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Borsa Istanbul Sustainability Guidebook for Companies

Turkey Current 2015

The guidebook looks to introduce listed companies to the concepts and trends surrounding sustainability and corporate responsibility. It provides a thorough background overview and proceeds to build a business case for why it is beneficial/ responsible for companies to compile data and produce sustainability reports as part of their annual report.

Issuer name

Turkish Stock Exchange

More information

The guidebook goes further than to provide guidelines for sustainability reporting, it addresses Responsible Investment, BIST sustainability Index, BIST sustainability platform

Organizations covered by the instrument

Large private and listed companies

Target organization notes

BIST 30 have been assessed in 2014 and BIST 50 constituent companies in 2015. Starting from 2016, volunteer companies from BIST 100 are added to the list of companies to be assessed “The assessment list” is revised annually and announced by Borsa İstanbul in December.

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue


ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Environmental Compliance & Risk, Pollution, Land Use & Forests, Waste & Hazardous Substances, Water, Energy, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services, Climate & GHG emissions

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Product & Services Responsibility, Social Impacts & Value Creation, Employment Conditions, Policies and Practices

ESG coverage- G (Governance)


ESG coverage- Eco (Economic & General)

Economic performance






Asia Pacific

Date of publication


Issuer type

Stock Exchange

Reporting requirements

Codes, guidance, and questionnaires

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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