Sustainability

Since the day it was founded, every company within the Lila Group strives to be beneficial and add value to the society, nature, environment and humanity.

Putting aside commercial expectations,

to raise the values ​​of our country and to benefit

our society are known as the first duty.

For this reason, it is believed that in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals, the concept of sustainability means the conscious consumption of resources by considering the needs of future generations.

Lila Group continues to take steps in environmental, social and economic sustainability issues, which are the three main headings of this concept. The new facility, which has been operational as of March 2020, has been a first in the paper sector in the field of environment, and this facility, equipped with the latest technology, has become the most environmentally friendly and has the lowest carbon footprint machines.

With the new facility;
  • Rainwater collection project
  • Electrical systems project that provides advanced energy
  • Smart ventilation system project
  • The project of collecting waste heat generating resources and bringing them back into the production process

it is aimed to contribute to sustainability with different projects such as. The new facility, designed in line with the Lila Group’s sensitivities on environment and sustainability, includes many firsts.

“RETURN” is an equipment used in a tissuemaking machine for the first time in Turkey with a turbine means to be placed into the machine by utilizing the energy of the water used in production to save the total electricity consumed, “Visco Nip” with the saving of energy required to dry the product provided.

On the other hand, thanks to the “ReDry” system, the process, which is performed by consuming fresh steam in conventional systems, is carried out with the exhaust air coming out of the process, thus saving in steam consumed per ton of tissue. In addition, thanks to this system, no heat is given to the atmosphere as waste, and since this heat energy is reused in the process, it is considered an environmentally friendly system.

Systems such as waste heat and rainwater recovery are also available at the facility. Thanks to all these environmentally friendly systems, savings of 15% per year are achieved in resource use.

Sustainability Reports

Work Ethic

As Lila Group, I am pleased to share with you our values ​​and ethical principles that guide us and define our business conduct.

As you will see, the aforementioned topics and the specified rules are actually concepts that we have been implementing together until today, and now we have put them together and put them into writing.

Orhan Öğücü
Chairman of the Board

Occupational health and Safety

LİLA Group Industry and Trade Inc. It has been prepared in order to ensure Occupational Health and Safety, to ensure the safety of life and property by minimizing accidents, and to protect all kinds of facilities and materials with precision.

Management of Resources

Lila Group sees the concept of sustainability as meeting the needs of today’s needs while meeting the needs of future generations and believes that the correct management of resources is one of the most important steps in ensuring sustainability. For this, different projects such as rainwater collection, electrical systems providing advanced energy, smart ventilation system, collecting waste heat generating resources and bringing them back to the production process are implemented.

Our Social Responsibility Projects

For Lila Group, the subject of social responsibility is one of the indispensable issues. The concept of corporate social responsibility is seen as a social consciousness that companies that contribute to the country’s economy such as Lila Group, rather than a duty for corporations, and Lila Group includes all its employees in corporate social responsibility projects in this direction.

For Lila Group, at the core of the social responsibility consciousness, there is awareness against life, nature, social events and more or less, big or small, regional or mass action. The awareness that the natural resources offered by the world are not infinite, the seriousness of global climate change and quality education is the right of every child is the driving force for Lila Group in implementing social responsibility projects. In line with this understanding, Lila Group feels indebted to the world and society and embraces especially the environment and education fields as its social responsibility area.

TEGV Aysel Öğücü Lila Learning Unit in Çorlu
Since January 2021

In the learning unit, which aims to bring together 3500 children with qualified education a year, the education of children between the ages of 6 and 14 will be supported throughout the year. The unit with the largest capacity among TEGV learning units also draws attention with its sustainability and environmentally friendly architecture.

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Covid-19 Period Our Responsibility Principle
2020

In the Covid-19 period, we contacted our Ministry of Health in line with our responsibility principle and conveyed that we want to donate our examination tablecloths that we produce as Lila Group. In this context, we donated 100 thousand roll examination tablecloths to all our public hospitals and ambulances under the guidance of the General Directorate of Public Hospitals. Together with Çorlu, where our production facility is located, we also met the 3-month hygienic cleaning paper needs of state hospitals and ambulances in Tekirdağ and Çerkezköy.

Tablet Donation
From 2020 to today

As Lila Group, we donated 20 laptops to Çorlu Melahat Kozar Primary School for tablet / computer, which is one of the most important needs of our children in the distance education process under the current conditions. We donated tablets to the Association for Supporting Contemporary Life. Finally, we continued donating tablets with our brand Maylo, the biggest supporter of our children’s education, and in cooperation with Getir, we donated 250 tablets to the New World Campaign of the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV).

The World of Children's Dreams is in Maylo Packages!
January 2020

Lila Group, the leading cleaning paper manufacturer in Turkey, asked our children “What is the World in Your Dream?” We designed specially packaged “Picture Festival” products from the drawings of our children, depicting their answer. Maylo contributed to the education of our children who attended TEGV events with a part of the income to be obtained from the sales of Toilet Paper, Towel Paper and Napkin, which are offered for sale in ŞOK markets as of 21 October 2020.

CEO Pledge - LEAD Network Membership
Since 2019

As Lila Group, we are continuing our various studies in order to increase women’s employment and create the necessary awareness in order to ensure that women take office in higher positions and we are a corporate and global member of the LEAD Network. In addition, we are the first signatory from Turkey of CEO Pledge, which we have committed to increase our current female employee and manager ratio by 5% until 2023.

Donate TEGV Disposal
From 2019 to today

In 2019, 2 tons and in 2020, 1.8 tons of electronic waste turned into education. Contribution was made to the education of a total of 37 children.

TEMA Sofia Protects Your Future Memorial Forest
2019

As Lila Group, we implemented the “10 Thousand Saplings Memorial Forest for Our Future” project in cooperation with our upper segment brand Sofia & Migros & TEMA. We put our Sofia branded product, which was produced exclusively for Migros, for sale at Migros as the main product of the project, and included all other products in the project with a sticker. With the income obtained from the sales of these products, we donated 10,000 saplings to Tema.

TEGV Fibria Learning Unit in Tekirdağ
Since November 2018

In 2018, as Lila Group, we opened TEGV Fibria Learning Unit in Tekirdağ with Fibria, one of the leading forestry companies in Brazil, and the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey in order to bring our different business partners together. The teaching unit, which we opened on November 20, World Children’s Rights Day, is the first corporate social responsibility project implemented by an institution of foreign origin in support of the Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation. We aim to support the education of a total of 2,000 children between the ages of 6 and 14 throughout the year in the learning unit, which has a total capacity of 78 child seats. In the unit where 100 volunteers will train, our only goal is for children born with different skills to discover their own potential and abilities and to receive qualified education. This unit is also the first TEGV unit to incorporate today’s educational model Maker Workshop “Making by Experiment”. In other words, children are trained in a learning model by experience. In the learning unit, which has a capacity of 78 child seats, a total of 2,000 children between the ages of 6-14 will be supported throughout the year. Since its opening, it has provided quality education to 7,500 children.

"From Underwater to the Future" Exhibition with TEGV
September 2018

As Lila Group, education and environment is our priority, but we also desire to support culture-arts and sports activities from time to time and we take steps in this regard. In 2018, we sponsored the From Underwater to the Future with TEGV Exhibition, which consists of 29 underwater photographs taken by Underwater Photography Artist Taci Yücedere, and brought them together with art lovers at the Naval Museum. With the income from this exhibition, we contributed to the education of 525 children. This was our 3rd photography exhibition and we started the first one in 2011 with the photography exhibition “From A Distance Close”. The second one was an exhibition called “A City on Two Collars” in 2013, consisting entirely of Istanbul photographs. We have contributed to the education of more than 1,200 children through exhibitions so far.

25.000 Books for TEGV
June 2018

Believing that creating this awareness will be possible by realizing different projects with our different business partners, we launched the “25 Thousand Books for TEGV” campaign in June 2018 in cooperation with Lila Group and Migros. Within the scope of the project that is valid in Migros stores in 81 provinces of Turkey, we have provided 25 thousand books to be donated to the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) with the income of specially designed Maylo products.

Get Cover
Since 2018

Plastic caps collected in Lila Group offices and factories are regularly sent to the Spinal Cord Paralytics Association of Turkey (TOFD). This project contributes to the transformation of the caps collected into wheelchairs for those in need.

Lila Volunteers at Marathon
Since 2016

We love to support social responsibility projects with our intellectual capital, that is, our employees, which is our most precious capital to touch all stakeholders. In this sense, we participate in the Istanbul Marathon and other marathons every year, especially with our General Manager Alp Öğücü and our colleagues. In the marathon, donations were collected by Lila employees for the education of more than 450 children on behalf of TEGV.

Sofia Doesn't Destroy Forests
Since 2014

As a country, we pay approximately $ 4 billion per year for forestry and paper products industrial imports. Because, unfortunately, there is no policy for industrial forestry and pulp facilities in our country. This causes both the furniture and the paper and cardboard industry to be externally dependent. In 2014, we signed a project for industrial purposes by sponsoring ENAT (Industrial Tree Agriculture Inc.) on industrial tree agriculture in order to create an awareness about the environment and sustainability, and that an understanding of economy based on import rather than export will add value to the country’s economy and ‘Sofia Forests’. We implemented our ‘Does Not Destroy’ campaign. In 2016, we carried our “Sofia Does Not Destroy Forests” campaign to the second phase with the support of our esteemed artist Ediz Hun in order to spread awareness on this issue. Since the start of our project, we have planted 50 thousand trees. ENAT will get its first harvest in 20 years. With these and similar projects that we plan to continue by increasing the number of sapling planting every year; In 2023, we aim to plant 700 thousand trees in an area the size of 600 football fields (3.5 million square meters). In line with this future goal, we will provide Turkey with forest as much as Lila Group’s sales rate in the paper business every year. With our project, we aim to reduce the cutting pressure on natural forests and to meet the increasing need for raw materials in our country, like developed countries that invested years ago in this field. Thus, we aim to reduce our dependence on the foreign market, prevent erosions and carbon emission to air, and contribute to rural development by opening new employment areas. Because the creation of new planting areas is also very relevant to our villages. There should be peasants who will take care of these areas, watch over these trees and do the necessary labor. The villagers earn money and have a job this way, and migration to cities is prevented.

Since the start of our project, we have planted 50 thousand trees. In the project where we will get the first harvest of ENAT 20 years later, our goal: To plant 700 thousand trees in an area the size of 600 football fields (3.5 million square meters) in 2023.

"A City on Two Collars" Photography Exhibition with TEGV
May 2013

In 2013, the photographs of our Chairman of the Board of Directors Orhan Öğücü were also featured in an exhibition named “Two Collars One City”, which consisted entirely of Istanbul photographs. The income from the exhibition was donated to the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey, and we contributed to the education of 430 children through this exhibition.

Photo Exhibition "From Far Near From Near" with TEGV
November 2011

In 2011, the photography exhibition titled “From Distance Close” was our first exhibition to support education. The income obtained from the exhibition, which also includes photographs of our Chairman of the Board of Directors, Orhan Öğücü, was donated to the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey and we contributed to the education of 257 children on the occasion of this exhibition.

Contribution to TEGV from the sale of Maylo products
Since 2010

Our children are our future and our children receive qualified education for a sustainable future is one of the first issues we attach importance to in the context of corporate social responsibility. With this in mind, we have been cooperating with TEGV since 2010, which has been devoted to quality education for years. With our first social responsibility project in the paper industry, we have been transferring some of the income from the sales of Maylo products to the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey since November 2010. In order to create this awareness, we have been using the TEGV logo on our Maylo branded products since 2010. Within the framework of our cooperation with TEGV, we have contributed to the education of more than 20 thousand children so far and we continue to contribute to the education of more and more children with our sales.

University & Industry Cooperation

One of the issues we value and are trying to develop is the University & Industry cooperation project, in this sense, we have universities that we cooperate with, and we help our young people to choose their profession and prepare themselves for the business life before graduation.

Other
Since 2018

Lila Group employees hold Meetings with Non-Governmental Organizations every year and voluntarily support the Non-Governmental Organizations they have determined. Supported until today, Koruncuk, Bir Oyuncak da Sen Ver and so on. In addition to all these, Lila Group also provides cleaning paper support to associations and schools in need. ECADEM, TEGV, Mor Çatı, Public Schools, Turkish Cancer Association b.

Volunteer Service Foundation Projects

The Öğücü family from Gaziantep, who are also the founders of Lila Group, acts with the responsibility of bringing back some of what they earned from the society. Founded in 2010; Working with public institutions, there is a Voluntary Service Foundation with the aim of determining local needs and building educational, cultural and health facilities to donate to the public. Orhan Öğücü, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lila Group, works as the vice chairman of the board of directors of the Voluntary Service foundation.

Among the services provided by the Voluntary Service Foundation since its establishment;

• Voluntary Service Foundation Inal Aydınoğlu Dormitory

• Voluntary Service Foundation Kadıköy Aysel-Abdullah Öğücü Girls’ Dormitory

• Voluntary Service Foundation Kadıköy Mustafa Saffet Anatolian High School

• Voluntary Service Foundation Pendik Mustafa Saffet Science High School

• Volunteer Service Foundation Ataşehir Mustafa Saffet Cultural Center

• Voluntary Service Foundation Inal Aydınoğlu Secondary School

• Volunteer Service Foundation Gaziantep İnal Aydınoğlu Primary School

• Voluntary Service Foundation Çorlu Aysel Abdullah Öğücü Secondary School

• Voluntary Service Foundation Gaziantep Evren and Ahmet Öğücü Kindergarten

• Voluntary Service Foundation Gaziantep Aysel Öğücü Kindergarten

• Gaziantep Bey Neighborhood Aysel Abdullah Öğücü Street

• Akfırat Kindergarten Lions Gaziantep