Compliance with Corporate Governance and Sustainability Principles

Compliance with Corporate Governance and Sustainability Principles

Garanti Bankası A.Ş. (“Garanti Bank” or “Garanti” or “the Bank” or “Garanti BBVA) complies with the corporate governance principles set out by the banking legislation, capital market legislation, the Turkish Commercial Code and ancillary regulations, and pays the utmost attention to implement these principles.

Garanti BBVA accordingly updates its annual reports and website, making them available to its stakeholders. The shareholders can access comprehensive information, get information about the latest developments and activities from the regularly updated Garanti BBVA Investor Relations website, and can address their questions to the Investor Relations Department and to the Subsidiaries and Shareholders Service.

In keeping with Garanti BBVA’s commitment to corporate governance principles, information about the Bank’s compliance with non-mandatory principles under the Corporate Governance Communiqué numbered II-17.1 is provided under the related headings of the Corporate Governance Principles Compliance Report. In addition, disclosures within the scope of Sustainability Principles Compliance Framework as per the Communiqué no:II.17.1, decision dated 23.06.2022 and numbered 34/977, are provided under the related headings.

The Corporate Governance Committee, responsible for overseeing compliance with corporate governance principles and for ensuring that relevant improvement efforts are carried out at the Bank, was established in February 2013, pursuant to the Regulation on the Banks’ Corporate Governance Principles published by the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (“BRSA”) and the Communiqué Serial: IV-56 on the Determination and Implementation of Corporate Governance Principles issued by the CMB, which was effective at the time. In 2023, the Committee held 2 meetings with full participation of its members. The Board of Directors deemed that the activities performed by the Corporate Governance Committee in 2023 were efficient, appropriate, adequate and compliant with the relevant legislation. The activities of the Corporate Governance Committee are presented in detail on the Investor Relations website. On the other hand, Garanti BBVA, during 2023, achieved compliance with all of the mandatory principles of the Corporate Governance Communiqué No. II-17.1. Along with non-mandatory principles, Corporate Governance Principles Compliance Status and Sustainability Principles Compliance Status are summarized in the tables below.


Section Full Compliance Partial Compliance N/A Exempted No Compliance
Shareholders 15 0 1 0 1
Disclosure and Transparency 5 0 0 0 0
Stakeholders 20 0 0 0 1
Board of Directors 22 1 1 0 1
Total 62 1 2 0 3


Type Full Compliance Partial Compliance  N/A No Compliance
General 12 0 0 0
Environment 24 1 0 0
Social 18 0 0 0
Governance 2 0 0 0
Total 56 0 0 0