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Handover ceremony of the certificates for three plants of Çimko in Turkey

Turkish cement and ready-mixed concrete company “ÇİMKO Çimento” was awarded with "Responsible Sourcing Certificate" of the CSC to its three plants.

ÇİMKO Çimento Narlı Cement Plant, Osmaniye and Altınşehir Ready-Mixed Concrete Plants were certified in accordance with the “Responsible Sourcing Certification System” launched in Turkey by the Turkish Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (THBB), Regional System Operator of the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC).

An official ceremony was held on 18th December 2019, in Gaziantep to present these certificates of the plants that had achieved this important success. Governor of Gaziantep Davut Gül, Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Fatma Şahin, Şehitkamil Mayor Rıdvan Fadıloğlu, Şahinbey Mayor Mehmet Tahmazoğlu, President of the Board of Directors of European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO) and THBB Yavuz Işık, SANKO Holding Honorary Chairman Abdulkadir Konukoğlu, SANKO Holding Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Adil Sani Konukoğlu, General Manager of ÇİMKO Önder Kırca, THBB Secretary General Aslı Özbora Tarhan, KGS Director Selçuk Uçar and invited guests attended the ceremony. These three certificates were presented to the officials of ÇİMKO Narlı Cement Plant and Osmaniye and Altınşehir Ready-Mixed Concrete Plants by ERMCO and THBB President Yavuz Işık at this ceremony.

Mr. Yavuz Işık, President of the Board of Directors of European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organization (ERMCO) and THBB, said, “CSC offers a model for Responsible Sourcing Certification for concrete and its two most important constituents, cement and aggregates. With this certification system, our industry has achieved a worldwide accepted model that improves its sustainability performance. ÇİMKO, a member of our association, was immediately involved in this system, which was first launched in 2017 and adapted to Turkey in 2018 by taking a highly responsible step towards sustainability. I congratulate ÇİMKO, the member of our Association, which is entitled to receive the Responsible Sourcing Certificate”.