Alcon Vision Care announced the launch of AirOptix plus Hydraglyde, the latest contact lens technology for Astigmatism and Presbyopia patients. Due to COVID period, Alcon Turkey is now reaching to eye care practitioners with remote dealings and webinar meetings. Vision Care team arranged webinar launch meetings with green box technology to show the features of new products to Ophthalmologist. 230 doctors had a chance to discuss their experience with Hydraglyde technology.
BMS Continues to Support its Employees during the Pandemic Period
Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), supported by its volunteering employee groups, embraced the slogan “Together We Fight” and launched a range of activities to keep motivating its people. CLIMB is a group created to encourage the Y generation to build on their leadership-innovation skills. B-NOW (BMS Network of Women) group organized a successful digital concert “Hello Summer” for all colleagues to enjoy. The Possibility Lives group aims to give everyone an equal voice within the company.
New Recycled T-shirt Collection by Coca-Cola Turkey and Mavi
Coca-Cola Turkey and Mavi, have joined forces for a sustainable future, launching a special collection of nine different t-shirts. Four t-shirts within this collection are a bit more special than the others. The plastics collected by KOLLEKT, a community-based recycling application piloted in Kemer with the cooperation of the Nature Conservation Center (DKM) and UNDP, supported by Coca-Cola Foundation in line with Coca-Cola’s global vision of a World Without Waste.
EY has proudly announced that it has been ranked as one of the “Europe’s Best Workplaces” among multinational companies. The certification was awarded following a true and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Institute and is based on direct feedback from employees, provided an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience.
Ford Otosan Continues Its Transformation Journey for a Sustainable Future
Ford Otosan released its 2019 Sustainability Report, including company’s projects implemented by focusing on society and intrapreneurship and practices that increase competitiveness and efficiency. The company raised its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) rating from C to B by maintaining its place in the internationally recognized ‘FTSE4Good - Emerging Markets Index with its performance in the field of sustainability.
GILEAD Remains Committed to Supporting Turkey’s Covid-19 Fight
Gilead’s antiviral treatment became the first approved treatment option for COVID-19 in the EU. Gilead provided all supply of the antiviral treatment at no cost throughout the world, including Turkey. Gilead, also provided TL 1.3 million of grants to patient & physician associations to support these organizations during COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, TL 2 million donated to Health Institutes of Turkey for the provision of materials and equipment to Covid-19 testing and screening centers.
Goodyear to Become New Title Partner of the Promotor’s Cup
Goodyear becomes the proud title partner of the formerly known Promoter’s Cup category of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship for the 2020 season. The category for ‘CHROME’ rated drivers, dedicated to upcoming talent, will be known as the Goodyear Cup and feature the same structure which saw it become such a popular ‘race within a race’ when it was introduced in 2017.
The M9, officially referred to as the M9 Ataköy-İkitelli line, is a rapid transit line of the Istanbul Metro system, currently under construction in the European part of Istanbul. The line will be 13.4 km long with 12 stations and is expected to go into service in 2022.
Offices Being Reorganized with Clean Start during Covid-19
Iron Mountain has launched its Clean Start program in Turkey. Clean Start program designed to provide assistance in transforming office spaces and help companies navigate the complexities of optimizing space, relocating, consolidation or closure. Clean Start will evaluate companies’ processes and provide advice on how to recreate work flows in the most efficient way and to move on to more digitized ways of doing work.
As an unfortunate event, a chemical explosion ravaged the Port of Beirut, Lebanon on August 4th. Miyamoto engineers are now in Beirut to help with damage assessments, emergency shelters, and recovery efforts. Miyamoto, with its High-Performance Earthquake Engineering experience, is too familiar with the damage disasters can have on people, economies, and the buildings that hold our communities together. Miyamoto Turkey supports Beirut with its local engineers.
New Head of Corporate Affairs at Mondelez International
Mondelez International Turkey announced Doruk Arbay as its new Corporate and Government Affairs Manager. Doruk brings more than 15 years of diversified experience in public affairs, corporate communications, change management and investor relations. He mostly spent his time in industries such as telecommunications, FMCG and tobacco.
Didem Sekerel Erdogan was promoted as Nielsen’s Senior Vice President, Intelligent Analytics, APAC & EEMEA. She will be responsible for Asia, Pacific, China, Eastern Europe, Middle East Africa covering 55 countries; including Russia, India, Indonesia and Turkey.
Around 100 physicians from 13 obesity centers in Turkey accredited with the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) met for the first time with unconditional support from Novo Nordisk, in order to create a strategic roadmap for the treatment of obesity and obesity studies. Specialists from obesity centers exchanged ideas about creating a joint strategic roadmap for the treatment of obesity and related scientific studies in online National Summit.
P&G will Make Operations Carbon Neutral for the Decade
Procter & Gamble announced a new commitment to have its global operations to be carbon neutral for the decade through a series of interventions that protect, improve and restore nature. Recognizing the next decade represents a critical window for the world to accelerate progress on climate change, P&G will go beyond its existing Science Based Target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by advancing a portfolio of natural climate solutions.
Philip Morris / Sabancı was Registered for Covid-19 Precautions
Philip Morris/Sabancı received full marks in implementing the standards applied to workplaces. Philsa, the production center of Philip Morris/Sabancı, fulfilled the requirements of the hygiene, infection prevention and control evaluation program determined by the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) and was awarded with the "Covid-19 Safe Production Certificate".
UPS Export Academy-Young & Women Exporters Support Program
Export Academy – Young & Women Exporters Support Program is being held since 2019 targeting small and medium business owners and employees to encourage them to start export or improve their businesses and reach new markets abroad. This program has been announced as one of the best practices by International Trade Center lately. And Turkish Ministry of Trade is the primary partner of this project. UPS Turkey will continue to support exporters on their international trade journey.
3M has used all its facilities to respond to the demand with the product of protective equipment and medical equipment, since the first day of the COVID-19 pandemic. 3M increased the production capacities in this field all over the world. So, the company started production of the FFP1 and FFP2 respirators in Turkey facilities to meet the demand for mask on behalf of the health sector. 3M Turkey produces 1 million 200 thousand respirators per month at maximum capacity.
Priorities of ALCON: Employees & High Quality Service
Alcon adapted the current extraordinary situation with its experienced team and high quality service. Alcon team is working remotely since March 14th and focused on trainings & development of its associates and online platforms for Ophthalmologists enriched with interactive discussions during Q2. Sales teams returned back to the field as of June 15th with necessary precautions.
Baxter Donates 2 Million USD to Support COVID-19 Efforts
Baxter International, one of the leading global medical products company, donating more than $2 million to relief partners in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America to support impacted communities. According to the recent update, 2000 new employes will be hired up globally. Besides protecting employee health & safety through enhanced infection control procedures, Baxter International will be maximizing production of critical medical products to support increased patient care levels.
Bristol Myers Squibb Contributes to the Worldwide Relief Efforts for COVID-19
Globally, BMS company & BMS Foundation has provided more than $20MM in over 25 countries including Turkey for financial assistance, including donations to humanitarian, non-profit organizations. In Turkey, Bristol Myers Squibb joined forces with 6 specialty and patient associations as well as the Ministry of Health to alleviate the suffering of population groups most affected by the effects of the pandemic, providing financial support of nearly TL 700.000.
Building upon its 2025 sustainability targets, Dow announced on June 17 additional sustainability commitments that will address both climate protection and circular economy. Dow aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050; collect, reuse or recycle one million metric tons of plastic by 2030 and ensure 100% of Dow products sold into packaging applications are reusable or recyclable by 2035.
Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie advise Peak on its USD 1.8 billion acquisition by Zynga
Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie represented Peak Oyun Yazılım ve Pazarlama A.Ş. ("Peak") in its USD 1.8 billion dollar acquisition by Zynga Inc. This transaction makes Peak one of the most valuable companies in the history of the country. Zynga acquired 100% of Peak for USD 1.8 billion, comprised of USD 900 million in cash and USD 900 million of Zynga common stock.
EY Turkey has launched its new website which is fully compatible with all devices and user-friendly with its simple designed interface. Through this site, all reports and documents which are professionally produced by EY people can be easily reachable. Moreover, EY can help companies how they can survive against the pandemic and stay resilient in crisis through its Covid-19 micro webpage.
Support to Health Workers' Fight against Coronavirus
As a part of the fight against Covid-19, Ford Otosan continued its work using its entire ecosystem and took action in a very short period of time, especially when it comes to the production of medical equipment that will benefit the community. In line with the needs of the Ministry of Health, the company worked for the design and production of “face visors”, “medical overalls”, “HEPA filter plastic mask” and “aerosol can” for the safety of health workers.
Turkey’s first ‘CT in a Container’ Enables Safe, Critical Diagnosis of Viral Pneumonia Attributable to COVID-19
In a step forward in the fight against COVID-19, GE Healthcare, Cerrahpasa University Hospital and Rotary Club have delivered the first ‘CT in a Container’ in Turkey as a step forward in the fight against COVID-19. This innovative solution featuring advanced Computed Tomography (CT) equipment by GE Healthcare helps in diagnosing viral pneumonia attributable to COVID-19.
Goodyear has announced the launch of the third generation of its all-season tyre range: Vector 4Seasons Gen-3. With the launch of the Vector 4Seasons Gen-3, Goodyear is introducing the latest installment in its award-winning range of all-season tires. Goodyear’s latest generation tyre is designed to provide “improved snow, wet and dry performance”.
Turkish Companies will use Honeywell Components in Breathing Ventilators
Three Turkish manufacturing companies (Modul in 2016, Biosys in 2018 and Foras in 2019) started working on ventilator designs to be used in hospitals for patients who need respiratory support. Honeywell Turkey SPS, Sensing and IOT (SIOT) team identified these companies and got engaged at the earliest stage.
Miyamoto’s newest office has just opened in Uzbekistan. The region is highly exposed to seismic events - natural hazards, thus Miyamoto Uzbekistan office will solve great challenges with innovative solutions using high performance engineering and local expertise. Within the context of geographical closeness, Miyamoto Turkey office have been developing business in the region for years and will continue to support new Uzbekistan office.
Mondelez International is Awarded with “Etika Ethics Award” for the fourth time!
Mondelez International is granted “Etika Ethics Award” by Ethics Center Association (EDMER) in Turkey, an association that aims to increase the awareness of ethical values in companies. This year for the fourth time, the Association evaluated Mondelez Turkey as having strong ethic values and being successful for incorporating these values in its processes.
MSD Turkey Contributed Cash & Vaccine Donation to Turkey’s Fight against COVID-19
MSD Turkey donated TRY 4.500.000 in total as cash donation valued at TRY 3.350.000 and 28.800 doses of pneumococcal vaccine to the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health, General Directorate of Public Health to support the successful works by the Ministry in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
PepsiCo Turkey Cooperated with 2 Major Food Banks in the Fight Against Covid-19
PepsiCo Turkey, as part of PepsiCo’s global Covid-19 response campaign “Give Meals, Give Hope”, cooperated with Turkey’s two major food bank networks and provided meals to more than 170.000 disadvantaged families in over 40 cities all around Turkey, worth of 12MM TL. PepsiCo Turkey’s comprehensive food and basic needs support was designed to include company’s all major community stakeholders.
Philip Morris/Sabancı Supports Digital Transformation of Traditional Trade Partners
The COVID-19 outbreak made digitalization mandatory in all sectors. Philip Morris/Sabancı made a significant progress in digitalization of all business processes. Drawing attention to the fact that the company’s digital transformation initiative started years ago, Philip Morris/Sabancı’s Managing Director Filiz Yavuz Diren stated that the company conducted digital transformation of 120 thousand retailers.
P&G Launched “Stepping Up for Hope Under the Same Roof” Campaign
P&G launched the “Stepping Up for Hope Under the Same Roof” campaign to support families affected by COVID-19. Packages consisting of basic hygiene, health & personal care products worth of 3 million TRY, is being sent to families in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent. As the final leg of the community impact programs P&G has carried out since the early days of the outbreak, P&G will now have provided a total of 7.5 million TRY worth of product and cash donations in support to community.
PwC conducted a global survey capturing the views of finance leaders about the COVID-19 outbreak. Turkey's major companies' CFOs shared their views on the crisis along with the global finance leaders. The survey revealed that CFOs focused on safety, managed health, economic and societal crises and adapted their business model to rapidly shifting circumstances.
Xerox Holdings Corporation and Vortran Medical Technology are teaming up to speed and scale production of Vortran’s GO2Vent ventilator and related Airway Pressure Monitor (APM-Plus) for hospitals and emergency response units fighting the battle against COVID-19. The two companies expect to work together to quickly respond to the shortage of critical ventilation equipment. Together, Xerox and Vortran could produce as many as 1 million ventilators in the coming months.
As Covid-19 continues to spread across the world, businesses are facing weakened financial markets, as well as disruption to workplace operations and business pipelines. In order to support its clients, Esin Attorney Partnership has established a taskforce. The company has also prepared "Things to Watch Out for" as a reference source to give all market participants a schematic overview of legal and market developments in Turkey.
PwC Turkey Sets up COVID-19 Response for Business World
The COVID-19 outbreak presents specific potential business challenges around people and commercial operations. PwC Turkey’s four essential crisis management lessons help the business leaders how to respond to the potential business impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
1. Put your crisis and business continuity plans to the test
2. Create a strong, cross-function response team
3. Focus on data
4. Keep your people and working environment safe
3M Turkey provided sponsorship and mentoring support for the fourth time to FIRST Robotics Competition focusing on science and innovation. In its 29th Season, FIRST Robotics Competition takes place in 8 different countries with the participation of more than 95,000 students from 36 countries.
Bristol Myers Squibb, moving with confident steps toward becoming a global leading biopharma company following the acquisition of Celgene, introduced its new logo, reflecting this transformation. The logo is a hand symbol as a universal expression of healing, and a representation of the personal touch that the company brings to its work and to every pioneering treatment.
Durmuş Topçu Appointed as the President of Dow Turkey & Central Asia
Durmus Topcu has been appointed as the President of Dow Turkey & Central Asia, Regional Commercial Director of Dow Construction Chemicals in IMEAT and Member of Dow Middle East, Africa, Turkey and India leadership team. Durmus is responsible for defining and driving the strategies of the region, and collaborating with commercial and functional teams.
One of the most prestigious international business award programs “Entrepreneur of the Year” is organized by EY for more than 30 years globally and for 12 years in Turkey. This year EY Turkey continues to honor successful business leaders and entrepreneurs who meet requirements to join the program. Applicants will compete for the categories 'EY Entrepreneur of the Year', ' Woman Entrepreneur of the Year' and 'Start-up Company of the Year'.
Test Drives for International Award-Winning Ford Custom PHEV Starts in Ankara
Ford Otosan produced local plug-in hybrid electric commercial vehicle Custom PHEV and granted to Ankara Metropolitan Municipality for test drives within Ford's ‘Smart Cities’ vision. As a first in public transportation in Turkey, vehicles will be used for monitoring of electric vehicle experiences of drivers and passengers.
GE Renewable Energy has signed a deal to cooperate for their second project with Sanko Enerji. GE Renewable Energy will provide 12 Cypress units and 2 units of 3 MW for the 70 MW Guney wind farm of Sanko Enerji. The wind farm will produce enough clean energy to power the equivalent 71,000 homes, save about 200,000 tons of CO2. This marks the company's largest onshore wind turbine in the field, and adds up to the 1.2 GW of wind energy installed base and 500 wind turbines GE already built in Turke
The Goodyear reCharge Concept – Making Tire Changing Easy with Customized Capsules that Renew Tires
The Goodyear reCharge is a self-regenerating concept tire that can adapt and change to meet individual mobility needs.“Goodyear wants the tire to be an even more powerful contributor to answering consumers’ specific mobility needs, said Mike Rytokoski, VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Goodyear Europe, “It was with that ambition that we set out to create a concept tire primed for the future of personalized and convenient electric mobility.”
Turkish Students Attend Space Camp in the U.S. with Honeywell
Honeywell has sent 296 students from 45 countries, to Huntsville, Alabama, to take part in the 10th annual Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The two weeklong programs, which took place on February 23-27 and March 1-5 encourage high school students to pursue STEM careers through real-world, hands-on activities in coding, computer science, and astronautics. This year, HLCA hosted two Turkish high school students at USSRC in Huntsville.
HP Turkey and 3D Partner Poligon delivered a 10-week HP 3D Voxel Academy training program to 35 university students and entrepreneurs at Manisa Celal Bayar University Technocity. Since 3D Printing is a vital component of the digital transformation within the 4th Industrial Revolution, Turkish universities and industry have started to invest in HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology.
Yusuf Zahit Gundogdu, President of Miyamoto Turkey presented “Earthquake Risk Management for Global Businesses” on March 5th for the members of German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce. The presentation highlighted the earthquake risks in Istanbul & Turkey, as well as structural, non-structural and secondary disaster risks. Several case-studies on mitigating earthquake risks at industrial facilities have been discussed at the seminar.
Milka, the chocolate brand of Mondelēz International has got the Silver Stevie Award on “Innovation in Sponsorship” with its sponsorship project with the Turkish Ski Federation and National Ski Team.Milka aims to contribute to forming the foundations of the future ski national team by supporting federation-related ski races. At the same time, Milka provides an opportunity for consumers to support ski sports via purchasing Milka chocolates.
PepsiCo’s Ümran Beba on Diversity & Women Empowerment
PepsiCo’s Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer Umran Beba, shared PepsiCo's global diversity agenda and women empowerment program at AmCham Turkey’s General Assembly.
During her Turkey visit, she also attended to the Agriculture and Food Value Chain Summit in Boğaziçi University where she informed participants on PepsiCo’s investments in agriculture, women farmers and technology.
Managing Director of Philip Morris/Sabancı Tops List of Most Powerful Woman CEOs In Turkey
The weekly economy magazine Ekonomist published its annual “50 Most Powerful Woman CEOs of Turkey” research within the scope of the International Women’s Day, placing Filiz Yavuz Diren, Managing Director Philip Morris/Sabancı, at the top of the list. As diversity drives change within the company with 2.000 employees and 28 bio TL revenue, Diren emphasized the importance of digitalization, start-ups, employee engagement, and sustainability.
P&G Turkey Continues to Support Olympic Athletes & their Moms
P&G Turkey has kicked off ‘Olympic Moms’ initiative in 2014, with the partnership of ‘National Olympic Committee’ to grow ‘sports culture’ in Turkey and enable kids to do sports. Besides several activities taking place behind this campaign, P&G Turkey has started ‘30 Athletes & Moms’ sponsorship to celebrate 30th year in Turkey which continues 3rd year in a row now. This year’s sponsored athletes selected from 15 different branches and consist of 31 top names & their moms.
Xerox Turkey has organized a Partners’ Kick Off Meeting between Feb 18-19th where the company provided an overall review of 2019; shared the roadmap of 2020 and launched the new product portfolio of Xerox Turkey. In three categories, the best performed partners have been awarded during the meeting.