Anadolu Sigorta shared its efforts on its sustainability journey in its Sustainability Report, prepared for the third time this year. The report includes managerial approaches and commitments to the social, economic, and environmental impacts of the company's operations, as well as performance results. Reflecting the company's future-oriented and sustainability perspective, the report also emphasizes the importance of the work carried out on the sustainability journey. The report, prepared per the basic option of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, covers the activities between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

Kerem Erberk, Assistant General Manager of Anadolu Sigorta, stated that Anadolu Sigorta had adopted it as a priority to leave a livable world to future generations by supporting environmental, economic, and social development since the day it was founded and said: “With our sustainability report published for the third time this year, we aim for all our stakeholders to access the most accurate information about Anadolu Sigorta under a number of headings, including our corporate sustainability policies, business model, products, services, and social development efforts. Integration of sustainability issues into our business model is one of the high-priority issues for Anadolu Sigorta. Accordingly, our Sustainability Policy describes the main principles, areas of activity, managerial tools, and processes that we follow during our activities. In addition to our direct activities, we are aware that the impact we have created with our insurance processes is enormous. Accordingly, we have initiated our Environmental and Social Risk Management System by putting our signature on a new project in 2020 to integrate our company's sustainability strategy and governance into our business model and business processes.”

“Our annual energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions have fallen”

Erberk explained that they rate climate change, also known as the trigger effect of epidemics, as one of the biggest global risks and said: “In line with our efforts to fight climate change, we constantly monitor and manage our operational consumption. Accordingly, our annual energy consumption per employee decreased from 13 GJ to 9 GJ. In parallel, our greenhouse gas emissions per employee also fell from 1.6 tCO2e to 1.2 tCO2e. Although one of the underlying reasons for these declines is the remote working arrangement that entered our lives through the pandemic, we also want to move this performance forward after returning to the normal working routine. While we strive to reduce the impact of our own activities, we also continue to support renewable energy projects that we believe are of the maximum importance for our country's fight against climate change and energy security. With our "Individual Roof Type Solar Energy Panel Insurance" product, which we implemented in the reporting period, we started to provide coverage for solar energy panels that produce electricity up to 10 kWh. We provide insurance to 745 MW of installed power in the field of wind energy and 1400 MW in the field of solar energy. Supporting our customers to manage their climate risks is an important part of our business model as an insurance company. In particular, we developed our risk maps, which we use to manage flood and landslide risks, by adding three new provinces and expanding the scope of all six provinces.”

“Thanks to digitalization, we manage the environmental impacts of our activities.”

Erberk stated that they continue their pioneering work towards digital developments that determine the route of the insurance industry without slowing down and said: “Our digitization efforts also help us manage the environmental impact of our activities. We are constantly taking remedial steps towards switching to paperless insurance to manage our direct impacts. By further reducing our paper consumption in the reporting year, we reduced our paper consumption per person from 5 kg to about 2 kg compared to the previous year. We work on sustainability not only for our own activities but for the benefit of all our stakeholders. In 2020, policy paper consumption per agency in our agents also decreased from 23 kg to 18 kg.”

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