As one of Turkey’s most comprehensive corporate volunteer movements, Kibar Volunteers implemented a project for the animals and plants that were affected by the wildfires that deeply saddened the whole country in August. Coordinated by Kibar Volunteers, Kibar Group employees and their families turned their steps into donations through the Help Steps App. Nearly 60 million steps have been donated as part of the project.
Kibar Volunteers, who bring together the social responsibility activities of Kibar Holding and its employees under the same roof and develop projects especially in the fields of education and child well-being, took action for the animals and plants that were affected by the wildfires, and implemented a project in cooperation with Help Steps and the Association for the Protection of Animals from Despair and Neglect (HAÇİKO). The steps of Kibar Group employees and their families were donated to HAÇİKO through the Help Steps App.
As part of the project, which was coordinated by Kibar Volunteers, nearly 500 people took approximately 60 million steps and covered more than 45,000 kilometers from August 9 to September 9.
Noting that the Kibar Volunteers project is of special importance for Kibar Holding, Haluk Kayabaşı, CEO of Kibar Holding, said, “Since its establishment, our Group has adopted a responsible approach to social issues. Kibar Volunteers, which we set up 3 years ago to integrate the social responsibility activities of our employees into the Group’s activities, have implemented many projects to be proud of and contributed to the society. Most recently, our volunteers took action during the wildfires that we fought all over the country and that shook all of us deeply. The steps of our employees and their valued family members were turned into donations for the animals and plants that were affected by the wildfires. In this process, we donated 3 saplings on behalf of each of our employees in order to contribute to the regeneration of the forests that we lost. I would like to thank those who contributed to the project. I hope the wounds inflicted by these fires will heal as soon as possible.”