The Sabancı Holding Golden Collar Awards Given

21.05.2012

THE SABANCI HOLDING GOLDEN COLLAR AWARDS GIVEN

TEKNOSA GETS TOP AWARD

SABANCI HOLDING CHAIRWOMAN GÜLER SABANCI: "MOST IMPORTANT DEFINER OF SABANCI CULTURE IS THE UNENDING SEARCH FOR THE BETTER

"ACCEPTING COMPETITION AND SHOWING THE COURAGE TO BE BETTER"

SABANCI HOLDING CEO ZAFER KURTUL: "WE ADD STRENGTH TO OUR GROUP AS WE SHARE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS"

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The winners of the Third Sabancı Golden Collar Awards, conceived to reward achievements and best practices of Sabancı Group companies and employees,  received their awards with a ceremony at the Sabancı Center. The ceremony was attended by Sabancı Holding Chairman’s Güler Sabancı, the company’s CEO Mr. Zafer Kurtul, the group’s managers and by employees. The ceremony was hosted by Cem Davran and Ceylan Saner. Approximately 600 employees from various Sabancı Group companies attended the awards ceremony.

There were six categories this year at the Sabancı Golden Collar Awards with the new additional categories. The top award Value Creator in Sabancı Golden Collar Awards went to Teknosa while Market Orientation award went to Brisa. Investment in People award was shared by Brisa and Enerjisa. In the categories where individual or teams compete, Çimsa was awarded for Efficiency, Kordsa Global for Innovation. The individual achievement award for Synergy went to Avivasa while Kordsa Global and Sasa shared the corporate subcategory award. Akbank and Sabancı University received a special award for their support in the Sabancı Golden Collar Awards.

"WE WILL CONTINUE ON OUR PATH AS THE SABANCI OF GROWING TURKEY"-

Sabancı Holding Chairwoman Güler Sabancı said in her opening speech: "We are always to change. That is the reason we revised our categories. The six categories rewarded here are the fundamentals of our success. This year is the third of this award ceremony. This means that you are ready to compete in these areas of our success and commitment as the Sabancı Group. Welcoming competition, taking part in it are alone indicators of accepting change and the courage to strive for the better. Searching for improvement is in our culture. We will naturally be proud of our achievements. But we will never give up our search for the better.

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Because we know that creating a difference and being in the forefront, being a leader are crucial in business and precursors to success. Sabancı Group had very good results in 2011. We grew and profited, continued our investments and worked together on sustainability. I thank you all for our 2011 results. We will continue on our path towards sustainable profitable growth. There are no losers here. Tonight we all win together. We will continue on our path as the Sabancı of Growing Turkey".

Sabancı Holding CEO Zafer Kurtul said in his address: "We launched the 2011 Golden Collar Awards with the "Make your success visible" slogan.  Because we believe that we add more strength to our Community as we share your successes.  As Sabancı Group we witness everyday how self-confident and committed you are in your work. Your successful efforts bore fruit last year too.  2011 has been a year of growth, profitability and investment for the Sabancı Group. Our 2012 goal is to maintain this growth in a profitable way. We adapted a customer and market focus in all our business areas to ensure profitable growth. We are continuing our investments in areas with strategic importance.  Our foremost responsibility in all business areas and functions is efficiency... We are strengthening our companies through continuous improvement. We see risk management as very important. We are masterfully navigating financial and operational risks with our strong financial structure and diverse business units working in balance".

-FOR US "GOLDEN COLLAR" IS THE INTERNALIZATION OF WAYS OF DOING BUSINESS-

Kurtul pointed at four cornerstones of Sabancı Group targets and said: "These cornerstones are committed and efficient human resources, innovative and difference creating culture, our goal of using technology efficiently and in the right place and the power our Brand - Turkey's Sabancı - gives to our companies! With our strategy built on these foundations, our main business principle in 2012 will be the creation of sustainable value with all of our stakeholders. As you know "Golden Collar" for us is the expression of success and the internalization of our ways of doing business which we aim to spread across the group. The Golden Award categories show our companies and employees the way by pointing at the success factors they should focus on. Therefore we made some changes in the categories of the 2011 Golden Collar Awards to create parallels between the awards and our success factors we focus on to achieve our growth and profitability goals".

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Kurtul pointed at the changes in the Golden Collar Award processes and said "We made some important changes in the Golden Collar processes as well as the redefinition of the categories. We developed our own methodologies in the evaluation of candidate projects. Thus we achieved expertise in our group and developed our core competencies. This allowed us to build an evaluation system that serves better to our Group's future strategies and also cut down on costs". Kurtul thanked candidates, project teams and members of the jury at the end of his address.

Sabancı Holding Human Resources Department Head Neriman Ülsever said in her speech: "We reviewed our Golden Collar concept for 2011.  We started out from our sustainable profitable growth target and renewed our award categories in line with this main principle".

Ülsever continued by saying: "We used international quality standard methodologies for the specification of evaluation models and criteria for all categories. We put forward Sabancı's, our competencies.  We used our knowledge and experience of the industry, business areas and business. We set up project teams of expert members of our Holding and Group companies.  33 colleagues from the Holding, all our SBUs, Companies and Sabancı University volunteered for the design process. We assessed all our categories and reviewed our processes in a short period of 2.5 months".

Ülsever pointed to the increase in submissions this year and said: " Our Golden Collar Awards will continue in parallel to our Sabancı culture and values promoting a learning, sharing, innovative, improving, experimenting and success oriented community. It is just as important to be a part of this process, to be a traveler in this journey as being on the podium tonight".

All domestic and international Sabancı Group companies competed in this reward program.  Employees winning the Sabancı Golden Collar Awards in individual and corporate categories also won trips in and outside Turkey.

SOME NOTES ABOUT THE AWARD’S ASSESSMENTS:

Sabancı Golden Collar Awards are given in 6 categories: Value Creator, Market Orientation, Investment in People, Efficiency, Innovation, Synergy (individual/corporate)

All Sabancı companies, from Argentina to Indonesia, compete in the Sabancı Golden Collar Awards.

There were 87 submissions in the Innovation Category, 109 in Efficiency and 31 in Synergy Category, where in all three categories individuals and teams compete.

33 people from four different Business Groups, eight companies and Sabancı University worked on the design process of the categories.

The juries consisted of 19 senior executives from four business groups and nine companies.

SABANCI GOLDEN COLLAR AWARDS 2011

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

  • Value Creator Category Winner: Teknosa
  • Market Orientation Category Winner: Brisa
  • Investment in People Category Winner: Brisa and Enerjisa
  • Efficiency Category
  • Winner: Çimsa (Mustafa Turan, Gökhan Arıkoğlu, Murat Gürbüz, Volkan Karakış, Enver Ayas, Mithat Özdemir)
  • Honorable Mention: Akçansa (Mehmet Öztürk, Özgür Öztürk, Okay Kılınç, Zeki Yurt, Osman Duru, Hüseyin Öztürk)
  • Honorable Mention: Kordsa Global (Suat Hayri Bekircan, Nicolas Santos, Agustina Contreras, Wilijanto Gunawan, Necati Kılıçoğlu, Gürkan Sunal, Volkan Özcan, Aydın Güneş)
  • Innovation Category
  • Winner: Kordsa Global- N.Nurçin Cevahir
  • Honorable Mention: Çimsa (Önder Kırca, Levent Çelenk, Tuğhan Delibaş, Mert Özkan)
  • Honorable Mention: Kordsa Global (Yücel Ayyıldız, Okan Ataman, Doğan Sevim, Kürşat Aksoy)
  • Synergy Category
  • Corporate Subcategory First Place: Sasa and Kordsa Global (İbrahim Yıldırım, Emine Güven, Aslı Ertan, Engin Küçükaltun, Alper Söğüt, Selçuk Soner Say)

Individual Subcategory First Place: Avivasa (Ayça Hanilci, Ebubekir Debreşli, Hünkar Özfırat, İsmail Güler, M. Taner Ergin, Seçil Gelibolu, Selcan Gürsu, Yusuf Önder Aktürk, Yüksel Korkmazer)