The Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), founded in London in 2000, is the most powerful of all green NGOs. It calls upon companies to disclose their environmental policies, and is commonly regarded as the world’s most widespread environmental reporting system. In addition, it has a larger collection of data on climate change and water (in the institutional context) than any other NGO.

The Carbon Disclosure Project
The Turkish Green Building Council

With Tekfen Group among its founding members, The Turkish Green Building Council organizes trainings, panels, conferences in order to raise public awareness and encourage the building sector to produce in the light of sustainable principles, and works to develop and disseminate exemplary projects and working models to local governments, universities, public and private sectors.

The Turkish Green Building Council
United Nations Global Compact

In 2018, Tekfen Holding moved another step forward in the management of sustainability issues by subscribing to the United Nations Global Compact. By doing so, Tekfen Holding declared that it had voluntarily committed itself to the ten universal principles which the United Nations had defined under the headings of “Human Rights”, “Labour”, “Environment”, and “Anti-Corruption” and to spread these principles among any individuals and organizations over which it has influence.

The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact


Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

Principle 2: Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Labour Standards

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

Principle 4: Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.

Principle 5: Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.

Principle 6: Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.



Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

Principle 9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.



Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

United Nations Global Compact
Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey

In 2017, Tekfen Holding joined the Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey (BCSD Turkey), an NGO in close collaboration withsome of Turkey’s leading firms concerned with sustainability issues. The council’s purpose is to increase businesses’ sustainable-development awareness and effectiveness and seeks to do this by focusing on the following five areas within the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Transition to Low Carbon Economy and Efficiency
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Access to Food
  • Sustainable Industry and Circular Economy
  • Social Inclusion
  • The Sustainable Finance Forum

Business Council for Sustainable Development Turkey