Turkish steel maker Kocaer Çelik has published its first Sustainability Report in order to present its sustainability performance to its stakeholders at international standards covering company's activities in 2021. The Global Reporting Initiative Standards have been prepared in accordance with the core option. The report also reveals Kocaer Çelik's compliance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Kocaer Çelik Chairman Mr Hakan Kocaer said “As one of Turkey's and Europe's largest steel profile producers, we continue our work. Despite all the difficulties experienced globally in 2021, we achieved our goals and achieved a sales turnover of 473 million dollars. We aim to act with an approach that protects society and the environment, and to internalize corporate social responsibility activities with all our stakeholders, especially our employees, and turn them into a behavior and lifestyle. We have adopted the "Kocaer Management and Excellence System -KYMS" system, which we have commissioned this year and which is entirely our own design, in order to create sustainable profitable growth and create value for all our stakeholders, as a guide for ourselves as a continuous improvement and development methodology. Kocaer Çelik continues its production activities with a zero waste management approach. Kocaer Çelik, which owns one of the largest rooftop SPPs in the Aegean Region with its 15 million kWh Solar Power Plant investment completed on the roof of all its facilities, meets 33 percent of the electricity it consumes through renewable resources. In addition, the company provides a carbon emission reduction of 5,700 tons, equivalent to planting more than 100 thousand trees per year. Kocaer Çelik carries out studies for the more efficient use of water. It collects 54,708 cubic meters of rainwater in its factories, especially in order to reduce its water footprint. In addition, it treats 37,800 cubic meters of water per year in biological wastewater treatment plants. Most importantly, it protects groundwater. In 2023, it aims to reduce its water footprint by 5 percent within the scope of ISO 14046. Kocaer Çelik continues its production activities in İzmir Aliağa, in a total area of 280 thousand square meters, 85 thousand square meters of which is closed. While the Steel Profile Factory has a production capacity of 800 thousand tons per year, the Galvanizing factory has a production volume of 100 thousand tons per year. The Service Center, on the other hand, operates with a production capacity of 120 thousand tons per year.