sports for people with disabilities.
    INDIVIDUAL PRACTICES
    Ekol Logistics's employees have internalized Social Responsibility Awareness within the framework of the corporate culture, and currently maintain their efforts in this respect. All employees engage in personal efforts in addition to company-wide efforts. The visits to retirement homes and donation campaigns organized by the employees are among the best examples of such efforts.

Labour
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of labour rights for the company (i.e. labour rights-related risks and opportunities). Description of written policies, public commitments and company goals on labour rights.

  • Our Values
    PEOPLE FOCUSED
    We correctly understand and prioritize the needs of all our stakeholders (customers, employees, suppliers, etc.) and make all our decisions accordingly. We emphasize love and respect, and conduct our relations with empathy.
    UNITED WE STAND
    We are a team that can overcome any hurdle. As a highly motivated, passionate, and constructive team, we strengthen each other and work towards our goals.
    FORWARD THINKING
    At the core of our success is our imagination, extraordinary perspective, and passion. With courage and determination, we implement creative ideas for a better future. We lead our industry with innovative initiatives.
    COMPASSIONATE
    In all our activities, we strive to take the most beneficial course of action for the environment, society, and our wildlife. We work with common sense and responsibility for a sustainable future.
    LEAN
    We like simplicity. With our efficient and lean working approach, we understand and implement processes correctly, manage them easily, and adapt them to current conditions rapidly.
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    Our Manifesto
    Being “good enough” has never been sufficient for us. Our belief in continuous and dynamic transformation guides us to growth and development every day. We are aware of the fact that any other means cannot lead to success.
    We bring a new perspective to the logistics industry by integrating mind, heart and consciousness through our business practices comprising our experience and know-how.
    We continue to inspire our industry by engaging cutting-edge technology to offer advanced solutions to our customers alongside our understanding of excellent service.
    For us, people come first. We do forge ahead - determined through the strength of our people - so that we are able to understand each other more efficiently, protect our common values, and meet our goals.
    Believing that our customers deserve the best, we provide each and every one with excellent service in all that we do. At the forefront of our minds is the fact that success of our customers is our own success.
    We carry out novel ideas with our positive attitude, allowing us to overcome any challenge and become stronger with every advance.
    We know there is no obstacle we cannot overcome if we work hard with passion. Our intimate commitment to ethical values and sustainability not only guides us to change the future of the logistics industry, but also to transform the world.
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    Milestones
    ❖ Ekol Logistics was established in 1990 and served in the international land transportation until 1993.
    ❖ In 1994, the company made the biggest one-time fleet investment in Turkey and expanded its service network with the addition of air and sea transportation and customs clearance services. That was the first step in the way to becoming a complete logistics services supplier.
    ❖ In 1996, the company opened its first foreign branch office in Germany. ❖ Ekol began to serve in the field of contract logistics with the Kardelen and Orkide Logistics Centers established respectively in. 1997 and 2001.
    ❖ In 2002, the company leaped forward with the acquisition of the most important forwarding company of the time, Unok/Unatsan. Realizing a first in the industry, Ekol also founded Process Development Department where only industrial engineers are employed.
    ❖ In the period 2002-2010, the company opened a stream of warehousing and distribution centres in almost all parts of Turkey to create its existing service network, and now renders its services at 26 locations in Turkey and Europe.
    ❖ In 2003, Ekol introduced another achievement in its industry thanks to its robust technology infrastructure, and began to use its quadro™ software which was designed in-house to accelerate operation of logistics processes and bring transparency to the customers. Furthermore, SAP was put to active commission.
    ❖ Within this perspective, in 2007, a Management Systems Development Group was established to introduce integrated management systems, and to develop integrated systems with its R&D team.
    ❖ In 2008, Ekol began the first "Block Train" service between Trieste and Ludwigshafen terminal. ❖ End of 2009 saw Ekol gaining another strength by joining forces with a minor partner, Invest AD of Abu Dhabi.
    ❖ In December 2010, Ekol acquired a leading Scandinavian forwarder, STS International Transport, to achieve industry leadership in that route also.
    ❖ With a quick start in year 2011, Ekol opened Ekol Italy. The last quarter of the year saw an acquisition in Romania, registering a 300% growth in the Eastern Europe Line, and establishing Ekol Romania. With a substantial focus on Medical Logistics, Ekol opened the largest pharmaceutical distribution warehouse of Turkey in Tuzla Logipark Campus.
    ❖ In 2012, Ekol was granted the Europe Eco Performance Award. It established the first and only R&D Centre in the logistics sector in Turkey. New facilities were established in 4 different locations in Europe (France, Bosnia, Greece and Ukraine). Ekol was the winner of the ETIKA 2012 Turkey’s Ethics Award granted by Ethical Values Center Association (EDMER).
    ❖ Ro-Ro trips started in 2013, Ekol Logistics was awarded with AEO certificate (Authorized Economic Operator) by the Ministry of Customs and Trade, making export operations easier. Ekol’s Hungary and Spain branches were founded and the number of European countries in
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    which Ekol Logistics operates reached to nine in 2013. Ekol Logistics was awarded with Green Office Diploma by the World Wildlife Fund Turkey the very same year.
    ❖ By opening Spain Branch in 2014, organization of European market was expanded. Ro-Ro transportation between İzmir and Sete port was started with new the Ro-Ro vessel called AYSHE. Once again, Ekol was awarded with ETİKA 2013 Turkey's Most Ethical Companies prize given by EDMER. It became the first company obtaining ''Sustainable Logistics Document'' which is developed by UTİKAD and Bureau Veritas cooperation in Turkey as world pioneer. In Capital 500 Most Admired Companies Research, which was organized with participation of 1,620 middle and senior managers from 650 different companies, Ekol was chosen Turkey's Most Admired Logistics Company.
    ❖ 2015 Ekol celebrated our 25th anniversary. Ekol continued to invest in Europe by launching Ekol Poland. Customs clearance services was started to provide at the Novara Facility with Ekol Italy. The fifth Ro-Ro Fadiq was added to the fleet.
    ❖ 2016 Ekol continued to make new investments by launching Ekol Bulgaria. The sixth Ro-Ro ship MELEQ was commissioned. Ekol has taken an important step for sea transport operations to and from the United States, by being licensed as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC). Ekol began offering direct service between Verona, Italy and Sosnowiec, Poland via a new train route. The new Intermodal route between Trieste and Novara was launched. The Konya facility was included in the Integrated Management Systems.
    ❖ 2017 Logistics 4.0 Journey Begins. Ekol revamps its brand identity with a milestone transformation to mark its 27-year journey. Ekol Slovenia opens. Ekol introduces Finished Vehicle Logistics services to customers. A new unit train route was added between Budapest and Cologne. A unit train service was launched between Zeebrugge, Belgium and Trieste, Italy. FADIQ, MELEQ’s sister Ro-Ro, launched in Flensburg, Germany. Fleet’s existing charter Ro-Ro FADIQ was renamed QUBRA. Ekol launches the Yalova Ro-Ro Terminal for industry use. Ekol Turkey becomes the first-ever service industry company to be included in Turquality, the biggest program developed by the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Economy, to increase its exports.
    ❖ 2018 Ekol Sweden opened and launched its Swedish operations under Ekol Nordics. Commissioned in 2017, the ro-ro vessel FADIQ set sail on its first voyage from Yalova Ro-Ro Terminal to Trieste, Italy. Regular ro-ro ferries became operational between Lavrio, Greece and Sète, France. Ekol Hungary signed a lease agreement with Budapest Airport Zrt. Ekol added 150 eco- and driver-friendly Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LSnRL 4X2 Model heavy-duty trucks, equipped with the state-of-the-art Euro 6 engines, to its fleet. Ekol’s position as Europe’s fastest growing logistics company and the methods it employs to improve productivity have turned the company into a case study for Harvard Business School students.
    ❖ 2019 Ekol’s Lotus Facility got certified to TAPA FSR A. Ekol signed a wide-reaching agreement with the Italian market leader UBV Group. Ekol Spain got certified to the Environment Management System. Ekol ranked fourth among the road freight transport providers in Hungary.
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    ❖ 2020 In line with its Sustainable Logistics strategy, Ekol has launched the Solar Power Plant (SPP) Project at its LEED-certified green Lotus facility, which boasts Europe’s largest indoor storage space with a closed area of 215,000 square meters. The goal with this investment is to meet 65 percent of the plant’s electricity requirement through renewable energy. Ekol overhauled its fleet in line with Euro 6 Standards.
    ❖ 2021 Ekol rendered a new service as part of its intermodal transportation through a Ro-Ro line between Izmir, Alsancak Port, and Spain’s Tarragona Port. Ekol connects Turkey and the Middle East to Spain, Portugal and Morocco through this new line with the most efficient manner. Ekol Logistics was chosen from numerous leading companies to represent Turkey as part of Bloomberg International’s special project, 50 Global Leaders. Despite not being an industrial enterprise, Ekol became the first company in its industry to voluntarily calculate its carbon footprint in Turkey and the European countries in which it operates, and verified it according to the international ISO 14064-1:2018 standard.
    Major Awards
    ❖ 2021-Ekol takes first place in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category at the Service Exporters Champion Awards organized by Service Exporters Union. ❖ 2021- Ekol was named the first Turkish logistics firm to receive a score of B in Management in the Climate Change Program at the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Logistics was chosen as the most prestigious company in logistics for the second time at The ONE Awards Integrated Marketing Awards
    ❖ 2021- R&D project COG-LO was awarded atThe World Post& Parcel Awards ''Cross Border Growth'' category.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Poland became the Logistics Operator of the Year at "International Regular Connection Organization Award’’.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol’s Lotus Solar Power Plant(SPP) Project won an award in the “Projects Worth Monitoring” category by the 2021 evaluation of the “Shared Dreams Cooperation Program,” organized by Koç-Zer.
    ❖ 2020- Brand Finance, an international advisory firm specializing in brand and intangible assets valuation, names Ekol as Turkey’s most valuable logistics company for the fifth time. Ekol is also named Turkey’s most valuable logistics company with a value of $78 million in the “Turkey 100 – Turkey’s Most Valuable and Strongest Brands” report.
    ❖ 2020- Ekol takes second place in the “Client Relationship Management” category at the European Customer Centricity Awards 2020 organized by ARCET Global.
    ❖ 2019 - Ekol won an award in the Carbon Management category for its intermodal transport model at the Sustainable Business Awards 2019, organized by the Sustainability Academy. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won gold in The International Public Relations Association’s (IPRA) Golden World Awards for Excellence, which is considered the “Oscars” of the public relations world.
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    ❖ 2019 - The "Smart Algorithms in the Intermodal Network Planning Operations" project, executed by the Optimization Unit of our R&D Center, won the IDC Turkey Digital Transformation Award. ❖ 2019- Ekol climbed 12 places in this year’s Fortune 500 list and ranked 85th. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won the first rank in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category of the Turkey’s 500 Largest Exporter of Services awards
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was awarded the EMEA Region’s Best Intermodal Transportation Company at the Road and Rail Transport award ceremony hosted by International Transport News. ❖ 2018 – Ekol Greece received the Innovation in Transport award at the Supply Chain Awards 2018, with Ekol’s intermodal network.
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was named Europe’s Most Outstanding Integrated Logistics Provider of 2018 at the Corporate Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol rises to the Logistics industry’s top spot in the Capital 500 Turkey List, surpassing its runner-up position from the year before. It also reached #117 in the overall ranking. ❖ 2017 – Ekol captures the #2 spot in Logistics in the Fortune 500 Turkey List. It also rises to #101, up from #107 year-on-year, in the overall ranking.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol takes the #3 spot in the Transport and Logistic Services Category in Turkey’s Top 500 Service Exporters Study by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM). It also reached #16 in the overall ranking
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Greece wins the Gold Medal in the Freight Transportation and Freight Forwarding Category in the 2017 Transport and Logistics Awards in Athens.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Spain becomes a European Business Awards Finalist, making it a Ruban d’Honneur candidate in the Growth Strategy Elite Award Category of the 2016/17 European Business Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Turkey’s Human Resources Recruitment Team receives the Respect to Human award for the third time.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol wins the Best Road and Rail Fright Provider at EMEA award. ❖ 2017 – Ekol receives the Best Logistics Company of the Year award from Istanbul Gelişim University students.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Hungary takes the prestigious Superbrand accolade.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland receives the Best Road and Rail Freight Provider award at the 2017 Global Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Italy wins the Operator of the Year award.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol is awarded the Effective Service Award by loyal customer Nitto. This award is in recognition of Ekol’s consistently timely deliveries. Ekol handles Nitto’s import and export operations from Belgium and import transportation from England.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland was named the Best Integrated Logistics Services Provider in a Data Group Consulting study.
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    ❖ 2016- Ekol was recognized by the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) with a “Turkey’s 500 Large Service Exporters” award.
    ❖ 2016- Ekol Spain has been named National Champion in the European Business Awards. ❖ 2016- Won the award for the largest increase in the number of female employees in the Women Friendly Companies Award Ceremony.
    ❖ 2016- Ranked among the top 100 on this year's "The Most Valuable Brands of Turkey" list, released by Brand Finance, an international company specializing in brand valuation. ❖ 2016- Chosen "The Logistics Company of the Year" in the 2016 Achievement in Logistics Awards. ❖ 2016- Became the Turkey Finalists at the European Business Awards for the Environment with the Intermodal.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol once again named Turkey's most admired logistics company by Capital magazine's “Turkey’s Most Admired Companies Survey 2015.”
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol won a Special Jury award at the first TEGEP Learning and Development Awards thanks to our Hezarfen Vocational and Technical High School project.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol recognized as the Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains and the Best 3PL for Consumer Goods Supply Chains by customer vote at eft's European Customer Choice Awards. ❖ 2014- With it's Sustainability and Environmental Management System Practices, Ekol became the first Turkish finalist logistics company in European Environmental Rewards. ❖ 2014- Ekol became one of the national champions in European Business Rewards. ❖ It was ganted with “The Most Ethical Companies 2012 and 2013 of Turkey” award in 2013 – 2014 by the Center of Ethical Values Association (EDMER) for two years in a row. ❖ 2012 - Thanks to its economic success, and environment and social responsibility projects, Ekol was granted the European Eco Performance Award 2012 by St. Gallen University on the basis of an assessment of companies' environmental awareness in their economic business models. ❖ 2012- In World Logistics Success Rewards given by Dünya newspaper in five categories, Ekol was awarded with prizes in categories ''Storage'', ''Intermodal Transportation'' and ''Most Successful Logistics Company''.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol Logistics received “Business Partner Excellence Award” in the Logistics Field granted by Procter & Gamble every year to its strategic partners worldwide thanks to its strategic innovations and investments.
    ❖ 2011 - In the 4th International Logistics Conference held jointly by the Logistics Association (LODER) and Mersin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (MTSO), Ekol Logistics won the enterprise achievement award in the National Logistics Project Contest, with its intermodal project.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol became the only firm in Turkey to purchase and lease to firms the packages used for production and shipment of EPAL licensed automotive and automotive supply industry products produced in Turkey, thanks to the certificate received from EPAL (European Pallet Association).
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol's German Branch received the AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) Certificate which will enable it to complete customs operations even more quickly within the borders of
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    EU. A status serving to prove compliance of the supply chain, AEO makes the certified firms' life easier in international trade. Certified operators are assumed to be reliable and compliant, and are able to utilize facilities which help faster access through security and protection related controls in EU countries, as well as simplifications in relevant customs regulations.
    ❖ 2008 - Ekol is now a SAP Global Success Story. The same year saw Ekol as the first Turkish firm to make a presentation in the Global Success Stories category in the global Sapphire event. ❖ 2008- Ekol's intermodal project awarded by European Union project Cream. ❖ 2008 - Ekol's projects were among the finalists in the ‘Logistics& Fulfilment’ and ‘Environmental Improvements’ categories in European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2008 Ekol realized one of the first 10 applications globally for SAP version CRM2007S. Logistics 4.0. and R&D
    Industry 4.0 incorporates improvements for each line of business within the logistics industry. These enhancements include cost-effective smart warehouses with flexible design and software systems, enabling real-time tracking and intervention. Their infrastructures will be adapted for new technologies, facilitating effective supply chain management. Structures able to eliminate security vulnerabilities will also be offered, with the potential to monitor and control environmental factors while enabling data-based decisions to be taken within each service network.
    In view of the above, Ekol will shift its skills and resources into Logistics 4.0.
    In light of Industry 4.0 developments, Ekol is turning data into meaningful information by making objects detectable, carrying out research on self-determining technologies, and conducting pilot projects.
    In line with the strategy of applying the principles of Industry 4.0, Ekol’s R&D focus has put “Logistics 4.0” at its center through digitalization and visualization, process integration via the internet and mobile applications, the creation of networks between objects, cloud computing and communications technologies, and simulation and robotic systems.
    Ekol carries out R&D activities in conjunction with universities and other institutions in a range of fields, such as fleet optimization and route planning, load and network improvements with 3D loading models, business model development for warehouse management, delivery and delivery, automation systems design, flexible order preparation and packaging processes, order management software, demand management system design, and transportation alternatives.
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    Ekol and Management Systems:
    ❖ After receiving ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certificate in year 2004, Ekol established in 2005 OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety system.
    ❖ As of 2010, Ekol moved on to ISO 9001:2008, and was the first logistics firm to certificate Design in the industry. The move to Integrated Management System was completed with the establishment of ISO 14001 Environment Management System.
    ❖ The bonded warehouse compliant with ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System, a first in Turkey, allows Ekol Logistics to meet customer requirements, and develop and commission new systems.
    ❖ With the most comprehensive Quality Management System in the industry, Ekol Logistics pioneered R&D activities through its custom solutions tailored for its customers. ❖ In 2011, Ekol was able to extent the scope of ISO 14001 Environment Management System, receiving certification for its all 3 large facilities.
    ❖ In 2011, Ekol Logistics decided to undergo Safety Quality Assessment (SQAS) organized by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), with respect to International Road Transportation, and was able to pass the assessment in February 2012. By underlining the significance it attaches to Health, Safety, Environment, Security, and Quality in its services offered to Chemical Industry, it trained the drivers assigned to international transportation operations accordingly.
    ❖ In 2019, Ekol successfully passed the ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 transition audits with no nonconforming outputs and the Safety & Quality Assessment System (SQAS) score of 96 percent; it also completed and maintained its transition to these management systems.
    ❖ In 2020, Ekol successfully passed the ISO 9001:2015, BRC S&D audits with no non-conforming outputs and an AA score, the highest level. This has allowed for the continued development of the management system.
    ❖ Ekol started its efforts for TSE COVID-19 Safe Service Certification in 2020. Upon conclusion of the audits performed in accordance with the “COVID-19 Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for the Service Industry” in 2021, the high level of hygiene at Lotus, Orkide and Yonca facilities was certified. We ensured the sustainability of these practices at other facilities.
    ❖ In 2021, Ekol successfully passed the ISO 9001:2015, BRC Storage and Distribution audits with no non-conformities and an AA score, the highest level. This has allowed for the continued improvement of the management system.
    ❖ Ekol started digitizing its Quality Management Systems infrastructure in 2020. ❖ In 2010, Ekol received the ISO 10002:2004 certificate for its Customer Complaints’ Handling - Customer Satisfaction system based on the “We Are Listening” concept that transforms customer feedback to corporate values. Then, we established the Customer Sustainability Unit to merit the ISO 10002:2014 version in 2017; this certificate stands for the assessment of all internal and external shareholder feedback.
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    ❖ Customer satisfaction assessment at Ekol Logistics is executed by independent organizations and Ekol takes necessary follow-up actions.
    ❖ In order to prove our carbon dioxide reports which we regularly send to our customers, and our greenhouse gas inventory related to all locations and activities of Ekol Logistics, which have a significant effect on our winning of the Eco Performance Award; a project has been commenced within the scope of the "ISO 14064-1 Quantification and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the Organization Level" standard. A project team was launched for a project by the Management Systems Development and Process Development departments. Team training was completed at 126 person/hour rate. Project activities began in the last quarter of 2012, and field supervisions were completed in February 2013 as part of the project plan. Ekol Lojistik A.Ş. The Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report has been published.Ekol corporate website shares the current emission and diesel emission reduction amounts.
    ❖ Improvement activities are carried on interruptedly in order to provide all stakeholders with more efficient, fast, reliable and quality service. In this regard, works have begun to be the first company to apply for the AEO Program entered into force in 2013 by T.R. Ministry of Customs and Trade, and to become entitled to receive certification.
    ❖ Ekol implements the ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System. The most crucial principal of this system is the security, integrity, and accessibility of the processed, safeguarded, and managed information and information assets stemming from Ekol, as well as the legal and contractual obligations.
    ❖ The Ekol Logistics Lotus Facility has qualified to receive the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Freight Security Requirements (FSR) Class A certificate, which is considered the most prestigious certificate in the global platform because of is high-security standard requirements. The Lotus Facility of Ekol has, subsequently, become the largest warehouse with a TAPA certification in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
    ❖ Lotus, which has already been certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and LEED, is preparing for a new energy investment in the facility while it has recertified its service quality with the TAPA certification in 2019. The solar panel investment on a 35,000-square-meter area will allow Lotus to self-generate half of its electricity needs.
    ❖ Ekol staged theater performances with an Occupational Health and Safety theme for its colleagues to enjoy and learn in 2015 and 2016.
    ❖ In addition, Ekol completed the auditing of additional management systems, such as URSA, Sedex, Ecovadis, NQC, GQE, and Achilles, especially requested by Ekol customers over the years and transparently published findings on relevant platforms.
    ❖ As a pioneering company in its sector, Ekol was selected in 2017 to be the first logistics company to be included in the Turquality Brand Development Program. As part of Turquality, the world’s first and only state-sponsored brand-building program, Ekol will fly the Turkish flag proudly in global markets and further strengthen its financial sustainability.
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    ❖ With a view to strengthen industrial experience and as part of the Health Operations in compliance with the GDP & GSP standards, the ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices Quality Management System was implemented and certified in 2019 at Ekol’s Lotus Facility.
    ❖ Boasting the most comprehensive Integrated Management System in the industry, Ekol Logistics adopts the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, Ekol harmonized its corporate sustainability activities with the three-axis (Economy, Society, and Environment) approach.
    ❖ Ekol launched its OHS Bulletins in 2018. We distributes these newsletters on various topics, including health, safety, and first-aid, through internal mailing and post visuals on bulletin boards in warehouses.
    ❖ Within the scope of OHS, Ekol furnished all its facilities with first-aid posters and organized various health-related seminars to the employees in 2019.
    ❖ The card scanning system, which aims to quickly and effectively determine the number of people arriving at the assembly point following evacuation during emergencies, was first implemented at our Lotus Facility.
    ❖ In addition to supplier controls, an internal control system has been established at Ekol to ensure the sustainability of fire systems as part of the emergency preparedness process. ❖ As required by the HSE legislation, Ekol started to receive services from OSGB at Ekol as of June 2013 and appointed 36 Health and Safety personnel, 31 physicians, and five health care personnel across Turkey in 2019.
    ❖ After the change of the OHS Management System standard in 2021, Ekol successfully completed its transition to the ISO 45001 OHS Management System.
    ❖ Ekol made the transition to the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety management system.
    ❖ To boost employee participation within the scope of ISO 45001, we involved employee representatives in site audits and commissioned the new “4400 White Line” for contact. ❖ Ekol established the OHS Coordination Board with leaders of critical functions for senior management to adopt the system and lead the way
    ❖ .Accident reports were reviewed and major incidents that can provide a lesson for the site were announced in an appropriate format, sent monthly to the relevant process leaders by email, and shared with on-site employees via information boards and displays.
    ❖ Occupational accident and near-miss reports have been updated in a more comprehensive format and the data analysis process has been improved. Reports are shared with all relevant process owners with a proactive approach. The objective is to ensure continuous improvement.
    ❖ Ekol appointed a physician as the Pandemic Coordinator to set the relevant rules and measures across the company. With critical functions on board, we established the Ekol Control and Tracking Center and kept the relevant measures and rules up-to-date with joint efforts. All employees were informed by internal communication and training units through videos, posters, newsletters and mail messages, and measures were taken on-site with various practices.
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    ❖ Ekol conducted pandemic drills for various scenarios in all health units.
    ❖ Ekol's workplace physicians, other health personnel and OHS exports provided on-site toolbox training on pandemic rules.
    ❖ Ekol carried out e-learning sessions on protection against coronavirus, held online meetings and made announcements regarding internal communication. We invited each facility to extraordinary meetings to remind everyone of their assigned actions and responsibilities.
    ❖ Ekol increased the number of health workers for faster and more efficient action in response to the health unit’s increased workload during the pandemic. Seven other healthcare professionals were hired adding up to a total of 12, with three professionals working the night shift and nine professionals working a fixed shift. We currently have 35 workplace physicians providing service.
    ❖ Ekol Logistics’ Orkide Facility maintained its compliance with the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Freight Security Requirements (FSR) Class A certificate, which is considered the most prestigious certificate on the global platform because of its high-security standard requirements.
    Most valuable entities which are not shown in our financial statements; OUR EMPLOYEES
    Ekol Logistics adopts a people-oriented approach in
    various projects to enhance and implement certain
    standards and frameworks in working conditions. In
    addition, we support sustainable projects to protect the
    social rights of our employees and organize various social
    activities to enable more efficient communication
    platforms.
    Following its vision to become the multinational employer brand of choice, Ekol established the ONE EKOL to strengthen its corporate culture. We gathered our employees in all corners of the world, from Turkey to Czech Republic, around the "We Are One Together" motto.
    Human Resources Strategy:

    Ekol Logistics employs over 7,500 Ekol team members of different competencies, experience, nationalities, and language in its facilities spread over 12 countries. These 7.500 employees and their families bring together a large family of 30,000 people in Ekol.
    Our three-year Human Resources roadmap aims to create a management approach that will swiftly adapt to market dynamics and client expectations in compliance with corporate strategies. Our primary priority is to be people-oriented in all our designs and practices. We not only aim for
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    harmonized and integrated HR systems but also pursue a shared goal in compliance with the corporate goals and strategy. We encourage a more agile, simpler, and integrated business model for our employees to create a strong approach that supports innovation and employee engagement.
    The “Ekol Values and Leadership Transformation” program welcomes all Ekol team members from all levels to strengthen the Ekol family bonds, reinforce its corporate culture, and train future leaders. We determined new values as a result of the surveys conducted in Turkey and abroad.
    We are:
    People-Oriented
    Plain
    Innovative
    Sensitive
    United as One.
    Our new values were introduced at the New Year’s Eve celebration held online. In our live broadcast, which reached 13,000+ views, the members of the executive board explained each value and the films prepared for each value were streamed. After the determination of the new values, workshops were held with different groups and a roadmap was prepared. The appreciation and recognition platform has been made available to all Ekol team members on the web and mobile to reinforce new values and encourage appreciation and recognition behaviors in the company.
    Ekol’s objective in line with our new values and strategy:
    ❖ Establishing international strategic human resources mentality, increasing employees' satisfaction and loyalty.
    ❖ Employing and maintaining correct employees with the objective of becoming best place to work for.
    ❖ Implement a working culture that describes the competencies for various titles and positions ❖ Making possible that objectives which are expected from employees are stated openly and clearly, that individual achievements are measured objectively and rewarded duly, in order to increase corporations performance and make is sustainable.
    ❖ The establishment of career and back-up system serves to assign correct individuals in the corporation to the correct positions, at the correct time.
    ❖ Ensuring that employees working with salary system are rewarded in a realistic and fair way so that employees performing work at requested quality level are kept in the organization. ❖ Establish a remuneration and reward system to award employee responsibilities and performance to support corporate strategies and culture
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    ❖ Monitoring Employee's Satisfaction and Loyalty as an indicator, determining strong and open to improvement areas, taking right steps to maintain strong ones and improve other ones.
    Helping to adopt corporate change culture by managing human resources within Ekol ideally, in order to realize organizational objectives and critical success factors.
    Ekol respects its employees' union and collective contract rights.
    Ekol believes that rational solutions as key to sustainable success and effective resource utilization can only be produced with qualified and happy human resources and therefore investing in employees in a sustainable sense.
    Each employee has an employment contract containing the terms of service and job descriptions are defined in the contacts. Specifying the conditions regarding the termination of employment in the "Operational Procedure for Discipline Regulation", Ekol clearly states that purchases, receiving gifts, goods, or cash, or any benefits from legal or natural persons with which the company deals with would constitute grounds for termination of employment, within the framework of the efforts to fight against corruption.
    In order to create a more transparent and fair working order, Ekol has founded Ethic Board which is a full entitled organization.
    In order to adopt ethical values that is practiced during business processes, Ekol has published Ekol Regulation on Corporate Principles in 2012. The regulation emphasizes the main topics of Protecting Social Benefits, Compliance to Laws and Other Regulations, Protecting Worker Rights and Working Conditions, Efficiency of Business Partners and Social Stakeholder Communication, Protecting Company Rights, and Transparency.
    Ekol has never been accused of forced labor or named with this issue. Besides this, compliance with the legal requirements concerning employee rights, confidentiality principle, equal benefits for employees, safety, security, and health had always been important parts of its Human Resources Policies. Ekol stands against any discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, political view, nationality, marital status etc., and acts in line with established procedures. In March 2009, Ekol signed the "Declaration for Management as a Women's Right" sponsored by KalDer, underlining the importance it attaches to gender equality.
    Talent Acquisition Process:
    In compliance with the One Ekol corporate culture and values, the Talent Acquisition process seeks four fundamental competencies for all positions:
    These are:
    customer-focused;
    passion;
    confidence; and people-oriented
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    Ekol talent acquisition aims to gain new recruits to vacant positions as determined during the annual HR planning at the beginning of the year. The new recruits are to comply with Ekol corporate strategy, goals, culture, and values and offer added value, specific knowledge, skills, and competencies to their position.
    Talent acquisition process includes the determination of personnel requirement, management of the application process, preliminary assessment, selection, approval, placement, and monitoring. Qualities and competencies for each position are determined and candidates are reviewed according to these criteria.
    Within the scope of its vision to become the employer brand of choice for candidates, Ekol implements various talent acquisition tools, including competency-based interviews, personality inventory, general aptitude test, assessment center practices, foreign language examination, and reference checks, as required by the applied position. When changing conditions and needs necessitate, appropriate talent acquisition practices can be conducted through online platforms.
    Ekol believes that human rights are an absolute and universal standard. Company acknowledges the Human Rights of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Children's Rights Convention. Ekol doesn't employ child worker and doesn't support employment of children.
    Organization remains committed to equal opportunity in the workplace; stands against any kind of racist/ discriminatory approach based on fundamentals like religion, language, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, marital status, relationship and age.
    Performance Management System:
    The primary purpose of the individual performance management system is to spread Ekol values and strategies to all employees.
    It further aims to attain high performance within Ekol and offer continuous education and improvement opportunities to its employees as needed.
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    Individual performance not only includes the attainment of annual business outputs by the employees but also behavioral compliance with corporate values. Thus, performance management at Ekol considers both the attainment of business goals and the behavioral assessment.
    Individual performance assessment determines personalized education and enhancement requirements in compliance with corporate priorities. Furthermore, the findings guide career and rotation decisions.
    Competency Evaluation System:
    This system is used for various areas including Competencies, Recruitment, Organizational Change, Identifying Potential & Development Planning, Back-Up Planning and Position Change.
    Scholarships and Charity Facilities: Ekol Logistics provides employees' children studying in primary and secondary degree schools with scholarship and charity facilities. In addition to providing scholarships to students successful in OKS, all students are provided school supplies and clothing assistance. Carrier Management:
    The output of the performance assessment system helps draw the career track of the person, taking into consideration the training requirements, training results and the factor of meeting the requirements of the position. The employees who achieve high scores with respect to all these criteria are included in the skill pool. These employees are trained for and progress toward becoming the future directors of Ekol. Ekol Romania Supports the Future of Romanian Children Foundation
    Ekol Romania donates clothes and toys to the Future of Romanian Children Foundation. The Foundation provides daycare, social protection, psychological assistance, family counselling, assistance and medical care. It also provides preschool and after-school education five days a week between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm, and three meals and two daily snacks for 60 children from disadvantaged families. Ekol Romania wants to put a smile on children’s faces. Through the Foundation, it donates clothes and toys to Romanian children in need.
    Ekol Ran for Ending Child Agricultural Labor
    We participated in the 38th Istanbul Marathon to
    end child agricultural labor.
    In collaboration with UNICEF, the Ekol Team ran the
    marathon to support child agricultural workers, and
    to raise awareness about child labor, one of the
    biggest problems of the modern world.

    The “Ekol Values and Leadership Transformation” program welcomes all Ekol team members from all levels to strengthen the Ekol family bonds, reinforce its corporate culture, and train future leaders. We determined new values as a result of the surveys conducted in Turkey and abroad.
    We are:
    People-Oriented
    Plain
    Innovative
    Sensitive
    United as One.
    Our new values were introduced at the New Year’s Eve celebration held online. In our live broadcast, which reached 13,000+ views, the members of the executive board explained each value and the films prepared for each value were streamed. After the determination of the new values, workshops were held with different groups and a roadmap was prepared. The appreciation and recognition platform has been made available to all Ekol team members on the web and mobile to reinforce new values and encourage appreciation and recognition behaviors in the company.
    Ekol’s objective in line with our new values and strategy:
    ❖ Establishing international strategic human resources mentality, increasing employees' satisfaction and loyalty.
    ❖ Employing and maintaining correct employees with the objective of becoming best place to work for.
    ❖ Implement a working culture that describes the competencies for various titles and positions ❖ Making possible that objectives which are expected from employees are stated openly and clearly, that individual achievements are measured objectively and rewarded duly, in order to increase corporations performance and make is sustainable.
    ❖ The establishment of career and back-up system serves to assign correct individuals in the corporation to the correct positions, at the correct time.
    ❖ Ensuring that employees working with salary system are rewarded in a realistic and fair way so that employees performing work at requested quality level are kept in the organization. ❖ Establish a remuneration and reward system to award employee responsibilities and performance to support corporate strategies and culture
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    ❖ Monitoring Employee's Satisfaction and Loyalty as an indicator, determining strong and open to improvement areas, taking right steps to maintain strong ones and improve other ones.
    Helping to adopt corporate change culture by managing human resources within Ekol ideally, in order to realize organizational objectives and critical success factors.
    Ekol respects its employees' union and collective contract rights.
    Ekol believes that rational solutions as key to sustainable success and effective resource utilization can only be produced with qualified and happy human resources and therefore investing in employees in a sustainable sense.
    Each employee has an employment contract containing the terms of service and job descriptions are defined in the contacts. Specifying the conditions regarding the termination of employment in the "Operational Procedure for Discipline Regulation", Ekol clearly states that purchases, receiving gifts, goods, or cash, or any benefits from legal or natural persons with which the company deals with would constitute grounds for termination of employment, within the framework of the efforts to fight against corruption.
    In order to create a more transparent and fair working order, Ekol has founded Ethic Board which is a full entitled organization.
    In order to adopt ethical values that is practiced during business processes, Ekol has published Ekol Regulation on Corporate Principles in 2012. The regulation emphasizes the main topics of Protecting Social Benefits, Compliance to Laws and Other Regulations, Protecting Worker Rights and Working Conditions, Efficiency of Business Partners and Social Stakeholder Communication, Protecting Company Rights, and Transparency.
    Ekol has never been accused of forced labor or named with this issue. Besides this, compliance with the legal requirements concerning employee rights, confidentiality principle, equal benefits for employees, safety, security, and health had always been important parts of its Human Resources Policies. Ekol stands against any discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, political view, nationality, marital status etc., and acts in line with established procedures. In March 2009, Ekol signed the "Declaration for Management as a Women's Right" sponsored by KalDer, underlining the importance it attaches to gender equality.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions taken by the company to implement labour policies, address labour risks and respond to labour violations.

  • Our Values
    PEOPLE FOCUSED
    We correctly understand and prioritize the needs of all our stakeholders (customers, employees, suppliers, etc.) and make all our decisions accordingly. We emphasize love and respect, and conduct our relations with empathy.
    UNITED WE STAND
    We are a team that can overcome any hurdle. As a highly motivated, passionate, and constructive team, we strengthen each other and work towards our goals.
    FORWARD THINKING
    At the core of our success is our imagination, extraordinary perspective, and passion. With courage and determination, we implement creative ideas for a better future. We lead our industry with innovative initiatives.
    COMPASSIONATE
    In all our activities, we strive to take the most beneficial course of action for the environment, society, and our wildlife. We work with common sense and responsibility for a sustainable future.
    LEAN
    We like simplicity. With our efficient and lean working approach, we understand and implement processes correctly, manage them easily, and adapt them to current conditions rapidly.
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    Our Manifesto
    Being “good enough” has never been sufficient for us. Our belief in continuous and dynamic transformation guides us to growth and development every day. We are aware of the fact that any other means cannot lead to success.
    We bring a new perspective to the logistics industry by integrating mind, heart and consciousness through our business practices comprising our experience and know-how.
    We continue to inspire our industry by engaging cutting-edge technology to offer advanced solutions to our customers alongside our understanding of excellent service.
    For us, people come first. We do forge ahead - determined through the strength of our people - so that we are able to understand each other more efficiently, protect our common values, and meet our goals.
    Believing that our customers deserve the best, we provide each and every one with excellent service in all that we do. At the forefront of our minds is the fact that success of our customers is our own success.
    We carry out novel ideas with our positive attitude, allowing us to overcome any challenge and become stronger with every advance.
    We know there is no obstacle we cannot overcome if we work hard with passion. Our intimate commitment to ethical values and sustainability not only guides us to change the future of the logistics industry, but also to transform the world.
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    Milestones
    ❖ Ekol Logistics was established in 1990 and served in the international land transportation until 1993.
    ❖ In 1994, the company made the biggest one-time fleet investment in Turkey and expanded its service network with the addition of air and sea transportation and customs clearance services. That was the first step in the way to becoming a complete logistics services supplier.
    ❖ In 1996, the company opened its first foreign branch office in Germany. ❖ Ekol began to serve in the field of contract logistics with the Kardelen and Orkide Logistics Centers established respectively in. 1997 and 2001.
    ❖ In 2002, the company leaped forward with the acquisition of the most important forwarding company of the time, Unok/Unatsan. Realizing a first in the industry, Ekol also founded Process Development Department where only industrial engineers are employed.
    ❖ In the period 2002-2010, the company opened a stream of warehousing and distribution centres in almost all parts of Turkey to create its existing service network, and now renders its services at 26 locations in Turkey and Europe.
    ❖ In 2003, Ekol introduced another achievement in its industry thanks to its robust technology infrastructure, and began to use its quadro™ software which was designed in-house to accelerate operation of logistics processes and bring transparency to the customers. Furthermore, SAP was put to active commission.
    ❖ Within this perspective, in 2007, a Management Systems Development Group was established to introduce integrated management systems, and to develop integrated systems with its R&D team.
    ❖ In 2008, Ekol began the first "Block Train" service between Trieste and Ludwigshafen terminal. ❖ End of 2009 saw Ekol gaining another strength by joining forces with a minor partner, Invest AD of Abu Dhabi.
    ❖ In December 2010, Ekol acquired a leading Scandinavian forwarder, STS International Transport, to achieve industry leadership in that route also.
    ❖ With a quick start in year 2011, Ekol opened Ekol Italy. The last quarter of the year saw an acquisition in Romania, registering a 300% growth in the Eastern Europe Line, and establishing Ekol Romania. With a substantial focus on Medical Logistics, Ekol opened the largest pharmaceutical distribution warehouse of Turkey in Tuzla Logipark Campus.
    ❖ In 2012, Ekol was granted the Europe Eco Performance Award. It established the first and only R&D Centre in the logistics sector in Turkey. New facilities were established in 4 different locations in Europe (France, Bosnia, Greece and Ukraine). Ekol was the winner of the ETIKA 2012 Turkey’s Ethics Award granted by Ethical Values Center Association (EDMER).
    ❖ Ro-Ro trips started in 2013, Ekol Logistics was awarded with AEO certificate (Authorized Economic Operator) by the Ministry of Customs and Trade, making export operations easier. Ekol’s Hungary and Spain branches were founded and the number of European countries in
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    which Ekol Logistics operates reached to nine in 2013. Ekol Logistics was awarded with Green Office Diploma by the World Wildlife Fund Turkey the very same year.
    ❖ By opening Spain Branch in 2014, organization of European market was expanded. Ro-Ro transportation between İzmir and Sete port was started with new the Ro-Ro vessel called AYSHE. Once again, Ekol was awarded with ETİKA 2013 Turkey's Most Ethical Companies prize given by EDMER. It became the first company obtaining ''Sustainable Logistics Document'' which is developed by UTİKAD and Bureau Veritas cooperation in Turkey as world pioneer. In Capital 500 Most Admired Companies Research, which was organized with participation of 1,620 middle and senior managers from 650 different companies, Ekol was chosen Turkey's Most Admired Logistics Company.
    ❖ 2015 Ekol celebrated our 25th anniversary. Ekol continued to invest in Europe by launching Ekol Poland. Customs clearance services was started to provide at the Novara Facility with Ekol Italy. The fifth Ro-Ro Fadiq was added to the fleet.
    ❖ 2016 Ekol continued to make new investments by launching Ekol Bulgaria. The sixth Ro-Ro ship MELEQ was commissioned. Ekol has taken an important step for sea transport operations to and from the United States, by being licensed as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC). Ekol began offering direct service between Verona, Italy and Sosnowiec, Poland via a new train route. The new Intermodal route between Trieste and Novara was launched. The Konya facility was included in the Integrated Management Systems.
    ❖ 2017 Logistics 4.0 Journey Begins. Ekol revamps its brand identity with a milestone transformation to mark its 27-year journey. Ekol Slovenia opens. Ekol introduces Finished Vehicle Logistics services to customers. A new unit train route was added between Budapest and Cologne. A unit train service was launched between Zeebrugge, Belgium and Trieste, Italy. FADIQ, MELEQ’s sister Ro-Ro, launched in Flensburg, Germany. Fleet’s existing charter Ro-Ro FADIQ was renamed QUBRA. Ekol launches the Yalova Ro-Ro Terminal for industry use. Ekol Turkey becomes the first-ever service industry company to be included in Turquality, the biggest program developed by the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Economy, to increase its exports.
    ❖ 2018 Ekol Sweden opened and launched its Swedish operations under Ekol Nordics. Commissioned in 2017, the ro-ro vessel FADIQ set sail on its first voyage from Yalova Ro-Ro Terminal to Trieste, Italy. Regular ro-ro ferries became operational between Lavrio, Greece and Sète, France. Ekol Hungary signed a lease agreement with Budapest Airport Zrt. Ekol added 150 eco- and driver-friendly Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LSnRL 4X2 Model heavy-duty trucks, equipped with the state-of-the-art Euro 6 engines, to its fleet. Ekol’s position as Europe’s fastest growing logistics company and the methods it employs to improve productivity have turned the company into a case study for Harvard Business School students.
    ❖ 2019 Ekol’s Lotus Facility got certified to TAPA FSR A. Ekol signed a wide-reaching agreement with the Italian market leader UBV Group. Ekol Spain got certified to the Environment Management System. Ekol ranked fourth among the road freight transport providers in Hungary.
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    ❖ 2020 In line with its Sustainable Logistics strategy, Ekol has launched the Solar Power Plant (SPP) Project at its LEED-certified green Lotus facility, which boasts Europe’s largest indoor storage space with a closed area of 215,000 square meters. The goal with this investment is to meet 65 percent of the plant’s electricity requirement through renewable energy. Ekol overhauled its fleet in line with Euro 6 Standards.
    ❖ 2021 Ekol rendered a new service as part of its intermodal transportation through a Ro-Ro line between Izmir, Alsancak Port, and Spain’s Tarragona Port. Ekol connects Turkey and the Middle East to Spain, Portugal and Morocco through this new line with the most efficient manner. Ekol Logistics was chosen from numerous leading companies to represent Turkey as part of Bloomberg International’s special project, 50 Global Leaders. Despite not being an industrial enterprise, Ekol became the first company in its industry to voluntarily calculate its carbon footprint in Turkey and the European countries in which it operates, and verified it according to the international ISO 14064-1:2018 standard.
    Major Awards
    ❖ 2021-Ekol takes first place in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category at the Service Exporters Champion Awards organized by Service Exporters Union. ❖ 2021- Ekol was named the first Turkish logistics firm to receive a score of B in Management in the Climate Change Program at the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Logistics was chosen as the most prestigious company in logistics for the second time at The ONE Awards Integrated Marketing Awards
    ❖ 2021- R&D project COG-LO was awarded atThe World Post& Parcel Awards ''Cross Border Growth'' category.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Poland became the Logistics Operator of the Year at "International Regular Connection Organization Award’’.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol’s Lotus Solar Power Plant(SPP) Project won an award in the “Projects Worth Monitoring” category by the 2021 evaluation of the “Shared Dreams Cooperation Program,” organized by Koç-Zer.
    ❖ 2020- Brand Finance, an international advisory firm specializing in brand and intangible assets valuation, names Ekol as Turkey’s most valuable logistics company for the fifth time. Ekol is also named Turkey’s most valuable logistics company with a value of $78 million in the “Turkey 100 – Turkey’s Most Valuable and Strongest Brands” report.
    ❖ 2020- Ekol takes second place in the “Client Relationship Management” category at the European Customer Centricity Awards 2020 organized by ARCET Global.
    ❖ 2019 - Ekol won an award in the Carbon Management category for its intermodal transport model at the Sustainable Business Awards 2019, organized by the Sustainability Academy. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won gold in The International Public Relations Association’s (IPRA) Golden World Awards for Excellence, which is considered the “Oscars” of the public relations world.
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    ❖ 2019 - The "Smart Algorithms in the Intermodal Network Planning Operations" project, executed by the Optimization Unit of our R&D Center, won the IDC Turkey Digital Transformation Award. ❖ 2019- Ekol climbed 12 places in this year’s Fortune 500 list and ranked 85th. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won the first rank in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category of the Turkey’s 500 Largest Exporter of Services awards
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was awarded the EMEA Region’s Best Intermodal Transportation Company at the Road and Rail Transport award ceremony hosted by International Transport News. ❖ 2018 – Ekol Greece received the Innovation in Transport award at the Supply Chain Awards 2018, with Ekol’s intermodal network.
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was named Europe’s Most Outstanding Integrated Logistics Provider of 2018 at the Corporate Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol rises to the Logistics industry’s top spot in the Capital 500 Turkey List, surpassing its runner-up position from the year before. It also reached #117 in the overall ranking. ❖ 2017 – Ekol captures the #2 spot in Logistics in the Fortune 500 Turkey List. It also rises to #101, up from #107 year-on-year, in the overall ranking.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol takes the #3 spot in the Transport and Logistic Services Category in Turkey’s Top 500 Service Exporters Study by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM). It also reached #16 in the overall ranking
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Greece wins the Gold Medal in the Freight Transportation and Freight Forwarding Category in the 2017 Transport and Logistics Awards in Athens.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Spain becomes a European Business Awards Finalist, making it a Ruban d’Honneur candidate in the Growth Strategy Elite Award Category of the 2016/17 European Business Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Turkey’s Human Resources Recruitment Team receives the Respect to Human award for the third time.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol wins the Best Road and Rail Fright Provider at EMEA award. ❖ 2017 – Ekol receives the Best Logistics Company of the Year award from Istanbul Gelişim University students.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Hungary takes the prestigious Superbrand accolade.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland receives the Best Road and Rail Freight Provider award at the 2017 Global Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Italy wins the Operator of the Year award.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol is awarded the Effective Service Award by loyal customer Nitto. This award is in recognition of Ekol’s consistently timely deliveries. Ekol handles Nitto’s import and export operations from Belgium and import transportation from England.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland was named the Best Integrated Logistics Services Provider in a Data Group Consulting study.
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    ❖ 2016- Ekol was recognized by the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) with a “Turkey’s 500 Large Service Exporters” award.
    ❖ 2016- Ekol Spain has been named National Champion in the European Business Awards. ❖ 2016- Won the award for the largest increase in the number of female employees in the Women Friendly Companies Award Ceremony.
    ❖ 2016- Ranked among the top 100 on this year's "The Most Valuable Brands of Turkey" list, released by Brand Finance, an international company specializing in brand valuation. ❖ 2016- Chosen "The Logistics Company of the Year" in the 2016 Achievement in Logistics Awards. ❖ 2016- Became the Turkey Finalists at the European Business Awards for the Environment with the Intermodal.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol once again named Turkey's most admired logistics company by Capital magazine's “Turkey’s Most Admired Companies Survey 2015.”
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol won a Special Jury award at the first TEGEP Learning and Development Awards thanks to our Hezarfen Vocational and Technical High School project.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol recognized as the Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains and the Best 3PL for Consumer Goods Supply Chains by customer vote at eft's European Customer Choice Awards. ❖ 2014- With it's Sustainability and Environmental Management System Practices, Ekol became the first Turkish finalist logistics company in European Environmental Rewards. ❖ 2014- Ekol became one of the national champions in European Business Rewards. ❖ It was ganted with “The Most Ethical Companies 2012 and 2013 of Turkey” award in 2013 – 2014 by the Center of Ethical Values Association (EDMER) for two years in a row. ❖ 2012 - Thanks to its economic success, and environment and social responsibility projects, Ekol was granted the European Eco Performance Award 2012 by St. Gallen University on the basis of an assessment of companies' environmental awareness in their economic business models. ❖ 2012- In World Logistics Success Rewards given by Dünya newspaper in five categories, Ekol was awarded with prizes in categories ''Storage'', ''Intermodal Transportation'' and ''Most Successful Logistics Company''.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol Logistics received “Business Partner Excellence Award” in the Logistics Field granted by Procter & Gamble every year to its strategic partners worldwide thanks to its strategic innovations and investments.
    ❖ 2011 - In the 4th International Logistics Conference held jointly by the Logistics Association (LODER) and Mersin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (MTSO), Ekol Logistics won the enterprise achievement award in the National Logistics Project Contest, with its intermodal project.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol became the only firm in Turkey to purchase and lease to firms the packages used for production and shipment of EPAL licensed automotive and automotive supply industry products produced in Turkey, thanks to the certificate received from EPAL (European Pallet Association).
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol's German Branch received the AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) Certificate which will enable it to complete customs operations even more quickly within the borders of
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    EU. A status serving to prove compliance of the supply chain, AEO makes the certified firms' life easier in international trade. Certified operators are assumed to be reliable and compliant, and are able to utilize facilities which help faster access through security and protection related controls in EU countries, as well as simplifications in relevant customs regulations.
    ❖ 2008 - Ekol is now a SAP Global Success Story. The same year saw Ekol as the first Turkish firm to make a presentation in the Global Success Stories category in the global Sapphire event. ❖ 2008- Ekol's intermodal project awarded by European Union project Cream. ❖ 2008 - Ekol's projects were among the finalists in the ‘Logistics& Fulfilment’ and ‘Environmental Improvements’ categories in European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2008 Ekol realized one of the first 10 applications globally for SAP version CRM2007S. Logistics 4.0. and R&D
    Industry 4.0 incorporates improvements for each line of business within the logistics industry. These enhancements include cost-effective smart warehouses with flexible design and software systems, enabling real-time tracking and intervention. Their infrastructures will be adapted for new technologies, facilitating effective supply chain management. Structures able to eliminate security vulnerabilities will also be offered, with the potential to monitor and control environmental factors while enabling data-based decisions to be taken within each service network.
    In view of the above, Ekol will shift its skills and resources into Logistics 4.0.
    In light of Industry 4.0 developments, Ekol is turning data into meaningful information by making objects detectable, carrying out research on self-determining technologies, and conducting pilot projects.
    In line with the strategy of applying the principles of Industry 4.0, Ekol’s R&D focus has put “Logistics 4.0” at its center through digitalization and visualization, process integration via the internet and mobile applications, the creation of networks between objects, cloud computing and communications technologies, and simulation and robotic systems.
    Ekol carries out R&D activities in conjunction with universities and other institutions in a range of fields, such as fleet optimization and route planning, load and network improvements with 3D loading models, business model development for warehouse management, delivery and delivery, automation systems design, flexible order preparation and packaging processes, order management software, demand management system design, and transportation alternatives.
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    Ekol and Management Systems:
    ❖ After receiving ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certificate in year 2004, Ekol established in 2005 OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety system.
    ❖ As of 2010, Ekol moved on to ISO 9001:2008, and was the first logistics firm to certificate Design in the industry. The move to Integrated Management System was completed with the establishment of ISO 14001 Environment Management System.
    ❖ The bonded warehouse compliant with ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System, a first in Turkey, allows Ekol Logistics to meet customer requirements, and develop and commission new systems.
    ❖ With the most comprehensive Quality Management System in the industry, Ekol Logistics pioneered R&D activities through its custom solutions tailored for its customers. ❖ In 2011, Ekol was able to extent the scope of ISO 14001 Environment Management System, receiving certification for its all 3 large facilities.
    ❖ In 2011, Ekol Logistics decided to undergo Safety Quality Assessment (SQAS) organized by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), with respect to International Road Transportation, and was able to pass the assessment in February 2012. By underlining the significance it attaches to Health, Safety, Environment, Security, and Quality in its services offered to Chemical Industry, it trained the drivers assigned to international transportation operations accordingly.
    ❖ In 2019, Ekol successfully passed the ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 transition audits with no nonconforming outputs and the Safety & Quality Assessment System (SQAS) score of 96 percent; it also completed and maintained its transition to these management systems.
    ❖ In 2020, Ekol successfully passed the ISO 9001:2015, BRC S&D audits with no non-conforming outputs and an AA score, the highest level. This has allowed for the continued development of the management system.
    ❖ Ekol started its efforts for TSE COVID-19 Safe Service Certification in 2020. Upon conclusion of the audits performed in accordance with the “COVID-19 Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for the Service Industry” in 2021, the high level of hygiene at Lotus, Orkide and Yonca facilities was certified. We ensured the sustainability of these practices at other facilities.
    ❖ In 2021, Ekol successfully passed the ISO 9001:2015, BRC Storage and Distribution audits with no non-conformities and an AA score, the highest level. This has allowed for the continued improvement of the management system.
    ❖ Ekol started digitizing its Quality Management Systems infrastructure in 2020. ❖ In 2010, Ekol received the ISO 10002:2004 certificate for its Customer Complaints’ Handling - Customer Satisfaction system based on the “We Are Listening” concept that transforms customer feedback to corporate values. Then, we established the Customer Sustainability Unit to merit the ISO 10002:2014 version in 2017; this certificate stands for the assessment of all internal and external shareholder feedback.
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    ❖ Customer satisfaction assessment at Ekol Logistics is executed by independent organizations and Ekol takes necessary follow-up actions.
    ❖ In order to prove our carbon dioxide reports which we regularly send to our customers, and our greenhouse gas inventory related to all locations and activities of Ekol Logistics, which have a significant effect on our winning of the Eco Performance Award; a project has been commenced within the scope of the "ISO 14064-1 Quantification and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the Organization Level" standard. A project team was launched for a project by the Management Systems Development and Process Development departments. Team training was completed at 126 person/hour rate. Project activities began in the last quarter of 2012, and field supervisions were completed in February 2013 as part of the project plan. Ekol Lojistik A.Ş. The Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report has been published.Ekol corporate website shares the current emission and diesel emission reduction amounts.
    ❖ Improvement activities are carried on interruptedly in order to provide all stakeholders with more efficient, fast, reliable and quality service. In this regard, works have begun to be the first company to apply for the AEO Program entered into force in 2013 by T.R. Ministry of Customs and Trade, and to become entitled to receive certification.
    ❖ Ekol implements the ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System. The most crucial principal of this system is the security, integrity, and accessibility of the processed, safeguarded, and managed information and information assets stemming from Ekol, as well as the legal and contractual obligations.
    ❖ The Ekol Logistics Lotus Facility has qualified to receive the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Freight Security Requirements (FSR) Class A certificate, which is considered the most prestigious certificate in the global platform because of is high-security standard requirements. The Lotus Facility of Ekol has, subsequently, become the largest warehouse with a TAPA certification in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
    ❖ Lotus, which has already been certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and LEED, is preparing for a new energy investment in the facility while it has recertified its service quality with the TAPA certification in 2019. The solar panel investment on a 35,000-square-meter area will allow Lotus to self-generate half of its electricity needs.
    ❖ Ekol staged theater performances with an Occupational Health and Safety theme for its colleagues to enjoy and learn in 2015 and 2016.
    ❖ In addition, Ekol completed the auditing of additional management systems, such as URSA, Sedex, Ecovadis, NQC, GQE, and Achilles, especially requested by Ekol customers over the years and transparently published findings on relevant platforms.
    ❖ As a pioneering company in its sector, Ekol was selected in 2017 to be the first logistics company to be included in the Turquality Brand Development Program. As part of Turquality, the world’s first and only state-sponsored brand-building program, Ekol will fly the Turkish flag proudly in global markets and further strengthen its financial sustainability.
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    ❖ With a view to strengthen industrial experience and as part of the Health Operations in compliance with the GDP & GSP standards, the ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices Quality Management System was implemented and certified in 2019 at Ekol’s Lotus Facility.
    ❖ Boasting the most comprehensive Integrated Management System in the industry, Ekol Logistics adopts the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, Ekol harmonized its corporate sustainability activities with the three-axis (Economy, Society, and Environment) approach.
    ❖ Ekol launched its OHS Bulletins in 2018. We distributes these newsletters on various topics, including health, safety, and first-aid, through internal mailing and post visuals on bulletin boards in warehouses.
    ❖ Within the scope of OHS, Ekol furnished all its facilities with first-aid posters and organized various health-related seminars to the employees in 2019.
    ❖ The card scanning system, which aims to quickly and effectively determine the number of people arriving at the assembly point following evacuation during emergencies, was first implemented at our Lotus Facility.
    ❖ In addition to supplier controls, an internal control system has been established at Ekol to ensure the sustainability of fire systems as part of the emergency preparedness process. ❖ As required by the HSE legislation, Ekol started to receive services from OSGB at Ekol as of June 2013 and appointed 36 Health and Safety personnel, 31 physicians, and five health care personnel across Turkey in 2019.
    ❖ After the change of the OHS Management System standard in 2021, Ekol successfully completed its transition to the ISO 45001 OHS Management System.
    ❖ Ekol made the transition to the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety management system.
    ❖ To boost employee participation within the scope of ISO 45001, we involved employee representatives in site audits and commissioned the new “4400 White Line” for contact. ❖ Ekol established the OHS Coordination Board with leaders of critical functions for senior management to adopt the system and lead the way
    ❖ .Accident reports were reviewed and major incidents that can provide a lesson for the site were announced in an appropriate format, sent monthly to the relevant process leaders by email, and shared with on-site employees via information boards and displays.
    ❖ Occupational accident and near-miss reports have been updated in a more comprehensive format and the data analysis process has been improved. Reports are shared with all relevant process owners with a proactive approach. The objective is to ensure continuous improvement.
    ❖ Ekol appointed a physician as the Pandemic Coordinator to set the relevant rules and measures across the company. With critical functions on board, we established the Ekol Control and Tracking Center and kept the relevant measures and rules up-to-date with joint efforts. All employees were informed by internal communication and training units through videos, posters, newsletters and mail messages, and measures were taken on-site with various practices.
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    ❖ Ekol conducted pandemic drills for various scenarios in all health units.
    ❖ Ekol's workplace physicians, other health personnel and OHS exports provided on-site toolbox training on pandemic rules.
    ❖ Ekol carried out e-learning sessions on protection against coronavirus, held online meetings and made announcements regarding internal communication. We invited each facility to extraordinary meetings to remind everyone of their assigned actions and responsibilities.
    ❖ Ekol increased the number of health workers for faster and more efficient action in response to the health unit’s increased workload during the pandemic. Seven other healthcare professionals were hired adding up to a total of 12, with three professionals working the night shift and nine professionals working a fixed shift. We currently have 35 workplace physicians providing service.
    ❖ Ekol Logistics’ Orkide Facility maintained its compliance with the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Freight Security Requirements (FSR) Class A certificate, which is considered the most prestigious certificate on the global platform because of its high-security standard requirements.
    Most valuable entities which are not shown in our financial statements; OUR EMPLOYEES
    Ekol Logistics adopts a people-oriented approach in
    various projects to enhance and implement certain
    standards and frameworks in working conditions. In
    addition, we support sustainable projects to protect the
    social rights of our employees and organize various social
    activities to enable more efficient communication
    platforms.
    Following its vision to become the multinational employer brand of choice, Ekol established the ONE EKOL to strengthen its corporate culture. We gathered our employees in all corners of the world, from Turkey to Czech Republic, around the "We Are One Together" motto.
    Human Resources Strategy:

    Ekol Logistics employs over 7,500 Ekol team members of different competencies, experience, nationalities, and language in its facilities spread over 12 countries. These 7.500 employees and their families bring together a large family of 30,000 people in Ekol.
    Our three-year Human Resources roadmap aims to create a management approach that will swiftly adapt to market dynamics and client expectations in compliance with corporate strategies. Our primary priority is to be people-oriented in all our designs and practices. We not only aim for
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    harmonized and integrated HR systems but also pursue a shared goal in compliance with the corporate goals and strategy. We encourage a more agile, simpler, and integrated business model for our employees to create a strong approach that supports innovation and employee engagement.
    The “Ekol Values and Leadership Transformation” program welcomes all Ekol team members from all levels to strengthen the Ekol family bonds, reinforce its corporate culture, and train future leaders. We determined new values as a result of the surveys conducted in Turkey and abroad.
    We are:
    People-Oriented
    Plain
    Innovative
    Sensitive
    United as One.
    Our new values were introduced at the New Year’s Eve celebration held online. In our live broadcast, which reached 13,000+ views, the members of the executive board explained each value and the films prepared for each value were streamed. After the determination of the new values, workshops were held with different groups and a roadmap was prepared. The appreciation and recognition platform has been made available to all Ekol team members on the web and mobile to reinforce new values and encourage appreciation and recognition behaviors in the company.
    Ekol’s objective in line with our new values and strategy:
    ❖ Establishing international strategic human resources mentality, increasing employees' satisfaction and loyalty.
    ❖ Employing and maintaining correct employees with the objective of becoming best place to work for.
    ❖ Implement a working culture that describes the competencies for various titles and positions ❖ Making possible that objectives which are expected from employees are stated openly and clearly, that individual achievements are measured objectively and rewarded duly, in order to increase corporations performance and make is sustainable.
    ❖ The establishment of career and back-up system serves to assign correct individuals in the corporation to the correct positions, at the correct time.
    ❖ Ensuring that employees working with salary system are rewarded in a realistic and fair way so that employees performing work at requested quality level are kept in the organization. ❖ Establish a remuneration and reward system to award employee responsibilities and performance to support corporate strategies and culture
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    ❖ Monitoring Employee's Satisfaction and Loyalty as an indicator, determining strong and open to improvement areas, taking right steps to maintain strong ones and improve other ones.
    Helping to adopt corporate change culture by managing human resources within Ekol ideally, in order to realize organizational objectives and critical success factors.
    Ekol respects its employees' union and collective contract rights.
    Ekol believes that rational solutions as key to sustainable success and effective resource utilization can only be produced with qualified and happy human resources and therefore investing in employees in a sustainable sense.
    Each employee has an employment contract containing the terms of service and job descriptions are defined in the contacts. Specifying the conditions regarding the termination of employment in the "Operational Procedure for Discipline Regulation", Ekol clearly states that purchases, receiving gifts, goods, or cash, or any benefits from legal or natural persons with which the company deals with would constitute grounds for termination of employment, within the framework of the efforts to fight against corruption.
    In order to create a more transparent and fair working order, Ekol has founded Ethic Board which is a full entitled organization.
    In order to adopt ethical values that is practiced during business processes, Ekol has published Ekol Regulation on Corporate Principles in 2012. The regulation emphasizes the main topics of Protecting Social Benefits, Compliance to Laws and Other Regulations, Protecting Worker Rights and Working Conditions, Efficiency of Business Partners and Social Stakeholder Communication, Protecting Company Rights, and Transparency.
    Ekol has never been accused of forced labor or named with this issue. Besides this, compliance with the legal requirements concerning employee rights, confidentiality principle, equal benefits for employees, safety, security, and health had always been important parts of its Human Resources Policies. Ekol stands against any discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, political view, nationality, marital status etc., and acts in line with established procedures. In March 2009, Ekol signed the "Declaration for Management as a Women's Right" sponsored by KalDer, underlining the importance it attaches to gender equality.
    Talent Acquisition Process:
    In compliance with the One Ekol corporate culture and values, the Talent Acquisition process seeks four fundamental competencies for all positions:
    These are:
    customer-focused;
    passion;
    confidence; and people-oriented
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    Ekol talent acquisition aims to gain new recruits to vacant positions as determined during the annual HR planning at the beginning of the year. The new recruits are to comply with Ekol corporate strategy, goals, culture, and values and offer added value, specific knowledge, skills, and competencies to their position.
    Talent acquisition process includes the determination of personnel requirement, management of the application process, preliminary assessment, selection, approval, placement, and monitoring. Qualities and competencies for each position are determined and candidates are reviewed according to these criteria.
    Within the scope of its vision to become the employer brand of choice for candidates, Ekol implements various talent acquisition tools, including competency-based interviews, personality inventory, general aptitude test, assessment center practices, foreign language examination, and reference checks, as required by the applied position. When changing conditions and needs necessitate, appropriate talent acquisition practices can be conducted through online platforms.
    Ekol believes that human rights are an absolute and universal standard. Company acknowledges the Human Rights of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Children's Rights Convention. Ekol doesn't employ child worker and doesn't support employment of children.
    Organization remains committed to equal opportunity in the workplace; stands against any kind of racist/ discriminatory approach based on fundamentals like religion, language, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, marital status, relationship and age.
    Performance Management System:
    The primary purpose of the individual performance management system is to spread Ekol values and strategies to all employees.
    It further aims to attain high performance within Ekol and offer continuous education and improvement opportunities to its employees as needed.
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    Individual performance not only includes the attainment of annual business outputs by the employees but also behavioral compliance with corporate values. Thus, performance management at Ekol considers both the attainment of business goals and the behavioral assessment.
    Individual performance assessment determines personalized education and enhancement requirements in compliance with corporate priorities. Furthermore, the findings guide career and rotation decisions.
    Competency Evaluation System:
    This system is used for various areas including Competencies, Recruitment, Organizational Change, Identifying Potential & Development Planning, Back-Up Planning and Position Change.
    Scholarships and Charity Facilities: Ekol Logistics provides employees' children studying in primary and secondary degree schools with scholarship and charity facilities. In addition to providing scholarships to students successful in OKS, all students are provided school supplies and clothing assistance. Carrier Management:
    The output of the performance assessment system helps draw the career track of the person, taking into consideration the training requirements, training results and the factor of meeting the requirements of the position. The employees who achieve high scores with respect to all these criteria are included in the skill pool. These employees are trained for and progress toward becoming the future directors of Ekol. Ekol Romania Supports the Future of Romanian Children Foundation
    Ekol Romania donates clothes and toys to the Future of Romanian Children Foundation. The Foundation provides daycare, social protection, psychological assistance, family counselling, assistance and medical care. It also provides preschool and after-school education five days a week between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm, and three meals and two daily snacks for 60 children from disadvantaged families. Ekol Romania wants to put a smile on children’s faces. Through the Foundation, it donates clothes and toys to Romanian children in need.
    Ekol Ran for Ending Child Agricultural Labor
    We participated in the 38th Istanbul Marathon to
    end child agricultural labor.
    In collaboration with UNICEF, the Ekol Team ran the
    marathon to support child agricultural workers, and
    to raise awareness about child labor, one of the
    biggest problems of the modern world.

    The “Ekol Values and Leadership Transformation” program welcomes all Ekol team members from all levels to strengthen the Ekol family bonds, reinforce its corporate culture, and train future leaders. We determined new values as a result of the surveys conducted in Turkey and abroad.
    We are:
    People-Oriented
    Plain
    Innovative
    Sensitive
    United as One.
    Our new values were introduced at the New Year’s Eve celebration held online. In our live broadcast, which reached 13,000+ views, the members of the executive board explained each value and the films prepared for each value were streamed. After the determination of the new values, workshops were held with different groups and a roadmap was prepared. The appreciation and recognition platform has been made available to all Ekol team members on the web and mobile to reinforce new values and encourage appreciation and recognition behaviors in the company.
    Ekol’s objective in line with our new values and strategy:
    ❖ Establishing international strategic human resources mentality, increasing employees' satisfaction and loyalty.
    ❖ Employing and maintaining correct employees with the objective of becoming best place to work for.
    ❖ Implement a working culture that describes the competencies for various titles and positions ❖ Making possible that objectives which are expected from employees are stated openly and clearly, that individual achievements are measured objectively and rewarded duly, in order to increase corporations performance and make is sustainable.
    ❖ The establishment of career and back-up system serves to assign correct individuals in the corporation to the correct positions, at the correct time.
    ❖ Ensuring that employees working with salary system are rewarded in a realistic and fair way so that employees performing work at requested quality level are kept in the organization. ❖ Establish a remuneration and reward system to award employee responsibilities and performance to support corporate strategies and culture
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    ❖ Monitoring Employee's Satisfaction and Loyalty as an indicator, determining strong and open to improvement areas, taking right steps to maintain strong ones and improve other ones.
    Helping to adopt corporate change culture by managing human resources within Ekol ideally, in order to realize organizational objectives and critical success factors.
    Ekol respects its employees' union and collective contract rights.
    Ekol believes that rational solutions as key to sustainable success and effective resource utilization can only be produced with qualified and happy human resources and therefore investing in employees in a sustainable sense.
    Each employee has an employment contract containing the terms of service and job descriptions are defined in the contacts. Specifying the conditions regarding the termination of employment in the "Operational Procedure for Discipline Regulation", Ekol clearly states that purchases, receiving gifts, goods, or cash, or any benefits from legal or natural persons with which the company deals with would constitute grounds for termination of employment, within the framework of the efforts to fight against corruption.
    In order to create a more transparent and fair working order, Ekol has founded Ethic Board which is a full entitled organization.
    In order to adopt ethical values that is practiced during business processes, Ekol has published Ekol Regulation on Corporate Principles in 2012. The regulation emphasizes the main topics of Protecting Social Benefits, Compliance to Laws and Other Regulations, Protecting Worker Rights and Working Conditions, Efficiency of Business Partners and Social Stakeholder Communication, Protecting Company Rights, and Transparency.
    Ekol has never been accused of forced labor or named with this issue. Besides this, compliance with the legal requirements concerning employee rights, confidentiality principle, equal benefits for employees, safety, security, and health had always been important parts of its Human Resources Policies. Ekol stands against any discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, political view, nationality, marital status etc., and acts in line with established procedures. In March 2009, Ekol signed the "Declaration for Management as a Women's Right" sponsored by KalDer, underlining the importance it attaches to gender equality.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • Our Values
    PEOPLE FOCUSED
    We correctly understand and prioritize the needs of all our stakeholders (customers, employees, suppliers, etc.) and make all our decisions accordingly. We emphasize love and respect, and conduct our relations with empathy.
    UNITED WE STAND
    We are a team that can overcome any hurdle. As a highly motivated, passionate, and constructive team, we strengthen each other and work towards our goals.
    FORWARD THINKING
    At the core of our success is our imagination, extraordinary perspective, and passion. With courage and determination, we implement creative ideas for a better future. We lead our industry with innovative initiatives.
    COMPASSIONATE
    In all our activities, we strive to take the most beneficial course of action for the environment, society, and our wildlife. We work with common sense and responsibility for a sustainable future.
    LEAN
    We like simplicity. With our efficient and lean working approach, we understand and implement processes correctly, manage them easily, and adapt them to current conditions rapidly.
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    Our Manifesto
    Being “good enough” has never been sufficient for us. Our belief in continuous and dynamic transformation guides us to growth and development every day. We are aware of the fact that any other means cannot lead to success.
    We bring a new perspective to the logistics industry by integrating mind, heart and consciousness through our business practices comprising our experience and know-how.
    We continue to inspire our industry by engaging cutting-edge technology to offer advanced solutions to our customers alongside our understanding of excellent service.
    For us, people come first. We do forge ahead - determined through the strength of our people - so that we are able to understand each other more efficiently, protect our common values, and meet our goals.
    Believing that our customers deserve the best, we provide each and every one with excellent service in all that we do. At the forefront of our minds is the fact that success of our customers is our own success.
    We carry out novel ideas with our positive attitude, allowing us to overcome any challenge and become stronger with every advance.
    We know there is no obstacle we cannot overcome if we work hard with passion. Our intimate commitment to ethical values and sustainability not only guides us to change the future of the logistics industry, but also to transform the world.
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    Milestones
    ❖ Ekol Logistics was established in 1990 and served in the international land transportation until 1993.
    ❖ In 1994, the company made the biggest one-time fleet investment in Turkey and expanded its service network with the addition of air and sea transportation and customs clearance services. That was the first step in the way to becoming a complete logistics services supplier.
    ❖ In 1996, the company opened its first foreign branch office in Germany. ❖ Ekol began to serve in the field of contract logistics with the Kardelen and Orkide Logistics Centers established respectively in. 1997 and 2001.
    ❖ In 2002, the company leaped forward with the acquisition of the most important forwarding company of the time, Unok/Unatsan. Realizing a first in the industry, Ekol also founded Process Development Department where only industrial engineers are employed.
    ❖ In the period 2002-2010, the company opened a stream of warehousing and distribution centres in almost all parts of Turkey to create its existing service network, and now renders its services at 26 locations in Turkey and Europe.
    ❖ In 2003, Ekol introduced another achievement in its industry thanks to its robust technology infrastructure, and began to use its quadro™ software which was designed in-house to accelerate operation of logistics processes and bring transparency to the customers. Furthermore, SAP was put to active commission.
    ❖ Within this perspective, in 2007, a Management Systems Development Group was established to introduce integrated management systems, and to develop integrated systems with its R&D team.
    ❖ In 2008, Ekol began the first "Block Train" service between Trieste and Ludwigshafen terminal. ❖ End of 2009 saw Ekol gaining another strength by joining forces with a minor partner, Invest AD of Abu Dhabi.
    ❖ In December 2010, Ekol acquired a leading Scandinavian forwarder, STS International Transport, to achieve industry leadership in that route also.
    ❖ With a quick start in year 2011, Ekol opened Ekol Italy. The last quarter of the year saw an acquisition in Romania, registering a 300% growth in the Eastern Europe Line, and establishing Ekol Romania. With a substantial focus on Medical Logistics, Ekol opened the largest pharmaceutical distribution warehouse of Turkey in Tuzla Logipark Campus.
    ❖ In 2012, Ekol was granted the Europe Eco Performance Award. It established the first and only R&D Centre in the logistics sector in Turkey. New facilities were established in 4 different locations in Europe (France, Bosnia, Greece and Ukraine). Ekol was the winner of the ETIKA 2012 Turkey’s Ethics Award granted by Ethical Values Center Association (EDMER).
    ❖ Ro-Ro trips started in 2013, Ekol Logistics was awarded with AEO certificate (Authorized Economic Operator) by the Ministry of Customs and Trade, making export operations easier. Ekol’s Hungary and Spain branches were founded and the number of European countries in
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    which Ekol Logistics operates reached to nine in 2013. Ekol Logistics was awarded with Green Office Diploma by the World Wildlife Fund Turkey the very same year.
    ❖ By opening Spain Branch in 2014, organization of European market was expanded. Ro-Ro transportation between İzmir and Sete port was started with new the Ro-Ro vessel called AYSHE. Once again, Ekol was awarded with ETİKA 2013 Turkey's Most Ethical Companies prize given by EDMER. It became the first company obtaining ''Sustainable Logistics Document'' which is developed by UTİKAD and Bureau Veritas cooperation in Turkey as world pioneer. In Capital 500 Most Admired Companies Research, which was organized with participation of 1,620 middle and senior managers from 650 different companies, Ekol was chosen Turkey's Most Admired Logistics Company.
    ❖ 2015 Ekol celebrated our 25th anniversary. Ekol continued to invest in Europe by launching Ekol Poland. Customs clearance services was started to provide at the Novara Facility with Ekol Italy. The fifth Ro-Ro Fadiq was added to the fleet.
    ❖ 2016 Ekol continued to make new investments by launching Ekol Bulgaria. The sixth Ro-Ro ship MELEQ was commissioned. Ekol has taken an important step for sea transport operations to and from the United States, by being licensed as a Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC). Ekol began offering direct service between Verona, Italy and Sosnowiec, Poland via a new train route. The new Intermodal route between Trieste and Novara was launched. The Konya facility was included in the Integrated Management Systems.
    ❖ 2017 Logistics 4.0 Journey Begins. Ekol revamps its brand identity with a milestone transformation to mark its 27-year journey. Ekol Slovenia opens. Ekol introduces Finished Vehicle Logistics services to customers. A new unit train route was added between Budapest and Cologne. A unit train service was launched between Zeebrugge, Belgium and Trieste, Italy. FADIQ, MELEQ’s sister Ro-Ro, launched in Flensburg, Germany. Fleet’s existing charter Ro-Ro FADIQ was renamed QUBRA. Ekol launches the Yalova Ro-Ro Terminal for industry use. Ekol Turkey becomes the first-ever service industry company to be included in Turquality, the biggest program developed by the Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Economy, to increase its exports.
    ❖ 2018 Ekol Sweden opened and launched its Swedish operations under Ekol Nordics. Commissioned in 2017, the ro-ro vessel FADIQ set sail on its first voyage from Yalova Ro-Ro Terminal to Trieste, Italy. Regular ro-ro ferries became operational between Lavrio, Greece and Sète, France. Ekol Hungary signed a lease agreement with Budapest Airport Zrt. Ekol added 150 eco- and driver-friendly Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LSnRL 4X2 Model heavy-duty trucks, equipped with the state-of-the-art Euro 6 engines, to its fleet. Ekol’s position as Europe’s fastest growing logistics company and the methods it employs to improve productivity have turned the company into a case study for Harvard Business School students.
    ❖ 2019 Ekol’s Lotus Facility got certified to TAPA FSR A. Ekol signed a wide-reaching agreement with the Italian market leader UBV Group. Ekol Spain got certified to the Environment Management System. Ekol ranked fourth among the road freight transport providers in Hungary.
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    ❖ 2020 In line with its Sustainable Logistics strategy, Ekol has launched the Solar Power Plant (SPP) Project at its LEED-certified green Lotus facility, which boasts Europe’s largest indoor storage space with a closed area of 215,000 square meters. The goal with this investment is to meet 65 percent of the plant’s electricity requirement through renewable energy. Ekol overhauled its fleet in line with Euro 6 Standards.
    ❖ 2021 Ekol rendered a new service as part of its intermodal transportation through a Ro-Ro line between Izmir, Alsancak Port, and Spain’s Tarragona Port. Ekol connects Turkey and the Middle East to Spain, Portugal and Morocco through this new line with the most efficient manner. Ekol Logistics was chosen from numerous leading companies to represent Turkey as part of Bloomberg International’s special project, 50 Global Leaders. Despite not being an industrial enterprise, Ekol became the first company in its industry to voluntarily calculate its carbon footprint in Turkey and the European countries in which it operates, and verified it according to the international ISO 14064-1:2018 standard.
    Major Awards
    ❖ 2021-Ekol takes first place in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category at the Service Exporters Champion Awards organized by Service Exporters Union. ❖ 2021- Ekol was named the first Turkish logistics firm to receive a score of B in Management in the Climate Change Program at the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Logistics was chosen as the most prestigious company in logistics for the second time at The ONE Awards Integrated Marketing Awards
    ❖ 2021- R&D project COG-LO was awarded atThe World Post& Parcel Awards ''Cross Border Growth'' category.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Poland became the Logistics Operator of the Year at "International Regular Connection Organization Award’’.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol’s Lotus Solar Power Plant(SPP) Project won an award in the “Projects Worth Monitoring” category by the 2021 evaluation of the “Shared Dreams Cooperation Program,” organized by Koç-Zer.
    ❖ 2020- Brand Finance, an international advisory firm specializing in brand and intangible assets valuation, names Ekol as Turkey’s most valuable logistics company for the fifth time. Ekol is also named Turkey’s most valuable logistics company with a value of $78 million in the “Turkey 100 – Turkey’s Most Valuable and Strongest Brands” report.
    ❖ 2020- Ekol takes second place in the “Client Relationship Management” category at the European Customer Centricity Awards 2020 organized by ARCET Global.
    ❖ 2019 - Ekol won an award in the Carbon Management category for its intermodal transport model at the Sustainable Business Awards 2019, organized by the Sustainability Academy. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won gold in The International Public Relations Association’s (IPRA) Golden World Awards for Excellence, which is considered the “Oscars” of the public relations world.
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    ❖ 2019 - The "Smart Algorithms in the Intermodal Network Planning Operations" project, executed by the Optimization Unit of our R&D Center, won the IDC Turkey Digital Transformation Award. ❖ 2019- Ekol climbed 12 places in this year’s Fortune 500 list and ranked 85th. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won the first rank in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category of the Turkey’s 500 Largest Exporter of Services awards
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was awarded the EMEA Region’s Best Intermodal Transportation Company at the Road and Rail Transport award ceremony hosted by International Transport News. ❖ 2018 – Ekol Greece received the Innovation in Transport award at the Supply Chain Awards 2018, with Ekol’s intermodal network.
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was named Europe’s Most Outstanding Integrated Logistics Provider of 2018 at the Corporate Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol rises to the Logistics industry’s top spot in the Capital 500 Turkey List, surpassing its runner-up position from the year before. It also reached #117 in the overall ranking. ❖ 2017 – Ekol captures the #2 spot in Logistics in the Fortune 500 Turkey List. It also rises to #101, up from #107 year-on-year, in the overall ranking.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol takes the #3 spot in the Transport and Logistic Services Category in Turkey’s Top 500 Service Exporters Study by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM). It also reached #16 in the overall ranking
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Greece wins the Gold Medal in the Freight Transportation and Freight Forwarding Category in the 2017 Transport and Logistics Awards in Athens.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Spain becomes a European Business Awards Finalist, making it a Ruban d’Honneur candidate in the Growth Strategy Elite Award Category of the 2016/17 European Business Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Turkey’s Human Resources Recruitment Team receives the Respect to Human award for the third time.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol wins the Best Road and Rail Fright Provider at EMEA award. ❖ 2017 – Ekol receives the Best Logistics Company of the Year award from Istanbul Gelişim University students.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Hungary takes the prestigious Superbrand accolade.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland receives the Best Road and Rail Freight Provider award at the 2017 Global Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Italy wins the Operator of the Year award.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol is awarded the Effective Service Award by loyal customer Nitto. This award is in recognition of Ekol’s consistently timely deliveries. Ekol handles Nitto’s import and export operations from Belgium and import transportation from England.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland was named the Best Integrated Logistics Services Provider in a Data Group Consulting study.
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    ❖ 2016- Ekol was recognized by the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) with a “Turkey’s 500 Large Service Exporters” award.
    ❖ 2016- Ekol Spain has been named National Champion in the European Business Awards. ❖ 2016- Won the award for the largest increase in the number of female employees in the Women Friendly Companies Award Ceremony.
    ❖ 2016- Ranked among the top 100 on this year's "The Most Valuable Brands of Turkey" list, released by Brand Finance, an international company specializing in brand valuation. ❖ 2016- Chosen "The Logistics Company of the Year" in the 2016 Achievement in Logistics Awards. ❖ 2016- Became the Turkey Finalists at the European Business Awards for the Environment with the Intermodal.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol once again named Turkey's most admired logistics company by Capital magazine's “Turkey’s Most Admired Companies Survey 2015.”
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol won a Special Jury award at the first TEGEP Learning and Development Awards thanks to our Hezarfen Vocational and Technical High School project.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol recognized as the Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains and the Best 3PL for Consumer Goods Supply Chains by customer vote at eft's European Customer Choice Awards. ❖ 2014- With it's Sustainability and Environmental Management System Practices, Ekol became the first Turkish finalist logistics company in European Environmental Rewards. ❖ 2014- Ekol became one of the national champions in European Business Rewards. ❖ It was ganted with “The Most Ethical Companies 2012 and 2013 of Turkey” award in 2013 – 2014 by the Center of Ethical Values Association (EDMER) for two years in a row. ❖ 2012 - Thanks to its economic success, and environment and social responsibility projects, Ekol was granted the European Eco Performance Award 2012 by St. Gallen University on the basis of an assessment of companies' environmental awareness in their economic business models. ❖ 2012- In World Logistics Success Rewards given by Dünya newspaper in five categories, Ekol was awarded with prizes in categories ''Storage'', ''Intermodal Transportation'' and ''Most Successful Logistics Company''.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol Logistics received “Business Partner Excellence Award” in the Logistics Field granted by Procter & Gamble every year to its strategic partners worldwide thanks to its strategic innovations and investments.
    ❖ 2011 - In the 4th International Logistics Conference held jointly by the Logistics Association (LODER) and Mersin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (MTSO), Ekol Logistics won the enterprise achievement award in the National Logistics Project Contest, with its intermodal project.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol became the only firm in Turkey to purchase and lease to firms the packages used for production and shipment of EPAL licensed automotive and automotive supply industry products produced in Turkey, thanks to the certificate received from EPAL (European Pallet Association).
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol's German Branch received the AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) Certificate which will enable it to complete customs operations even more quickly within the borders of
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    EU. A status serving to prove compliance of the supply chain, AEO makes the certified firms' life easier in international trade. Certified operators are assumed to be reliable and compliant, and are able to utilize facilities which help faster access through security and protection related controls in EU countries, as well as simplifications in relevant customs regulations.
    ❖ 2008 - Ekol is now a SAP Global Success Story. The same year saw Ekol as the first Turkish firm to make a presentation in the Global Success Stories category in the global Sapphire event. ❖ 2008- Ekol's intermodal project awarded by European Union project Cream. ❖ 2008 - Ekol's projects were among the finalists in the ‘Logistics& Fulfilment’ and ‘Environmental Improvements’ categories in European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2008 Ekol realized one of the first 10 applications globally for SAP version CRM2007S. Logistics 4.0. and R&D
    Industry 4.0 incorporates improvements for each line of business within the logistics industry. These enhancements include cost-effective smart warehouses with flexible design and software systems, enabling real-time tracking and intervention. Their infrastructures will be adapted for new technologies, facilitating effective supply chain management. Structures able to eliminate security vulnerabilities will also be offered, with the potential to monitor and control environmental factors while enabling data-based decisions to be taken within each service network.
    In view of the above, Ekol will shift its skills and resources into Logistics 4.0.
    In light of Industry 4.0 developments, Ekol is turning data into meaningful information by making objects detectable, carrying out research on self-determining technologies, and conducting pilot projects.
    In line with the strategy of applying the principles of Industry 4.0, Ekol’s R&D focus has put “Logistics 4.0” at its center through digitalization and visualization, process integration via the internet and mobile applications, the creation of networks between objects, cloud computing and communications technologies, and simulation and robotic systems.
    Ekol carries out R&D activities in conjunction with universities and other institutions in a range of fields, such as fleet optimization and route planning, load and network improvements with 3D loading models, business model development for warehouse management, delivery and delivery, automation systems design, flexible order preparation and packaging processes, order management software, demand management system design, and transportation alternatives.
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    Ekol and Management Systems:
    ❖ After receiving ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certificate in year 2004, Ekol established in 2005 OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety system.
    ❖ As of 2010, Ekol moved on to ISO 9001:2008, and was the first logistics firm to certificate Design in the industry. The move to Integrated Management System was completed with the establishment of ISO 14001 Environment Management System.
    ❖ The bonded warehouse compliant with ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System, a first in Turkey, allows Ekol Logistics to meet customer requirements, and develop and commission new systems.
    ❖ With the most comprehensive Quality Management System in the industry, Ekol Logistics pioneered R&D activities through its custom solutions tailored for its customers. ❖ In 2011, Ekol was able to extent the scope of ISO 14001 Environment Management System, receiving certification for its all 3 large facilities.
    ❖ In 2011, Ekol Logistics decided to undergo Safety Quality Assessment (SQAS) organized by the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), with respect to International Road Transportation, and was able to pass the assessment in February 2012. By underlining the significance it attaches to Health, Safety, Environment, Security, and Quality in its services offered to Chemical Industry, it trained the drivers assigned to international transportation operations accordingly.
    ❖ In 2019, Ekol successfully passed the ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 transition audits with no nonconforming outputs and the Safety & Quality Assessment System (SQAS) score of 96 percent; it also completed and maintained its transition to these management systems.
    ❖ In 2020, Ekol successfully passed the ISO 9001:2015, BRC S&D audits with no non-conforming outputs and an AA score, the highest level. This has allowed for the continued development of the management system.
    ❖ Ekol started its efforts for TSE COVID-19 Safe Service Certification in 2020. Upon conclusion of the audits performed in accordance with the “COVID-19 Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for the Service Industry” in 2021, the high level of hygiene at Lotus, Orkide and Yonca facilities was certified. We ensured the sustainability of these practices at other facilities.
    ❖ In 2021, Ekol successfully passed the ISO 9001:2015, BRC Storage and Distribution audits with no non-conformities and an AA score, the highest level. This has allowed for the continued improvement of the management system.
    ❖ Ekol started digitizing its Quality Management Systems infrastructure in 2020. ❖ In 2010, Ekol received the ISO 10002:2004 certificate for its Customer Complaints’ Handling - Customer Satisfaction system based on the “We Are Listening” concept that transforms customer feedback to corporate values. Then, we established the Customer Sustainability Unit to merit the ISO 10002:2014 version in 2017; this certificate stands for the assessment of all internal and external shareholder feedback.
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    ❖ Customer satisfaction assessment at Ekol Logistics is executed by independent organizations and Ekol takes necessary follow-up actions.
    ❖ In order to prove our carbon dioxide reports which we regularly send to our customers, and our greenhouse gas inventory related to all locations and activities of Ekol Logistics, which have a significant effect on our winning of the Eco Performance Award; a project has been commenced within the scope of the "ISO 14064-1 Quantification and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the Organization Level" standard. A project team was launched for a project by the Management Systems Development and Process Development departments. Team training was completed at 126 person/hour rate. Project activities began in the last quarter of 2012, and field supervisions were completed in February 2013 as part of the project plan. Ekol Lojistik A.Ş. The Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report has been published.Ekol corporate website shares the current emission and diesel emission reduction amounts.
    ❖ Improvement activities are carried on interruptedly in order to provide all stakeholders with more efficient, fast, reliable and quality service. In this regard, works have begun to be the first company to apply for the AEO Program entered into force in 2013 by T.R. Ministry of Customs and Trade, and to become entitled to receive certification.
    ❖ Ekol implements the ISO 27001:2013 Information Security Management System. The most crucial principal of this system is the security, integrity, and accessibility of the processed, safeguarded, and managed information and information assets stemming from Ekol, as well as the legal and contractual obligations.
    ❖ The Ekol Logistics Lotus Facility has qualified to receive the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Freight Security Requirements (FSR) Class A certificate, which is considered the most prestigious certificate in the global platform because of is high-security standard requirements. The Lotus Facility of Ekol has, subsequently, become the largest warehouse with a TAPA certification in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
    ❖ Lotus, which has already been certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and LEED, is preparing for a new energy investment in the facility while it has recertified its service quality with the TAPA certification in 2019. The solar panel investment on a 35,000-square-meter area will allow Lotus to self-generate half of its electricity needs.
    ❖ Ekol staged theater performances with an Occupational Health and Safety theme for its colleagues to enjoy and learn in 2015 and 2016.
    ❖ In addition, Ekol completed the auditing of additional management systems, such as URSA, Sedex, Ecovadis, NQC, GQE, and Achilles, especially requested by Ekol customers over the years and transparently published findings on relevant platforms.
    ❖ As a pioneering company in its sector, Ekol was selected in 2017 to be the first logistics company to be included in the Turquality Brand Development Program. As part of Turquality, the world’s first and only state-sponsored brand-building program, Ekol will fly the Turkish flag proudly in global markets and further strengthen its financial sustainability.
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    ❖ With a view to strengthen industrial experience and as part of the Health Operations in compliance with the GDP & GSP standards, the ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices Quality Management System was implemented and certified in 2019 at Ekol’s Lotus Facility.
    ❖ Boasting the most comprehensive Integrated Management System in the industry, Ekol Logistics adopts the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, Ekol harmonized its corporate sustainability activities with the three-axis (Economy, Society, and Environment) approach.
    ❖ Ekol launched its OHS Bulletins in 2018. We distributes these newsletters on various topics, including health, safety, and first-aid, through internal mailing and post visuals on bulletin boards in warehouses.
    ❖ Within the scope of OHS, Ekol furnished all its facilities with first-aid posters and organized various health-related seminars to the employees in 2019.
    ❖ The card scanning system, which aims to quickly and effectively determine the number of people arriving at the assembly point following evacuation during emergencies, was first implemented at our Lotus Facility.
    ❖ In addition to supplier controls, an internal control system has been established at Ekol to ensure the sustainability of fire systems as part of the emergency preparedness process. ❖ As required by the HSE legislation, Ekol started to receive services from OSGB at Ekol as of June 2013 and appointed 36 Health and Safety personnel, 31 physicians, and five health care personnel across Turkey in 2019.
    ❖ After the change of the OHS Management System standard in 2021, Ekol successfully completed its transition to the ISO 45001 OHS Management System.
    ❖ Ekol made the transition to the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety management system.
    ❖ To boost employee participation within the scope of ISO 45001, we involved employee representatives in site audits and commissioned the new “4400 White Line” for contact. ❖ Ekol established the OHS Coordination Board with leaders of critical functions for senior management to adopt the system and lead the way
    ❖ .Accident reports were reviewed and major incidents that can provide a lesson for the site were announced in an appropriate format, sent monthly to the relevant process leaders by email, and shared with on-site employees via information boards and displays.
    ❖ Occupational accident and near-miss reports have been updated in a more comprehensive format and the data analysis process has been improved. Reports are shared with all relevant process owners with a proactive approach. The objective is to ensure continuous improvement.
    ❖ Ekol appointed a physician as the Pandemic Coordinator to set the relevant rules and measures across the company. With critical functions on board, we established the Ekol Control and Tracking Center and kept the relevant measures and rules up-to-date with joint efforts. All employees were informed by internal communication and training units through videos, posters, newsletters and mail messages, and measures were taken on-site with various practices.
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    ❖ Ekol conducted pandemic drills for various scenarios in all health units.
    ❖ Ekol's workplace physicians, other health personnel and OHS exports provided on-site toolbox training on pandemic rules.
    ❖ Ekol carried out e-learning sessions on protection against coronavirus, held online meetings and made announcements regarding internal communication. We invited each facility to extraordinary meetings to remind everyone of their assigned actions and responsibilities.
    ❖ Ekol increased the number of health workers for faster and more efficient action in response to the health unit’s increased workload during the pandemic. Seven other healthcare professionals were hired adding up to a total of 12, with three professionals working the night shift and nine professionals working a fixed shift. We currently have 35 workplace physicians providing service.
    ❖ Ekol Logistics’ Orkide Facility maintained its compliance with the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Freight Security Requirements (FSR) Class A certificate, which is considered the most prestigious certificate on the global platform because of its high-security standard requirements.
    Most valuable entities which are not shown in our financial statements; OUR EMPLOYEES
    Ekol Logistics adopts a people-oriented approach in
    various projects to enhance and implement certain
    standards and frameworks in working conditions. In
    addition, we support sustainable projects to protect the
    social rights of our employees and organize various social
    activities to enable more efficient communication
    platforms.
    Following its vision to become the multinational employer brand of choice, Ekol established the ONE EKOL to strengthen its corporate culture. We gathered our employees in all corners of the world, from Turkey to Czech Republic, around the "We Are One Together" motto.
    Human Resources Strategy:

    Ekol Logistics employs over 7,500 Ekol team members of different competencies, experience, nationalities, and language in its facilities spread over 12 countries. These 7.500 employees and their families bring together a large family of 30,000 people in Ekol.
    Our three-year Human Resources roadmap aims to create a management approach that will swiftly adapt to market dynamics and client expectations in compliance with corporate strategies. Our primary priority is to be people-oriented in all our designs and practices. We not only aim for
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    harmonized and integrated HR systems but also pursue a shared goal in compliance with the corporate goals and strategy. We encourage a more agile, simpler, and integrated business model for our employees to create a strong approach that supports innovation and employee engagement.
    The “Ekol Values and Leadership Transformation” program welcomes all Ekol team members from all levels to strengthen the Ekol family bonds, reinforce its corporate culture, and train future leaders. We determined new values as a result of the surveys conducted in Turkey and abroad.
    We are:
    People-Oriented
    Plain
    Innovative
    Sensitive
    United as One.
    Our new values were introduced at the New Year’s Eve celebration held online. In our live broadcast, which reached 13,000+ views, the members of the executive board explained each value and the films prepared for each value were streamed. After the determination of the new values, workshops were held with different groups and a roadmap was prepared. The appreciation and recognition platform has been made available to all Ekol team members on the web and mobile to reinforce new values and encourage appreciation and recognition behaviors in the company.
    Ekol’s objective in line with our new values and strategy:
    ❖ Establishing international strategic human resources mentality, increasing employees' satisfaction and loyalty.
    ❖ Employing and maintaining correct employees with the objective of becoming best place to work for.
    ❖ Implement a working culture that describes the competencies for various titles and positions ❖ Making possible that objectives which are expected from employees are stated openly and clearly, that individual achievements are measured objectively and rewarded duly, in order to increase corporations performance and make is sustainable.
    ❖ The establishment of career and back-up system serves to assign correct individuals in the corporation to the correct positions, at the correct time.
    ❖ Ensuring that employees working with salary system are rewarded in a realistic and fair way so that employees performing work at requested quality level are kept in the organization. ❖ Establish a remuneration and reward system to award employee responsibilities and performance to support corporate strategies and culture
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    ❖ Monitoring Employee's Satisfaction and Loyalty as an indicator, determining strong and open to improvement areas, taking right steps to maintain strong ones and improve other ones.
    Helping to adopt corporate change culture by managing human resources within Ekol ideally, in order to realize organizational objectives and critical success factors.
    Ekol respects its employees' union and collective contract rights.
    Ekol believes that rational solutions as key to sustainable success and effective resource utilization can only be produced with qualified and happy human resources and therefore investing in employees in a sustainable sense.
    Each employee has an employment contract containing the terms of service and job descriptions are defined in the contacts. Specifying the conditions regarding the termination of employment in the "Operational Procedure for Discipline Regulation", Ekol clearly states that purchases, receiving gifts, goods, or cash, or any benefits from legal or natural persons with which the company deals with would constitute grounds for termination of employment, within the framework of the efforts to fight against corruption.
    In order to create a more transparent and fair working order, Ekol has founded Ethic Board which is a full entitled organization.
    In order to adopt ethical values that is practiced during business processes, Ekol has published Ekol Regulation on Corporate Principles in 2012. The regulation emphasizes the main topics of Protecting Social Benefits, Compliance to Laws and Other Regulations, Protecting Worker Rights and Working Conditions, Efficiency of Business Partners and Social Stakeholder Communication, Protecting Company Rights, and Transparency.
    Ekol has never been accused of forced labor or named with this issue. Besides this, compliance with the legal requirements concerning employee rights, confidentiality principle, equal benefits for employees, safety, security, and health had always been important parts of its Human Resources Policies. Ekol stands against any discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, political view, nationality, marital status etc., and acts in line with established procedures. In March 2009, Ekol signed the "Declaration for Management as a Women's Right" sponsored by KalDer, underlining the importance it attaches to gender equality.
    Talent Acquisition Process:
    In compliance with the One Ekol corporate culture and values, the Talent Acquisition process seeks four fundamental competencies for all positions:
    These are:
    customer-focused;
    passion;
    confidence; and people-oriented
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    Ekol talent acquisition aims to gain new recruits to vacant positions as determined during the annual HR planning at the beginning of the year. The new recruits are to comply with Ekol corporate strategy, goals, culture, and values and offer added value, specific knowledge, skills, and competencies to their position.
    Talent acquisition process includes the determination of personnel requirement, management of the application process, preliminary assessment, selection, approval, placement, and monitoring. Qualities and competencies for each position are determined and candidates are reviewed according to these criteria.
    Within the scope of its vision to become the employer brand of choice for candidates, Ekol implements various talent acquisition tools, including competency-based interviews, personality inventory, general aptitude test, assessment center practices, foreign language examination, and reference checks, as required by the applied position. When changing conditions and needs necessitate, appropriate talent acquisition practices can be conducted through online platforms.
    Ekol believes that human rights are an absolute and universal standard. Company acknowledges the Human Rights of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Children's Rights Convention. Ekol doesn't employ child worker and doesn't support employment of children.
    Organization remains committed to equal opportunity in the workplace; stands against any kind of racist/ discriminatory approach based on fundamentals like religion, language, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, marital status, relationship and age.
    Performance Management System:
    The primary purpose of the individual performance management system is to spread Ekol values and strategies to all employees.
    It further aims to attain high performance within Ekol and offer continuous education and improvement opportunities to its employees as needed.
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    Individual performance not only includes the attainment of annual business outputs by the employees but also behavioral compliance with corporate values. Thus, performance management at Ekol considers both the attainment of business goals and the behavioral assessment.
    Individual performance assessment determines personalized education and enhancement requirements in compliance with corporate priorities. Furthermore, the findings guide career and rotation decisions.
    Competency Evaluation System:
    This system is used for various areas including Competencies, Recruitment, Organizational Change, Identifying Potential & Development Planning, Back-Up Planning and Position Change.
    Scholarships and Charity Facilities: Ekol Logistics provides employees' children studying in primary and secondary degree schools with scholarship and charity facilities. In addition to providing scholarships to students successful in OKS, all students are provided school supplies and clothing assistance. Carrier Management:
    The output of the performance assessment system helps draw the career track of the person, taking into consideration the training requirements, training results and the factor of meeting the requirements of the position. The employees who achieve high scores with respect to all these criteria are included in the skill pool. These employees are trained for and progress toward becoming the future directors of Ekol. Ekol Romania Supports the Future of Romanian Children Foundation
    Ekol Romania donates clothes and toys to the Future of Romanian Children Foundation. The Foundation provides daycare, social protection, psychological assistance, family counselling, assistance and medical care. It also provides preschool and after-school education five days a week between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm, and three meals and two daily snacks for 60 children from disadvantaged families. Ekol Romania wants to put a smile on children’s faces. Through the Foundation, it donates clothes and toys to Romanian children in need.
    Ekol Ran for Ending Child Agricultural Labor
    We participated in the 38th Istanbul Marathon to
    end child agricultural labor.
    In collaboration with UNICEF, the Ekol Team ran the
    marathon to support child agricultural workers, and
    to raise awareness about child labor, one of the
    biggest problems of the modern world.

    The “Ekol Values and Leadership Transformation” program welcomes all Ekol team members from all levels to strengthen the Ekol family bonds, reinforce its corporate culture, and train future leaders. We determined new values as a result of the surveys conducted in Turkey and abroad.
    We are:
    People-Oriented
    Plain
    Innovative
    Sensitive
    United as One.
    Our new values were introduced at the New Year’s Eve celebration held online. In our live broadcast, which reached 13,000+ views, the members of the executive board explained each value and the films prepared for each value were streamed. After the determination of the new values, workshops were held with different groups and a roadmap was prepared. The appreciation and recognition platform has been made available to all Ekol team members on the web and mobile to reinforce new values and encourage appreciation and recognition behaviors in the company.
    Ekol’s objective in line with our new values and strategy:
    ❖ Establishing international strategic human resources mentality, increasing employees' satisfaction and loyalty.
    ❖ Employing and maintaining correct employees with the objective of becoming best place to work for.
    ❖ Implement a working culture that describes the competencies for various titles and positions ❖ Making possible that objectives which are expected from employees are stated openly and clearly, that individual achievements are measured objectively and rewarded duly, in order to increase corporations performance and make is sustainable.
    ❖ The establishment of career and back-up system serves to assign correct individuals in the corporation to the correct positions, at the correct time.
    ❖ Ensuring that employees working with salary system are rewarded in a realistic and fair way so that employees performing work at requested quality level are kept in the organization. ❖ Establish a remuneration and reward system to award employee responsibilities and performance to support corporate strategies and culture
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    ❖ Monitoring Employee's Satisfaction and Loyalty as an indicator, determining strong and open to improvement areas, taking right steps to maintain strong ones and improve other ones.
    Helping to adopt corporate change culture by managing human resources within Ekol ideally, in order to realize organizational objectives and critical success factors.
    Ekol respects its employees' union and collective contract rights.
    Ekol believes that rational solutions as key to sustainable success and effective resource utilization can only be produced with qualified and happy human resources and therefore investing in employees in a sustainable sense.
    Each employee has an employment contract containing the terms of service and job descriptions are defined in the contacts. Specifying the conditions regarding the termination of employment in the "Operational Procedure for Discipline Regulation", Ekol clearly states that purchases, receiving gifts, goods, or cash, or any benefits from legal or natural persons with which the company deals with would constitute grounds for termination of employment, within the framework of the efforts to fight against corruption.
    In order to create a more transparent and fair working order, Ekol has founded Ethic Board which is a full entitled organization.
    In order to adopt ethical values that is practiced during business processes, Ekol has published Ekol Regulation on Corporate Principles in 2012. The regulation emphasizes the main topics of Protecting Social Benefits, Compliance to Laws and Other Regulations, Protecting Worker Rights and Working Conditions, Efficiency of Business Partners and Social Stakeholder Communication, Protecting Company Rights, and Transparency.
    Ekol has never been accused of forced labor or named with this issue. Besides this, compliance with the legal requirements concerning employee rights, confidentiality principle, equal benefits for employees, safety, security, and health had always been important parts of its Human Resources Policies. Ekol stands against any discrimination based on race, color, gender, religion, political view, nationality, marital status etc., and acts in line with established procedures. In March 2009, Ekol signed the "Declaration for Management as a Women's Right" sponsored by KalDer, underlining the importance it attaches to gender equality.

Environment
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of environmental protection for the company (i.e. environmental risks and opportunities). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on environmental protection.

  • Our Values
    PEOPLE FOCUSED
    We correctly understand and prioritize the needs of all our stakeholders (customers, employees, suppliers, etc.) and make all our decisions accordingly. We emphasize love and respect, and conduct our relations with empathy.
    UNITED WE STAND
    We are a team that can overcome any hurdle. As a highly motivated, passionate, and constructive team, we strengthen each other and work towards our goals.
    FORWARD THINKING
    At the core of our success is our imagination, extraordinary perspective, and passion. With courage and determination, we implement creative ideas for a better future. We lead our industry with innovative initiatives.
    COMPASSIONATE
    In all our activities, we strive to take the most beneficial course of action for the environment, society, and our wildlife. We work with common sense and responsibility for a sustainable future.
    LEAN
    We like simplicity. With our efficient and lean working approach, we understand and implement processes correctly, manage them easily, and adapt them to current conditions rapidly.
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    Our Manifesto
    Being “good enough” has never been sufficient for us. Our belief in continuous and dynamic transformation guides us to growth and development every day. We are aware of the fact that any other means cannot lead to success.
    We bring a new perspective to the logistics industry by integrating mind, heart and consciousness through our business practices comprising our experience and know-how.
    We continue to inspire our industry by engaging cutting-edge technology to offer advanced solutions to our customers alongside our understanding of excellent service.
    For us, people come first. We do forge ahead - determined through the strength of our people - so that we are able to understand each other more efficiently, protect our common values, and meet our goals.
    Believing that our customers deserve the best, we provide each and every one with excellent service in all that we do. At the forefront of our minds is the fact that success of our customers is our own success.
    We carry out novel ideas with our positive attitude, allowing us to overcome any challenge and become stronger with every advance.
    We know there is no obstacle we cannot overcome if we work hard with passion. Our intimate commitment to ethical values and sustainability not only guides us to change the future of the logistics industry, but also to transform the world.
    ENSURE THAT NEW GENERATIONS GROW TO BE MORE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS AND WELL EQUIPPED INDIVIDUALS
    Anatolian Scholars
    We care about education for trained human resources. We are one of the supporters of Koç University Anatolian Scholars Program. We undertake the educational expenses of a certain number of scholars who are successful and need scholarship under the roof of Koç University. We wish and aim to extend our support to more of our children in the coming years.
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School (2013- ):
    In 2013, Ekol Logistics has set an example for the industry by establishing an Application Depot and a Computer Lab for Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School. Ekol, as part of its active support for education since day one, had set up a modern computer lab for 40 students of Ekol Class at Hezarfen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, as well as applied education depots, to meet the needs of the industry.
    In order to gain students reading habit and improve their self expressions habit, in 2014, a library was founded, facilities are visited, specialists and experienced unit managers came together with students within the scope of on-site trainings, and seminars are organized, as well. Booklets on warehouse management, distribution, and customs procedures were drawn up to support education curriculum, in order to help raise well-equipped graduates for the industry.
    Within this project, internships in Ekol facilities is offered to the students to do internships in Ekol facility.
    Ekol won a Special Jury award at the first TEGEP Learning and Development Awards in Social Responsibility category thanks to Hezarefen Vocational and Technical High School project.
    Ekol Employees–High School Education Project
    Ekol supports its blue- collar employees with "The High School Education Project" organized in cooperation with Harmandere Vocational and Technical High School. While the first pilot group of “Ekol Employees - High School Education Project” are continuing their education, in the academic period 2014/15, 30 employees from Contract Logistics participated in the project and passed to the 11th grade after finishing the term successfully. Ekol is aiming to make sure that all our eligible employees benefit from this project. Accordingly, Ekol reached out to 104 employees from its facilities in Istanbul who indicated their willingness to finish their high school education in the academic year of 2015/16. Both face-to-face and e-learning methods are used in the program. At the weekends, students receive training on logistics at Harmandere Vocational and Technical School while they receive their general culture courses through e-learning.
    When they have collected enough credits, the blue-collar workers of Ekol will be awarded with their diplomas as the graduates of the Vocational High School - Logistics Department. ''Ekol Employees - High School Education Project", which is essentially a social responsibility project, offers many social and economic advantages to its employees.
    In 2017, the first students graduated from Ekol’s Personnel High School Graduation Project, a project targeting blue collar employees. Sixteen students received diplomas from the Open Vocational High School Logistics Department as Logistics Department graduates.
    Rota – Ekol Logistics Mentorship Program
    Rota – As part of the Program, Ekol’s voluntary mentors shared their professional and personal experiences with their mentees. The program commenced in 2017 with participation from the Hezarfen Technical Anatolian High School seniors. The Ekol Family volunteers receive student mentorship training. Ekol aims to guide and help students at the most critical point in their lives by providing them information through the program.
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    ‘’Don’t Wait, Donate’’ Campain
    Ekol organized "Don't Wait, Donate" Campain in 2016, started to collect books with the support of its employees for filling the Harmandere Vocational and Technical School Logistics department library.
    Aiming to increase the reading habits of students, contribute to raise them as efficacious people for the society, Ekol voluntary employees gave support to the campaign at the book collection points which were placed to the facilities.
    The project continued in 2017.
    Darüşşafaka- Kitapcan Parent
    To give to fresh grade 5 students, of Darüşşafaka,
    Ekol, in 2014-2015 education period;
    became Book Parent of 5d class with 25 students
    making a cooperation for ''Kitapcan Book Gift Card''
    project prepared by Book Everywhere for Anyone
    Foundation. Ekol supported this project by fulfilling
    needs for books of the class for 1 year.
    In 2021, Kitapcan Parent support continued.
    Donation to Village Schools in Cooperation With Bilkent University
    Ekol also supported the activity organized by Bilkent University under its corporate social responsibility projects. In 2018, we donated clothes to students in Bitlis Kapısuyu Village Dibekli Hamlet Elementary School and in Hakkari Şemdinli Konur Village Elementary School. The articles chosen specifically to meet the needs of the students were delivered to their schools.
    Ekol's Cooperation with Universities
    Aware that the youth comprises the most important individuals of the society, Ekol Logistics acts in cooperation with universities. Opportunities to visit the facilities, internship agreements with important educational institutions, career days participated, and panels, as activities organized for or with universities, provide, on the one hand, university students a chance to prepare themselves better for the professional life, and fulfil, on the other, the role of the firm in supporting training of quality work-force, as part of its industrial responsibility.
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    Ekol reached an important success in 2012 as the first brand to establish the only R&D Centre in its sector in Turkey. Employing a young staff of more than 120 full-time personnel – 95% holding graduate degrees, Ekol R&D Center implemented more than 100 projects to date, with the purpose of increasing productivity and developing new business models.
    3 of 7 projects of R&D department supported by TUBİTAK are approved in 2014, for 4 R&D projects patent application are carried out.
    Ekol R&D Center will crate a ground for realization projects of SAN-TEZs (Thesis Studies Supported by Industry) and give opportunity of implementation to masters and doctorate students during which the ongoing cooperation of Ekol with academics will increase and publications of sector specific studies and case studies will have vast chances.
    In 2016, Ekol Poland signed a cooperative agreement with the Poznan University of Logistics, the first higher education institution of Poland in the field of logistics. Ekol Poland teaches students about various subjects.
    Ekol Ukraine launches the #EkolOsvita educational initiative for higher education students. As part of the project, the provider opens the doors of its main bonded warehouse to future specialists and teachers. Ekol’s RUTA bonded warehouse hosts university students during certain periods.
    In 2017, Ekol Turkey became part of the six-week syllabus in collaboration with Okan University. Okan University students received a “Brand” lecture from Selin Üstün, the Ekol Turkey Strategic Customer Relations Management Director. There was high interest in the Program from students in the Logistics Department, and from other departments including Law. The Brand lecture covered many important questions and topics, like “What do we carry?” “How do we carry?” and “Import and Export Processes”
    Within the scope of our collaboration with Okan University in March, 2018, we launched a pilot program in Ekol. Teaching Fellow of the Okan University provided the “Supply Chain Management MBA Program” to 15 Ekol employees at the Ekol’s Kardelen Facility. The non-thesis program graduated its first alumni in 2019. Thus, participants obtained a master’s degree, thanks to this collaboration.
    Facility Tours:
    Ekol provides tours of the highly-automated facilities equipped with advanced technology, for logistics clubs of universities, allowing the students to have a on-site glimpse on the processes. The
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    students obtain a chance to get detailed information regarding the industry they intend to work in, in addition to an opportunity to see the wide range of services covered by the logistics industry.
    Facility tours in 2008:
    İzmir University of Economics
    Beykent University
    Avcılar Mehmet Emin Horoz Vocational School of Logistics
    İstanbul University
    Facility tours in 2009:
    Bilgi University
    Okan University
    İzmir University of Economics
    Bahçeşehir University
    Facility tours in 2010:
    Boğaziçi University
    Yeditepe University
    Facility tours in 2011:
    İstanbul Kültür University
    Bahçeşehir University
    Yeditepe University
    Facility tours in 2012:
    Okan University
    Arel University
    Yıldız Teknik University
    Bilkent University
    Kayseri Erciyes University
    Facility tours in 2013:
    Bilkent University
    Uludağ University
    Nişantaşı University
    Okan University
    Facility tours in 2014:
    Bahçeşehir University
    Fransa Sorbonne University
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    Okan University
    Işık University
    İstanbul Ticaret University
    TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji University
    Türk Hava Kurumu University
    Facility tours in 2015:
    Bilgi University
    İstanbul Technic University
    İstanbul Kültür University
    Facility tours in 2016:
    İnegöl Commerce Vocational High School
    FIATA Diploma Eğitimi Katılımcıları
    Feriha Uyar Girl Vocational School
    50.yıl Feridun Tümer High School
    Bilgi University
    Sakarya University
    Hezarfen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School Dumlupınar Üniversitesi Şaphane MYO
    Nuh Naci Yazgan University
    Arel University
    Facility tours in 2017:
    Maltepe University
    İstanbul Kültür University
    İstanbul Gelişim University
    Bilkent University
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Karatay Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Özyeğin University
    Dimitrie Bolintineanu Technology High School
    Kiev Logistics School
    LogisticPoint
    Facility tours in 2018:
    Medipol University
    Sultangazi Atatürk Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Beykoz University
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    Karabağlar Fatih Sultan Mehmet Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Pamfil Şeicaru High School
    Çanakkale 18 Mart University
    Yalova University
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School
    İstanbul Kültür University
    MEF University
    Facility tours in 2019:
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School
    Medipol University
    Okan University
    İstanbul Maltepe University
    İstanbul Kültür University
    Facility tours in 2020-201
    No facility tours were organised in 2020- 2021 due to the Coronavirus measures
    Seminars and Panels:
    The executives of Ekol Logistics offer numerous seminars and participate in panels each year, in order to share their experiences accumulated in long years in the industry, with the logistics specialists of the future.
    Seminars and Panels in 2007:
    İzmir University of Economics – Seminars by Guest Speakers
    Seminars and Panels in 2008:
    Yeditepe University – Career Days
    Celal Bayar University – International Trade and Logistics
    Seminar
    Seminars and Panels in 2009:
    Istanbul Technical University – 8th Industry Days
    Erciyes University – Logistics Day
    Boğaziçi University – Seminar Class
    Seminars and Panels in 2010:
    Boğaziçi University – Seminar Class
    Uludağ University – Career Days 2010
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    Muğla University
    Seminars and Panels in 2011: Uludağ University
    Istanbul Kültür University Marmara University
    Seminars and Panels in 2012: Boğaziçi University
    Istanbul Kültür University Uludağ University
    Yıldız Teknik University
    Seminars and Panels in 2013: Uludağ University
    İstanbul University
    Yeditepe University
    Seminars and Panels in 2014: Okan University
    Işık University
    Çağ University
    Bahçeşehir University
    İstanbul Ticaret University Yıldız Teknik University Sakarya University
    Eylül University
    Seminars and Panels in 2015: İstanbul Technic University Uşak University
    Yıldız Technic University Balıkesir University
    Niğde University
    Bahçeşehir University
    Koç University
    Yaşar University
    Süleyman Şah University
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    Seminars and Panels in 2016:
    Arel University
    Poznan Logistics School
    Darüşşafaka High School
    Dokuz Eylül University Maritime Faculty
    Özyeğin University
    Yeditepe University
    İstanbul University
    Bocconi University
    Marmara University
    Ege University
    Poznan Logistics University
    Kiev-Mohila Business School
    İstanbul Gelişim University
    Okan University
    Seminars and Panels in 2017:
    Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Logistics for a New World Seminar
    Afyon Kocatepe University – Career in Logistics
    Okan University – Urban Logistics
    Çanakkale 18 Mart University – Deregulation of Railways and a Career in the Logistics Summit Panel Hezarfen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School –
    Dumlupınar University Şaphane Vocational High School – Interconnected and Innovative Logistics Solutions Seminar
    Önen Vocational and Technical High School – New Trends and Careers in Logistics Izmir Economy University – Digital Supply Chains Panel
    Poznań Logistics University – 11th Teachers’ Forum
    Seminars and Panels in 2018:
    Özyeğin University- Transformation ve Industry 4.0 Panel
    Yaşar University Logistics Days -Logistics 4.0 ve Big Data Panel
    Yeditepe University- Sustainable Strategies in Logistics Panel
    Kyiv National Economic University- Logistics Days
    Seminars and Panels in 2019:
    Boğaziçi University- Our Business Processes ve Health Logistics
    Yeditepe University- Logistics in the New Era and Modern Solutions Panel
    18 Mart University- Logistics Summit
    Necmettin Erbakan University- Konya Logistics Summit
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    Afyon Kocatepe University- Logistics Career Days
    Düzce University- Career Days
    Medipol University- Career Days
    Yeditepe University- Women in the Industry
    Seminars and Panels in 2020
    Due to the uncertainties brought upon by the pandemic and the cancellation of face-to-face events, no seminar participation were carried out.
    Seminars and Panels in 2021
    Sivas Cumhuriyet University - International Trade ve Logistics Summit
    Sponsorships:
    In order to support the students in getting a complete education, Ekol sponsors various events organized for university students, the future of Turkey, to fulfill its responsibility for university students.
    Sponsorships in year 2007:
    Logistics Training Camp ‘07
    Sponsorships in year 2008:
    Istanbul University – Graduation Ceremony 2008
    Sakarya University – Shell Eco-marathon (logistics support)
    Sponsorships in year 2011:
    Mersin University – "TUBİTAK Formula G Solar-Powered
    Car Races" Sponsorship for the team racing with the vehicle
    named Scarpion.
    Sponsorships in year 2012:
    Uludağ University - gift a conference room to the Vocational School of Social Sciences. İstanbul Kültür University –2012 Logistics Panel
    Bilkent University – Supply Chain Summit
    Sponsorships in year 2013:
    Bilkent University-National Academy of Young Student Symposium
    TOBB Economics and Technology University -The Election Analysis Working Group (EWGL A) Conference
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    Sponsorships in year 2014:
    Istanbul University of Purchasing and Supply Chain Conference
    Dokuz Eylul University - European Solar Challenge (European Solar Vehicles Race) - Logistic support Istanbul Commerce University-Production Research Club, support for the project called Dreams Libraries
    Middle East Technical University, 2014 Shell Eco-Marathon race in Valencia - Logistic support Bilkent University junior National Academy Student Symposium
    Sponsorships in year 2015:
    ODTÜ- E-commerce ve Logistics Summit
    Sponsorships in year 2016:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Open Sitges- Ekol Spain sponsorship

    Sponsorships in year 2017:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    BME Formula Racing Team-Hungary- Supporting students in the car building project.
    Sponsorships in year 2018:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    ODTU- Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Chalmers Technology University- Shell EcoMarathon Logistics Sponsorship
    BME Formula Racing Team-Hungary- Supporting students in the car building project.
    Sponsorships in year 2019:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    ODTU- Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Sponsorships in 2020:
    Due to the uncertainties brought upon by the pandemic and the cancellation of face-to-face events, no sponsorship projects were carried out.
    Sponsorships in 2021:
    Sivas Cumhuriyet University - International Trade ve Logistics Summit
    Yıldız Teknik University- Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Internship Opportunities:
    As one of the most important logistics firms of Turkey, Ekol offers university students various internship opportunities. Each year, an average of 30 students are provided internship opportunities in Ekol's facilities. Through agreements with the most successful universities of Turkey, such as Boğaziçi, ITU, and METU, students of Industrial and Business Administration Engineering departments are offered internship opportunities.
    ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH BY DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTALLY-SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS AND BUSINESS PROCESSES
    Fleet Replacement Project:
    EURO 5 norms aim to achieve gradual reductions in NO (Nitrogen oxide), CO (Carbon monoxide), HC (Hydrocarbons) and particle emissions.
    Within the framework of the project to minimize the environmental footprint of the vehicles which ensure seamless flow of trade throughout the Europe, Ekol Logistics replaced all the trucks in its fleet as of the end of 2011, and made the fleet fully compliant with EURO 5 standards.
    With a fleet exceeding by a wide margin the EURO 1 standards currently in force in Turkey, Ekol adopted European norms by added Euro-6 vehicles as of 2015, and proved its environmental awareness with over 3000 Euro-5 and Euro-6 compliant vehicles.
    Ekol added 150 eco- and driver-friendly Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LSnRL 4X2 Model heavy-duty trucks, equipped with the state-of-the-art Euro 6 engines, to its fleet in 2018.
    Intermodal Transportation:
    Every day, Ekol provides services in all corners of the
    globe, aspiring to use natural resources optimally
    and creating a more sustainable business model.
    Ekol causes less harm to the environment with its
    Intermodal transportation system, which it
    introduced in 2008, in comparison to the road
    transportation. Each month, it saves adequate
    amount of diesel fuel to save a forest the size of 730
    soccer fields or to circle around the world 170 times.
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    In a single Intermodal trip, Ekol achieves the following savings without having to cover 2,429 kilometers of road:
    ● 823 l of fuel
    ● 2,221 kg of CO2
    ● 5.8 kg of NOX
    ● 0.08 kg of particles.
    WWF Green Office Program:
    Ekol Logistics is proud to become the first logistics company in Turkey to participate in WWF Green Office program. There are improvements being planned and implemented with respect to Waste Management, Electricity Consumption and Paper Consumption savings indicators chosen within the framework of the program. The activities in this respect focus on improving the awareness of employees.
    Within the scope of the Green Office Program, an awareness-raising presentation was held for employees in two facilities of Ekol in 2012. The presentation was made by WWF-Turkey representatives and the issues such as "WWF, Green Office, system/ecosystem, ecological footprint, water footprint and climate change" were included in the presentation.
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    Informative announcements emphasizing consumption of
    natural resources and recycling were created and hang on
    the relative fields in the facility in 2013.
    In the year 2014, Ekol Logistics accomplished to be the first
    logistics company in Turkey to have been granted with
    Green Office Diploma after the final assessment carried out
    by WWF.
    Waste Management: Ekol is well aware that wastes which were not disposed of appropriately remain to pollute the nature for years, continuing to have harmful effects on the environment. In this respect, Ekol Logistics focusing also on Waste Management within the framework of WWF Green Office Program, took steps to ensure any waste created during its operations is disposed of appropriately.
    Aiming to reduce trash volumes through sorted collection of wastes, Ekol Logistics aims to reduce the use of raw materials, energy, and other natural resources through the application of suitable sorting methods. The sorted waste are disposed of or recycled appropriately by the licensed firms with which Ekol made contracts for this purpose.
    Collection of Food Waste: The waste food collected in cafeterias is taken to animal shelters in the vicinity, with an aim to provide food for our animal friends.
    Sorting of Food Waste: Through sorting out recyclable wastes among the waste produced in the cafeteria, recycling efforts are supported.
    Campaign for the Recovery of Scrap Waste: The scrap waste created in the facilities within year 2011 were sorted and delivered to relevant recycling firms. The revenue derived from this operation was used to support the adoption campaign of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Turkey.In order to protect the nature's oxygen factory, the forests, Ekol included savings in paper consumption and recycling of paper among the main indicators chosen within the framework of WWF Green Office Program.
    Ekol determines paper consumption rates per department, and produces special solutions to reduce consumption. Each ton of paper recycled thanks to efforts of Ekol saves 17 trees, which in turn provide for the oxygen needs of 144 human beings. Moreover, through the use of recycled paper, Ekol helps achieve significant savings in water and energy consumption for the production of paper.
    Electricity Consumption: With the awareness that anyone can create a substantial difference in terms of electricity savings, Ekol aims to support a collective movement rather than instances of individual efforts to reduce electricity consumption. Furthermore, Ekol is in the process of coming up with improvements in line with the results of analyses performed using different measurement devices for each office.
    In Turkey, lighting accounts for 20% of the electricity consumption. A 20% improvement towards energy-efficient lighting systems would allow savings equal to the annual generation capacity of Keban Dam. That is why Ekol opts to use energy-efficient light bulbs in its facilities. Through the Virtual Server Project implemented in year 2011, existing set of 55 servers were replaced with 4 virtual servers, to achieve 20% savings in electricity consumption.
    Circular Economy
    Ekol is a member of the Turkey Materials Marketplace, which is the Turkish pillar of the global “Materials Marketplace” platform established under the Circular Economy studies of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey (BCSD Turkey) of which it is also a member. The Turkey Materials Marketplace is a cloud-based platform designed to facilitate the reuse of cross-industry materials and is the only platform that contributes to the Circular Economy in this sense and extent.
    WWF-Earth Hour Activity
    Ekol Logistics, as the Earth Hour activity envoy of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which is one of the biggest environment movements in the world, supports to the activity in its facilities in order to draw attention to global climate change.
    LEED Investments
    Ekol now designs its warehouse investments in accordance with LEED standards, the “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” and establishes LEED-certified facilities. Our most recent investments, the Kozmoz and Lotus facilities, are LEED-certified. Additionally, the Lotus facility features Turkey’s largest indoor space with LEED certification.
    Environment Management System (2009-2021):
    In 2010, Ekol completed the Environment Management System Project, of which infrastructure began to be laid down in 2009. Within the framework of the project, documentation was created as per ISO 14001 Environment Management Standards, and applied later on pre-determined environment-related targets. Then trainings of Ekol personnel and the students of the schools close
    by began.
    ❖ With reference the targets, the disposal of the wastes produced in the
    facilities began in accordance with Environment Regulations.
    ❖ Packaging Wastes: Collected and sorted within the facility, and
    recycled by licensed firms.
    ❖ Domestic Wastes: Disposed of by the municipality.
    ❖ Waste Vegetable Oils: Given to licensed recycling firms by our kitchens operated by contractor firms.
    ❖ Waste Mineral Oils: Disposed of by licensed firms.
    ❖ Hazardous Wastes: Disposed of by licensed firms.
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    ❖ Used Batteries and Accumulators: Collected in battery boxes provided by TAP Association, and disposed of again by TAP Association.
    ❖ Worn Tires: Delivered to producers.
    ❖ Medical Wastes: Disposed of by licensed firms.
    ❖ Electronic Wastes: Disposed of by licensed firms.
    ❖ The project aims in particular to increase the environment-awareness of blue collar workers. By supporting recycling, the protection of natural resources and reduction of energy consumption is aimed for. By increasing the awareness level of the employees for wastes which are potentially very hazardous for the environment (hazardous wastes, waste oils etc.), support was provided to the efforts to prevent pollution.
    ❖ Potable water and drinking water analyses, chimney emission measurements, ambient noise measurements are performed as per the periods specified in relevant regulations, and checked for compliance.
    ❖ In year 2010, in line with the established targets, Environment-Awareness and Recycling trainings were provided at 3 high schools in the vicinity of Lilyum Facility.
    ❖ The employees who received the highest scores in the exam following the Environment Awareness, Recycling and Hazardous Waste Management Trainings carried out at the Lilyum Facility were awarded with environment-friendly products.
    ❖ A Battery Collection contest was organized to increase employees' awareness regarding batteries, which constitute a major hazard for the environment.
    ❖ Designs to increase the employees' awareness were created, and sent to all employees via e mail.
    ❖ As a result of these activities, Lilyum Facility was granted ISO 14001 Environment Management System Certificate.
    ❖ In year 2011, 2 additional facilities were included in the ISO 14001 Environment Management System for which certification was received previously. The efforts to expand the system are on track.
    ❖ In February, 2019, The Lotus facility was certified under the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard.
    ❖ The five facilities, Kozmoz, Orkide, Lavanta, Lilyum, and Kardelen, were previously certified under the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard. Ekol’s efforts in this area have been continued with the 2019 certification of its Lotus Facility.
    ❖ A storage area is established to minimize the harm of hazardous wastes on environment, and these wastes are now disposed of using appropriate methods, at disposal facilities licensed by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning.
    ❖ All white-collar workers took e-learning courses on Environmental and Recycling Training and Hazardous Waste Training in 2013 under the scope of Environmental Awareness training. ❖ We continued reporting our greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 in compliance with the ISO 14064-1 to monitor greenhouse gas emission in logistics operations.
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    ❖ The Lotus Facility was awarded the LEED Silver certificate in 2019.
    ❖ The Kozmoz Facility also started its operations after being awarded LEED Gold accreditation. ❖ Ekol took its place among the finalists of the 2015 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
    ❖ It was also a finalist in the Sustainable Development Association of Turkey (SKD) Innovative Sustainability Application awards.
    ❖ The Yalova International Ro-Ro Terminal:
    - reduces inner-city traffic from operations at Haydarpaşa Port,
    - offers exporters and manufacturers sustainable services that diminish operational inefficiencies caused by traffic restrictions at certain times,
    - cuts the distance traveled by providing services in closer-proximity to production centers such as Gebze, Bursa, İzmit and Eskişehir,
    - reduces congestion on the Istanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the Izmit–Istanbul TEM Highway. According to 2015 figures, this means a saving of 4 million kilometers of road traveled and 1.5 million liters of diesel oil used. It also means a decrease in traffic as 100,000 vehicles are now avoiding main arterial roads and bridges.
    ❖ In 2017, Ekol’s Intermodal Transportation services became a finalist in the Sustainable Business Awards contest, which awards the most successful sustainable business models of the year. ❖ In 2018, all Ekol locations completed the transition to the ISO 14001: 2015 standard. Ekol has
    begun to issue carbon emission reduction certificates to its customers for their contribution to nature, thanks to their cooperation with Ekol.
    ❖ Ekol won an award in the "Carbon Management" category for its intermodal business model at the Sustainable Business Awards 2019, organized by the Sustainability Academy. The Carbon Management Award is given to business models, projects and studies that are developed with holistic measurement and management approaches for reducing greenhouse gas and carbon emissions in line with slowing down and adapting to climate change. Our intermodal business model reduced our diesel fuel consumption by 409,000 cubic meters in 10 years, thereby preventing the emission of 625,000 tons of CO2. We are proud to have substantially reduced our carbon footprint.
    ❖ Ekol took second place in the “Client Relationship Management” category at the European Customer Centricity Awards 2020. (An event organized by ARCET Global across Europe.) ❖ In the same year, Ekol signed the UN’s Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation.
    ❖ Within the frame of the standard updated for an effective fight against the current climate crisis, the 2020 corporate greenhouse gas emission inventory project was verified by third party certification body Bureau Veritas and completed according to ISO 14064-1:2018.
    ❖ Ekol was the first and the only logistics company which verified its Corporate GHG emissions by ISO 14064-1:2018 standard in the sector.
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    ❖ Ekol made a voluntary declaration in the Climate Change category of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with 2020 GHG emission inventory data. The calculation was made with the inclusion of Scope 3 emissions, which cover the service network for the supply of emission inventory.
    ❖ The Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) Verification Audit conducted within our Lotus Facility in 2020 was successfully completed.
    ❖ In line with the UN’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 C by 2050, Ekol started to set the emission reduction targets for 2030 and 2050 with 2020 as base year.
    ❖ In line with its Sustainable Logistics strategy, in 2020, Ekol launched the Solar Power Plant (SPP) Project at its LEED-certified green Lotus facility , which boasts Europe’s largest indoor storage space with a closed area of 215,000 square meters. The goal with this investment is to meet 65 percent of the plant’s electricity requirement through renewable energy. Thanks to its investment in line with the Sustainable Development Goal of Affordable and Clean Energy, Ekol will be generating solar power at a rate equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of approximately 2,200 households upon the completion of the project, as well as commissioning the largest rooftop system of the Turkish logistics industry. The solar power plant of 5628 kWp will be equipped with 14,250 solar panels of 395 Wp. The plant will generate an average electricity rate of 6,148,000 kWh per year. By meeting a significant portion of its energy requirements with solar power, Ekol will save an average of 557 trees every year. Installation of the solar panels on the membrane roofing continues at full steam. Ekol aims to contribute to a sustainable future with investments for climate action and clean energy.
    In 2021, the 2020 corporate greenhouse gas emission inventory for the effective fight against the climate crisis was calculated according to the ISO 14064-1:2018 version, and it was verified by Bureau Veritas, a third-party verifier.
    Ekol became the first company to receive a B rating in “Management” in the Climate Change Program of the CDP, in which it voluntarily participated for the first time in 2021, with a performance equivalent to the European average and above the logistics industry average. Furthermore, Ekol received an “A” rating in Supplier Relations in the CDP Value Chain Program and became a “Global Leader.”
    Thanks to its sustainable Intermodal transportation business model, Ekol prevented 67,345,740 kilograms of CO2 emissions and 50,236,755 liters of fossil fuel use in 2021. These amounts are equivalent to saving a forest the size of 600 soccer fields per month, saving enough diesel to go around the world 350 times.
    Ekol continued its support for inclusion and multilateralism by signing the Statement from Business Leaders for Global Cooperation, which was renewed again in 2021.
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    In 2021, Ekol continued its rooftop Solar Power Plant project at full speed at its Lotus facility, which is a green facility that boasts Europe’s largest indoor storage space with a closed area of 215,000 square meters. With the completion of the system that features solar panels installed on a 40,000-square-meter roof area and various spots in the facility, Ekol began utilizing renewable solar energy for 70 percent of the facility’s power needs. In the first year, the company thus aims to produce 6,200 MWh of electricity power, which is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 2,400 households, and to reduce its Scope 2 CO₂ emissions by 3,100 metric tons.
    Having set out with the motto “We aspire to do the best for the world, rather than be the best in the world,” Ekol launched its volunteer-based projects “PROJECT 21” and “For Life, Now” in September 2021, as part of its sustainability program. With these projects, Ekol inspired everyone with its environmental and sustainability efforts, and included all its stakeholders in this awareness movement. Sustainability issues were discussed with guests on the 21st of each month on social media platforms and through internal announcements.
    To include its employees in the transformation movement, Ekol included vital issues such as the climate crisis, water saving and food waste in its Project 21 activities and shared posts about awareness-raising.
    As of 2021, women employees at Ekol accounted for 18 percent of the company, which is twice the industry average. The rate of women in decision-making roles was 5.7 percent. The company continues to improve its inclusion and the contributions of women to the economy with each passing day.
    The company received 42 points from Ecovadis, 79 percent from NQC and 100 percent from Sedex.
    In 2021, 10 of our facilities (Orkide, Kardelen, Lotus, Lilyum, Sakura, Yonca, Lavanta, Melissa, Kozmoz, Hyundai Plaza) covering a total area of 725,000 square meters received the “Zero Waste Certificate” as part of the Zero Waste regulation and our environmental management system.
    With the efforts made in the last quarter of 2021 as part of our “Printer Efficiency” project, we decommissioned 115 printers and achieved a transformation equivalent to saving 7,466 trees with a monthly saving of 2,925,366 paper printouts and 23,760 kW of electricity. We aim to save 11,447 trees by the end of 2022 by continuing our efforts to maintain these saving rates.
    In year 2011, in the warehouse operations of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 7.631.000 kwh of energy was consumed.
    ❖ 50,934 m3 of water was consumed.
    ❖ 1940 kg electronic waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 150 kg batteries were collected and sent for disposal.
    ❖ 1,600 kg packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
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    Throughout 2012, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 10,770,022.22 kWh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 36,737 m3 water was consumed.
    ❖ 455 kg electronic waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 10 kg batteries were collected and sent for disposal.
    ❖ 1,165,545 tons of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling. ❖ 1531 kg hazardous waste, 5700 kg scrap waste was delivered to licensed firms. Consumption has risen due to the increase in data collection quality and the number of facilities.
    Throughout 2014, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 7,836,668 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 117,140 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 124,391 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 4740 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.189,520 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2015, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 9.530.884 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 134.295 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 154.425 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 300 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.524.600 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2016, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 17.228.156 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 156.310 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 171.430 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 320 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.654.600 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2017, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 17.491.584,642 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 148.918 m3 water is consumed.
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    ❖ 101.598 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 2838 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.752.400 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2018, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 21.138.926,602 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 179.970,35 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 122.783,20 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 8955 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 2.220.611 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2019, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 20.822.086,39 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 106.288,33 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 811.472,59 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 3.585 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 3.626.435 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2020, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 17.920.467 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 80.684,68 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 421.106,81 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 7.700 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling. ❖ 14.831 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2021, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 18.095.243 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 84.820,68 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 529.183,03 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 3.063.476,00 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling. ❖ 22.646 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Major Awards
    ❖ 2021-Ekol takes first place in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category at the Service Exporters Champion Awards organized by Service Exporters Union. ❖ 2021- Ekol was named the first Turkish logistics firm to receive a score of B in Management in the Climate Change Program at the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Logistics was chosen as the most prestigious company in logistics for the second time at The ONE Awards Integrated Marketing Awards
    ❖ 2021- R&D project COG-LO was awarded atThe World Post& Parcel Awards ''Cross Border Growth'' category.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Poland became the Logistics Operator of the Year at "International Regular Connection Organization Award’’.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol’s Lotus Solar Power Plant(SPP) Project won an award in the “Projects Worth Monitoring” category by the 2021 evaluation of the “Shared Dreams Cooperation Program,” organized by Koç-Zer.
    ❖ 2020- Brand Finance, an international advisory firm specializing in brand and intangible assets valuation, names Ekol as Turkey’s most valuable logistics company for the fifth time. Ekol is also named Turkey’s most valuable logistics company with a value of $78 million in the “Turkey 100 – Turkey’s Most Valuable and Strongest Brands” report.
    ❖ 2020- Ekol takes second place in the “Client Relationship Management” category at the European Customer Centricity Awards 2020 organized by ARCET Global.
    ❖ 2019 - Ekol won an award in the Carbon Management category for its intermodal transport model at the Sustainable Business Awards 2019, organized by the Sustainability Academy. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won gold in The International Public Relations Association’s (IPRA) Golden World Awards for Excellence, which is considered the “Oscars” of the public relations world.
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    ❖ 2019 - The "Smart Algorithms in the Intermodal Network Planning Operations" project, executed by the Optimization Unit of our R&D Center, won the IDC Turkey Digital Transformation Award. ❖ 2019- Ekol climbed 12 places in this year’s Fortune 500 list and ranked 85th. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won the first rank in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category of the Turkey’s 500 Largest Exporter of Services awards
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was awarded the EMEA Region’s Best Intermodal Transportation Company at the Road and Rail Transport award ceremony hosted by International Transport News. ❖ 2018 – Ekol Greece received the Innovation in Transport award at the Supply Chain Awards 2018, with Ekol’s intermodal network.
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was named Europe’s Most Outstanding Integrated Logistics Provider of 2018 at the Corporate Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol rises to the Logistics industry’s top spot in the Capital 500 Turkey List, surpassing its runner-up position from the year before. It also reached #117 in the overall ranking. ❖ 2017 – Ekol captures the #2 spot in Logistics in the Fortune 500 Turkey List. It also rises to #101, up from #107 year-on-year, in the overall ranking.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol takes the #3 spot in the Transport and Logistic Services Category in Turkey’s Top 500 Service Exporters Study by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM). It also reached #16 in the overall ranking
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Greece wins the Gold Medal in the Freight Transportation and Freight Forwarding Category in the 2017 Transport and Logistics Awards in Athens.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Spain becomes a European Business Awards Finalist, making it a Ruban d’Honneur candidate in the Growth Strategy Elite Award Category of the 2016/17 European Business Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Turkey’s Human Resources Recruitment Team receives the Respect to Human award for the third time.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol wins the Best Road and Rail Fright Provider at EMEA award. ❖ 2017 – Ekol receives the Best Logistics Company of the Year award from Istanbul Gelişim University students.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Hungary takes the prestigious Superbrand accolade.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland receives the Best Road and Rail Freight Provider award at the 2017 Global Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Italy wins the Operator of the Year award.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol is awarded the Effective Service Award by loyal customer Nitto. This award is in recognition of Ekol’s consistently timely deliveries. Ekol handles Nitto’s import and export operations from Belgium and import transportation from England.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland was named the Best Integrated Logistics Services Provider in a Data Group Consulting study.
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    ❖ 2016- Ekol was recognized by the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) with a “Turkey’s 500 Large Service Exporters” award.
    ❖ 2016- Ekol Spain has been named National Champion in the European Business Awards. ❖ 2016- Won the award for the largest increase in the number of female employees in the Women Friendly Companies Award Ceremony.
    ❖ 2016- Ranked among the top 100 on this year's "The Most Valuable Brands of Turkey" list, released by Brand Finance, an international company specializing in brand valuation. ❖ 2016- Chosen "The Logistics Company of the Year" in the 2016 Achievement in Logistics Awards. ❖ 2016- Became the Turkey Finalists at the European Business Awards for the Environment with the Intermodal.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol once again named Turkey's most admired logistics company by Capital magazine's “Turkey’s Most Admired Companies Survey 2015.”
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol won a Special Jury award at the first TEGEP Learning and Development Awards thanks to our Hezarfen Vocational and Technical High School project.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol recognized as the Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains and the Best 3PL for Consumer Goods Supply Chains by customer vote at eft's European Customer Choice Awards. ❖ 2014- With it's Sustainability and Environmental Management System Practices, Ekol became the first Turkish finalist logistics company in European Environmental Rewards. ❖ 2014- Ekol became one of the national champions in European Business Rewards. ❖ It was ganted with “The Most Ethical Companies 2012 and 2013 of Turkey” award in 2013 – 2014 by the Center of Ethical Values Association (EDMER) for two years in a row. ❖ 2012 - Thanks to its economic success, and environment and social responsibility projects, Ekol was granted the European Eco Performance Award 2012 by St. Gallen University on the basis of an assessment of companies' environmental awareness in their economic business models. ❖ 2012- In World Logistics Success Rewards given by Dünya newspaper in five categories, Ekol was awarded with prizes in categories ''Storage'', ''Intermodal Transportation'' and ''Most Successful Logistics Company''.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol Logistics received “Business Partner Excellence Award” in the Logistics Field granted by Procter & Gamble every year to its strategic partners worldwide thanks to its strategic innovations and investments.
    ❖ 2011 - In the 4th International Logistics Conference held jointly by the Logistics Association (LODER) and Mersin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (MTSO), Ekol Logistics won the enterprise achievement award in the National Logistics Project Contest, with its intermodal project.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol became the only firm in Turkey to purchase and lease to firms the packages used for production and shipment of EPAL licensed automotive and automotive supply industry products produced in Turkey, thanks to the certificate received from EPAL (European Pallet Association).
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol's German Branch received the AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) Certificate which will enable it to complete customs operations even more quickly within the borders of
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    EU. A status serving to prove compliance of the supply chain, AEO makes the certified firms' life easier in international trade. Certified operators are assumed to be reliable and compliant, and are able to utilize facilities which help faster access through security and protection related controls in EU countries, as well as simplifications in relevant customs regulations.
    ❖ 2008 - Ekol is now a SAP Global Success Story. The same year saw Ekol as the first Turkish firm to make a presentation in the Global Success Stories category in the global Sapphire event. ❖ 2008- Ekol's intermodal project awarded by European Union project Cream. ❖ 2008 - Ekol's projects were among the finalists in the ‘Logistics& Fulfilment’ and ‘Environmental Improvements’ categories in European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2008 Ekol realized one of the first 10 applications globally for SAP version CRM2007S.

  • Implementation
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  • Our Values
    PEOPLE FOCUSED
    We correctly understand and prioritize the needs of all our stakeholders (customers, employees, suppliers, etc.) and make all our decisions accordingly. We emphasize love and respect, and conduct our relations with empathy.
    UNITED WE STAND
    We are a team that can overcome any hurdle. As a highly motivated, passionate, and constructive team, we strengthen each other and work towards our goals.
    FORWARD THINKING
    At the core of our success is our imagination, extraordinary perspective, and passion. With courage and determination, we implement creative ideas for a better future. We lead our industry with innovative initiatives.
    COMPASSIONATE
    In all our activities, we strive to take the most beneficial course of action for the environment, society, and our wildlife. We work with common sense and responsibility for a sustainable future.
    LEAN
    We like simplicity. With our efficient and lean working approach, we understand and implement processes correctly, manage them easily, and adapt them to current conditions rapidly.
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    Our Manifesto
    Being “good enough” has never been sufficient for us. Our belief in continuous and dynamic transformation guides us to growth and development every day. We are aware of the fact that any other means cannot lead to success.
    We bring a new perspective to the logistics industry by integrating mind, heart and consciousness through our business practices comprising our experience and know-how.
    We continue to inspire our industry by engaging cutting-edge technology to offer advanced solutions to our customers alongside our understanding of excellent service.
    For us, people come first. We do forge ahead - determined through the strength of our people - so that we are able to understand each other more efficiently, protect our common values, and meet our goals.
    Believing that our customers deserve the best, we provide each and every one with excellent service in all that we do. At the forefront of our minds is the fact that success of our customers is our own success.
    We carry out novel ideas with our positive attitude, allowing us to overcome any challenge and become stronger with every advance.
    We know there is no obstacle we cannot overcome if we work hard with passion. Our intimate commitment to ethical values and sustainability not only guides us to change the future of the logistics industry, but also to transform the world.
    ENSURE THAT NEW GENERATIONS GROW TO BE MORE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS AND WELL EQUIPPED INDIVIDUALS
    Anatolian Scholars
    We care about education for trained human resources. We are one of the supporters of Koç University Anatolian Scholars Program. We undertake the educational expenses of a certain number of scholars who are successful and need scholarship under the roof of Koç University. We wish and aim to extend our support to more of our children in the coming years.
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School (2013- ):
    In 2013, Ekol Logistics has set an example for the industry by establishing an Application Depot and a Computer Lab for Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School. Ekol, as part of its active support for education since day one, had set up a modern computer lab for 40 students of Ekol Class at Hezarfen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, as well as applied education depots, to meet the needs of the industry.
    In order to gain students reading habit and improve their self expressions habit, in 2014, a library was founded, facilities are visited, specialists and experienced unit managers came together with students within the scope of on-site trainings, and seminars are organized, as well. Booklets on warehouse management, distribution, and customs procedures were drawn up to support education curriculum, in order to help raise well-equipped graduates for the industry.
    Within this project, internships in Ekol facilities is offered to the students to do internships in Ekol facility.
    Ekol won a Special Jury award at the first TEGEP Learning and Development Awards in Social Responsibility category thanks to Hezarefen Vocational and Technical High School project.
    Ekol Employees–High School Education Project
    Ekol supports its blue- collar employees with "The High School Education Project" organized in cooperation with Harmandere Vocational and Technical High School. While the first pilot group of “Ekol Employees - High School Education Project” are continuing their education, in the academic period 2014/15, 30 employees from Contract Logistics participated in the project and passed to the 11th grade after finishing the term successfully. Ekol is aiming to make sure that all our eligible employees benefit from this project. Accordingly, Ekol reached out to 104 employees from its facilities in Istanbul who indicated their willingness to finish their high school education in the academic year of 2015/16. Both face-to-face and e-learning methods are used in the program. At the weekends, students receive training on logistics at Harmandere Vocational and Technical School while they receive their general culture courses through e-learning.
    When they have collected enough credits, the blue-collar workers of Ekol will be awarded with their diplomas as the graduates of the Vocational High School - Logistics Department. ''Ekol Employees - High School Education Project", which is essentially a social responsibility project, offers many social and economic advantages to its employees.
    In 2017, the first students graduated from Ekol’s Personnel High School Graduation Project, a project targeting blue collar employees. Sixteen students received diplomas from the Open Vocational High School Logistics Department as Logistics Department graduates.
    Rota – Ekol Logistics Mentorship Program
    Rota – As part of the Program, Ekol’s voluntary mentors shared their professional and personal experiences with their mentees. The program commenced in 2017 with participation from the Hezarfen Technical Anatolian High School seniors. The Ekol Family volunteers receive student mentorship training. Ekol aims to guide and help students at the most critical point in their lives by providing them information through the program.
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    ‘’Don’t Wait, Donate’’ Campain
    Ekol organized "Don't Wait, Donate" Campain in 2016, started to collect books with the support of its employees for filling the Harmandere Vocational and Technical School Logistics department library.
    Aiming to increase the reading habits of students, contribute to raise them as efficacious people for the society, Ekol voluntary employees gave support to the campaign at the book collection points which were placed to the facilities.
    The project continued in 2017.
    Darüşşafaka- Kitapcan Parent
    To give to fresh grade 5 students, of Darüşşafaka,
    Ekol, in 2014-2015 education period;
    became Book Parent of 5d class with 25 students
    making a cooperation for ''Kitapcan Book Gift Card''
    project prepared by Book Everywhere for Anyone
    Foundation. Ekol supported this project by fulfilling
    needs for books of the class for 1 year.
    In 2021, Kitapcan Parent support continued.
    Donation to Village Schools in Cooperation With Bilkent University
    Ekol also supported the activity organized by Bilkent University under its corporate social responsibility projects. In 2018, we donated clothes to students in Bitlis Kapısuyu Village Dibekli Hamlet Elementary School and in Hakkari Şemdinli Konur Village Elementary School. The articles chosen specifically to meet the needs of the students were delivered to their schools.
    Ekol's Cooperation with Universities
    Aware that the youth comprises the most important individuals of the society, Ekol Logistics acts in cooperation with universities. Opportunities to visit the facilities, internship agreements with important educational institutions, career days participated, and panels, as activities organized for or with universities, provide, on the one hand, university students a chance to prepare themselves better for the professional life, and fulfil, on the other, the role of the firm in supporting training of quality work-force, as part of its industrial responsibility.
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    Ekol reached an important success in 2012 as the first brand to establish the only R&D Centre in its sector in Turkey. Employing a young staff of more than 120 full-time personnel – 95% holding graduate degrees, Ekol R&D Center implemented more than 100 projects to date, with the purpose of increasing productivity and developing new business models.
    3 of 7 projects of R&D department supported by TUBİTAK are approved in 2014, for 4 R&D projects patent application are carried out.
    Ekol R&D Center will crate a ground for realization projects of SAN-TEZs (Thesis Studies Supported by Industry) and give opportunity of implementation to masters and doctorate students during which the ongoing cooperation of Ekol with academics will increase and publications of sector specific studies and case studies will have vast chances.
    In 2016, Ekol Poland signed a cooperative agreement with the Poznan University of Logistics, the first higher education institution of Poland in the field of logistics. Ekol Poland teaches students about various subjects.
    Ekol Ukraine launches the #EkolOsvita educational initiative for higher education students. As part of the project, the provider opens the doors of its main bonded warehouse to future specialists and teachers. Ekol’s RUTA bonded warehouse hosts university students during certain periods.
    In 2017, Ekol Turkey became part of the six-week syllabus in collaboration with Okan University. Okan University students received a “Brand” lecture from Selin Üstün, the Ekol Turkey Strategic Customer Relations Management Director. There was high interest in the Program from students in the Logistics Department, and from other departments including Law. The Brand lecture covered many important questions and topics, like “What do we carry?” “How do we carry?” and “Import and Export Processes”
    Within the scope of our collaboration with Okan University in March, 2018, we launched a pilot program in Ekol. Teaching Fellow of the Okan University provided the “Supply Chain Management MBA Program” to 15 Ekol employees at the Ekol’s Kardelen Facility. The non-thesis program graduated its first alumni in 2019. Thus, participants obtained a master’s degree, thanks to this collaboration.
    Facility Tours:
    Ekol provides tours of the highly-automated facilities equipped with advanced technology, for logistics clubs of universities, allowing the students to have a on-site glimpse on the processes. The
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    students obtain a chance to get detailed information regarding the industry they intend to work in, in addition to an opportunity to see the wide range of services covered by the logistics industry.
    Facility tours in 2008:
    İzmir University of Economics
    Beykent University
    Avcılar Mehmet Emin Horoz Vocational School of Logistics
    İstanbul University
    Facility tours in 2009:
    Bilgi University
    Okan University
    İzmir University of Economics
    Bahçeşehir University
    Facility tours in 2010:
    Boğaziçi University
    Yeditepe University
    Facility tours in 2011:
    İstanbul Kültür University
    Bahçeşehir University
    Yeditepe University
    Facility tours in 2012:
    Okan University
    Arel University
    Yıldız Teknik University
    Bilkent University
    Kayseri Erciyes University
    Facility tours in 2013:
    Bilkent University
    Uludağ University
    Nişantaşı University
    Okan University
    Facility tours in 2014:
    Bahçeşehir University
    Fransa Sorbonne University
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    Okan University
    Işık University
    İstanbul Ticaret University
    TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji University
    Türk Hava Kurumu University
    Facility tours in 2015:
    Bilgi University
    İstanbul Technic University
    İstanbul Kültür University
    Facility tours in 2016:
    İnegöl Commerce Vocational High School
    FIATA Diploma Eğitimi Katılımcıları
    Feriha Uyar Girl Vocational School
    50.yıl Feridun Tümer High School
    Bilgi University
    Sakarya University
    Hezarfen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School Dumlupınar Üniversitesi Şaphane MYO
    Nuh Naci Yazgan University
    Arel University
    Facility tours in 2017:
    Maltepe University
    İstanbul Kültür University
    İstanbul Gelişim University
    Bilkent University
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Karatay Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Özyeğin University
    Dimitrie Bolintineanu Technology High School
    Kiev Logistics School
    LogisticPoint
    Facility tours in 2018:
    Medipol University
    Sultangazi Atatürk Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Beykoz University
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    Karabağlar Fatih Sultan Mehmet Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Pamfil Şeicaru High School
    Çanakkale 18 Mart University
    Yalova University
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School
    İstanbul Kültür University
    MEF University
    Facility tours in 2019:
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School
    Medipol University
    Okan University
    İstanbul Maltepe University
    İstanbul Kültür University
    Facility tours in 2020-201
    No facility tours were organised in 2020- 2021 due to the Coronavirus measures
    Seminars and Panels:
    The executives of Ekol Logistics offer numerous seminars and participate in panels each year, in order to share their experiences accumulated in long years in the industry, with the logistics specialists of the future.
    Seminars and Panels in 2007:
    İzmir University of Economics – Seminars by Guest Speakers
    Seminars and Panels in 2008:
    Yeditepe University – Career Days
    Celal Bayar University – International Trade and Logistics
    Seminar
    Seminars and Panels in 2009:
    Istanbul Technical University – 8th Industry Days
    Erciyes University – Logistics Day
    Boğaziçi University – Seminar Class
    Seminars and Panels in 2010:
    Boğaziçi University – Seminar Class
    Uludağ University – Career Days 2010
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    Muğla University
    Seminars and Panels in 2011: Uludağ University
    Istanbul Kültür University Marmara University
    Seminars and Panels in 2012: Boğaziçi University
    Istanbul Kültür University Uludağ University
    Yıldız Teknik University
    Seminars and Panels in 2013: Uludağ University
    İstanbul University
    Yeditepe University
    Seminars and Panels in 2014: Okan University
    Işık University
    Çağ University
    Bahçeşehir University
    İstanbul Ticaret University Yıldız Teknik University Sakarya University
    Eylül University
    Seminars and Panels in 2015: İstanbul Technic University Uşak University
    Yıldız Technic University Balıkesir University
    Niğde University
    Bahçeşehir University
    Koç University
    Yaşar University
    Süleyman Şah University
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    Seminars and Panels in 2016:
    Arel University
    Poznan Logistics School
    Darüşşafaka High School
    Dokuz Eylül University Maritime Faculty
    Özyeğin University
    Yeditepe University
    İstanbul University
    Bocconi University
    Marmara University
    Ege University
    Poznan Logistics University
    Kiev-Mohila Business School
    İstanbul Gelişim University
    Okan University
    Seminars and Panels in 2017:
    Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Logistics for a New World Seminar
    Afyon Kocatepe University – Career in Logistics
    Okan University – Urban Logistics
    Çanakkale 18 Mart University – Deregulation of Railways and a Career in the Logistics Summit Panel Hezarfen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School –
    Dumlupınar University Şaphane Vocational High School – Interconnected and Innovative Logistics Solutions Seminar
    Önen Vocational and Technical High School – New Trends and Careers in Logistics Izmir Economy University – Digital Supply Chains Panel
    Poznań Logistics University – 11th Teachers’ Forum
    Seminars and Panels in 2018:
    Özyeğin University- Transformation ve Industry 4.0 Panel
    Yaşar University Logistics Days -Logistics 4.0 ve Big Data Panel
    Yeditepe University- Sustainable Strategies in Logistics Panel
    Kyiv National Economic University- Logistics Days
    Seminars and Panels in 2019:
    Boğaziçi University- Our Business Processes ve Health Logistics
    Yeditepe University- Logistics in the New Era and Modern Solutions Panel
    18 Mart University- Logistics Summit
    Necmettin Erbakan University- Konya Logistics Summit
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    Afyon Kocatepe University- Logistics Career Days
    Düzce University- Career Days
    Medipol University- Career Days
    Yeditepe University- Women in the Industry
    Seminars and Panels in 2020
    Due to the uncertainties brought upon by the pandemic and the cancellation of face-to-face events, no seminar participation were carried out.
    Seminars and Panels in 2021
    Sivas Cumhuriyet University - International Trade ve Logistics Summit
    Sponsorships:
    In order to support the students in getting a complete education, Ekol sponsors various events organized for university students, the future of Turkey, to fulfill its responsibility for university students.
    Sponsorships in year 2007:
    Logistics Training Camp ‘07
    Sponsorships in year 2008:
    Istanbul University – Graduation Ceremony 2008
    Sakarya University – Shell Eco-marathon (logistics support)
    Sponsorships in year 2011:
    Mersin University – "TUBİTAK Formula G Solar-Powered
    Car Races" Sponsorship for the team racing with the vehicle
    named Scarpion.
    Sponsorships in year 2012:
    Uludağ University - gift a conference room to the Vocational School of Social Sciences. İstanbul Kültür University –2012 Logistics Panel
    Bilkent University – Supply Chain Summit
    Sponsorships in year 2013:
    Bilkent University-National Academy of Young Student Symposium
    TOBB Economics and Technology University -The Election Analysis Working Group (EWGL A) Conference
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    Sponsorships in year 2014:
    Istanbul University of Purchasing and Supply Chain Conference
    Dokuz Eylul University - European Solar Challenge (European Solar Vehicles Race) - Logistic support Istanbul Commerce University-Production Research Club, support for the project called Dreams Libraries
    Middle East Technical University, 2014 Shell Eco-Marathon race in Valencia - Logistic support Bilkent University junior National Academy Student Symposium
    Sponsorships in year 2015:
    ODTÜ- E-commerce ve Logistics Summit
    Sponsorships in year 2016:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Open Sitges- Ekol Spain sponsorship

    Sponsorships in year 2017:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    BME Formula Racing Team-Hungary- Supporting students in the car building project.
    Sponsorships in year 2018:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    ODTU- Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Chalmers Technology University- Shell EcoMarathon Logistics Sponsorship
    BME Formula Racing Team-Hungary- Supporting students in the car building project.
    Sponsorships in year 2019:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    ODTU- Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Sponsorships in 2020:
    Due to the uncertainties brought upon by the pandemic and the cancellation of face-to-face events, no sponsorship projects were carried out.
    Sponsorships in 2021:
    Sivas Cumhuriyet University - International Trade ve Logistics Summit
    Yıldız Teknik University- Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Internship Opportunities:
    As one of the most important logistics firms of Turkey, Ekol offers university students various internship opportunities. Each year, an average of 30 students are provided internship opportunities in Ekol's facilities. Through agreements with the most successful universities of Turkey, such as Boğaziçi, ITU, and METU, students of Industrial and Business Administration Engineering departments are offered internship opportunities.
    ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH BY DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTALLY-SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS AND BUSINESS PROCESSES
    Fleet Replacement Project:
    EURO 5 norms aim to achieve gradual reductions in NO (Nitrogen oxide), CO (Carbon monoxide), HC (Hydrocarbons) and particle emissions.
    Within the framework of the project to minimize the environmental footprint of the vehicles which ensure seamless flow of trade throughout the Europe, Ekol Logistics replaced all the trucks in its fleet as of the end of 2011, and made the fleet fully compliant with EURO 5 standards.
    With a fleet exceeding by a wide margin the EURO 1 standards currently in force in Turkey, Ekol adopted European norms by added Euro-6 vehicles as of 2015, and proved its environmental awareness with over 3000 Euro-5 and Euro-6 compliant vehicles.
    Ekol added 150 eco- and driver-friendly Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LSnRL 4X2 Model heavy-duty trucks, equipped with the state-of-the-art Euro 6 engines, to its fleet in 2018.
    Intermodal Transportation:
    Every day, Ekol provides services in all corners of the
    globe, aspiring to use natural resources optimally
    and creating a more sustainable business model.
    Ekol causes less harm to the environment with its
    Intermodal transportation system, which it
    introduced in 2008, in comparison to the road
    transportation. Each month, it saves adequate
    amount of diesel fuel to save a forest the size of 730
    soccer fields or to circle around the world 170 times.
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    In a single Intermodal trip, Ekol achieves the following savings without having to cover 2,429 kilometers of road:
    ● 823 l of fuel
    ● 2,221 kg of CO2
    ● 5.8 kg of NOX
    ● 0.08 kg of particles.
    WWF Green Office Program:
    Ekol Logistics is proud to become the first logistics company in Turkey to participate in WWF Green Office program. There are improvements being planned and implemented with respect to Waste Management, Electricity Consumption and Paper Consumption savings indicators chosen within the framework of the program. The activities in this respect focus on improving the awareness of employees.
    Within the scope of the Green Office Program, an awareness-raising presentation was held for employees in two facilities of Ekol in 2012. The presentation was made by WWF-Turkey representatives and the issues such as "WWF, Green Office, system/ecosystem, ecological footprint, water footprint and climate change" were included in the presentation.
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    Informative announcements emphasizing consumption of
    natural resources and recycling were created and hang on
    the relative fields in the facility in 2013.
    In the year 2014, Ekol Logistics accomplished to be the first
    logistics company in Turkey to have been granted with
    Green Office Diploma after the final assessment carried out
    by WWF.
    Waste Management: Ekol is well aware that wastes which were not disposed of appropriately remain to pollute the nature for years, continuing to have harmful effects on the environment. In this respect, Ekol Logistics focusing also on Waste Management within the framework of WWF Green Office Program, took steps to ensure any waste created during its operations is disposed of appropriately.
    Aiming to reduce trash volumes through sorted collection of wastes, Ekol Logistics aims to reduce the use of raw materials, energy, and other natural resources through the application of suitable sorting methods. The sorted waste are disposed of or recycled appropriately by the licensed firms with which Ekol made contracts for this purpose.
    Collection of Food Waste: The waste food collected in cafeterias is taken to animal shelters in the vicinity, with an aim to provide food for our animal friends.
    Sorting of Food Waste: Through sorting out recyclable wastes among the waste produced in the cafeteria, recycling efforts are supported.
    Campaign for the Recovery of Scrap Waste: The scrap waste created in the facilities within year 2011 were sorted and delivered to relevant recycling firms. The revenue derived from this operation was used to support the adoption campaign of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Turkey.In order to protect the nature's oxygen factory, the forests, Ekol included savings in paper consumption and recycling of paper among the main indicators chosen within the framework of WWF Green Office Program.
    Ekol determines paper consumption rates per department, and produces special solutions to reduce consumption. Each ton of paper recycled thanks to efforts of Ekol saves 17 trees, which in turn provide for the oxygen needs of 144 human beings. Moreover, through the use of recycled paper, Ekol helps achieve significant savings in water and energy consumption for the production of paper.
    Electricity Consumption: With the awareness that anyone can create a substantial difference in terms of electricity savings, Ekol aims to support a collective movement rather than instances of individual efforts to reduce electricity consumption. Furthermore, Ekol is in the process of coming up with improvements in line with the results of analyses performed using different measurement devices for each office.
    In Turkey, lighting accounts for 20% of the electricity consumption. A 20% improvement towards energy-efficient lighting systems would allow savings equal to the annual generation capacity of Keban Dam. That is why Ekol opts to use energy-efficient light bulbs in its facilities. Through the Virtual Server Project implemented in year 2011, existing set of 55 servers were replaced with 4 virtual servers, to achieve 20% savings in electricity consumption.
    Circular Economy
    Ekol is a member of the Turkey Materials Marketplace, which is the Turkish pillar of the global “Materials Marketplace” platform established under the Circular Economy studies of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey (BCSD Turkey) of which it is also a member. The Turkey Materials Marketplace is a cloud-based platform designed to facilitate the reuse of cross-industry materials and is the only platform that contributes to the Circular Economy in this sense and extent.
    WWF-Earth Hour Activity
    Ekol Logistics, as the Earth Hour activity envoy of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which is one of the biggest environment movements in the world, supports to the activity in its facilities in order to draw attention to global climate change.
    LEED Investments
    Ekol now designs its warehouse investments in accordance with LEED standards, the “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” and establishes LEED-certified facilities. Our most recent investments, the Kozmoz and Lotus facilities, are LEED-certified. Additionally, the Lotus facility features Turkey’s largest indoor space with LEED certification.
    Environment Management System (2009-2021):
    In 2010, Ekol completed the Environment Management System Project, of which infrastructure began to be laid down in 2009. Within the framework of the project, documentation was created as per ISO 14001 Environment Management Standards, and applied later on pre-determined environment-related targets. Then trainings of Ekol personnel and the students of the schools close
    by began.
    ❖ With reference the targets, the disposal of the wastes produced in the
    facilities began in accordance with Environment Regulations.
    ❖ Packaging Wastes: Collected and sorted within the facility, and
    recycled by licensed firms.
    ❖ Domestic Wastes: Disposed of by the municipality.
    ❖ Waste Vegetable Oils: Given to licensed recycling firms by our kitchens operated by contractor firms.
    ❖ Waste Mineral Oils: Disposed of by licensed firms.
    ❖ Hazardous Wastes: Disposed of by licensed firms.
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    ❖ Used Batteries and Accumulators: Collected in battery boxes provided by TAP Association, and disposed of again by TAP Association.
    ❖ Worn Tires: Delivered to producers.
    ❖ Medical Wastes: Disposed of by licensed firms.
    ❖ Electronic Wastes: Disposed of by licensed firms.
    ❖ The project aims in particular to increase the environment-awareness of blue collar workers. By supporting recycling, the protection of natural resources and reduction of energy consumption is aimed for. By increasing the awareness level of the employees for wastes which are potentially very hazardous for the environment (hazardous wastes, waste oils etc.), support was provided to the efforts to prevent pollution.
    ❖ Potable water and drinking water analyses, chimney emission measurements, ambient noise measurements are performed as per the periods specified in relevant regulations, and checked for compliance.
    ❖ In year 2010, in line with the established targets, Environment-Awareness and Recycling trainings were provided at 3 high schools in the vicinity of Lilyum Facility.
    ❖ The employees who received the highest scores in the exam following the Environment Awareness, Recycling and Hazardous Waste Management Trainings carried out at the Lilyum Facility were awarded with environment-friendly products.
    ❖ A Battery Collection contest was organized to increase employees' awareness regarding batteries, which constitute a major hazard for the environment.
    ❖ Designs to increase the employees' awareness were created, and sent to all employees via e mail.
    ❖ As a result of these activities, Lilyum Facility was granted ISO 14001 Environment Management System Certificate.
    ❖ In year 2011, 2 additional facilities were included in the ISO 14001 Environment Management System for which certification was received previously. The efforts to expand the system are on track.
    ❖ In February, 2019, The Lotus facility was certified under the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard.
    ❖ The five facilities, Kozmoz, Orkide, Lavanta, Lilyum, and Kardelen, were previously certified under the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard. Ekol’s efforts in this area have been continued with the 2019 certification of its Lotus Facility.
    ❖ A storage area is established to minimize the harm of hazardous wastes on environment, and these wastes are now disposed of using appropriate methods, at disposal facilities licensed by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning.
    ❖ All white-collar workers took e-learning courses on Environmental and Recycling Training and Hazardous Waste Training in 2013 under the scope of Environmental Awareness training. ❖ We continued reporting our greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 in compliance with the ISO 14064-1 to monitor greenhouse gas emission in logistics operations.
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    ❖ The Lotus Facility was awarded the LEED Silver certificate in 2019.
    ❖ The Kozmoz Facility also started its operations after being awarded LEED Gold accreditation. ❖ Ekol took its place among the finalists of the 2015 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
    ❖ It was also a finalist in the Sustainable Development Association of Turkey (SKD) Innovative Sustainability Application awards.
    ❖ The Yalova International Ro-Ro Terminal:
    - reduces inner-city traffic from operations at Haydarpaşa Port,
    - offers exporters and manufacturers sustainable services that diminish operational inefficiencies caused by traffic restrictions at certain times,
    - cuts the distance traveled by providing services in closer-proximity to production centers such as Gebze, Bursa, İzmit and Eskişehir,
    - reduces congestion on the Istanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the Izmit–Istanbul TEM Highway. According to 2015 figures, this means a saving of 4 million kilometers of road traveled and 1.5 million liters of diesel oil used. It also means a decrease in traffic as 100,000 vehicles are now avoiding main arterial roads and bridges.
    ❖ In 2017, Ekol’s Intermodal Transportation services became a finalist in the Sustainable Business Awards contest, which awards the most successful sustainable business models of the year. ❖ In 2018, all Ekol locations completed the transition to the ISO 14001: 2015 standard. Ekol has
    begun to issue carbon emission reduction certificates to its customers for their contribution to nature, thanks to their cooperation with Ekol.
    ❖ Ekol won an award in the "Carbon Management" category for its intermodal business model at the Sustainable Business Awards 2019, organized by the Sustainability Academy. The Carbon Management Award is given to business models, projects and studies that are developed with holistic measurement and management approaches for reducing greenhouse gas and carbon emissions in line with slowing down and adapting to climate change. Our intermodal business model reduced our diesel fuel consumption by 409,000 cubic meters in 10 years, thereby preventing the emission of 625,000 tons of CO2. We are proud to have substantially reduced our carbon footprint.
    ❖ Ekol took second place in the “Client Relationship Management” category at the European Customer Centricity Awards 2020. (An event organized by ARCET Global across Europe.) ❖ In the same year, Ekol signed the UN’s Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation.
    ❖ Within the frame of the standard updated for an effective fight against the current climate crisis, the 2020 corporate greenhouse gas emission inventory project was verified by third party certification body Bureau Veritas and completed according to ISO 14064-1:2018.
    ❖ Ekol was the first and the only logistics company which verified its Corporate GHG emissions by ISO 14064-1:2018 standard in the sector.
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    ❖ Ekol made a voluntary declaration in the Climate Change category of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with 2020 GHG emission inventory data. The calculation was made with the inclusion of Scope 3 emissions, which cover the service network for the supply of emission inventory.
    ❖ The Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) Verification Audit conducted within our Lotus Facility in 2020 was successfully completed.
    ❖ In line with the UN’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 C by 2050, Ekol started to set the emission reduction targets for 2030 and 2050 with 2020 as base year.
    ❖ In line with its Sustainable Logistics strategy, in 2020, Ekol launched the Solar Power Plant (SPP) Project at its LEED-certified green Lotus facility , which boasts Europe’s largest indoor storage space with a closed area of 215,000 square meters. The goal with this investment is to meet 65 percent of the plant’s electricity requirement through renewable energy. Thanks to its investment in line with the Sustainable Development Goal of Affordable and Clean Energy, Ekol will be generating solar power at a rate equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of approximately 2,200 households upon the completion of the project, as well as commissioning the largest rooftop system of the Turkish logistics industry. The solar power plant of 5628 kWp will be equipped with 14,250 solar panels of 395 Wp. The plant will generate an average electricity rate of 6,148,000 kWh per year. By meeting a significant portion of its energy requirements with solar power, Ekol will save an average of 557 trees every year. Installation of the solar panels on the membrane roofing continues at full steam. Ekol aims to contribute to a sustainable future with investments for climate action and clean energy.
    In 2021, the 2020 corporate greenhouse gas emission inventory for the effective fight against the climate crisis was calculated according to the ISO 14064-1:2018 version, and it was verified by Bureau Veritas, a third-party verifier.
    Ekol became the first company to receive a B rating in “Management” in the Climate Change Program of the CDP, in which it voluntarily participated for the first time in 2021, with a performance equivalent to the European average and above the logistics industry average. Furthermore, Ekol received an “A” rating in Supplier Relations in the CDP Value Chain Program and became a “Global Leader.”
    Thanks to its sustainable Intermodal transportation business model, Ekol prevented 67,345,740 kilograms of CO2 emissions and 50,236,755 liters of fossil fuel use in 2021. These amounts are equivalent to saving a forest the size of 600 soccer fields per month, saving enough diesel to go around the world 350 times.
    Ekol continued its support for inclusion and multilateralism by signing the Statement from Business Leaders for Global Cooperation, which was renewed again in 2021.
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    In 2021, Ekol continued its rooftop Solar Power Plant project at full speed at its Lotus facility, which is a green facility that boasts Europe’s largest indoor storage space with a closed area of 215,000 square meters. With the completion of the system that features solar panels installed on a 40,000-square-meter roof area and various spots in the facility, Ekol began utilizing renewable solar energy for 70 percent of the facility’s power needs. In the first year, the company thus aims to produce 6,200 MWh of electricity power, which is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 2,400 households, and to reduce its Scope 2 CO₂ emissions by 3,100 metric tons.
    Having set out with the motto “We aspire to do the best for the world, rather than be the best in the world,” Ekol launched its volunteer-based projects “PROJECT 21” and “For Life, Now” in September 2021, as part of its sustainability program. With these projects, Ekol inspired everyone with its environmental and sustainability efforts, and included all its stakeholders in this awareness movement. Sustainability issues were discussed with guests on the 21st of each month on social media platforms and through internal announcements.
    To include its employees in the transformation movement, Ekol included vital issues such as the climate crisis, water saving and food waste in its Project 21 activities and shared posts about awareness-raising.
    As of 2021, women employees at Ekol accounted for 18 percent of the company, which is twice the industry average. The rate of women in decision-making roles was 5.7 percent. The company continues to improve its inclusion and the contributions of women to the economy with each passing day.
    The company received 42 points from Ecovadis, 79 percent from NQC and 100 percent from Sedex.
    In 2021, 10 of our facilities (Orkide, Kardelen, Lotus, Lilyum, Sakura, Yonca, Lavanta, Melissa, Kozmoz, Hyundai Plaza) covering a total area of 725,000 square meters received the “Zero Waste Certificate” as part of the Zero Waste regulation and our environmental management system.
    With the efforts made in the last quarter of 2021 as part of our “Printer Efficiency” project, we decommissioned 115 printers and achieved a transformation equivalent to saving 7,466 trees with a monthly saving of 2,925,366 paper printouts and 23,760 kW of electricity. We aim to save 11,447 trees by the end of 2022 by continuing our efforts to maintain these saving rates.
    In year 2011, in the warehouse operations of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 7.631.000 kwh of energy was consumed.
    ❖ 50,934 m3 of water was consumed.
    ❖ 1940 kg electronic waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 150 kg batteries were collected and sent for disposal.
    ❖ 1,600 kg packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
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    Throughout 2012, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 10,770,022.22 kWh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 36,737 m3 water was consumed.
    ❖ 455 kg electronic waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 10 kg batteries were collected and sent for disposal.
    ❖ 1,165,545 tons of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling. ❖ 1531 kg hazardous waste, 5700 kg scrap waste was delivered to licensed firms. Consumption has risen due to the increase in data collection quality and the number of facilities.
    Throughout 2014, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 7,836,668 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 117,140 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 124,391 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 4740 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.189,520 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2015, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 9.530.884 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 134.295 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 154.425 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 300 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.524.600 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2016, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 17.228.156 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 156.310 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 171.430 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 320 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.654.600 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2017, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 17.491.584,642 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 148.918 m3 water is consumed.
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    ❖ 101.598 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 2838 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.752.400 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2018, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 21.138.926,602 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 179.970,35 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 122.783,20 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 8955 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 2.220.611 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2019, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 20.822.086,39 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 106.288,33 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 811.472,59 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 3.585 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 3.626.435 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2020, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 17.920.467 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 80.684,68 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 421.106,81 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 7.700 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling. ❖ 14.831 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2021, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 18.095.243 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 84.820,68 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 529.183,03 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 3.063.476,00 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling. ❖ 22.646 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Major Awards
    ❖ 2021-Ekol takes first place in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category at the Service Exporters Champion Awards organized by Service Exporters Union. ❖ 2021- Ekol was named the first Turkish logistics firm to receive a score of B in Management in the Climate Change Program at the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Logistics was chosen as the most prestigious company in logistics for the second time at The ONE Awards Integrated Marketing Awards
    ❖ 2021- R&D project COG-LO was awarded atThe World Post& Parcel Awards ''Cross Border Growth'' category.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Poland became the Logistics Operator of the Year at "International Regular Connection Organization Award’’.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol’s Lotus Solar Power Plant(SPP) Project won an award in the “Projects Worth Monitoring” category by the 2021 evaluation of the “Shared Dreams Cooperation Program,” organized by Koç-Zer.
    ❖ 2020- Brand Finance, an international advisory firm specializing in brand and intangible assets valuation, names Ekol as Turkey’s most valuable logistics company for the fifth time. Ekol is also named Turkey’s most valuable logistics company with a value of $78 million in the “Turkey 100 – Turkey’s Most Valuable and Strongest Brands” report.
    ❖ 2020- Ekol takes second place in the “Client Relationship Management” category at the European Customer Centricity Awards 2020 organized by ARCET Global.
    ❖ 2019 - Ekol won an award in the Carbon Management category for its intermodal transport model at the Sustainable Business Awards 2019, organized by the Sustainability Academy. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won gold in The International Public Relations Association’s (IPRA) Golden World Awards for Excellence, which is considered the “Oscars” of the public relations world.
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    ❖ 2019 - The "Smart Algorithms in the Intermodal Network Planning Operations" project, executed by the Optimization Unit of our R&D Center, won the IDC Turkey Digital Transformation Award. ❖ 2019- Ekol climbed 12 places in this year’s Fortune 500 list and ranked 85th. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won the first rank in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category of the Turkey’s 500 Largest Exporter of Services awards
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was awarded the EMEA Region’s Best Intermodal Transportation Company at the Road and Rail Transport award ceremony hosted by International Transport News. ❖ 2018 – Ekol Greece received the Innovation in Transport award at the Supply Chain Awards 2018, with Ekol’s intermodal network.
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was named Europe’s Most Outstanding Integrated Logistics Provider of 2018 at the Corporate Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol rises to the Logistics industry’s top spot in the Capital 500 Turkey List, surpassing its runner-up position from the year before. It also reached #117 in the overall ranking. ❖ 2017 – Ekol captures the #2 spot in Logistics in the Fortune 500 Turkey List. It also rises to #101, up from #107 year-on-year, in the overall ranking.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol takes the #3 spot in the Transport and Logistic Services Category in Turkey’s Top 500 Service Exporters Study by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM). It also reached #16 in the overall ranking
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Greece wins the Gold Medal in the Freight Transportation and Freight Forwarding Category in the 2017 Transport and Logistics Awards in Athens.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Spain becomes a European Business Awards Finalist, making it a Ruban d’Honneur candidate in the Growth Strategy Elite Award Category of the 2016/17 European Business Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Turkey’s Human Resources Recruitment Team receives the Respect to Human award for the third time.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol wins the Best Road and Rail Fright Provider at EMEA award. ❖ 2017 – Ekol receives the Best Logistics Company of the Year award from Istanbul Gelişim University students.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Hungary takes the prestigious Superbrand accolade.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland receives the Best Road and Rail Freight Provider award at the 2017 Global Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Italy wins the Operator of the Year award.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol is awarded the Effective Service Award by loyal customer Nitto. This award is in recognition of Ekol’s consistently timely deliveries. Ekol handles Nitto’s import and export operations from Belgium and import transportation from England.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland was named the Best Integrated Logistics Services Provider in a Data Group Consulting study.
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    ❖ 2016- Ekol was recognized by the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) with a “Turkey’s 500 Large Service Exporters” award.
    ❖ 2016- Ekol Spain has been named National Champion in the European Business Awards. ❖ 2016- Won the award for the largest increase in the number of female employees in the Women Friendly Companies Award Ceremony.
    ❖ 2016- Ranked among the top 100 on this year's "The Most Valuable Brands of Turkey" list, released by Brand Finance, an international company specializing in brand valuation. ❖ 2016- Chosen "The Logistics Company of the Year" in the 2016 Achievement in Logistics Awards. ❖ 2016- Became the Turkey Finalists at the European Business Awards for the Environment with the Intermodal.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol once again named Turkey's most admired logistics company by Capital magazine's “Turkey’s Most Admired Companies Survey 2015.”
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol won a Special Jury award at the first TEGEP Learning and Development Awards thanks to our Hezarfen Vocational and Technical High School project.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol recognized as the Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains and the Best 3PL for Consumer Goods Supply Chains by customer vote at eft's European Customer Choice Awards. ❖ 2014- With it's Sustainability and Environmental Management System Practices, Ekol became the first Turkish finalist logistics company in European Environmental Rewards. ❖ 2014- Ekol became one of the national champions in European Business Rewards. ❖ It was ganted with “The Most Ethical Companies 2012 and 2013 of Turkey” award in 2013 – 2014 by the Center of Ethical Values Association (EDMER) for two years in a row. ❖ 2012 - Thanks to its economic success, and environment and social responsibility projects, Ekol was granted the European Eco Performance Award 2012 by St. Gallen University on the basis of an assessment of companies' environmental awareness in their economic business models. ❖ 2012- In World Logistics Success Rewards given by Dünya newspaper in five categories, Ekol was awarded with prizes in categories ''Storage'', ''Intermodal Transportation'' and ''Most Successful Logistics Company''.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol Logistics received “Business Partner Excellence Award” in the Logistics Field granted by Procter & Gamble every year to its strategic partners worldwide thanks to its strategic innovations and investments.
    ❖ 2011 - In the 4th International Logistics Conference held jointly by the Logistics Association (LODER) and Mersin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (MTSO), Ekol Logistics won the enterprise achievement award in the National Logistics Project Contest, with its intermodal project.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol became the only firm in Turkey to purchase and lease to firms the packages used for production and shipment of EPAL licensed automotive and automotive supply industry products produced in Turkey, thanks to the certificate received from EPAL (European Pallet Association).
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol's German Branch received the AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) Certificate which will enable it to complete customs operations even more quickly within the borders of
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    EU. A status serving to prove compliance of the supply chain, AEO makes the certified firms' life easier in international trade. Certified operators are assumed to be reliable and compliant, and are able to utilize facilities which help faster access through security and protection related controls in EU countries, as well as simplifications in relevant customs regulations.
    ❖ 2008 - Ekol is now a SAP Global Success Story. The same year saw Ekol as the first Turkish firm to make a presentation in the Global Success Stories category in the global Sapphire event. ❖ 2008- Ekol's intermodal project awarded by European Union project Cream. ❖ 2008 - Ekol's projects were among the finalists in the ‘Logistics& Fulfilment’ and ‘Environmental Improvements’ categories in European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2008 Ekol realized one of the first 10 applications globally for SAP version CRM2007S.

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  • Our Values
    PEOPLE FOCUSED
    We correctly understand and prioritize the needs of all our stakeholders (customers, employees, suppliers, etc.) and make all our decisions accordingly. We emphasize love and respect, and conduct our relations with empathy.
    UNITED WE STAND
    We are a team that can overcome any hurdle. As a highly motivated, passionate, and constructive team, we strengthen each other and work towards our goals.
    FORWARD THINKING
    At the core of our success is our imagination, extraordinary perspective, and passion. With courage and determination, we implement creative ideas for a better future. We lead our industry with innovative initiatives.
    COMPASSIONATE
    In all our activities, we strive to take the most beneficial course of action for the environment, society, and our wildlife. We work with common sense and responsibility for a sustainable future.
    LEAN
    We like simplicity. With our efficient and lean working approach, we understand and implement processes correctly, manage them easily, and adapt them to current conditions rapidly.
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    Our Manifesto
    Being “good enough” has never been sufficient for us. Our belief in continuous and dynamic transformation guides us to growth and development every day. We are aware of the fact that any other means cannot lead to success.
    We bring a new perspective to the logistics industry by integrating mind, heart and consciousness through our business practices comprising our experience and know-how.
    We continue to inspire our industry by engaging cutting-edge technology to offer advanced solutions to our customers alongside our understanding of excellent service.
    For us, people come first. We do forge ahead - determined through the strength of our people - so that we are able to understand each other more efficiently, protect our common values, and meet our goals.
    Believing that our customers deserve the best, we provide each and every one with excellent service in all that we do. At the forefront of our minds is the fact that success of our customers is our own success.
    We carry out novel ideas with our positive attitude, allowing us to overcome any challenge and become stronger with every advance.
    We know there is no obstacle we cannot overcome if we work hard with passion. Our intimate commitment to ethical values and sustainability not only guides us to change the future of the logistics industry, but also to transform the world.
    ENSURE THAT NEW GENERATIONS GROW TO BE MORE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS AND WELL EQUIPPED INDIVIDUALS
    Anatolian Scholars
    We care about education for trained human resources. We are one of the supporters of Koç University Anatolian Scholars Program. We undertake the educational expenses of a certain number of scholars who are successful and need scholarship under the roof of Koç University. We wish and aim to extend our support to more of our children in the coming years.
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School (2013- ):
    In 2013, Ekol Logistics has set an example for the industry by establishing an Application Depot and a Computer Lab for Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School. Ekol, as part of its active support for education since day one, had set up a modern computer lab for 40 students of Ekol Class at Hezarfen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, as well as applied education depots, to meet the needs of the industry.
    In order to gain students reading habit and improve their self expressions habit, in 2014, a library was founded, facilities are visited, specialists and experienced unit managers came together with students within the scope of on-site trainings, and seminars are organized, as well. Booklets on warehouse management, distribution, and customs procedures were drawn up to support education curriculum, in order to help raise well-equipped graduates for the industry.
    Within this project, internships in Ekol facilities is offered to the students to do internships in Ekol facility.
    Ekol won a Special Jury award at the first TEGEP Learning and Development Awards in Social Responsibility category thanks to Hezarefen Vocational and Technical High School project.
    Ekol Employees–High School Education Project
    Ekol supports its blue- collar employees with "The High School Education Project" organized in cooperation with Harmandere Vocational and Technical High School. While the first pilot group of “Ekol Employees - High School Education Project” are continuing their education, in the academic period 2014/15, 30 employees from Contract Logistics participated in the project and passed to the 11th grade after finishing the term successfully. Ekol is aiming to make sure that all our eligible employees benefit from this project. Accordingly, Ekol reached out to 104 employees from its facilities in Istanbul who indicated their willingness to finish their high school education in the academic year of 2015/16. Both face-to-face and e-learning methods are used in the program. At the weekends, students receive training on logistics at Harmandere Vocational and Technical School while they receive their general culture courses through e-learning.
    When they have collected enough credits, the blue-collar workers of Ekol will be awarded with their diplomas as the graduates of the Vocational High School - Logistics Department. ''Ekol Employees - High School Education Project", which is essentially a social responsibility project, offers many social and economic advantages to its employees.
    In 2017, the first students graduated from Ekol’s Personnel High School Graduation Project, a project targeting blue collar employees. Sixteen students received diplomas from the Open Vocational High School Logistics Department as Logistics Department graduates.
    Rota – Ekol Logistics Mentorship Program
    Rota – As part of the Program, Ekol’s voluntary mentors shared their professional and personal experiences with their mentees. The program commenced in 2017 with participation from the Hezarfen Technical Anatolian High School seniors. The Ekol Family volunteers receive student mentorship training. Ekol aims to guide and help students at the most critical point in their lives by providing them information through the program.
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    ‘’Don’t Wait, Donate’’ Campain
    Ekol organized "Don't Wait, Donate" Campain in 2016, started to collect books with the support of its employees for filling the Harmandere Vocational and Technical School Logistics department library.
    Aiming to increase the reading habits of students, contribute to raise them as efficacious people for the society, Ekol voluntary employees gave support to the campaign at the book collection points which were placed to the facilities.
    The project continued in 2017.
    Darüşşafaka- Kitapcan Parent
    To give to fresh grade 5 students, of Darüşşafaka,
    Ekol, in 2014-2015 education period;
    became Book Parent of 5d class with 25 students
    making a cooperation for ''Kitapcan Book Gift Card''
    project prepared by Book Everywhere for Anyone
    Foundation. Ekol supported this project by fulfilling
    needs for books of the class for 1 year.
    In 2021, Kitapcan Parent support continued.
    Donation to Village Schools in Cooperation With Bilkent University
    Ekol also supported the activity organized by Bilkent University under its corporate social responsibility projects. In 2018, we donated clothes to students in Bitlis Kapısuyu Village Dibekli Hamlet Elementary School and in Hakkari Şemdinli Konur Village Elementary School. The articles chosen specifically to meet the needs of the students were delivered to their schools.
    Ekol's Cooperation with Universities
    Aware that the youth comprises the most important individuals of the society, Ekol Logistics acts in cooperation with universities. Opportunities to visit the facilities, internship agreements with important educational institutions, career days participated, and panels, as activities organized for or with universities, provide, on the one hand, university students a chance to prepare themselves better for the professional life, and fulfil, on the other, the role of the firm in supporting training of quality work-force, as part of its industrial responsibility.
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    Ekol reached an important success in 2012 as the first brand to establish the only R&D Centre in its sector in Turkey. Employing a young staff of more than 120 full-time personnel – 95% holding graduate degrees, Ekol R&D Center implemented more than 100 projects to date, with the purpose of increasing productivity and developing new business models.
    3 of 7 projects of R&D department supported by TUBİTAK are approved in 2014, for 4 R&D projects patent application are carried out.
    Ekol R&D Center will crate a ground for realization projects of SAN-TEZs (Thesis Studies Supported by Industry) and give opportunity of implementation to masters and doctorate students during which the ongoing cooperation of Ekol with academics will increase and publications of sector specific studies and case studies will have vast chances.
    In 2016, Ekol Poland signed a cooperative agreement with the Poznan University of Logistics, the first higher education institution of Poland in the field of logistics. Ekol Poland teaches students about various subjects.
    Ekol Ukraine launches the #EkolOsvita educational initiative for higher education students. As part of the project, the provider opens the doors of its main bonded warehouse to future specialists and teachers. Ekol’s RUTA bonded warehouse hosts university students during certain periods.
    In 2017, Ekol Turkey became part of the six-week syllabus in collaboration with Okan University. Okan University students received a “Brand” lecture from Selin Üstün, the Ekol Turkey Strategic Customer Relations Management Director. There was high interest in the Program from students in the Logistics Department, and from other departments including Law. The Brand lecture covered many important questions and topics, like “What do we carry?” “How do we carry?” and “Import and Export Processes”
    Within the scope of our collaboration with Okan University in March, 2018, we launched a pilot program in Ekol. Teaching Fellow of the Okan University provided the “Supply Chain Management MBA Program” to 15 Ekol employees at the Ekol’s Kardelen Facility. The non-thesis program graduated its first alumni in 2019. Thus, participants obtained a master’s degree, thanks to this collaboration.
    Facility Tours:
    Ekol provides tours of the highly-automated facilities equipped with advanced technology, for logistics clubs of universities, allowing the students to have a on-site glimpse on the processes. The
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    students obtain a chance to get detailed information regarding the industry they intend to work in, in addition to an opportunity to see the wide range of services covered by the logistics industry.
    Facility tours in 2008:
    İzmir University of Economics
    Beykent University
    Avcılar Mehmet Emin Horoz Vocational School of Logistics
    İstanbul University
    Facility tours in 2009:
    Bilgi University
    Okan University
    İzmir University of Economics
    Bahçeşehir University
    Facility tours in 2010:
    Boğaziçi University
    Yeditepe University
    Facility tours in 2011:
    İstanbul Kültür University
    Bahçeşehir University
    Yeditepe University
    Facility tours in 2012:
    Okan University
    Arel University
    Yıldız Teknik University
    Bilkent University
    Kayseri Erciyes University
    Facility tours in 2013:
    Bilkent University
    Uludağ University
    Nişantaşı University
    Okan University
    Facility tours in 2014:
    Bahçeşehir University
    Fransa Sorbonne University
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    Okan University
    Işık University
    İstanbul Ticaret University
    TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji University
    Türk Hava Kurumu University
    Facility tours in 2015:
    Bilgi University
    İstanbul Technic University
    İstanbul Kültür University
    Facility tours in 2016:
    İnegöl Commerce Vocational High School
    FIATA Diploma Eğitimi Katılımcıları
    Feriha Uyar Girl Vocational School
    50.yıl Feridun Tümer High School
    Bilgi University
    Sakarya University
    Hezarfen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School Dumlupınar Üniversitesi Şaphane MYO
    Nuh Naci Yazgan University
    Arel University
    Facility tours in 2017:
    Maltepe University
    İstanbul Kültür University
    İstanbul Gelişim University
    Bilkent University
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Karatay Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Özyeğin University
    Dimitrie Bolintineanu Technology High School
    Kiev Logistics School
    LogisticPoint
    Facility tours in 2018:
    Medipol University
    Sultangazi Atatürk Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Beykoz University
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    Karabağlar Fatih Sultan Mehmet Technical and Industrial Vocational High School Pamfil Şeicaru High School
    Çanakkale 18 Mart University
    Yalova University
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School
    İstanbul Kültür University
    MEF University
    Facility tours in 2019:
    Hezarfen Technical and Industrial Vocational High School
    Medipol University
    Okan University
    İstanbul Maltepe University
    İstanbul Kültür University
    Facility tours in 2020-201
    No facility tours were organised in 2020- 2021 due to the Coronavirus measures
    Seminars and Panels:
    The executives of Ekol Logistics offer numerous seminars and participate in panels each year, in order to share their experiences accumulated in long years in the industry, with the logistics specialists of the future.
    Seminars and Panels in 2007:
    İzmir University of Economics – Seminars by Guest Speakers
    Seminars and Panels in 2008:
    Yeditepe University – Career Days
    Celal Bayar University – International Trade and Logistics
    Seminar
    Seminars and Panels in 2009:
    Istanbul Technical University – 8th Industry Days
    Erciyes University – Logistics Day
    Boğaziçi University – Seminar Class
    Seminars and Panels in 2010:
    Boğaziçi University – Seminar Class
    Uludağ University – Career Days 2010
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    Muğla University
    Seminars and Panels in 2011: Uludağ University
    Istanbul Kültür University Marmara University
    Seminars and Panels in 2012: Boğaziçi University
    Istanbul Kültür University Uludağ University
    Yıldız Teknik University
    Seminars and Panels in 2013: Uludağ University
    İstanbul University
    Yeditepe University
    Seminars and Panels in 2014: Okan University
    Işık University
    Çağ University
    Bahçeşehir University
    İstanbul Ticaret University Yıldız Teknik University Sakarya University
    Eylül University
    Seminars and Panels in 2015: İstanbul Technic University Uşak University
    Yıldız Technic University Balıkesir University
    Niğde University
    Bahçeşehir University
    Koç University
    Yaşar University
    Süleyman Şah University
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    Seminars and Panels in 2016:
    Arel University
    Poznan Logistics School
    Darüşşafaka High School
    Dokuz Eylül University Maritime Faculty
    Özyeğin University
    Yeditepe University
    İstanbul University
    Bocconi University
    Marmara University
    Ege University
    Poznan Logistics University
    Kiev-Mohila Business School
    İstanbul Gelişim University
    Okan University
    Seminars and Panels in 2017:
    Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Logistics for a New World Seminar
    Afyon Kocatepe University – Career in Logistics
    Okan University – Urban Logistics
    Çanakkale 18 Mart University – Deregulation of Railways and a Career in the Logistics Summit Panel Hezarfen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School –
    Dumlupınar University Şaphane Vocational High School – Interconnected and Innovative Logistics Solutions Seminar
    Önen Vocational and Technical High School – New Trends and Careers in Logistics Izmir Economy University – Digital Supply Chains Panel
    Poznań Logistics University – 11th Teachers’ Forum
    Seminars and Panels in 2018:
    Özyeğin University- Transformation ve Industry 4.0 Panel
    Yaşar University Logistics Days -Logistics 4.0 ve Big Data Panel
    Yeditepe University- Sustainable Strategies in Logistics Panel
    Kyiv National Economic University- Logistics Days
    Seminars and Panels in 2019:
    Boğaziçi University- Our Business Processes ve Health Logistics
    Yeditepe University- Logistics in the New Era and Modern Solutions Panel
    18 Mart University- Logistics Summit
    Necmettin Erbakan University- Konya Logistics Summit
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    Afyon Kocatepe University- Logistics Career Days
    Düzce University- Career Days
    Medipol University- Career Days
    Yeditepe University- Women in the Industry
    Seminars and Panels in 2020
    Due to the uncertainties brought upon by the pandemic and the cancellation of face-to-face events, no seminar participation were carried out.
    Seminars and Panels in 2021
    Sivas Cumhuriyet University - International Trade ve Logistics Summit
    Sponsorships:
    In order to support the students in getting a complete education, Ekol sponsors various events organized for university students, the future of Turkey, to fulfill its responsibility for university students.
    Sponsorships in year 2007:
    Logistics Training Camp ‘07
    Sponsorships in year 2008:
    Istanbul University – Graduation Ceremony 2008
    Sakarya University – Shell Eco-marathon (logistics support)
    Sponsorships in year 2011:
    Mersin University – "TUBİTAK Formula G Solar-Powered
    Car Races" Sponsorship for the team racing with the vehicle
    named Scarpion.
    Sponsorships in year 2012:
    Uludağ University - gift a conference room to the Vocational School of Social Sciences. İstanbul Kültür University –2012 Logistics Panel
    Bilkent University – Supply Chain Summit
    Sponsorships in year 2013:
    Bilkent University-National Academy of Young Student Symposium
    TOBB Economics and Technology University -The Election Analysis Working Group (EWGL A) Conference
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    Sponsorships in year 2014:
    Istanbul University of Purchasing and Supply Chain Conference
    Dokuz Eylul University - European Solar Challenge (European Solar Vehicles Race) - Logistic support Istanbul Commerce University-Production Research Club, support for the project called Dreams Libraries
    Middle East Technical University, 2014 Shell Eco-Marathon race in Valencia - Logistic support Bilkent University junior National Academy Student Symposium
    Sponsorships in year 2015:
    ODTÜ- E-commerce ve Logistics Summit
    Sponsorships in year 2016:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Open Sitges- Ekol Spain sponsorship

    Sponsorships in year 2017:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    BME Formula Racing Team-Hungary- Supporting students in the car building project.
    Sponsorships in year 2018:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    ODTU- Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Chalmers Technology University- Shell EcoMarathon Logistics Sponsorship
    BME Formula Racing Team-Hungary- Supporting students in the car building project.
    Sponsorships in year 2019:
    Yıldız Technical University - Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    ODTU- Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Sponsorships in 2020:
    Due to the uncertainties brought upon by the pandemic and the cancellation of face-to-face events, no sponsorship projects were carried out.
    Sponsorships in 2021:
    Sivas Cumhuriyet University - International Trade ve Logistics Summit
    Yıldız Teknik University- Formula Student Race Logistics Sponsorship
    Internship Opportunities:
    As one of the most important logistics firms of Turkey, Ekol offers university students various internship opportunities. Each year, an average of 30 students are provided internship opportunities in Ekol's facilities. Through agreements with the most successful universities of Turkey, such as Boğaziçi, ITU, and METU, students of Industrial and Business Administration Engineering departments are offered internship opportunities.
    ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH BY DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTALLY-SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS AND BUSINESS PROCESSES
    Fleet Replacement Project:
    EURO 5 norms aim to achieve gradual reductions in NO (Nitrogen oxide), CO (Carbon monoxide), HC (Hydrocarbons) and particle emissions.
    Within the framework of the project to minimize the environmental footprint of the vehicles which ensure seamless flow of trade throughout the Europe, Ekol Logistics replaced all the trucks in its fleet as of the end of 2011, and made the fleet fully compliant with EURO 5 standards.
    With a fleet exceeding by a wide margin the EURO 1 standards currently in force in Turkey, Ekol adopted European norms by added Euro-6 vehicles as of 2015, and proved its environmental awareness with over 3000 Euro-5 and Euro-6 compliant vehicles.
    Ekol added 150 eco- and driver-friendly Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LSnRL 4X2 Model heavy-duty trucks, equipped with the state-of-the-art Euro 6 engines, to its fleet in 2018.
    Intermodal Transportation:
    Every day, Ekol provides services in all corners of the
    globe, aspiring to use natural resources optimally
    and creating a more sustainable business model.
    Ekol causes less harm to the environment with its
    Intermodal transportation system, which it
    introduced in 2008, in comparison to the road
    transportation. Each month, it saves adequate
    amount of diesel fuel to save a forest the size of 730
    soccer fields or to circle around the world 170 times.
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    In a single Intermodal trip, Ekol achieves the following savings without having to cover 2,429 kilometers of road:
    ● 823 l of fuel
    ● 2,221 kg of CO2
    ● 5.8 kg of NOX
    ● 0.08 kg of particles.
    WWF Green Office Program:
    Ekol Logistics is proud to become the first logistics company in Turkey to participate in WWF Green Office program. There are improvements being planned and implemented with respect to Waste Management, Electricity Consumption and Paper Consumption savings indicators chosen within the framework of the program. The activities in this respect focus on improving the awareness of employees.
    Within the scope of the Green Office Program, an awareness-raising presentation was held for employees in two facilities of Ekol in 2012. The presentation was made by WWF-Turkey representatives and the issues such as "WWF, Green Office, system/ecosystem, ecological footprint, water footprint and climate change" were included in the presentation.
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    Informative announcements emphasizing consumption of
    natural resources and recycling were created and hang on
    the relative fields in the facility in 2013.
    In the year 2014, Ekol Logistics accomplished to be the first
    logistics company in Turkey to have been granted with
    Green Office Diploma after the final assessment carried out
    by WWF.
    Waste Management: Ekol is well aware that wastes which were not disposed of appropriately remain to pollute the nature for years, continuing to have harmful effects on the environment. In this respect, Ekol Logistics focusing also on Waste Management within the framework of WWF Green Office Program, took steps to ensure any waste created during its operations is disposed of appropriately.
    Aiming to reduce trash volumes through sorted collection of wastes, Ekol Logistics aims to reduce the use of raw materials, energy, and other natural resources through the application of suitable sorting methods. The sorted waste are disposed of or recycled appropriately by the licensed firms with which Ekol made contracts for this purpose.
    Collection of Food Waste: The waste food collected in cafeterias is taken to animal shelters in the vicinity, with an aim to provide food for our animal friends.
    Sorting of Food Waste: Through sorting out recyclable wastes among the waste produced in the cafeteria, recycling efforts are supported.
    Campaign for the Recovery of Scrap Waste: The scrap waste created in the facilities within year 2011 were sorted and delivered to relevant recycling firms. The revenue derived from this operation was used to support the adoption campaign of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Turkey.In order to protect the nature's oxygen factory, the forests, Ekol included savings in paper consumption and recycling of paper among the main indicators chosen within the framework of WWF Green Office Program.
    Ekol determines paper consumption rates per department, and produces special solutions to reduce consumption. Each ton of paper recycled thanks to efforts of Ekol saves 17 trees, which in turn provide for the oxygen needs of 144 human beings. Moreover, through the use of recycled paper, Ekol helps achieve significant savings in water and energy consumption for the production of paper.
    Electricity Consumption: With the awareness that anyone can create a substantial difference in terms of electricity savings, Ekol aims to support a collective movement rather than instances of individual efforts to reduce electricity consumption. Furthermore, Ekol is in the process of coming up with improvements in line with the results of analyses performed using different measurement devices for each office.
    In Turkey, lighting accounts for 20% of the electricity consumption. A 20% improvement towards energy-efficient lighting systems would allow savings equal to the annual generation capacity of Keban Dam. That is why Ekol opts to use energy-efficient light bulbs in its facilities. Through the Virtual Server Project implemented in year 2011, existing set of 55 servers were replaced with 4 virtual servers, to achieve 20% savings in electricity consumption.
    Circular Economy
    Ekol is a member of the Turkey Materials Marketplace, which is the Turkish pillar of the global “Materials Marketplace” platform established under the Circular Economy studies of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey (BCSD Turkey) of which it is also a member. The Turkey Materials Marketplace is a cloud-based platform designed to facilitate the reuse of cross-industry materials and is the only platform that contributes to the Circular Economy in this sense and extent.
    WWF-Earth Hour Activity
    Ekol Logistics, as the Earth Hour activity envoy of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which is one of the biggest environment movements in the world, supports to the activity in its facilities in order to draw attention to global climate change.
    LEED Investments
    Ekol now designs its warehouse investments in accordance with LEED standards, the “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” and establishes LEED-certified facilities. Our most recent investments, the Kozmoz and Lotus facilities, are LEED-certified. Additionally, the Lotus facility features Turkey’s largest indoor space with LEED certification.
    Environment Management System (2009-2021):
    In 2010, Ekol completed the Environment Management System Project, of which infrastructure began to be laid down in 2009. Within the framework of the project, documentation was created as per ISO 14001 Environment Management Standards, and applied later on pre-determined environment-related targets. Then trainings of Ekol personnel and the students of the schools close
    by began.
    ❖ With reference the targets, the disposal of the wastes produced in the
    facilities began in accordance with Environment Regulations.
    ❖ Packaging Wastes: Collected and sorted within the facility, and
    recycled by licensed firms.
    ❖ Domestic Wastes: Disposed of by the municipality.
    ❖ Waste Vegetable Oils: Given to licensed recycling firms by our kitchens operated by contractor firms.
    ❖ Waste Mineral Oils: Disposed of by licensed firms.
    ❖ Hazardous Wastes: Disposed of by licensed firms.
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    ❖ Used Batteries and Accumulators: Collected in battery boxes provided by TAP Association, and disposed of again by TAP Association.
    ❖ Worn Tires: Delivered to producers.
    ❖ Medical Wastes: Disposed of by licensed firms.
    ❖ Electronic Wastes: Disposed of by licensed firms.
    ❖ The project aims in particular to increase the environment-awareness of blue collar workers. By supporting recycling, the protection of natural resources and reduction of energy consumption is aimed for. By increasing the awareness level of the employees for wastes which are potentially very hazardous for the environment (hazardous wastes, waste oils etc.), support was provided to the efforts to prevent pollution.
    ❖ Potable water and drinking water analyses, chimney emission measurements, ambient noise measurements are performed as per the periods specified in relevant regulations, and checked for compliance.
    ❖ In year 2010, in line with the established targets, Environment-Awareness and Recycling trainings were provided at 3 high schools in the vicinity of Lilyum Facility.
    ❖ The employees who received the highest scores in the exam following the Environment Awareness, Recycling and Hazardous Waste Management Trainings carried out at the Lilyum Facility were awarded with environment-friendly products.
    ❖ A Battery Collection contest was organized to increase employees' awareness regarding batteries, which constitute a major hazard for the environment.
    ❖ Designs to increase the employees' awareness were created, and sent to all employees via e mail.
    ❖ As a result of these activities, Lilyum Facility was granted ISO 14001 Environment Management System Certificate.
    ❖ In year 2011, 2 additional facilities were included in the ISO 14001 Environment Management System for which certification was received previously. The efforts to expand the system are on track.
    ❖ In February, 2019, The Lotus facility was certified under the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard.
    ❖ The five facilities, Kozmoz, Orkide, Lavanta, Lilyum, and Kardelen, were previously certified under the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard. Ekol’s efforts in this area have been continued with the 2019 certification of its Lotus Facility.
    ❖ A storage area is established to minimize the harm of hazardous wastes on environment, and these wastes are now disposed of using appropriate methods, at disposal facilities licensed by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning.
    ❖ All white-collar workers took e-learning courses on Environmental and Recycling Training and Hazardous Waste Training in 2013 under the scope of Environmental Awareness training. ❖ We continued reporting our greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 in compliance with the ISO 14064-1 to monitor greenhouse gas emission in logistics operations.
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    ❖ The Lotus Facility was awarded the LEED Silver certificate in 2019.
    ❖ The Kozmoz Facility also started its operations after being awarded LEED Gold accreditation. ❖ Ekol took its place among the finalists of the 2015 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
    ❖ It was also a finalist in the Sustainable Development Association of Turkey (SKD) Innovative Sustainability Application awards.
    ❖ The Yalova International Ro-Ro Terminal:
    - reduces inner-city traffic from operations at Haydarpaşa Port,
    - offers exporters and manufacturers sustainable services that diminish operational inefficiencies caused by traffic restrictions at certain times,
    - cuts the distance traveled by providing services in closer-proximity to production centers such as Gebze, Bursa, İzmit and Eskişehir,
    - reduces congestion on the Istanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and the Izmit–Istanbul TEM Highway. According to 2015 figures, this means a saving of 4 million kilometers of road traveled and 1.5 million liters of diesel oil used. It also means a decrease in traffic as 100,000 vehicles are now avoiding main arterial roads and bridges.
    ❖ In 2017, Ekol’s Intermodal Transportation services became a finalist in the Sustainable Business Awards contest, which awards the most successful sustainable business models of the year. ❖ In 2018, all Ekol locations completed the transition to the ISO 14001: 2015 standard. Ekol has
    begun to issue carbon emission reduction certificates to its customers for their contribution to nature, thanks to their cooperation with Ekol.
    ❖ Ekol won an award in the "Carbon Management" category for its intermodal business model at the Sustainable Business Awards 2019, organized by the Sustainability Academy. The Carbon Management Award is given to business models, projects and studies that are developed with holistic measurement and management approaches for reducing greenhouse gas and carbon emissions in line with slowing down and adapting to climate change. Our intermodal business model reduced our diesel fuel consumption by 409,000 cubic meters in 10 years, thereby preventing the emission of 625,000 tons of CO2. We are proud to have substantially reduced our carbon footprint.
    ❖ Ekol took second place in the “Client Relationship Management” category at the European Customer Centricity Awards 2020. (An event organized by ARCET Global across Europe.) ❖ In the same year, Ekol signed the UN’s Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation.
    ❖ Within the frame of the standard updated for an effective fight against the current climate crisis, the 2020 corporate greenhouse gas emission inventory project was verified by third party certification body Bureau Veritas and completed according to ISO 14064-1:2018.
    ❖ Ekol was the first and the only logistics company which verified its Corporate GHG emissions by ISO 14064-1:2018 standard in the sector.
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    ❖ Ekol made a voluntary declaration in the Climate Change category of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with 2020 GHG emission inventory data. The calculation was made with the inclusion of Scope 3 emissions, which cover the service network for the supply of emission inventory.
    ❖ The Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP) Verification Audit conducted within our Lotus Facility in 2020 was successfully completed.
    ❖ In line with the UN’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 C by 2050, Ekol started to set the emission reduction targets for 2030 and 2050 with 2020 as base year.
    ❖ In line with its Sustainable Logistics strategy, in 2020, Ekol launched the Solar Power Plant (SPP) Project at its LEED-certified green Lotus facility , which boasts Europe’s largest indoor storage space with a closed area of 215,000 square meters. The goal with this investment is to meet 65 percent of the plant’s electricity requirement through renewable energy. Thanks to its investment in line with the Sustainable Development Goal of Affordable and Clean Energy, Ekol will be generating solar power at a rate equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of approximately 2,200 households upon the completion of the project, as well as commissioning the largest rooftop system of the Turkish logistics industry. The solar power plant of 5628 kWp will be equipped with 14,250 solar panels of 395 Wp. The plant will generate an average electricity rate of 6,148,000 kWh per year. By meeting a significant portion of its energy requirements with solar power, Ekol will save an average of 557 trees every year. Installation of the solar panels on the membrane roofing continues at full steam. Ekol aims to contribute to a sustainable future with investments for climate action and clean energy.
    In 2021, the 2020 corporate greenhouse gas emission inventory for the effective fight against the climate crisis was calculated according to the ISO 14064-1:2018 version, and it was verified by Bureau Veritas, a third-party verifier.
    Ekol became the first company to receive a B rating in “Management” in the Climate Change Program of the CDP, in which it voluntarily participated for the first time in 2021, with a performance equivalent to the European average and above the logistics industry average. Furthermore, Ekol received an “A” rating in Supplier Relations in the CDP Value Chain Program and became a “Global Leader.”
    Thanks to its sustainable Intermodal transportation business model, Ekol prevented 67,345,740 kilograms of CO2 emissions and 50,236,755 liters of fossil fuel use in 2021. These amounts are equivalent to saving a forest the size of 600 soccer fields per month, saving enough diesel to go around the world 350 times.
    Ekol continued its support for inclusion and multilateralism by signing the Statement from Business Leaders for Global Cooperation, which was renewed again in 2021.
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    In 2021, Ekol continued its rooftop Solar Power Plant project at full speed at its Lotus facility, which is a green facility that boasts Europe’s largest indoor storage space with a closed area of 215,000 square meters. With the completion of the system that features solar panels installed on a 40,000-square-meter roof area and various spots in the facility, Ekol began utilizing renewable solar energy for 70 percent of the facility’s power needs. In the first year, the company thus aims to produce 6,200 MWh of electricity power, which is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 2,400 households, and to reduce its Scope 2 CO₂ emissions by 3,100 metric tons.
    Having set out with the motto “We aspire to do the best for the world, rather than be the best in the world,” Ekol launched its volunteer-based projects “PROJECT 21” and “For Life, Now” in September 2021, as part of its sustainability program. With these projects, Ekol inspired everyone with its environmental and sustainability efforts, and included all its stakeholders in this awareness movement. Sustainability issues were discussed with guests on the 21st of each month on social media platforms and through internal announcements.
    To include its employees in the transformation movement, Ekol included vital issues such as the climate crisis, water saving and food waste in its Project 21 activities and shared posts about awareness-raising.
    As of 2021, women employees at Ekol accounted for 18 percent of the company, which is twice the industry average. The rate of women in decision-making roles was 5.7 percent. The company continues to improve its inclusion and the contributions of women to the economy with each passing day.
    The company received 42 points from Ecovadis, 79 percent from NQC and 100 percent from Sedex.
    In 2021, 10 of our facilities (Orkide, Kardelen, Lotus, Lilyum, Sakura, Yonca, Lavanta, Melissa, Kozmoz, Hyundai Plaza) covering a total area of 725,000 square meters received the “Zero Waste Certificate” as part of the Zero Waste regulation and our environmental management system.
    With the efforts made in the last quarter of 2021 as part of our “Printer Efficiency” project, we decommissioned 115 printers and achieved a transformation equivalent to saving 7,466 trees with a monthly saving of 2,925,366 paper printouts and 23,760 kW of electricity. We aim to save 11,447 trees by the end of 2022 by continuing our efforts to maintain these saving rates.
    In year 2011, in the warehouse operations of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 7.631.000 kwh of energy was consumed.
    ❖ 50,934 m3 of water was consumed.
    ❖ 1940 kg electronic waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 150 kg batteries were collected and sent for disposal.
    ❖ 1,600 kg packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
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    Throughout 2012, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 10,770,022.22 kWh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 36,737 m3 water was consumed.
    ❖ 455 kg electronic waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 10 kg batteries were collected and sent for disposal.
    ❖ 1,165,545 tons of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling. ❖ 1531 kg hazardous waste, 5700 kg scrap waste was delivered to licensed firms. Consumption has risen due to the increase in data collection quality and the number of facilities.
    Throughout 2014, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 7,836,668 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 117,140 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 124,391 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 4740 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.189,520 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2015, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 9.530.884 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 134.295 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 154.425 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 300 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.524.600 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2016, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 17.228.156 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 156.310 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 171.430 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 320 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.654.600 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2017, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 17.491.584,642 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 148.918 m3 water is consumed.
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    ❖ 101.598 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 2838 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 1.752.400 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2018, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 21.138.926,602 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 179.970,35 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 122.783,20 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 8955 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 2.220.611 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2019, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 20.822.086,39 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 106.288,33 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 811.472,59 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 3.585 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    ❖ 3.626.435 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2020, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 17.920.467 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 80.684,68 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 421.106,81 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 7.700 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling. ❖ 14.831 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Throughout 2021, in Ekol's facilities which are the environment management system practice of Ekol, a total of;
    ❖ 18.095.243 kwh energy was consumed.
    ❖ 84.820,68 m3 water is consumed.
    ❖ 529.183,03 m3 natural gas is consumed.
    ❖ 3.063.476,00 kg hazardous waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling. ❖ 22.646 tonnes of packaging waste was delivered to licensed firms for recycling.
    Major Awards
    ❖ 2021-Ekol takes first place in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category at the Service Exporters Champion Awards organized by Service Exporters Union. ❖ 2021- Ekol was named the first Turkish logistics firm to receive a score of B in Management in the Climate Change Program at the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Logistics was chosen as the most prestigious company in logistics for the second time at The ONE Awards Integrated Marketing Awards
    ❖ 2021- R&D project COG-LO was awarded atThe World Post& Parcel Awards ''Cross Border Growth'' category.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol Poland became the Logistics Operator of the Year at "International Regular Connection Organization Award’’.
    ❖ 2021- Ekol’s Lotus Solar Power Plant(SPP) Project won an award in the “Projects Worth Monitoring” category by the 2021 evaluation of the “Shared Dreams Cooperation Program,” organized by Koç-Zer.
    ❖ 2020- Brand Finance, an international advisory firm specializing in brand and intangible assets valuation, names Ekol as Turkey’s most valuable logistics company for the fifth time. Ekol is also named Turkey’s most valuable logistics company with a value of $78 million in the “Turkey 100 – Turkey’s Most Valuable and Strongest Brands” report.
    ❖ 2020- Ekol takes second place in the “Client Relationship Management” category at the European Customer Centricity Awards 2020 organized by ARCET Global.
    ❖ 2019 - Ekol won an award in the Carbon Management category for its intermodal transport model at the Sustainable Business Awards 2019, organized by the Sustainability Academy. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won gold in The International Public Relations Association’s (IPRA) Golden World Awards for Excellence, which is considered the “Oscars” of the public relations world.
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    ❖ 2019 - The "Smart Algorithms in the Intermodal Network Planning Operations" project, executed by the Optimization Unit of our R&D Center, won the IDC Turkey Digital Transformation Award. ❖ 2019- Ekol climbed 12 places in this year’s Fortune 500 list and ranked 85th. ❖ 2019 - Ekol won the first rank in the “Freight Transportation and Logistics Services” category of the Turkey’s 500 Largest Exporter of Services awards
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was awarded the EMEA Region’s Best Intermodal Transportation Company at the Road and Rail Transport award ceremony hosted by International Transport News. ❖ 2018 – Ekol Greece received the Innovation in Transport award at the Supply Chain Awards 2018, with Ekol’s intermodal network.
    ❖ 2018 – Ekol was named Europe’s Most Outstanding Integrated Logistics Provider of 2018 at the Corporate Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol rises to the Logistics industry’s top spot in the Capital 500 Turkey List, surpassing its runner-up position from the year before. It also reached #117 in the overall ranking. ❖ 2017 – Ekol captures the #2 spot in Logistics in the Fortune 500 Turkey List. It also rises to #101, up from #107 year-on-year, in the overall ranking.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol takes the #3 spot in the Transport and Logistic Services Category in Turkey’s Top 500 Service Exporters Study by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM). It also reached #16 in the overall ranking
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Greece wins the Gold Medal in the Freight Transportation and Freight Forwarding Category in the 2017 Transport and Logistics Awards in Athens.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Spain becomes a European Business Awards Finalist, making it a Ruban d’Honneur candidate in the Growth Strategy Elite Award Category of the 2016/17 European Business Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Turkey’s Human Resources Recruitment Team receives the Respect to Human award for the third time.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol wins the Best Road and Rail Fright Provider at EMEA award. ❖ 2017 – Ekol receives the Best Logistics Company of the Year award from Istanbul Gelişim University students.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Hungary takes the prestigious Superbrand accolade.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland receives the Best Road and Rail Freight Provider award at the 2017 Global Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Italy wins the Operator of the Year award.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol is awarded the Effective Service Award by loyal customer Nitto. This award is in recognition of Ekol’s consistently timely deliveries. Ekol handles Nitto’s import and export operations from Belgium and import transportation from England.
    ❖ 2017 – Ekol Poland was named the Best Integrated Logistics Services Provider in a Data Group Consulting study.
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    ❖ 2016- Ekol was recognized by the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) with a “Turkey’s 500 Large Service Exporters” award.
    ❖ 2016- Ekol Spain has been named National Champion in the European Business Awards. ❖ 2016- Won the award for the largest increase in the number of female employees in the Women Friendly Companies Award Ceremony.
    ❖ 2016- Ranked among the top 100 on this year's "The Most Valuable Brands of Turkey" list, released by Brand Finance, an international company specializing in brand valuation. ❖ 2016- Chosen "The Logistics Company of the Year" in the 2016 Achievement in Logistics Awards. ❖ 2016- Became the Turkey Finalists at the European Business Awards for the Environment with the Intermodal.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol once again named Turkey's most admired logistics company by Capital magazine's “Turkey’s Most Admired Companies Survey 2015.”
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol won a Special Jury award at the first TEGEP Learning and Development Awards thanks to our Hezarfen Vocational and Technical High School project.
    ❖ 2015 - Ekol recognized as the Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains and the Best 3PL for Consumer Goods Supply Chains by customer vote at eft's European Customer Choice Awards. ❖ 2014- With it's Sustainability and Environmental Management System Practices, Ekol became the first Turkish finalist logistics company in European Environmental Rewards. ❖ 2014- Ekol became one of the national champions in European Business Rewards. ❖ It was ganted with “The Most Ethical Companies 2012 and 2013 of Turkey” award in 2013 – 2014 by the Center of Ethical Values Association (EDMER) for two years in a row. ❖ 2012 - Thanks to its economic success, and environment and social responsibility projects, Ekol was granted the European Eco Performance Award 2012 by St. Gallen University on the basis of an assessment of companies' environmental awareness in their economic business models. ❖ 2012- In World Logistics Success Rewards given by Dünya newspaper in five categories, Ekol was awarded with prizes in categories ''Storage'', ''Intermodal Transportation'' and ''Most Successful Logistics Company''.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol Logistics received “Business Partner Excellence Award” in the Logistics Field granted by Procter & Gamble every year to its strategic partners worldwide thanks to its strategic innovations and investments.
    ❖ 2011 - In the 4th International Logistics Conference held jointly by the Logistics Association (LODER) and Mersin Chamber of Industry and Commerce (MTSO), Ekol Logistics won the enterprise achievement award in the National Logistics Project Contest, with its intermodal project.
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol became the only firm in Turkey to purchase and lease to firms the packages used for production and shipment of EPAL licensed automotive and automotive supply industry products produced in Turkey, thanks to the certificate received from EPAL (European Pallet Association).
    ❖ 2011 - Ekol's German Branch received the AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) Certificate which will enable it to complete customs operations even more quickly within the borders of
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    EU. A status serving to prove compliance of the supply chain, AEO makes the certified firms' life easier in international trade. Certified operators are assumed to be reliable and compliant, and are able to utilize facilities which help faster access through security and protection related controls in EU countries, as well as simplifications in relevant customs regulations.
    ❖ 2008 - Ekol is now a SAP Global Success Story. The same year saw Ekol as the first Turkish firm to make a presentation in the Global Success Stories category in the global Sapphire event. ❖ 2008- Ekol's intermodal project awarded by European Union project Cream. ❖ 2008 - Ekol's projects were among the finalists in the ‘Logistics& Fulfilment’ and ‘Environmental Improvements’ categories in European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.
    ❖ 2008 Ekol realized one of the first 10 applications globally for SAP version CRM2007S.

Anti-Corruption
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of anti-corruption for the company (i.e. anti-corruption risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on anti-corruption.

  • Employee distribution in years 2009 –2013:
    Female Staff / Total Staff Count
    2009
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2013
    Number of Male Employees
    2480
    2888
    4229
    5366
    4231
    Number of Female Employees
    389
    431
    798
    1425
    1314
    Rate of Female Employees
    13.55%
    12.98%
    15.87%
    20.98%
    23.69%

    Employee distribution in years 2014-2020:
    Female Staff / Total Staff Count
    2014
    Medium
    2015
    Medium
    2016
    Medium
    2017
    Medium
    2018
    Medium
    2019
    Medium 4.723
    2020
    Medium 4.808
    2021
    Medium 5064
    Number of Male
    Employees 3463
    4205
    4.550
    4.638
    4.764
    Number of Female
    Employees 719
    835
    843
    880
    934
    954
    906
    995
    Rate of Female
    Employees 17.2%
    16.6%
    15,6%
    12,1%
    11,9%
    17,00%
    16,00%
    16,40%
    Number of Foreign
    Employees 963
    1.170
    1.601
    1.711
    2.162
    2.040
    1.914
    1929
    Total
    5145
    6.210
    5.393
    7.229
    7.860
    7.717
    5.714
    7.988

    Talent Acquisition Process:
    In compliance with the One Ekol corporate culture and values, the Talent Acquisition process seeks four fundamental competencies for all positions:
    These are:
    customer-focused;
    passion;
    confidence; and people-oriented

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement anti-corruption policies, address anti-corruption risks and respond to incidents.

  • Employee distribution in years 2009 –2013:
    Female Staff / Total Staff Count
    2009
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2013
    Number of Male Employees
    2480
    2888
    4229
    5366
    4231
    Number of Female Employees
    389
    431
    798
    1425
    1314
    Rate of Female Employees
    13.55%
    12.98%
    15.87%
    20.98%
    23.69%

    Employee distribution in years 2014-2020:
    Female Staff / Total Staff Count
    2014
    Medium
    2015
    Medium
    2016
    Medium
    2017
    Medium
    2018
    Medium
    2019
    Medium 4.723
    2020
    Medium 4.808
    2021
    Medium 5064
    Number of Male
    Employees 3463
    4205
    4.550
    4.638
    4.764
    Number of Female
    Employees 719
    835
    843
    880
    934
    954
    906
    995
    Rate of Female
    Employees 17.2%
    16.6%
    15,6%
    12,1%
    11,9%
    17,00%
    16,00%
    16,40%
    Number of Foreign
    Employees 963
    1.170
    1.601
    1.711
    2.162
    2.040
    1.914
    1929
    Total
    5145
    6.210
    5.393
    7.229
    7.860
    7.717
    5.714
    7.988

    Talent Acquisition Process:
    In compliance with the One Ekol corporate culture and values, the Talent Acquisition process seeks four fundamental competencies for all positions:
    These are:
    customer-focused;
    passion;
    confidence; and people-oriented

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • Employee distribution in years 2009 –2013:
    Female Staff / Total Staff Count
    2009
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2013
    Number of Male Employees
    2480
    2888
    4229
    5366
    4231
    Number of Female Employees
    389
    431
    798
    1425
    1314
    Rate of Female Employees
    13.55%
    12.98%
    15.87%
    20.98%
    23.69%

    Employee distribution in years 2014-2020:
    Female Staff / Total Staff Count
    2014
    Medium
    2015
    Medium
    2016
    Medium
    2017
    Medium
    2018
    Medium
    2019
    Medium 4.723
    2020
    Medium 4.808
    2021
    Medium 5064
    Number of Male
    Employees 3463
    4205
    4.550
    4.638
    4.764
    Number of Female
    Employees 719
    835
    843
    880
    934
    954
    906
    995
    Rate of Female
    Employees 17.2%
    16.6%
    15,6%
    12,1%
    11,9%
    17,00%
    16,00%
    16,40%
    Number of Foreign
    Employees 963
    1.170
    1.601
    1.711
    2.162
    2.040
    1.914
    1929
    Total
    5145
    6.210
    5.393
    7.229
    7.860
    7.717
    5.714
    7.988

    Talent Acquisition Process:
    In compliance with the One Ekol corporate culture and values, the Talent Acquisition process seeks four fundamental competencies for all positions:
    These are:
    customer-focused;
    passion;
    confidence; and people-oriented