Şişecam Group being a “people company” is committed and recognizes that everyone has the right to live in a healthy and clean environment, derives strength from company traditions, develop and support as a team, displays fair and transparent management approaches while respecting differences as well.
Şişecam Group’s key sustainability challenges are access to and implement climate neutral circular models, contribute to sustainable natural resource management, preserve company traditions, accelerate the implementation of innovative & digitalized manufacturing solutions, advance on providing equal opportunities for all and become an international enabler leader.
Şişecam Group decided to mainstream sustainability principles in its operations since it is not only helps to smartly identify and implement sustainable business opportunities but it also helps our businesses to become more resilient for megatrends and add value to generations to come while striving to become a fair and transparent global player.
Our Purpose: is to add value, shape the future with our products and services, and share the wealth we create.
In the fast shifting landscape, uncertain globalized economy, increasingly unstable social cohesion, and unpresedently fast digitalization are the challenges of sustaining a successful business. Increasingly, being a sustainable business is no longer confined to meet expectations around profit growth and shareholder value. Şişecam Group being an engine of economic growth, plays also key role in driving sustainable development. Challenges like young employees immediacy demand, digitalization resulting information transparency, climate change, energy consumption, waste production, threats to public health, poverty, social exclusion, loss of biodiversity, and land use resource scarcity and responsible sourcing are changing the systems within which business – and our supply chains – operates. In this context, sustainability approaches are now essential obligations.
In one side, by 2100, the world’s population will be close to 10 billion, but the Earth does not have unlimited resources, especially since individual consumption has been increasing considerably. Greenhouse gas emissions are one of the main consequences of human activity that accelerate global warming. This warming carries risks of shortages and the disruption of certain natural cycles such as fresh water, impoverishment of agricultural soil, deforestation, and reduced biodiversity. This means that the future development of all species living on earth, ultimately including human beings, is under threat. On the other hand, new digital technologies like social media, mobile and analytics are advancing rapidly on the economic landscape, managing corporate digital maturity can result in digital advantages and lead to technological opportunity. Additionally, systematic, regularly updated and comparable information to measure progress in closing the gender gap helps to improve women and other vulnerable groups’ participation, inclusion and contributions in economic and social solutions. As it is indicated in the Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), the world’s cities occupy just 3 per cent of the Earth’s land, but account for 60-80 per cent of energy consumption and 75 per cent of carbon emissions. The key driving forces of the economy by 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will be leaving in urban areas and digital transformation and the Internet of Things (IoT) will define the cities of the future, so will radical infrastructure and architecture. Cities will be designed and built on smaller areas of land, making it easier to walk to shops, schools and restaurants therefore the buildings will get taller and slimmer.