SABANCI HOLDING TO BE THE FIRST ISO-27001-CERTIFIED HOLDING COMPANY IN TURKEY

26.12.2007
 
 - ERGUN HEPVAR, CIO OF SABANCI HOLDING: “INFORMATION SECURITY IS ONE OF OUR HIGHEST PRIORITIES. THIS STRATEGIC APPROACH SHALL BE FURTHER REINFORCED UPON THE HOLDING COMPANY’S ISO-27001 CERTIFICATION, AND STEADFASTLY MAINTAINED WITH THE PERTINENT COMMITMENT AND SUPPORT OF THE SABANCI GROUP”
 
The highest-value holding company of Turkey, Sabancı Holding, has been entitled to receive the ISO 27001 certificate, and become the first and only Holding Company in Turkey certified accordingly. The ISO 27001 certificate has been given to Sabancı Holding by BSI (British Standards Institute) upon the certification inspection.
 
In his statement about the event, Ergun Hepvar, CIO of Sabancı Holding, said: “The Sabancı Group regards the information as a strategic value necessary to achieve the advantage of being the market leader, and to create value.  In this context, one of our highest priorities for a competitive and sustainable growth is to institutionalise the information and information sources we have, ensuring information confidentiality, integrity, and availability, i.e. Information Security.  This strategic approach shall be further reinforced upon the holding company’s ISO-27001 certification, and steadfastly maintained with the pertinent commitment and support of the Sabancı.”
 
Sabancı Holding became incipiently one of the world-leading companies who established a system focused on Tyres, Tyre Reinforcement Materials, and Automotive Group, which represented its major affiliates within its industrial business lines, started accordingly comprehensive business-oriented system operations, and obtained the certificate.  A member of the Sabancı Group, Temsa, on the other hand, became the first certified company in the Group upon being entitled to the ISO 27001 in September 2007, in its course of Information Security it had set out in year 2006.