Responsible Business and Sustainability Committee

The Committee ensures that Responsible Business is integrated into the banking functions and into the strategic priorities of the Bank, also systematically ensures that Garanti BBVA puts stakeholders at the center of the decision-making.

The Committee's responsibilities are as below;

  • To monitor Responsible Business trends globally and the development of Responsible Business within the BBVA Group, then to evaluate how these trends and developments could be aligned and performed at Garanti BBVA, and to give direction on developing the general Responsible Business approach at Garanti BBVA,
  • To give direction on the preparation of the Responsible Business Plan (RBP), its KPIs and to approve them,
  • To monitor updates on all initiatives within the RBP, their KPIs, to request and review changes within the RBP throughout the year if needed,
  • To ensure the correct and timely execution of the actions plans within the RBP
  • To review and approve of the general Community Investment Plan and the RB Communications Plan,
  • To monitor the TCR Plan and its accomplishments, to make proposals to the TCR plan to be reviewed by the Customer Committee,
  • To give direction on developing the Responsible Business Policies and Strategy, to approve these policies and strategy, the Responsible Business Policies and Strategy, to review and approve the Responsible Business Report and/or the Responsible Business-related sections of the Annual Reports.

Sustainability responsibilites:

  • Overseeing the efforts for assessing potential risks resulting from the Bank’s energy consumption, waste management, etc.
  • Supervising the efforts for assessing potential risks arising from indirect environmental and social impact resulting from financed projects and other loans, and providing necessary opinions to relevant decision-making parties,
  • Monitoring the efforts on managing the risks which can impact the Bank’s reputation and/or other activities negatively in the field of environmental, social and governance issues,
  • Ensuring conformity of all decisions made and all projects carried out within the frame of the sustainability structure created within the Bank with other policies and related regulations of the Bank,
  • Managing the efforts to develop products and services which support sustainable development,
  • Supervising the efficiency of efforts related to sustainability,
  • Providing information to the Board of Directors on the Committees activities when needed,
  • Monitoring the policies, procedures, regulations and similar documents under its responsibility with respect to necessary updates, and taking action to keep them up-to-date.

Meeting Frequency: TThe Committee meets twice in a year.
Number of Meetings in 2020: 1

Committee Members

Committee MembersCommittee Members' Titles

Committee Members Committee Members' Titles
Recep Baştuğ CEO / Board Member
Recep Baştuğ CEO / Board Member
Dr. M. Cüneyt Sezgin Board Member
Işıl Akdemir Evlioğlu Customer Solutions & Digital Banking EVP
Ebru Dildar Edin Corporate, Investment Banking & Global Markets EVP
Cemal Onaran SME Banking EVP
Didem Dinçer Başer Talent & Culture EVP
Aydın Güler Finance & Treasury EVP
Aydın Düren Board Member
Mahmut Akten Retail Banking EVP
Ceren Solak Yılmaz Sustainable Finance Manager
Elif Güvenen Corporate Brand Mgmt. & Marketing Communication Director
Hülya Türkmen Customer Experience & Satisfaction Director
Emre Hatem Investment Banking & Finance Director
Çağrı Süzer CEO - Garanti BBVA Payment Systems
Mustafa Sağlık SME - Medium & Large Enterprise Banking Director
Sibel Kaya Director - Talent and Culture
Handan Saygın Investor Relations Director
Hakan Öger SME - Small Enterprise Banking Director
Nazlı Çakıroğlu Boysan Responsible Business Coordination Manager
Ali Temel Chief Credit Risk Officer
Sinem Özonur Head of Integrated Thinking and Reporting