The Heart of BMS is Out There for Patients Again This Year!
Playing a leading role in introducing immuno-oncology treatments to the Turkish market, Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) has hosted its 7th “Global Patient Week”, an annual event aiming to raise awareness of the struggle of cancer patients around the world. Working with passion and focusing on patients, Joining forces to make a difference in patients’ lives, the employees moved for a total of 33,199 minutes and contributed to the 1 million dollars donation made by BMS global to the Special Olympics.
Borusan Cat Launched the First Phase of Its Brand-New Application: Boom 360 In Turkey!
With Boom 360, customers can turn time into profit by, accessing all products offered for sale with Borusan Cat warranty, review technical specifications of products, campaigns, access the equipment inventory and the location of any equipment. While Müneccim application processes the data of the equipment and predicts possible failure, the failure detection system via sound, using artificial intelligence, listens the sound of the equipment and notifies customers in a possible failure.
Corteva Became One of the Main sponsors of “Barrier-Free Career Summit”
Engelsizkariyer.com, a national consultancy agency for the employment of people with disabilities in Turkey, hosted the Barrier-Free Career Summit with the theme of “Accessibility. The aim of the summit was to introduce the importance of inclusion and accessibility concepts in HR to the business world. Corteva Agriscience, committed to promoting Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in the workplace, was one of the main sponsors of the summit.
Dow Turkey Pioneers “Environmental Literacy Project” with ORAV & Ministry of Education
Dow Turkey, in cooperation with Teachers’ Academy Foundation (ORAV) and Ministry of Education, launched Environmental Literacy project. With this project, Dow aims to raise environmental awareness at a young age and increase sustainability awareness within our communities by reaching out to nearly 6000 students in the first year. Comprehensive training curriculum will be delivered to public school teachers at ORAV’s e-kampus platform.
Duracell: Don't Let the World Run out of Batteries
Duracell aims to protect our nature by producing its long-lasting batteries, which are produced in the green energy factories, to consumers in cardboard packages. The recycling rate of waste batteries in Turkey is only 8% and Duracell hopes to increase this rate higher. For this purpose, "Don't let the world run out of batteries" project was started. Duracell shared its educational presentation on batteries and recycling by reaching more than 1000 primary school students.
EY Turkey Announces Important Appointments to Executive Leadership Team
Damla Harman has been appointed EY Turkey’s Assurance Service Line Leader as of July 2021. Erkan Baykuş has been appointed EY Turkey’s Tax Service Line Leader as of October 2021. Ateş Konca has been appointed EY Turkey’s Markets Leader as of October 2021. Congratulations to all!
GE Renewable Energy and Kalyon to Power Turkey With 1.3 GW Solar Projects
GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Kalyon to deliver its FLEXINVERTER* solar power station technology for the 270 MW Karapinar phase II-A and 810 MW Karapinar phase II-B solar plant in Turkey. The project located in Konya Karapinar is expected to reach commercial operations by December 2022. GE Renewable Energy has already completed the commissioning of the FLEXINVERTER* solar power station technology for the 267 MW Karapinar phase I solar plant.
Honeywell Donates PPE and Funds for Reforestation Works in Turkey
Over 200 wildfires have raged in 53 provinces across Turkey, burning 1,600 square kilometers of Turkey's forest in its Mediterranean Region during July and August 2021. Honeywell Turkey donated 40,000 saplings to the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, better known as TEMA. These saplings will be used for reforestation of the areas ravaged by the wildfires. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is also donated to AKUT Search and Rescue Association.
With its 150-million-pages-a-year capacity, Iron Mountain’s Scanning Center helps customers digitally transform and supports them with their sustainable practices such as remote working, reducing paper consumption and responsible disposal of no-longer-needed assets.
Make-a-Wish Turkey was awarded by Stevie ®️ Awards for Women in Business
This year, Make-A-Wish Turkey and Füsun KURAN, Make-a-Wish Turkey CEO were honored by the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business organization with the “Organization of the Year” and the “Female Executive of the Year” awards in the Silver Stevie category.
McDonald’s Turkey Supports Sports by Sponsoring Turkish National Teams
McDonald’s Turkey will be the sponsor of Turkish National Football Teams and Turkish National Women Volleyball Team until the end of 2022. During the pandemic, consumers’ sense of community strengthened, prompting them to support local themes, local products, and local sourcing more than ever. As a brand fostering communities and acting socially responsible, this sponsorship enabled McDonald’s Turkey to emphasize togetherness and show their support for women.
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Haiti on August 14, leaving an estimated 650.000 people in need of aid. Although this story has all but disappeared from headlines, the fact remains that over 120.000 structures - including homes, schools, and churches - were destroyed with many more suffering serious damages. Click to watch the YouTube video taken by Miyamoto engineers.
The Milka Ski Athlete of the Year Special Award Found Its Owner for the 4th Time
Milka, one of the biggest supporters of skiing in Europe, continues to support skiing in Turkey. “The Milka Ski Athlete of the Year Special Award” was presented for the 4th time this year by Mondelēz International Managing Director İhsan Karagöz. Mr. Karagöz gave “the Milka Ski Athlete of the Year Special Award” to Ceren Reyhan Yıldırım at the 67th Milliyet Athlete of the Year Awards Ceremony held at Volkswagen Arena.
Moroğlu Arseven announces the launch of its new IT law blog, Tech Quarter | MA. Focusing on IT law’s impact on IT business, the blog covers developments in Turkish IT law, including FinTech, e-commerce, social media, data privacy and protection, cryptocurrency, and emerging technology.
Netflix Teamed Up with Habitat Association & ICC Turkey to Launch the “Future of Screen” Project
Netflix launched the “Future of Screen” project in partnership with Habitat Association and ICC Turkey (International Chamber of Commerce – Turkey National Committee) to spread digital literacy and digital parenting approach across the society and introduce mindful content consumption habits to young generations. As part of the project, Netflix will host digital meetups with teachers and parents, and release podcasts with experts in this field.
P&G Turkey Provides Relief Efforts to Support Local Communities After Natural Disasters
Turkey was hit by mutual natural disasters over the last couple of months as wildfires ravaged across Turkey and heavy rain hit Western Black Sea. P&G Turkey, as a Force For Good, have quickly mobilized to provide relief efforts after the devastating natural disasters. Together with long-time partner Kızılay, P&G Turkey has donated thousands of hygiene kits and diapers to the regions to provide relief efforts to local communities.
Weber Shandwick Switched to Permanent Hybrid Model with Its New Office
The Covid-19 pandemic has forever altered how organizations work. Moving its office to Nidakule Levent, Weber Shandwick is reshaping the post-pandemic workplace by adopting a permanent hybrid model that allows employees to split their working week between the office and home.
BDP International Türkiye is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Turkey. The company started its journey with a team of 13 people in Turkey, with İstanbul and İzmir branches only. BDP continues its journey with 11 offices and 210 employees in 8 provinces. The company is proud to be one of the most prominent “Global Integrated Logistics Service Providers” in Turkey with a transaction volume of 1.3 Billion TRY, listed Fortune 500 Turkey.
BMS Turkey Recognized with an Award for its role in the “Sparks Project”
BMS, a leading global biopharma company, helps people with serious diseases like cancer and also takes part in valuable projects that create social benefits. Through the Sparks Program that the Change Leaders Association launched, BMS Turkey supports young women in universities to develop their leadership skills and take a more active role in the community while also mentoring them.
Borusan Cat Elevates Standards In Customer Experience With Its Customer Manifesto
Operating in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Far East of Russia, Borusan Cat, in pursuit of its purpose statement “We Create Solutions For a Better World”, published its Customer Manifesto. The Manifesto will be a guide for the company to perfect its services and customer experience and will be implemented in 6 countries where Borusan Cat continues its operations.
Already a hub for Middle East & Africa, Cargill Turkey now leads the company’s India-based food ingredients business
Cargill, a global leader in food, bio industrial and animal nutrition markets, is celebrating six decades of investment, growth and commitment to Turkey. For much of the last decade, Istanbul has served as the strategic hub for Cargill’s operations across Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), an operation that spans 66 countries. Now the company’s India-based food ingredient operations will join its META region, enabling Cargill to further leverage the strengths of its Turkey-based operations.
Corteva’s Sustainability Report is being released one year after the company announced 14 ten-year commitments to advance sustainability for farmers, for the land, in communities and in the company’s operations. Corteva announced its intention to become a more carbon-efficient business. In its inaugural 2020 Sustainability Report released on 2th June 2021, the company detailed a commitment to set science-based targets for its greenhouse gas emission reductions.
“IJGlobal European Social Infrastructure Healthcare PPP Deal of the Year Award” to EY
EY has received “IJGlobal European Social Infrastructure Healthcare PPP Deal of the Year Award” for the Ankara Etlik Health Campus Project. EY’s Turnaround & Restructuring Strategy team is pleased to accept the award whereby EY provided a successful financial restructuring of €1.3 billion for the project, which is respected as one of the biggest public-private partnerships in Turkey. As a result of this successfully completed financial restructuring process, the construction works started again.
Honeywell Appoints Uygar Doyuran as President of Turkey and Central Asia
Honeywell has announced it has appointed Uygar Doyuran as President of High Growth Regions, Turkey & Central Asia. In this role, Doyuran will be responsible for expanding Honeywell’s business and presence in the region and driving further adoption of Honeywell’s software-led technology portfolio to support the digital transformation of industries.
Iron Mountain Continues Environmental Sustainability Efforts while Celebrating 15th Year in Turkey
Celebrating its 70th anniversary globally and 15th in Turkey, Iron Mountain is focusing its efforts on environmental sustainability, working to minimize its environmental impact. Cenker Özhelvacı, VP of Emerging Markets, General Manager of Iron Mountain Turkey & UAE, confirmed that efforts to protect the ecosystem and support environmental sustainability continued during the pandemic.
Kyäni Turkey Became Number 1 in Revenue Growth among 60 Countries
Among more than 60 countries with Kyäni operations in 2020, Kyäni Turkey has achieved to become the number one in turnover growth worldwide. With the turnover growth of 116%, the number of customers tripled and the number of new business partners increased by 146%. 43 percent of the total turnover was realized by existing business partners, 57 percent by new business partners and customers.
Anderson Cooper Interview with Dr. Kit Miyamoto on the Miami Champlain Towers Condo Collapse
12-story beachfront condominium building in the Miami suburb of Surfside, Florida, partially collapsed on June 24, 2021. After the disaster, Anderson Cooper discussed the Miami Champlain Towers Condo Collapse with Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E., who is the global CEO of Miyamoto International.
Mondelēz International announced an agreement to acquire Chipita S.A., a high-growth key player in the Central and Eastern European croissants and baked snacks category. Moreover, Mondelēz International announced an agreement to acquire a significant majority interest in Grenade, a leading UK performance nutrition pioneer in the fast-growing high protein bar segment.
Moroğlu Arseven receives Tier 1 rankings for compliance, employment, intellectual property, and media and entertainment in Legal 500’s 2021 EMEA Awards, and recognition in seven other practice areas. Individually recognized for practice area leadership were partners E. Benan Arseven (Commercial, Corporate and M&A), Işık Özdoğan, LL.M. (Intellectual Property), and Burcu Tuzcu Ersin, LL.M. (Compliance). While all other partners attained “Next Generation Partners” or “Recommended Lawyers” status.
Netflix Strengthens its Presence in Turkey with its Studio Investment
Netflix, the leading entertainment service, continues to increase and diversify its investments in Turkey, where the company has operated since 2016 and produced more than 10 local originals. The newly announced stage investment will follow the streamer’s Istanbul office launch scheduled for late 2021. Details such as the number of stages and their locations will be announced in the upcoming months.
The secret of Papa John’s success is that it has adopted the principle of "freshest dough and high quality material" since the first day of its establishment. Papa John's Pizza increased its branches in Turkey to 64 in 10 provinces in a short period of time. Being the first country to develop the Safety Label on Pizza Boxes, Papa John’s will offer another pioneer service by delivering pizzas via special boats to yachts. Yacht and marina services will be launched in Yalıkavak store in July 2021.
The Bread Exam campaign, developed by McCann Paris and supported by Weber Shandwick Turkey to raise awareness about breast cancer, won a total of 9 awards at the Cannes Lions Festival. The main aim of the campaign is to help tackle cultural taboos relating to intimate parts of the body and teach women self-examination movements. Weber Shandwick Turkey provided content localization and media relations support in Turkey.
Alcon Vision Care has re-launched its renowned product, Tears Naturel Free. TNF was one of the most desired dry eye Rx products back in 2018. However, Alcon had to discontinue TNF due to regulated low prices and high production costs. As many patients and doctors demanded for a long time, the product is now back in market with OTC status.
Baxter International focused on a “Safer at Home” narrative for this year’s World Kidney Day awareness campaign. Baxter Turkey implemented a robust digital communication focused on Peritoneal Dialysis and how it provides more benefits during Covid-19. Communication activities included supporting the patient meetings organized by the Turkish Nephrology Association (TNA) and sponsorship of its press conference.
Bristol Myers Squibb, fast on track toward becoming a global leading biopharma company following the acquisition of Celgene with a wider product range in hematology and immunology marked its 25th anniversary in Turkey. BMS Turkey organized a series of events with the concept “My Quarter-century Story” to celebrate the company’s 25 years filled with many achievements together with all its employees.
Borusan Cat has been creating solutions for its customers for years with the maintenance agreements named CVAs. With CVA Flexi, which was announced in the middle of 2020, Borusan Cat continues to offer value via different solutions and with hassle-free agreements made in products such as CVA Lite, CVA Ground Engaging Tools, CVA Undercarriage, CVA Critical Spare Parts and CVA Exchange.
Cargill in partnership with Turkish Education Foundation Launched ‘60 Leaders for the Future’ Program
While continuing to production with its four production facilities spanning food, animal nutrition and bioindustrial, Cargill is also committed to focus on sustainable benefits for the society. Whilst celebrating its 60th year in Turkey, Cargill in partnership the TEF, launched “60 Leaders for the Future” program aimed at raising future women leaders, providing 60+ woman with internship, mentorship, project competitions, workshops, plant tours, and educational networking events.
Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry and Coca-Cola Turkey signed a collaboration protocol to support woman entrepreneurs and cooperatives working in agriculture area which is launched as a part of the My Sister Project. My Sister Project has been implemented since 2015 with a view to support women’s participation in economic life jointly by Coca-Cola Turkey, TOBB and Habitat Association.
Dow Turkey, in cooperation with Basic Needs Association, TIDER, donated food and hygiene packages to over 1000 families in Istanbul and Kocaeli. Donation packages contained basic food, as well as masks and disinfectants that will help protect individuals with inadequate financial resources.
As the world continues to respond to COVID-19, Esin Attorney Partnership is doing its part to ensure the safety of its employees, and the health & well-being of the community. The pandemic has raised questions on what our employees can expect in the future, therefore the company provided its employees with guidance on its approach to their happiness and work flexibility while providing additional benefits, perks and resources to its employees to help them do their best work while they are apart.
EY Announces Ambition to be ‘Carbon Negative’ in 2021 and ‘Net Zero’ in 2025
EY has announced an ambition to be carbon negative in 2021 by setting targets to significantly reduce its absolute emissions as well as removing and offsetting more carbon than it emits. In a new statement on sustainability, EY set out key components of its plans to not only become carbon negative but to reduce total emissions by 40% and achieve net zero in 2025.
Ford Otosan Makes the Largest Automotive Investment in Turkey
Ford Otosan, the pioneer of the Turkish automotive industry, announced the major phase of the new €2 billion (TL 20.5 billion) investment foreseen at the Kocaeli Plants, the largest commercial vehicle production hub for Ford of Europe. The 10-year investment vision of Ford Otosan for the next-generation electric and connected commercial vehicle projects was announced.
GE Healthcare and Prof. Hakki Muammer Karakas, M.D., Istanbul Provincial Health Directorate Radiology Services Coordinator & Health Sciences University Faculty Member, have announced the country’s first strategic collaboration to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) development in medical imaging.
A new HIV awareness campaign from Gilead: ‘Get Tested, Join Life!’
Gilead Turkey launched Get Tested, Join Life campaign to highlight the importance of ‘regular testing’ for early diagnosis of HIV. Famous rap singer Tankurt Manas made a special rap song and a video clip for the campaign. The rap song ‘Test’ was featured on all music platforms and ‘Get Tested, Join Life!’ visuals were promoted on digital platforms to raise awareness on the importance of regular HIV testing.
Iron Mountain Aims to be the Best Business Partner in its Customers' Digital Journey in 2021
Iron Mountain Turkey is planning to launch its global InSight® services in the last quarter of 2021. InSight combines Iron Mountain’s content analysis, data management and information governance expertise with Google Cloud's machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities and enables businesses to mine their data to uncover new revenue stream opportunities and cost savings.
Janssen Became the ‘Most Admired Company’ for 8 Consecutive Years
Janssen is ranked first among pharmaceutical companies in Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list again this year and became the "most admired company" for 8 consecutive years. The company is proud to have placed in this prestigious list for its commitment to innovation and quality of its products, people management and societal impact.
International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
Miyamoto has attended a special session at #ICDRI2021 to discuss lessons from recovery and reconstruction of power infrastructure, post-Cyclone Fani 2019. In the session, challenges faced in accessing international funding for recovery - reconstruction of infrastructure post disasters and more have been discussed.
Mondelez International’s local gem candy brand Kent has been awarded with The One Marketing Awards for the most reputable/prestigious brand in the snacking category. The One Awards, one the most prestigious marketing awards, selected the most reputable and respected brands with a survey in 12 cities with 1200 people. Kent has been awarded with The One Award in the snacking category.
Moroğlu Arseven Named Turkish Law Firm of the Year
Moroğlu Arseven has once again been named Turkish Law Firm of the Year in 2020 by The Lawyer Magazine. The award recognizes our consistently strong growth, commitment to excellence, diversity, and premium roster of clients. It is particularly touching to be so recognized in our 20th year in practice.
MSD announces its new Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) Regional President. Renan Özyerli, MSD Turkey Cluster Managing Director, is appointed as Senior Vice President and MSD EEMEA Regional President as of January 1, 2021. Gozde Gulluoglu, formerly Managing Director of MSD Hungary, has been appointed Managing Director of the MSD Turkey Cluster as of January 1, 2021.
Netflix Expands Hardship Relief Fund to TL 6 Million
Following the launch of the COVID-19 Film and Television Relief Fund, established in partnership with IKSV and Cinema & Broadcasting Union of Turkey, Netflix started a second round to expand its support of the creative community. In the first round, TL 4 million in funds provided by Netflix were distributed to the eligible beneficiaries in the industry. The funds allocated for the second round will be distributed to eligible creatives, who were unable to benefit the first time.
With the participation of Minister of Trade, Leader women of Turkey were awarded at the award ceremony organized by Dünya Newspaper. Philip Morris/Sabancı CEO Filiz Yavuz Diren was awarded for the category “The Company that Makes a Difference for Women with Technology Award”.
Asli Celikkol is Named as Royal Canin Turkey Country Head
Royal Canin has appointed Mrs. Asli Celikkol as the company’s new Country Head, responsible for Royal Canin business operations, strategy management and execution in Turkey. Asli brings more than 20 years of experience in consumer goods industry, with excellence in delivering quality customer experience, developing innovative sales methods, marketing and sales strategy establishment and execution.
Weber Shandwick Turkey is Focusing on Empathetic Leadership and Radical Flexibility
With the Covid-19 pandemic, organizations have experienced that employment is no longer a simple transaction where money is exchanged for skills, capabilities, and experience. These days, employers and employees expect much more from this exchange of value.
Xerox Now Introducing the First Liquid Metal 3D Printer: ElemX
Xerox has introduced its first liquid metal 3D printer, ElemX. The machine uses metal, specifically aluminium, wires that are melted layer by layer to produce the final part. There are hopes to appeal to the aerospace, automotive, marine, and oil & gas industries. Already, the Naval Postgraduate School in California has commissioned a machine as part of a new collaborative research project into the applications for 3D printing for the U.S. Navy.