Members’ Covid-19 Response

3M Turkey Donates Medical Supplies

3M Turkey donates TRY 425,000 worth of supplies in the fight against COVID-19

As the entire world goes through extraordinary times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 3M has been at the forefront of this fight worldwide. Since the first day of the outbreak, 3M has rapidly stepped up its production in its facilities worldwide to procure the required materials with priority to healthcare personnel. The company has cooperated with governments to make sure healthcare personnel have access to these products wherever they are. The brand, which has a global presence with its science, stood by the healthcare industry again with its science and donated TRY425,000 worth of medical equipment to the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health.

Commenting on the issue, Mert Büyükyazgan, Country Leader at 3M Turkey, said: “During these challenging times we are going through, we strive to show our support in the way we know best: with our science. To this end, we have donated TRY425,000 worth of medical supplies to our Ministry of Health. We cannot thank enough for our employees at 3M Turkey, who have selflessly continued production at our facilitiesAt 3M Turkey, protecting the health of our employees and the community has always been, and will continue to be our top priority. I believe that we will overcome these difficulties by supporting each other and come back together on healthy days.”


Borusan Cat - Stay Strong Stay Connected

Borusan Cat continues its operations in 6 countries with the scope of protecting its people, customers, business and the society. In response to this new era, Borusan Cat restructured its approach from crisis management to anxiety management and united its way under Stay Strong Stay Connected motto.

Its parent company Borusan Group addressed this period with a #GettingOverTogether model and embraced this belief in its actions. Borusan Group so far provided approximately a total of 6.5 million TL equivalent for the fight against COVID-19 and continues its efforts. Within these contributions the Group has donated 5 million TL to Turkey's national solidarity campaign.

Borusan Cat, like the rest of Borusan Group companies, has prioritized support to health associations during this process. Energy support needs of most of the city hospitals of Turkey are being supplied by Borusan Cat. Therefore, hospitals’ service needs are addressed as the highest priority to handle with immediate reaction approach. Borusan Cat has been working in collaboration with central and local authorities since day one, on various contributions. To support the needs of the Turkish government, Borusan Cat specifically donated industrial generator sets to be used until the rest of the year in its rental fleet to fight against COVID-19. Borusan Cat also supports the governments of the five countries besides Turkey in its operational geography by addressing the specified needs and requests.


BTS&Partners - Publications on Covid-19
Cargill Covid-19 Support

Cargill is taking all necessary precautions for the health and safety for its employees. At the same time, the company strives to fulfill its commitment to meet the food needs in a responsible, safe and sustainable manner for both global and national scale.

During the period of the nation-wide struggle against the pandemic, Cargill is working sensitively to fulfill all its duties. Cargill is involved in the ‘National Support Campaign’. In every city where they carry out production processes, the Company works with Balıkesir, Bursa, Orhangazi, İzmit Municipalities and ‘Loyalty Support and Solidarity Groups’ to deliver hot meals and food boxes to meet the food needs of elderly people who have to stay home. Under this scope, Cargill meets food needs of 500 families at least for one month. 

Turyağ brand showed its gratitude with donating 250 tons of oil worth ₺1,750,000 to 5,000 points in the out-of-home consumption channel who have been selflessly continuing their production.

Cisco Covid-19 Support

Cisco's priority is to help its customers and partners around the world, to keep their teams safe and to maintain their business continuity. That is why Cisco has committed $225 million in cash, in-kind, and planned-giving to support both the global and local response to COVID-19. In addition, they are rallying our 77.000 employees and encouraging them to give what they can to help our community partners on the front lines bolster their operations in this time of need.

As the whole world goes online, Cisco Webex is offering the most secure collaboration platform in the world to help everyone stay safe and connected. We’ve expanded the capabilities on our free 90-day business licenses Webex offer, which supports up to 100 participants, in all countries where it is available.

Cisco is proud to have protected more than 9 million users since the roll-out of our security offerings in support of customers navigating their remote workforces through this uncertain time. It’s our priority to enable people to securely work from anywhere (including home), anytime, and on any device so they stay connected with their teams and can continue their business operations.


Citibank Covid-19 Support

Citibank, which celebrates its 45th anniversary in Turkey, supports National Solidarity campaign with 1 Million TL worth of medical equipment to fight against Covid-19. Citibank provides and delivers medical equipment and material needed for pandemic hospitals affiliated to the Ministry of Health. In this context, the bank provides medical equipment such as bedside monitor and portable ventilator based on the need determined by the Ministry of Health.


Coca-Cola Turkey Community Support

Coca-Cola Turkey is redirecting its resources toward the most critical priorities, doing everything possible to ensure its people’s safety and wellbeing, as well as focusing our efforts on how they can make a tangible difference for our business partners and in our communities.  
Together with its bottling partner Coca-Cola İçecek, The Coca-Cola System is supporting the most affected communities. This takes the form of products, medical supplies, donations to organizations that help support those who are already working with the most vulnerable and most in need in our societies.

As part of its community support in Turkey, the Company donated totaling USD 1.5 mln to Red Crescent and will be executed in partnership with TİDER and Ahbap platform. To support the fight against the Covid-19, they also donated beverages to Red Crescent to be distributed to 20.000 people in quarantine in 15 cities.

Coca-Cola provide medical equipment to hospitals and food support to elderly people with Kızılay, they will provide food &cleaning material thru TIDER’s food banking networks that is supporting 150K households in 29 cities and distribute food support vouchers to 15K on premise employees impacted because of COVID-19 via Ahbap platform. Also, sanitizers produced in their plants is provided to local health authorities to be used in of hospitals.


Emerson Turkey Covid-19 Response

Since the beginning of the pandemic period, Emerson Process Management Turkey continues to contribute efforts against the corona virus pandemic and is proud to support customers, governments and the broader healthcare community in the fight against this virus.

To help address this global challenge, Emerson leading valve technologies are being used in multiple ways, including in ventilators and oxygen therapy devices to help patients who are high risk or who have been sent home to recover. The efficient control of gases in a ventilator requires precision and reliability. Emerson’s extensive range of fluid control solutions enables you to source either standard proportional and general service valves or a complete gas control solution from a single supplier, shortening your development timeline and reducing costs.

Emerson Turkey is working with ventilator and oxygen therapy equipment manufacturers like Arcelik, Modul Grup. Emerson’s global team of experts enables you to partner with a supplier that delivers the appropriate solution to meet your highest product specifications and regulatory demands.


Esin Attorney Partnership - Coronavirus Desk

Coronavirus Desk is Available for Clients 24/7!

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 due to restrictions to the mobility of people and goods. In order to support its clients in respect of various legal issues during these tough times, Esin Attorney Partnership has established a taskforce.

You can contact the taskforce via mail to:

- 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. Please click to view.

- You can find all materials that will help you understand, prepare and respond quickly to the significant challenges posed by COVID-19 at the company’s Resource Center. Please click to view.


General Electric Covid-19 Response

Since the beginning of pandemic period, GE continues to contribute efforts against the corona virus outbreak.

GE Healthcare, is in the center of these efforts and is proud to support customers, governments and the broader healthcare community in the fight against this virus. To help address this global challenge, GE has increased their manufacturing capacity and output of equipment – including CTs, ultrasound devices, mobile X-ray systems, patient monitors and ventilators – important in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 patients, while taking steps to ensure safe operations for their employees.

In addition to these, GE Healthcare and Ford Motor Company have made a pledge to work together to scale the production of ventilators, arming clinicians with medical equipment important in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Through this collaboration, Ford will provide its technical and production expertise with the goal of manufacturing a simplified design of GE Healthcare’s existing ventilator. Additionally, at the Madison production plant in Wisconsin, GE Healthcare also incorpareted nearly 100 GE volunteers to teach how to install and test the complex life-saving ventilators, by expanding their existing production line to 24/7 operations.


Gilead - Contribution to Testing Centers

Gilead Sciences Turkey Donates 1.000.000 TL for the Efforts Against Coronavirus

Donation was used to establish two testing centers that will increase the testing capacity - the most important factor in the efforts - to 30.000.

The fund was used for testing equipment and materials required for the establishment of two COVID-19 testing centers, one in Istanbul and one in Ankara, within Health Institutes of Turkey (TUSEB). 


HP Covid-19 Actions

HP LIFE Online & Free Entrepreneur Education

HP Life offers free online and offline content to support remote learning and teaching. It is possible to explore our 32 business-focused courses—available in seven languages—and keeping personal learning on track. Available online here:

BeOnline Portal

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the world and has altered forever the way we work, study and interact.

In response, HP has developed with Classera a free-of-charge program – BeOnline – to assist the endeavors of the education community.

Subscribe in the following link for more information :

Print, Play & Learn Platform

HP is also partnering with other publishing leaders in education to provide hundreds of free printable activities as families transition to life at home. With parents concerned about the effects of shelter-in-place on elementary education in particular, HP is also now offering Print, Play & Learn, a free online resource to support the many millions around the world who have transitioned to remote learning.

HP’s 3D for Producing Masks

With more than 1,000 parts already 3D printed and delivered to local hospitals, HP and HP’s 3D partners around the world  produce masks, face shields and the health equipment in our efforts toward containing COVID19. HP made in available and open the 3D printable applications available (like the hands-free door opener from Materialise) or find a 3Dprinting provider so that they can be used in local response to Covid. 


IBM - Call for Code

Call for Code: Accept the Challenge 

IBM invites developers to join “Call for Code” a global initiative that enable developers to use their skills and mastery of the latest technologies, and to create new ones, to drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code against global problems. In 2020 the initiative looks for ideas around Covid-19 and climate change. You can visit Call For Code website for more details.


Johnson Controls - The Power Behind Your Mission

Johnson Controls advances the safety, comfort and intelligence of buildings to help our community to achieve their mission—and our commitment to that is stronger than ever. While COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation, we are inspired and incredibly proud of our employees who continue to serve our customers and communities. On behalf of our employees, we are more committed than ever to support during this difficult time. We will continue to monitor the situation and are prepared to respond promptly as it changes.


Johnson & Johnson Selected a Vaccine Candidate

Johnson & Johnson Selected a Vaccine Candidate to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 & Donated TRY 1,7 Million to Turkish Ministry of Health

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has collaborated with Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and selected a promising protective vaccine candidate against new type coronavirus. J&J and BARDA have committed to invest USD 1 million to deliver this target and to produce 1 billion doses of vaccine for emergency use without any profit making purpose.  It is anticipated that the vaccine will be available for use at the beginning of 2021 and the works are ongoing at full steam.

In Turkey, J&J donated TRY 1 million 500 thousand in cash and personal hygiene and care products worth TRY 200.000 to the Ministry of Health for healthcare professionals and patients. Moreover, J&J has donated USD 50 million to meet the urgent needs of healthcare professionals over the globe.

Johnson & Johnson’s Pharmaceutical Company - Janssen is working relentlessly to fight COVID-19: “The world is facing a serious public health crisis that requires urgent response.  At Johnson & Johnson, we are committed to do whatever it takes to provide the protective COVID-19 vaccine worldwide as quickly as possible. To reach our goal, we are investing in our manufacturing process, overlooking the commercial risk and without waiting for the results of our clinical research.  In Turkey, our priority is to enable patients being treated for conditions other than COVID-19 access therapies they need and to support our valuable healthcare professionals who fight with COVID-19 in the front line .” 


Iron Mountain - Support to Hospitals

Iron Mountain Turkey is here for hospitals and healthcare professionals who are putting up a dedicated fight against COVID-19 pandemic to keep our communities healthy and safe. In order to give support to these valuable institutions, Iron Mountain will postpone their payments until July 2020. 


Medtronic - Open-Source Plans for Ventilators

In response to this crisis, Medtronic is working around the clock to manufacture ventilators and to create new solutions for increased ventilator production.

To this end, and in support of the public health and medical response of governmental agencies around the world, Medtronic has publicly posted design specifications for the Puritan Bennett 560 (PB560) ventilator to allow innovators, inventors, start-ups, and academic institutions to leverage their own expertise and resources to evaluate options for rapid ventilator manufacturing. Among the materials publicly posted are hardware-design specifications and manufacturing instructions, ventilator-design documents (including manufacturing fixtures, printed circuit-board drawings, multiple bills of materials [BOMs], and 3D CAD files), and software source-code files. We have also completed the upload of design, software, and technical files.

To date, there have been more than 90,000 registrations for design specifications since the company publicly shared them — and they are very pleased with the global response to support the world's need for more ventilators.


Mondelez International Covid-19 Support

Mondelez International "Love our Brands & Consumers" 

Mondelez International continue to reflect its “Love our Brands & Consumers” & “Do What’s Right” values during the outbreak. The company has donated its products to the needy families through TIDER (Temel İhtiyaç Derneği) and has donated 2.5 tons of Bayram candies to health professionals working at Pandemic Hospitals and quarantined people at the school dormitories. 

Currently, Mondelez is working on developing new projects aiming to support small businesses and needy people. Mondelez Turkey sales teams will visit around 200 grocery stores across Turkey and purchase staple food products from them and distribute those packages to 1.500 needy people.


MSD Covid-19 Support

MSD in Turkey, (known as Merck Co in the US and Canada) announced a cash donation valued at ₺ 3,350,000 for Emergency Response to Turkey’s fight against COVID-19

MSD has been inventing for life by fighting against the most challenging diseases for more than 125 years and fully committed to developing an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic since it was first recognized.

MSD in Turkey contributed cash donation valued at ₺ 3,350,000 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.

In this regard, MSD Turkey General Manager Renan Özyerli said: “Our people, our society, health systems, and health care providers are facing an unprecedented risk. We believe that we can overcome this pandemic only with global solidarity and cooperation. We are very pleased to contribute to the successful fight that the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health runs against COVID-19. Besides, we are firmly working to develop an effective response to COVID-19 pandemic with our singular legacy and expertise in vaccines and anti-infective medicines. In this context, we continue to fight together with global cooperation. Turkish Ministry of Health and health care providers manage this difficult period devotedly. We are grateful to them.”



PepsiCo Turkey committed more than 12 million TL to combat the impacts of Covid-19. The company’s local support comes in addition to the global support of more than $45 million. The support will be provided to local communities in-need within the framework of “Give Meals Give Hope” initiative. Working closely with community groups, charities and other non-governmental organizations like foodbanks, the program will provide meals and food boxes where the need is greatest.

PepsiCo Turkey will provide meals and basic hygiene goods to around 3 million people country-wide through leading foodbanks.

Additionally, through an employee donation campaign, PepsiCo Foundation will match the donations of employees to their charities and foodbanks of choice all over the worlds, providing a total of another 13 million TL.


Procter&Gamble - Covid-19 Response

P&G Turkey Delivered more than 40.000 Product Donations

At P&G, we must maintain the safe production, distribution and availability of the everyday essential products that people across Turkey need during this difficult time. Doing this starts with taking care of the health and wellbeing of our people, especially those who go to their workplaces to ensure a supply of goods.  We are constantly evaluating and updating the robust measures to help our people be safe at work.

Externally, P&G has been working with long-standing partner organizations since the onset of the outbreak, to understand how to best support communities, relief agencies and those impacted by this global emergency. On March 27th P&G announced that it will be making donations totaling $10 million USD across Europe in personal health and hygiene, household products, sanitizers and financial support to help people in need, including families, elderly citizens and health professionals.

In Turkey, following the establishment of quarantine residences, we have received clearance from Ministry of Youth and Sports and accordingly in coordination with Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay), P&G has delivered 1500 packs of Ariel, 5250 Fairy’s and 600 Flash surface cleaners (total of approx. 13 tons) to ensure these are distributed to the residences hosting some 10M people in nearly 23 cities to ensure the residences’ overall hygiene. P&G has also delivered P&G Personal Hygiene kits to the people in quarantine residences in Istanbul, totaling to more than 2,000 personal care kits so far – featuring shampoos, toothbrushes, toothpastes, razors, hygiene pads.

Since the beginning of the outbreak in Turkey, P&G Turkey has already delivered more than 40,000 pieces of product donations worth over $76,000 (approx. 530,000 TRY) to Turkish Red Crescent to be used for quarantine residences.


PwC Turkey - Four Essential Crisis Management Lessons

PwC Turkey sets up the COVID-19 Response for the 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

For further details please read PwC Turkey’s COVID-19: Four essential crisis management lessons

UPS “Brown Army” Supporting Front Line Workers, Communities, Business & Government


UPS takes a comprehensive set of actions to fight COVID-19 and to keep the local and global economy moving. The company, supported by 495,000 UPSers, its smart logistics network, its technology expertise, and working hand in hand with customers and government, is proactively implementing solutions to ensure life-saving materials and equipment are delivered rapidly to where they are needed most.

While ensuring the safety of its employees remains a top priority, UPS is focused on supporting all economic activity and the local and global supply chains that provide vital goods and services to consumers, businesses and institutions. UPS is ensuring that communities have what they need to combat the virus. Leveraging its global logistics capabilities, UPS is facilitating the delivery of critical goods and equipment to health care professionals, first responders, law enforcement authorities, and government officials, while also providing basic essentials to people who are staying at home to stop the spread of the virus.   

Additionally, UPS continues collaborating with “Sağlam KOBİ” to organize information activities in order to support companies to be prepared against any human related or natural disasters, and also UPS works with “AHBAP” platform to deliver donation shipments to those who are in need and transports raw materials to volunteering producers of face protection equipments of “3 Boyutlu Destek”.