Act For the Planet. Together

Aiming for a balanced approach to doing business

Sustainable economic development will only happen when protecting the environment is core to our decision making. Put another way, we know our financial wellbeing is worth very little without the human wellbeing that comes with a healthily functioning natural world.

A connected, long-term perspective

We’re in a strong position to act on complex global challenges with long time frames – like climate change. Our global scale and engagement present big opportunities to contribute to the progressive climate agenda. In doing so, we aim to provide a role model for other businesses – both within our own ecosystem and beyond. 

Rising to the challenge of climate change

Climate change, with its widespread, unprecedented impacts, is one of the greatest challenges of our times. A changing climate has fundamental implications for businesses, governments and societies. As global temperatures move towards internationally recognised limits of 2oC, the challenge of climate change is more acute than ever. Global markets play an important role in responding to the goals set in the Paris Agreement and in addressing the challenges of adaptation to the changing climatic conditions in the most affected geographies.

In order to raise the level of ambition, continued and enhanced international collaboration is needed among developed and developing markets. A global shared vision needs to be embraced among all parties to accelerate the development of a global progressive climate agenda.  Across a broad cross-section of society, stakeholders are increasingly working together to drive the transition towards a low-carbon economy. The new climate agenda entails both risks and opportunities for global society and the economy. Enhanced multi-stakeholder collaboration and the development of innovative tools are crucial to finding and scaling the solutions.

Part of the bigger picture: United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to mobilise global efforts around a common set of goals and targets for 2030 that aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. At Koç Group, we recognise the business need to understand and contribute to these goals as a driver for innovation and inclusive economic growth. Lead. Together ensures we are part of this bigger picture.
In focus
Climate Change
Climate Change
Delivering our climate change agenda
Climate change - and its adverse impacts - is a key material issue for the majority of our industries. We aim to demonstrate our commitment to addressing this challenge, by innovating and collaborating for the future, improving our operational performance and taking adaptive measures to build a resilient business.
Making the most of the best-available technology to optimise our operations is key to reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency, increasing our use of renewable energy and adapting to climate change across all our industries.
We work with industry and sector peers, government institutions, international organizations, academia and civil society to drive forward the climate change agenda and support policy development, both nationally and internationally.
Through the Koç Environment Committee, a platform that brings together environment, energy and sustainability experts from all Koç Group companies, we aim to build shared knowlege across all industries. The Committee coordinates all efforts on issues related to climate change  and each company takes actions according to the needs of their respective industry.
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