At all three of our production sites, we have established close relationships with the communities who live and work around our facilities. We focus on initiatives and social programmes that ensure a mutually beneficial relationship with the people and the environment in which we operate and I am proud of our achievements.
One recent project, the Waste Steam Greenhouse Cultivation Programme in Turkey, is a collaboration between Eti Soda and the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality. The Municipality are building an agricultural greenhouse complex in one of the nearby villages and Eti Soda will supply the steam heating source, a by-product of our manufacturing process. We will also be supplying water to irrigate the land on which the greenhouses are located and providing financial support, including the funding of an Agricultural Engineer. Villagers will manage the greenhouses and sell the produce, with a guarantee that the Municipality will purchase any surplus. The enterprise will require 30-35 workers, with recruitment focused on unemployed young women from nearby villages. Their salaries will be covered by income from sales, with any residual balance going to the village community.
At Eti Soda, we have supported multiple initiatives aimed at improving the local economy in Beypazarı, with a particular focus on initiatives that promote agriculture:
At Kazan Soda, we have largely focused on environmental conservation initiatives:
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At Ciner Wyoming, we have partnered with NGOs to focus on a range of different issues from assisting the elderly to helping vulnerable individuals gain access to medical resources and supporting many different education initiatives: