IC Holding Surdurulebilirlik
İbrahim Çeçen
İbrahim Çeçen

Esteemed Stakeholders
As IC Holding, on this journey we embarked on 1969, we are proud to have become one of Türkiye’s most well-established investment holdings. Our journey started with our investments in the construction sector and continues in the energy generation and distribution, infrastructure management, tourism and manufacturing sectors, and we offer services in different regions of the world to meet the expectations of our stakeholders at the highest level. With more than 50 years of know-how and experience, we aim to rank higher among the global players as a brand that has made a name for itself in the international market, and we carry out all our activities accordingly.

While global issues such as climate change, rapidly changing and transforming technology, and the pandemic, the effects of which we have not yet fully recovered from, diversify the risks we need to focus on, all of these matters bring the importance and need to adopt sustainability as a way of doing business to the forefront more and more every day. On the other hand, we see that inadequate action against the climate crisis is still a top risk factor in the Global Risk Report published in January 2022. At such a juncture, we, as IC Holding, act with the awareness of a corporate citizen and shape our way of doing business and our strategies for the future in the light of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are based on “leaving no one behind” principle to create a sustainable world.

Since the concept of sustainability requires a holistic approach, it is critical for organizations to have a multi-disciplinary perspective and work in coordination with their stakeholders while shaping their strategies and activities. To this end, IC Holding is inspired by its stakeholders who see the issue from the same perspective and have a similar mission. In our activities that we carry out with a care for the environment and future generations, we integrate the expectations of our stakeholders into our business processes and work in cooperation with our stakeholders for a sustainable future.

Throughout our sustainability journey, we place great emphasis on social responsibility to create positive value in the regions where we operate. The IC İbrahim Çeçen Foundation (IC Foundation) is the highest executive body of our efforts in this context. The IC Foundation, which I founded in 2004 after spending my education life dreaming of supporting young people, who are trying to study despite various challenges like those I have experienced, once they become successful business people, represents the embodiment and fruition of this dream today. The joy of providing more than 12,000 successful university students in need with non-refundable education scholarships and having established a strong chain of goodness across the Foundation in the past 18 years is truly priceless for me.

I would like to emphasize that IC Holding is committed to contribute more to the well-being of people around the world and to work harder than ever to solve sustainability challenges in order to leave a better society and planet for future generations. I strongly believe that when we work together and with conviction, there is no limit to what we can achieve, and that a sustainable future is not just a dream. I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate my expectation that the days when we will see the impact of development are close. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you, our valuable stakeholders, for taking the time to review our first sustainability report, in which we transparently share our sustainability efforts, and to all our employees, especially our colleagues involved in the process, who are the main source of our success.

İbrahim Çeçen
IC Holding Chairman