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TAV receives leadership award regarding climate protection

TAV Airports received "Climate Change Leadership" award from CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) Turkey for the works performed to reduce carbon footprint, especially on energy efficiency.

TAV Airports, the leading global brand of Turkey in airport operation, was elected as one of the leading companies by CDP Turkey regarding management of the risks generated as a result of climate change. TAV was also the one and only company from Turkey that reported to the water program of CDP.

Implemented by the Sabancı University Corporate Governance Forum with the sponsorship of Akbank and reporting support of Ernst & Young Turkey, CDP Turkey revealed its 2013 report in a meeting held at Sabancı Museum. CDP Turkey Climate Change Leadership awards were also presented during the meeting. Corporate Communications Director Bengi Vargül received the award from Sabancı University Vice-Chancellor Sondan Durukan on behalf of TAV Airports.

TAV Airports Corporate Communications Director Bengi Vargül said “Climate change and the following destructive results are observed frequently all around the world and we believe that change can be realized by the collaboration of all stakeholders. Within this context, companies as well as governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals have great responsibilities. Ensuring that companies report their performances to investors and public in a transparent and comprehensive way, CDP is one of the most significant environmental initiatives that undertake this responsibility. CDP Turkey 2013 report clearly reveals the works achieved so far, as well as our development areas. This award presented to TAV encourages us to take this responsibility on reducing the environmental impacts to minimum levels while producing at a maximum level a step further for our stakeholders."

TAV Airports works at many fields at the airports it operates to reduce its carbon footprint and particularly to improve energy efficiency. In this scope, Istanbul Atatürk, Izmir Adnan Menderes and Ankara Esenboğa airports participated in Airport Carbon Accreditation program together with 90 airports worldwide. Again, TAV operated Enfidha Airport in Tunisia is the first airport in Africa that participated in the program.

As well as TAV Airports, Akbank, Arçelik, Coca-Cola, TSKB, Vestel and Zorlu A.Ş. also received the "Climate Change Leadership Awards" of CDP Turkey. The number of companies in the BIST 100 index that reported to CDP has increased to 28 this year. This number was only 17 last year. The total number of reporting companies is 39.

CDP is an independent, non-profit organization that holds world's largest global climate change data and that reports globally how companies manage the climate change risks. Acting on behalf of 722 institutional investors managing assets that cost 87 trillion dollars in 2013, the organization receives reports from 5,000 institutions in 60 countries.

For further information, please visit http://cdpturkey.sabanciuniv.edu.