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Vakıf Katılım builds a memorial forest with 11.111 trees for “Breath to the Future” Project and donates 5 thousand saplings for Hatay

12 Kasım 2020

Building a memorial forest with 11.111 trees in Beykoz district of İstanbul with the slogan of “Breath to the Future” on 11th of November National Afforestation Day, Vakıf Katılım also donated 5 thousand saplings for the forests burnt by terrorist organization in Hatay.

Having brought together the sharing culture of foundations with public power and brought a breath of fresh air to participation banking world, Vakıf Katılım built a memorial forest with 11.111 trees in Beykoz district of İstanbul with the slogan of “Breath to the Future” on 11th of November National Afforestation Day in line with its social responsibility vision. Vakıf Katılım further donated 5 thousand saplings for the forestland damaged due to fire started by terrorist organization in the previous days in Hatay.

“We are just consignees; it is our duty to protect out values”

İkram Göktaş, the General Manager of Vakıf Katılım, made a statement on the matter and stated that: “As Vakıf Katılım, we utilize all of our resources for the economic development of our country and for social, cultural and environmental purposes as well. Because we are just consignees. It is our primary duty to protect and enrich all the beauties we have and hand over the next generations.”

Mr. Göktaş continued his words: “To protect the nature and environment is prerequisite for the continuation of a healthy life and the protection of the nature must be considered as a matter of life or death. Unfortunately, we cause substantial damages to our environment, whether consciously or unconsciously. For that reason, each individual and institution must sensitively consider and handle the environmental consciousness matter.

We find and consider meaningful the declaration of November 11 as the National Afforestation Day. Thanks to this day which creates an important awareness, we are so glad to build a memorial forest with 11.111 trees in Beykoz district of İstanbul with the participation of our employees and to support the “Breath to the Future” project. On the other hand, we donated 5 thousand saplings for the forestland damaged due to fire started by terrorist organization in the previous days in Hatay.

With the strength and consciousness derived from our deep-rooted history and foundation culture, we will continue to perform our duties for more habitable environment in the forthcoming period as well.”


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