The Corporate Social Responsibility Practice in the Turkish Automotive Distribution Companies

  •  Ayse KUCUK YILMAZ    


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an important subject for business. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is newly emerged concept for Turkish companies. This paper is investigated the current status of CSR efforts in the Turkish automotive distribution companies. Sabanci Holding, Dogus Group and Koç Group are selected as the top three best CSR practice cases for Turkish automotive distributor companies. Sabanci Holding, Do?u? Group and Koç Group have improved practice in the CSR subject at Turkey. Their practice will guide for other companies and will increase of awareness for importance of CSR. Information from has been gathered both through personal interviews and by reviewing web sites of the corporations. This paper is contributed to increased awareness and practical application of CSR principles among Turkish Automotive distributor companies, investors and regulators. The aim of this paper is firstly to define corporate sustainability and corporate social responsibility and then to highlight the corporate social responsibility efforts of the Turkish Automotive distributions companies.

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