Migros, a member of ÇEVKO Foundation has achieved two great successes with its projects in the field of sustainability and applications investing in the future.

Migros is the first and only retailer to make it to the list of companies in the ‘BIST Sustainability Index’ of Borsa Istanbul four years in a row.

All the companies on the BIST 50 and voluntary companies on the BIST 100 lists are audited by an independent organization according to international criteria, and their sustainability performances are measured on the BIST Sustainability Index, to which Migros has been entitled to enter 4 years in a row, taking its place among the 44 countries with top corporate sustainability performances according to the 2017 evaluation. The Index puts forth the approach of the companies to sustainability related subjects like climate change, biodiversity, effective use of natural resources, water management, occupational health and safety, responsible procurement, human rights and community health.

Migros took its place among the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Turkey Climate Leaders by getting the ‘A’ grade with its report to the international CDP, which is the most respected platform on the topic of combat with climate change. Migros was elected as climate leader the previous year as well as this year, and only 7 companies from Turkey merit this position.

Migros also made it to the FTSE4Good Emerging Market Index, which was ıssued initially in 2016 with its sustainability activities, for the second time this year.

In order to reduce its carbon footprint, Migros is engaged in activities to reduce especially the rate of food destruction, and has targeted a reduction by 50% in the context of commitment by 2025. 

Consumer Information Activities in Collaboration With ÇEVKO Foundation and Migros

Within the project being carried out with ÇEVKO Foundation and Migros, collecting-accumulation equipment was placed in Migros stores, and customers were informed on recycling with activities that went on for a whole year, also receiving information on the signs and signals commonly used on packagings. 

The amount of collecting-accumulation equipment placed in Migros stores has reached 550 as of 2017.

At some of the stores, consumers who chose to buy the products of companies with Green Dot were rewarded with gift vouchers. As is known, the Green Dot sign on the products show that the producer companies have fulfilled their legal obligations concerning the recycling of packaging waste and thus making a financial contribution to the system. 

Consumers visiting the ÇEVKO Stand were further informed on recycling.

These activities started in May and so far have been applied in 16 different Migros stores in İstanbul, reaching thousands of customers.