Turkey’s leading commerce platform Bizim Toptan has become entitled to be included in Borsa Istanbul’s (BIST) Sustainability Index on the basis of its 2019 Sustainability Report that discloses its efforts towards sustainable growth. Following Ülker, ŞOK Marketler and Kerevitaş, Bizim Toptan is the fourth Yıldız Holding company to be included in the index.
With 173 stores in 70 cities, Turkey’s most widespread wholesale supermarket Bizim Toptan Satış Mağazaları (BIZIM) issued its 2019 Sustainability Report in which it transparently shares its environmental, social, economic, and administrative sustainable practices and performance between 1 January and 31 December 2019. Successfully meeting the ‘Index Selection Criteria’ identified by Borsa Istanbul (BIST), Bizim Toptan has become one of the 58 companies in the BIST Sustainability Index, which includes companies with a high-level corporate sustainability performance. Determined by Bizim Toptan Sustainability Committee and accelerated in line with Yıldız Holding's sustainability strategy This Is Our World, sustainability efforts focus on efficient use of energy, digitalization, product safety, employee satisfaction, brand and reputation management, and supply chain. Upon the inclusion of Bizim Toptan in the BIST Sustainability Index following Ülker, ŞOK Marketler and Kerevitaş, the number of Yıldız Holding companies in the index reached four.
Bizim Toptan CEO Hüseyin Balcı said: “As one of the leading companies in the industry, we consider it an important responsibility to create sustainable value for all our stakeholders and customers. 2019 was a year in which we obtained successful outcomes in all business operations and reached our strategic goals. While expanding our operations, we also increased our growth rate, the number of private brands and Seç Market branches, our digital commerce volume as well as the number of corporate clients through Prosaf. We also crowned our success with many awards we received. We are happy to be included in the BIST Sustainability Index as a result of our efforts in core sustainability requirements.”
Commenting on the effects of the pandemic, Hüseyin Balcı added: “While struggling against the global pandemic in 2020, we once again witnessed the importance of maintaining the continuity of sustainable business models for an uninterrupted supply chain. Thanks to our multi-channel strategy, and efforts in digitalization, product safety, efficient supply chain, and economical products in 2019, as explained in our report, we have been able to successfully meet the strong demand that occurred during the pandemic with our affordable products and sufficient stocks. We continue to rigorously implement high-level measures in our stores for the safety of our employees and customers. We serve our society with highly devoted employees and an uninterrupted supply chain. With our SEÇ Market business line, which became a joint stock company with its 1,064 partners, we continue to support tradespeople and trade. Also, our performance in areas such as digitalization and employment is in coherence with our year-end targets.”
Please click the link to access “Bizim Toptan 2019 Sustainability Report” prepared in compliance with the “Core” category of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards:
About Bizim Toptan Satış Mağazaları:
Founded in 2001 with 14 stores, Bizim Toptan Satış Mağazaları today has 173 stores in 70 cities and is the largest and the most accessible Cash & Carry (Organized Wholesale) in its industry in terms of number of stores. The company serves a broad customer portfolio of fast consumption goods with main product categories including food, soft drinks, tobacco products, cleaning, personal hygiene, and paper products. Bizim Toptan offers its customers approximately 5,000 products, including many well-known local and international brands as well as its own brands. Grocery stores, supermarkets, specialized retailers, wholesalers, dealers, bakery product manufacturers, HoReCa (hotels, restaurants and cafes), enterprises, and individuals are among the customer portfolio of Bizim Market. Thanks to its robust CRM infrastructure and digital investments, the company knows its customers well and offers them personalized options based upon their needs. Bizim Toptan is listed on İstanbul Stock Exchange as BIZIM. Providing delivery services to out-of-home consumption customers with its Prosaf operation, Bizim Toptan continues to use this sales channel to supply all products that businesses need. Acquired in 2014, and previously operating on the basis of the ‘franchising’ model of Bizim Toptan Satış Mağazaları, SEÇ Market became incorporated in August 2020. Its number of stores having 1064, located in 76 cities in Turkey, SEÇ Market is a national chain store brand that offers affordable products and services to end users with its corporate local grocery stores. And Bizim Toptan’s Tıkla Gel Al (Click, Come, and Pick Up) sales channel offers customers the opportunity to make online purchases to be picked up at a desired time from the stores.
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