The public discussion about the biggest challenges that mother earth and its inhabitants face nowadays, climate change and social issues call for businesses to open up about how they impact the world. Reporting on sustainability issues, however, can be resource consuming and with little outcome. The Sustainability Code assists companies in reporting on non-financial performance, with a clear focus on transparency and materiality. At the same time, the Code provides support with establishing a sustainable development strategy and offers a convenient way into sustainability reporting.
The code originates from Germany, where it was developed in 2010 by the German Council for Sustainable Development in a dialogue process with various stakeholder groups. Since 2018, the international team of the local Türk Sürdürülebilirlik Kodu office has been working on the national adaption for Turkey. The Sustainability Code is currently in a stage of consultation with experts for the implementation and also open for stakeholders who would like to have their say.