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               ue  our  investments  in  innovation  and  we    panies in acquiring technology throughout                          with  programs  we  organized  under  Boru-      In this context, in 2016 we maintained the

               plan on launching at least two new start-        2016. To reach our goal of establishing R&D                        san  Academy,  to  develop  and  improve         support of Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation
               up companies and three new products over         centers in Borusan companies, in 2015 we                           each level of employees. We continuously         to  education  institutions;  gathered  thou-
               the next year. In 2016, we prepared a digi-      applied to found the Borusan Lojistik R&D                          improve our occupational health and safety       sands of music lovers with many prominent

               tal transition strategy and roadmap for the      Center  and,  with  Ministry  of  Science,  In-                    performance with regard to our priority to       musicians  from  Turkey  and  from  around
               Group,  reviewing  the  experience  we  offer    dustry and Technology approval, the center                         create  safer  and  healthier  workplaces  for   the  world  via  Borusan  Sanat,  presented
               our customers, the productivity of our inter-    became operational in April 2016. We have                          our  employees,  customers  and  suppliers;      original examples of modern art to art lov-

               nal  processes,  newly  developing  techno-      made  TÜBİTAK  TEYDEB  applications  for                           and our zero-accident objective.                 ers  through  Borusan  Contemporary  and
               logical solutions, and business models. We       10 of the 17 R&D projects we launched in                                                                            worked for a more equal and fair communi-
               will  further  expand  our  companies’  com-     2016,  and  the  two  projects  with  complet-                     We continue our projects that will contrib-      ty through our women empowerment prac-

               petitive power by executing this roadmap.        ed assessments have become eligible for                            ute to the global sustainable development        tices. In the reporting period, we allocated
                                                                TÜBİTAK funding. We have completed pre-                            goals  of  United  Nations.  Detailed  infor-    USD 11 millions funds to community proj-
               In  accordance  with  the  Group’s  strategic    liminary studies and formed time, resource                         mation  regarding  these  projects  is  given    ects.
               goals,  Borusan  R&D,  founded  to  develop      and  project  plans  for  the  37  projects  we                    throughout  the  report.  We  give  back  to

               innovative,  high  added-value,  competitive     have planned for 2017.                                             community through our activities regarding       We hereby thank all our stakeholders, pri-
               products  and  processes  that  enable  our                                                                         education,  arts  and  culture,  environment,    marily  to  our  employees,  for  their  efforts
               companies  to  attain  the  required  compe-     We continued the training activities to sup-                       human  rights  and  empowering  women            during our sustainability journey of creating

               tency and proficiency, supported our com-        port career development of our employees                           along with our volunteer staff.                  value.

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