Despite all the challenges of the global pandemic period, we managed to publish the first integrated report of our sector in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic, the driver of permanent changes in the ways of doing business, has revealed once again the importance of sustainability work and the imminent need for an integrated perspective. Shaping 2020 and our future vision, this report shows that it is possible to apply integrated thinking with a human-oriented approach even under the direst conditions.
The isolation experience that we went through in order to protect ourselves and those around us has forced all of us to "live remotely". And this transferred the normal flow of life to computer and phone screens. Nearly all of our business activities as well as sports, cultural, arts and education activities are performed remotely throughout this pandemic period. We want to share some activities we would like to do but cannot do.
Although we always look forward to realize our dreams, there are many things we cannot do due to the circumstances. We hope, the days that we're not far from our dreams, loved ones and values are coming.
About the report
In our journey to create sustainable value, we attach great importance to contributing to raising awareness in the field of sustainability and to being in closer communication with all of our stakeholders. In this regard, we are delighted to share the second integrated report of our company, which aims to generate responsible income based on our values and the development of our employees or in other words, the human aspect.
The report prepared in accordance with the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) Integrated Reporting Framework (<IR>) shares our performance for the 12-month period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 with regard to our material topics with a focus on our integrated thinking approach.
While drawing up our report in line with the "Comprehensive" practical level of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, we took into consideration the Professional & Commercial Services Guidelines by the Sustainability
Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Our report also encompasses the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the principles of the United Nations Global Compact to which we are a signatory as well as the progress reports under the United National Women's Empowerment Principles.
All our sustainability work including the preparations for the integrated report is carried out by our Sustainability Committee. We would like to express our gratitude to Prof. Güler Aras who guided us throughout our reporting journey.