News From Members

Bristol-Myers Squibb Further Strengthens Female Management Team
Bristol-Myers Squibb Turkey, with an all-female Board of Directors team and 70% women employees in management positions, entrusted the roles of Finance Director and Market Access Director to women leaders.
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BTS & Partners at Start-up Seminar
İTÜ Çekirdek organized a series of informative seminars for the start-up and entrepreneur community, where BTS & Partners gave a seminar on the setting up and investment stages on March 1st, 2018.
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New Global Plan to Help Create A World Without Waste
The Coca-Cola Company announced that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. This goal is the centerpiece of the Company’s new packaging vision for a World Without Waste, which the Coca-Cola system intends to back with a multi-year investment that includes ongoing work to make packaging 100% recyclable.
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Cargill and ARASCO Open Corn Milling Facility for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Through a joint venture between Cargill and ARASCO, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has a new corn milling facility to meet the growing demand of the region’s food and beverage industry.
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Security Leaders Rely on and Invest in Automation, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used as a tool to conceal command-and-control activity. To reduce adversaries’ time to operate, security professionals said they will increasingly leverage and spend more on tools that use AI and machine learning, reported in the 11th Cisco® 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report.
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Dow’s Chemistry of Teaching Project Won TISK’s 2018 CSR Award for Effectiveness
Dow Turkey was awarded by the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TİSK) with the 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Effectiveness Award for its "Chemistry of Teaching" project. The award, organized by TISK and given by an independent jury consisting of academicians, journalists, NGO leaders and business people, annually select the most important CSR initiatives conducted in Turkey by companies.
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The Winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ was announced
The winner of the 10th EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in Turkey was announced on 29 March 2018 at the gala dinner, which was honored by Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek. The opening speeches of the award ceremony were delivered by Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek, EY Turkey Country Managing Partner Metin Canoğulları and Fiba Holding Chairman Hüsnü M. Özyeğin.
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GE Global Innovation Barometer: Growth of next-gen technology to tip the balance
GE announced the 6th edition of the GE Global Innovation Barometer survey, which explores the business world’s approach to innovation on a global and local basis.
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Goodyear Presents New Tire Technology & Future of Environmentalist Tires at Geneva Motor Show!
Goodyear, one of the world's leading tire manufacturers, has introduced innovative tires designed by focusing on urban mobility and the environment at the Geneva Motor Show which took place March 8-18, 2018.
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Future of Building Technologies Discussed at Honeywell IoT Summit in Istanbul
The Honeywell Users Group & IoT Summit, held at February, 06th in Istanbul, brought together more than 300 industry professionals and opinion leaders to discuss the smart building evolution and how connected buildings are reshaping cities across Turkey, and the role of technology in driving this change.
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IBM Volunteers Program
IBM Volunteers program provides IBM employees and retirees with resources to help them engage with community organizations and schools, expanding the impact of their volunteer efforts. A part of this program, SkillsBuild campaign has been launched to help 1 million primary and secondary school students to better understand and create technology.
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Make-A-Wish Turkey held a Wish Challenge with Chubb Insurance
Make-A-Wish Turkey held a Wish Challenge Team Building activity with Chubb Insurance, on February 16, 2018. A total of 28 Chubb employees not only designed the wishes of three children, but they will also be participating in the granting of these wishes.
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Miyamoto International at “High and Green” Session of CTBUH
Miyamoto International has participated to “High and Green” session of CTBUH (Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Turkey’s inaugural chapter event as a speaker on January 17th. Yusuf Zahit Gündoğdu, President of Miyamoto Turkey, explained the importance of structural design for sustainability in the session where present and future status of high-rise buildings in Turkey were discussed.
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Mondelez Brings New Gum Lines from France to Turkey
Mondelez Int Turkey GM İhsan Karagoz stated that in 2017 Mondelez Turkey’s exports has grown by 56% and reached 220 M TL. “Net revenue has increased by 19% and reached 720M TL. In the last 6 years, we have invested 200M TL to our Gebze plant. In 2018, we are bringing new gum lines from Saint Genest, France."
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Moroğlu Arseven Selected as ‘Turkish Law Firm of the Year’ at The Lawyer European Awards 2018
Moroğlu Arseven was selected as ‘Turkish Law Firm of the Year’ at The Lawyer European Awards, held in London on 15 March 2018. The annual award is granted to an independent law firm which has demonstrated an exceptional year, managing the pressures of the wider economic environment, while maintaining high levels of client service.
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PepsiCo AGRO Academy
PepsiCo’s Agro Academy is a supplier training and communication platform implemented annually since 2006. Almost 20,000 hours of training has been provided to farmers so far. Carried out with the aim of increasing the technical capacities of its suppliers, the platform is used to share best practices and new goals.
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P&G Turkey General Office has achieved LEED Gold Certification!
P&G Turkey, reducing its energy consumption by 40% in its new office with smart management system, has fulfilled the requirements for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certificate which is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.
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4.5 Million Dollar Energy Investment from Philsa
Philip Morris/Sabancı, has established its Trigeneration Plant, one of the most advanced mini natural gas conversion unit at Philsa, it’s manufacturing centre in Torbalı, with an investment of 4.5 million dollars. Philsa is continuing its environmentally friendly investments by generating its own electricity, steam and heat required for its production and will be reducing its energy consumption and carbon emissions.
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International Women’s Day at PwC Turkey
On International Women’s Day, PwC Turkey held a celebration event with the theme #womeninpwc in their offices in four cities. As one of the champions of UN’S HeForShe initiative, PwC Turkey employees showed their commitment to support the HeForShe initiative.
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Serap Zuvin Law Offices to Comine with Cakmak Attorneys at Law
Serap Zuvin Law Offices will be combining its services with Cakmak Attorneys at Law, an Ankara based law firm, that has recently opened its new office in Istanbul. This joining of two firms with very similar cultures, high quality of service understanding and complementary practice strengths, will enable the firm to provide its clients with a broader range of assistance.
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Verifone Volunteers at “TİDER SHOP”!
Verifone, a world leader in payment systems has volunteered for the "Temel İhtiyaç Derneği (TIDER), aid foundation for people living under poverty line. A Team of Verifone employees provided voluntary support in a charitable spirit to TIDER shops in many locations by undertaking tasks such as arrangement of the grocery store and raise donation.
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Xerox Named as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies for 12th Consecutive Year
Xerox has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Company has been recognized every year since 2006 and is one of only two honorees in the Information Technology Services industry, underscoring their commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical business practices.
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