COVID-19BRR reviews are based on the dataset provided below. We included only those efforts of forprofit organizations from our initial research data. While by no means exhaustive, we found the resulting list of initiatives by 266 companies (181 in Turkey and 85 “Abroad”) served to capture the initial range of responses in a way that could provide learnings and positive examples for businesses in a variety of sectors and industries.
In categorizing the companies by sector, we used the GICS® Global Industry Classification Standard that was developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI. The GICS® methodology is widely accepted as a universal and reliable industry analysis framework. Its structure consists of 11 sectors: Communication Services, Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Energy, Financials, Health Care, Industrials, Information Technology, Materials, Real Estate, and Utilities.
We included another category called “Group Companies” in this review, in order to track overall support pledge amounts announced by holding companies in Turkey. You can review the business response details of these Groups’ subsidiaries in the subsidiary company’s relevant GICS® category.
1. Akıllı Baykuş is providing its interactive online platform as a free service for art, music, sports, health, and other interest sessions.
2. Türk Telekom donated 40M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign. The company also increased data usage limits of its individual and corporate customers.
3. Turkcell increased data usage limits of its individual and corporate customers.
4. Vodafone increased data usage limits of its individual and corporate customers. It will also provide free additional 5 GB data and 500 minutes voice to its customers who work in the public health sector.
1. Altınyıldız Classics of Boyner Group sent t-shirts, pyjamas, slippers and bedding sets in its inventories to hotels and dormitories where health workers are staying.
2. Altınyıldız Mensucat of Boyner Group is producing fabrics for protective medical clothing through May and will ramp up production based on need going forward.
3. Amazon donated 3.5M TL to the Turkish Red Crescent to supply medical equipment to public hospitals.
4. Arçelik, white goods manufacturing company of Koç Group, opened its production facilities to local medical equipment developer Biosys in order to manufacture ventilators. Arçelik also donated ovens, washing and drying machines, tea & coffee makers, and toasters to hospitals. The company also instituted a dedicated-service capacity for its 65+ year old customers, including installation priority and digital shopping support.
5. Arzum, white goods manufacturer, in collaboration with Güneş Plastik, is producing 10.000 protective shield masks for health workers at public hospitals,.
6. Bella Maison, online home decoration retailer, donated 1.000 medical overalls to healthcare workers in coordination with a local foundation.
7. Bilgili Holding allocated the 500 rooms in the hotels and dormitories they operate in İstanbul to healthcare workers.
8. Binnaz, mediator for online fortune telling services, is providing free psychological support to its customers.
9. Bosch donated ovens, washing and drying machines, tea & coffee makers, and refrigerators to 44 hospitals in 22 cities.
10. Boyner Mağazacılık, department store operator of Boyner Group sent t-shirts, pyjamas, slippers and bedding sets in its inventories to hotels and dormitories where healthcare workers are staying.
11. Burger King is sending free food & beverage to medical staff at hospitals.
12. De Facto sent 3.000 white t-shirts and socks to 3 hospitals in İstanbul.
13. Divan of Koç Group allocates its Divan Istanbul, Divan Istanbul City, and Divan Suites Istanbul G-Plus hotel rooms to healthcare workers.
14. Dominos is sending free food & beverage to medical staff at hospitals.
15. ENKA School is producing face protection shields with its 3D printer capacity as a member of the 3D Support Initiative.
16. Eren Tekstil, licensed producer of Lacoste in Turkey, is now producing face masks and overalls that will be delivered to hospitals and government institutions for free.
17. Farplas Otomotiv provided overalls and face masks to health workers in state research hospitals.
18. Flo donated 2 trucks of shoes to the Ministry of Health to distribute to healthcare workers so that they can seperate their work shoes from their daily shoes.
19. Ford Otosan of Koç Group is producing face masks for healthcare workers.
20. GAP, distributed by FIBA Retail in Turkey, is sending clothing packages to medical staff at hospitals.
21. GittiGidiyor, Ebay’s marketplace in Turkey, donated 1M TL to health workers.
22. Grand Hyatt Istanbul Hotel of Doğuş Group allocates its hotel rooms to healthcare workers.
23. Hepsiburada, online retailing subsidiary of Doğan Holding, donated 500.000 surgical masks and 500.000 examination gloves to the Ministry of Health.
24. ISM Minibar of Inci Holding allocated its 3D printer capacity to producing face shields.
25. İbis Hotel of Akfen Holding allocated its hotel rooms in Eskişehir to healthcare workers.
26. İşbir Yatak donated 2.000 pillows and 200 matresses to hospitals in Istanbul.
27. Kahve Dünyası is sending free food & beverage to medical staff at hospitals.
28. Karaca, housewares and home decoration brand, manufactured and donated sheets and pillowcases for ICU beds at public hospitals.
29. KFC is sending free food & beverage to medical staff at hospitals.
30. Koton is sending clothing supplies to medical staff at hospitals.
31. LCW-Taha Grubu is producing 3M face masks to be delivered to medical staff via the Ministry of Health.
32. LG donated refrigerators, TVs, washing machines, fire meters, blood pressure devices, and disposable overalls to an Istanbul based state research hospital.
33. Little Caesars is sending free food & beverage to medical staff at hospitals.
34. Marks & Spencer, distributed by FIBA Retail in Turkey, is sending clothing packages to medical staff at hospitals.
35. Marmara Taksim Hotel of the Marmara Group allocates its rooms to healthcare workers.
36. McDonalds of Anadolu Group is sending free food & beverage to medical staff at hospitals.
37. Modanisa, conservative clothing brand, is producing 200.000 medical face masks for healthcare workers in cooperation with the Ministry of Health.
38. Morhipo of Boyner Group sent t-shirts, pyjamas, slippers and bedding sets in its inventories to hotels and dormitories where healthcare workers are staying.
39. n11.com, online retailer of Doğuş Group, donated 1M TL to the Ministry of Health.
40. Nesine.com, online bookmaker of Doğan Holding, donated 1.5M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
41. On7 Hotel of Turkish soccer player Tuncay Şanlı allocated its rooms to healthcare workers.
42. Otokoç of Koç Group allocated 270 vehicles to healthcare workers and donated 10.000 face shields.
43. OYAK Renault is manufacturing mobile test and sampling units, and intubation and fever measuring cabinets to protect healthcare workers, in collaboration with the Bursa Directorate of Health.
44. Penti will provide leggings and intimate wear to female medical staff at hospitals.
45. Renault MAİS donated 1M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
46. Sahibinden.com, real estate and auto marketplace, announced a pledge of 2M TL in donations (1M TL to the Ministry of Health and 1M TL to supply medical equipment directly to state university hospitals).
47. Selay Toys, local toy manufacturer, converted its facility to produce medical overalls and masks.
48. Starbucks is sending free food & beverage to medical staff at hospitals.
49. Sun Tekstil, in cooperation with Tor Demir, is producing biological sampling cabinets for hospitals in the Aegean region.
50. Swissotel Bosphorus of the FIBA Group allocates its rooms and provides meals to healthcare workers at a state hospital in the hotel’s vicinity.
51. TinkTürkiye made its online high school education content available for free to all Turkish high schoolers.
52. TOFAŞ of Koç Group is producing various medical equipments including biological sampling and intubation cabinets to be used by local hospitals in Bursa.
53. Trendyol, online discount retailer, donated 5M TL worth of materials and equipment to the Ministry of Health. It donated another 1M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
54. TÜVTÜRK, vehicle inspection station operating company of Doğuş Group, donated 500.000 masks.
55. VAKKO, luxury fashion brand, is producing 3M face masks to be delivered to medical staff via the Ministry of Health.
56. Vestel of Zorlu Holding donated air conditioners and small home appliances to hospitals. The company is providing free 7/24 service to its customers that work in healthcare. It also instituted a dedicated-service capacity for its 65+ year old customers, including installation priority and digital shopping support. Vestel is also providing meals for healthcare workers at hospitals, as well as contributing to efforts to feed street animals.
57. Vitra of Eczacıbaşı Group is funding 3D support networks and other innovative medical equipment production initiatives.
1. Anadolu Efes, the largest brewer in Turkey, of Anadolu Group, allocated 1M TL to be donated to the unemployed staff in the food and entertainment industries. It is working with an association to distribute these funds via cards/tickets that can be used to shop for essential needs.
2. Carrefour of Sabancı Group announced dedicated shopping hours for 60+ year old customers.
3. Coca Cola Turkey of Anadolu Group is redirecting a major part of its marketing spend to medical supplies, equipment, and food and beverage support for healthcare workers, as well as low income citizens. Coca Cola announced a total of $120M commitment for these donations globally. Coca Cola will collaborate with the Turkish Red Crescent to deliver free products to quarantined areas in Turkey.
4. Getir, Turkish fast delivery startup, is donating 10.000 aid boxes worth 1.5M TL to 65+ year old citizens. The company is also waiving delivery fees and providing 10% discount on orders placed by healthcare workers.
5. Hayat Su donated 200 tons of water to healthcare workers and low income communities in Ankara. It also donated 100 tons of water to a foodbank to be distributed to 65+ year old citizens.
6. Koteks donated 7.000 menstrual pads for female healthcare workers.
7. Lila Group, producer of roll paper, designed, manufactured, and donated 100.000 rolls (5M meters) of disposable examination table covers to be used in state hospitals and ambulances. It also supplied roll paper to state hospitals and ambulances in three provinces, enough to last them 3 months.
8. Metro donated 3.000 protective masks to children undergoing cancer treatment in collaboration with a local NGO.
9. Mey Diageo provided 20M TL worth of ethyl alcohol to local bottlers of eaudecologne, a scented hand sanitizer commonly used in Turkish households. The amount is enough for packagers to produce 6M bottles. The company provided the chemical for either free of charge or at production cost to these bottlers. Mey Diageo, in order to support the struggling restaurant industry, also extended its customers’ payment terms for an amount up to 100M TL so that restaurant owners can channel these dues to supporting their now inactive employees.
10. Migros of Anadolu Group hired 1.000 additional staff for online sales delivery. Special Ramadan boxes are designed and will be on sale for customers over 60 years of age.
11. Nutricia is donating 1M TL worth protective medical equipment to hospitals.
12. P&G is delivering home care products via the Turkish Red Crescent to be distributed to citizens quaranteened in the state-run higher education dormitories in 14 provinces.
13. PepsiCo committed 12M TL for meals and hygiene products to help families through food banks. It pledged 2:1 matching support for employee donations to charities, commiting to an additional 13M TL of funds to communities.
14. Pürsu, water bottler subsidiary of Aygaz, Koç Group, is delivering over 2M bottles of water to 20 public hospitals.
15. Sırma Su sent 15 trucks of water to state hospitals.
16. Unilever donated 230 tons of cleaning products to the Ministry of Health to be sent to hospitals in the 81 provinces of Turkey.
17. Yemeksepeti, digital marketplace for food delivery, delayed dues of single-branched restaurants for one month, waived listing fees, and is now receiving orders via public hotline Alo 153 for 65+ year old citizens with low digital literacy skills. The company also donated 1M TL to the Ministry of Health to purchase medical equipment. Yemeksepeti is also providing a 10% discount on orders paid with the “Wallet” tool.
1. Akenerji of Akkök Group donated protective clothing, monitors, and other medical equipment to the Cerrahpaşa and Çapa state hospitals in Istanbul.
2. Aytemiz of Doğan Holding integrated contactless and pay as you go systems at its gas stations.
3. BP donated 1M TL worth of fuel oil to the Istanbul Directorate of Health to be used in ambulances through April.
4. Opet of Koç Group integrated contactless and mobile pay as you go systems at its gas stations.
5. Shell & Turcas Petrol donated 5M TL worth of fuel oil to the Minisrty of Health for the use of healthcare workers, ambulances, and other vehicles approved by the Ministry.
6. SOCAR Turkey along with TANAP and its subsidiaries (Petkim, STAR Rafineri, SOCAR Terminal, Petkim RES, Bursagaz, Kayserigaz and Millenicom) donated 8M TL to the Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
7. Total began providing free car decontamination services at its gas stations.
1. Acıbadem Insurance will cover the full cost of COVID-19 treatments of its customers, although excluded in a typical insurance package.
2. Ak Insurance of Sabancı Group will cover the full cost of COVID-19 treatments of its customers, although excluded in a typical insurance package.
3. Akbank of Sabancı Group allocated 10M TL to support the medical equipment and other urgent needs at state hospitals. The bank also postponed loan payments of its private and corporate customers until July, waived EFT/wire transfer charges, and increased ATM money withdrawal limits.
4. Allianz Insurance will cover the full cost of COVID-19 treatments of its customers, although excluded in a typical insurance package. Allianz is also supporting a local foundation that enables free accomodation for healthcare workers through its coordination with hotels in Istanbul.
5. Anadolu Insurance of Türkiye İş Bankası Group will cover the full cost of COVID-19 treatments of its customers, although excluded in a typical insurance package.
6. Anadolu Life and Retirement Insurance of Türkiye İş Bankası Group contributed an unknown amount to a fund of 7M TL collected by a local association to be transfered to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
7. Axa Insurance will cover the full cost of COVID-19 treatments of its customers, although excluded in a typical insurance package.
8. Doğa Insurance will cover the full cost of COVID-19 treatments of its customers, although excluded in a typical insurance package.
9. EximBank announced credit and insurance support to ensure that exporters maintain current labor and production capacity going forward.
10. Fibabanka of the FIBA Group donated 3.6M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
11. Fiba Faktoring of the FIBA Group donated protective health equipment to state hospitals and made a donation to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
12. Garanti BBVA allocated 10M TL towards supplying urgent equipment needs of healthcare workers at state university hospitals, such as masks, visors, gloves, protective overalls, hair restraints, waterproof gowns, and footwear.
13. Gelecek Varlık of the FIBA Group donated medical devices to state hospitals and made a donation to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
14. Güneş Insurance will cover the full cost of COVID-19 treatments of its customers, although excluded in a typical insurance package.
15. HDI Insurance will cover the full cost of COVID-19 treatments of its customers, although excluded in a typical insurance package.
16. ING Bank, in collaboration with a foundation, launched 1.5M TL worth scholarship fund to support 1.000 young individuals and their family members for 3 months.
17. Mapfre Insurance will cover the full cost of COVID-19 treatments of its customers, although excluded in a typical insurance package.
18. QNB Finansbank committed 10M TL to respond the urgent needs emerging in the healthcare system.
19. Sompo Insurance will cover the full cost of COVID-19 treatments of its customers, although excluded in a typical insurance package.
20. TEB committed 7.5M TL to supporting families in need.
21. Türk Nippon Insurance will cover the full cost of COVID-19 treatments of its customers, although excluded in a typical insurance package.
22. Türkiye Finans donated 8M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign and 10.000 protective overalls to healthcare workers. The bank is also postponing consumer loans including mortgage and vehicle payments for 6 months interest-free for its existing customers working in the healthcare sector.
23. Türkiye İş Bankası is postponing its customers’ loan interest and installment payments, waiving EFT/wire transfer charges for digital banking activity, and increasing credit card limits if demanded. It will provide need based support for companies, including payment obligations incurred by SMEs before the pandemic and salary obligations of its corporate customers.
24. Yapı Kredi Bank of Koç Group donated 10M TL to the Ministry of Health.
1. Akkök Holding, donated 1.5M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
2. Anadolu Group committed 30M TL to the fight against the pandemic. The Group donated 5M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign through its subsidiaries: Anadolu Efes, Coca Cola İçecek, Migros and Anadolu Isuzu.
3. Arkas Holding donated 3.3M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
4. Borusan Group donated 5M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
5. Boyner Group donated 1M TL to the Presidential National Solidarity Campaign and distributed another 2M TL worth of in kind donations through its subsidiaries. The Group donated 50.000 surgical masks and 5.500 protective clothing to health workers in collaboration with a local health foundation.
6. Doğan Holding donated 5M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
7. Doğuş Group, along with Doğuş Otomotiv, Doğuş Yüce Oto partnership / Skoda, Doğuş Construction, Doğuş Publishing Group, Doğuş Turizm, n11.com and Tüvtürk, donated 15M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
8. Eczacıbaşı Group allocated 10M TL to fight against the pandemic. The Group donated 2M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign. The Group is also supplying 327.000 free bottles of eaudecologne to the Turkish government to be delivered to 65+ year old citizens. They are also funding 3D support networks and other innovative medical equipment production initiatives. The Group is providing financing, mentoring, and business development support to winning projects at the Coronathon TR initiative. Eczacıbaşı is also funding the “Play and Learn” competition designed to help children increase their hygiene awareness.
9. FIBA Group committed 12M TL worth of cash and in kind support along with its subsidiaries: Fibabanka, FIBA Faktoring, FINA Energy, FIBA Retirement, FIBA Retail, Gelecek Varlık (asset management), and Swissotel. 5M TL of the 12M TL was donated to the Presidential National Solidarity Campaign. The Group also continues to support Özyeğin University that allocated its 3D printer capacity to producing masks for healthcare workers.
10. Gürallar Group donated 1M TL to the governerate of Kutahya, the province where the Group has its origins, to support 5.000 local families in financial difficulty.
11. İşbir Holding donated 1M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
12. Kaanlar Group donated 1.5M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
13. Kale Group is organizing live Youtube chats with eminent speakers for public viewing.
14. Kale Endüstri Holding donated 0.5M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
15. Koç Group donated 20M TL to the Presidential National Solidarity Campaign through its YKB, Aygaz, TÜPRAŞ and OPET subsidiaries. The Group also made Koç Academy’s 12.000 online professional development course content accessible for free to the public. Its HR platform, “İcindeKoçVar” is also providing free, up to date information about COVID-19 via a whatsapp chatbot to registered users. They have also been supporting bioengineering and design initiatives at Koç University.
16. MSC Group donated 1M TL to the Presidential National Solidarity Campaign through its MSC, Asyaport, Medlog Logistic and Medlog Shipping subsidiaries.
17. Rönesans Holding announced a commitment of 8M TL to support the fight against the pandemic. It allocated 6.9M TL of the 8M TL to the Presidential National Solidarity Campaign through its subsidiaries REC and RMI.
18. Sabancı Group donated 1.7M TL to the Ministry of Health to be used in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine and serum and for the purchase of 150.000 diagnostic kits. Sabancı Holding also donated 10 tons of a disinfectant called Antimic produced by Sabancı University to the Ministry of Health. They have also been supporting the Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center for vaccine and serum development research.
19. Sanko Holding pledged to allocate 22M TL to support its employees and other citizens in need. Sanko postponed all customer payments for 60 days. It provided 1.000 TL nutrition aid to each of the 14.000 employees and donated a total of 60.000 aid boxes (30.000 in Gaziantep where it is founded, and 30.000 in various other provinces) through partnerships with local governerates.
20. Saran Holding provided 1M TL to support the Ministry of Health and the artisans in Kırıkkale.
21. Türkiye İş Bankası Group allocated 10M TL to be used by the Ministry of Health to respond the needs of state hospitals.
22. Yataş Group donated 1M TL to the Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.The Group is also donating sofas, bedsheets and pillows to state hospitals.
23. Yıldızlar Yatırım Holding contributed 5M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
24. Zorlu Holding contributed 5M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign through its Vestel subsidiary.
1. Anatolia Genworks is producing diagnostic kits.
2. Bioeksen is producing diagnostic kits.
3. Biosys, biomedical device maker, is working with Ministry of Health to supply bedside monitors and respirators to state hospitals.
4. Diagen is producing diagnostic kits.
5. DS Bio& Nano Technology is producing diagnostic kits.
6. Foras is producing ventilators.
7. Genkord is producing diagnostic kits.
8. Hibrigen is producing diagnostic kits.
9. Medicraft is producing ventilators.
10. Meditera is producing ventilators.
11. Medline of Esas Holding provided medical equipment to 5 major hospitals in Istanbul. Each hospital received 4.800 FFP2 masks, face shields, protective overalls, and 1.000 surgical masks. https://twitter.com/medline4441212/status/1247378473087381504/photo/1
12. ModülGrup is producing ventilators.
13. NucleoGene is producing diagnostic kits.
14. Orthero, orthodontic equipment producer, is supporting mask production with their 3D printer capacity.
15. Polgen is producing diagnostic kits.
16. Respican is producing ventilators.
17. RTA is producing diagnostic kits.
18. Sentromer is producing diagnostic kits.
1. ASELSAN initiated an R&D study to diagnose patients using a virus-sensitive optical biosensor method. It also launched an aid campaign to meet the medical equipment needs of healthcare workers.
2. Ekol Logistics supplied food and beverage to truck drivers delayed for days at customs gates.
3. Elektroland Defence developed a Biological Defence Robot that disinfects spaces autonomously for 8 hours. The company collaborated with the Middle East Technical University in Ankara for design and engineering.
4. ENKA İnşaat, engineering & construction company, donated 4M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
5. Evreka, tech startup providing waste collection and city cleaning solutions, is providing free cleaning services to municipalities.
6. Kariyer.net, digital job search platform, is offering HR Venue that enables online job interviews free for one month.
7. Kordsa, tire and construction reinforcement and composites maker of the Sabancı Group is enabling its composite equipments excellence center to design, prototype, and produce various types of medical equipment.
8. MND Izolasyon, industrial insulation solutions provider, is producing 3.500 masks.
9. Money Shower, a tech startup in Turkey, developed a new technology to disinfect money in ATMs.
10. OMSAN Logistics donated 1M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
11. Patent Effect, patent tracker, provided a list of the 16 initiatives that produce test kits, breathing apparatus, and other equipment used for combatting COVID-19, including their patent number.
12. Studio Vertebra, architectural design office, participated in medical mask production efforts by using its 3D printing infrastructure.
1. ATAR Labs provided its ATAR SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation and Response) platform to 5 hospitals free of charge for 6 months.
2. Oppo Turkey, donated 30.000 FPP3 masks to the Ministry of Health.
1. Ak-Kim of Aksa Holding donated hygiene products and disinfection equipment to be distributed in Yalova.
2. Aksa Akrilik and DowAksa of Aksa Holding donated 0.1M TL worth of medical equipment supplies to the Yalova state hospital.
3. Gizemfrit of Aksa Holding donated 0.12M TL worth ventilators to the Sakarya Training and Research Hospital.
4. Hayat Kimya, hygiene and cleaning products manufacturing subsidiary of Hayat Group, donated 5 trucks of Bingo Oxygen Bleach, 5 trucks of Papia, Familia, Focus toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues to state hospitals.
5. Maratem of Eczacıbaşı Group is supplying various disinfection chemicals and hygiene products for free to those hotels that opened their doors to healthcare workers.
6. Mopak, paper and cardboard manufacturer, launched a social media campaign where it donated masks to health workers for each rainbow drawning photo submitted to the site by campaign followers.
7. OYKA donated 1.5M TL to the Turkish Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
8. Selpak Professional of Eczacıbaşı Group is supplying cleaning tissue and other hygiene products for free to those hotels that opened their doors to healthcare workers.
1. Esas Real Estate Investments of Esas Holding is waiving rent for tenants in 7 of its malls in Adana, Balıkesir, Çanakkale, Bolu, Kırklareli, Kocaeli, and Zonguldak provinces during 20 March-30 April.
2. FIBA Commercial Properties of the FIBA Group is waiving rent for customers in its Konya, Adana, İstanbul and Gaziantep M1 malls during 19 March-30 April.
3. Hürriyet Emlak, online real estate platform of Doğan Holding, announced 1 month free subscription for agencies.
4. İŞ GYO, real estate investment trust of the Türkiye İş Bankası Group, is waiving rent for tenants in its Kanyon, Ege Perla, Kule Çarşı, Mallmarine, and Tuzla malls during 20 March-30 April.
5. Mardin Mall is waiving rent for their customers in March and April.
6. Panora Mall is waiving rent and common area fees of its customers in Ankara for the second half of March and April.
7. Rönesans Real Estate Investments of Rönesans Holding is waiving rent for tenants in its Optimum, Kozzy, Piazza, Hilltown, and Maltepe Park malls in 7 cities during 20 March-30 April.
8. Söğütözü İnşaat is waiving rent and common area fees of its Armada Mall customers for the second half of March and April.
1. AT&T waived overages and data caps for customers. It participated in a pledge announcing that no individual or small business will lose cell phone service due to nonpayment. Late fees will be waived if incurred due to financial difficulties related to the pandemic. All Wi-Fi hotspots will be opened up to public use.
2. Comcast will offer two months of free service to new customers, and increase internet speeds for existing customers. It participated in a pledge announcing that no individual or small business will lose cell phone service due to nonpayment. Late fees will be waived if incurred due to financial difficulties related to the pandemic. All Wi-Fi hotspots will be opened up to public use.
3. Facebook announced a $100M grant to aid small businesses impacted by COVID-19. It also committed to match $20 million in donations to the United Nations Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The company is also donating its emergency reserve of 720.000 masks to healthcare workers and will work to source millions more to donate.
4. Google made their video conferencing service, Hangouts Meet, available for all G-suite customers until July, 2020. Google announced a $50M commitment through Google.org in support of global COVID-19 response efforts. Google and its sister company Verily also launched a pilot COVID-19 website to direct individuals exposed to the virus to testing sites where they can be tested and get quick results. .
5. Netflix created a $100M relief fund for out-of-work production professionals — including cast and crew — many of whom are paid hourly and on a project basis. The relief is not limited to workers on Netflix’s projects.
6. Sprint waived overages and data caps for customers. It participated in a pledge announcing that no individual or small business will lose cell phone service due to nonpayment. Late fees will be waived if incurred due to financial difficulties related to the virus. All Wi-Fi hotspots will be opened up to public use.
7. T-Mobile waived overages and data caps for customers. It participated in a pledge announcing that no individual or small business will lose cell phone service due to nonpayment. Late fees will be waived if incurred due to financial difficulties related to the virus. All Wi-Fi hotspots will be opened up to public use.
8. Verizon waived overages and data caps for customers. It participated in a pledge announcing that no individual or small business will lose cell phone service due to nonpayment. Late fees will be waived if incurred due to financial difficulties related to the virus. All Wi-Fi hotspots will be opened up to public use.
1. Airbnb announced a $250M relief fund to cover hosts’ costs of coronavirus cancellations. The reimbursements are funded by Airbnb, and will go to hosts with qualifying cancellations, paying 25% of what they would normally receive from a canceled booking.
2. Alibaba will-provide 2M masks throughout Europe. Alibaba cofounder pledged $14M to help develop a COVID-19 vaccine. He’s also donating 500,000 testing kits and 1M face masks to the U.S.. Ma has sent medical supplies and tests to Italy as well as several other countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia. Alibaba also launched a talent-sharing plan to hire short-term staff from temporarily affected sectors, including restaurants, bars and small shops that are closed by law or have simply shut due to lack of customers, for flexible job openings in e-commerce and supermarkets.
3. Allbirds, the San Francisco-based sustainable footwear company, is supporting healthcare workers in the United States by offering free shoes.
4. Amazon invested $20M in the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative to bring COVID-19 tests to the market faster. The company is hiring 100,000 new full-time and part-time positions across to the U.S. to meet the surge in demand. It is increasing wages worldwide. It has donated $1M to emergency COVID-19 funds in the Washington, D.C., region, created a $5M relief fund for small businesses and contributed $1M to a new Seattle foundation to help those affected by COVID-19. Amazon is prioritizing the warehousing and logistics operations of essential items including daily household staples, baby and medical supplies. The company also announced that is waiving subscription fees of children’s books and audio stories as long as schools are closed so that kids everywhere can instantly stream their collection.
5. Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent of the Kering Group, will begin to produce masks upon approval, complying with the “strictest protection measures” for healthcare workers.
6. BYD auto is setting up makeshift assembly lines to produce masks and disinfectants.
7. Christian Siriano and Dov Charney are rebooting their fashion apparel manufacturing operations to produce masks and gowns.
8. Everytable, a Los Angeles-based café launched a helpline to ensure that everyone in its market has access to healthy meals during this time.
9. Ferrari joined ventilator production efforts. Siare Engineering, Italy’s largest manufacturer of hospital ventilators, turned to Italian automakers Ferrari and Fiat to investigate the possibility that the automakers might help produce more of the urgently needed ventilators.
10. Fiat joined ventilator production efforts. Siare Engineering, Italy’s largest manufacturer of hospital ventilators, turned to Italian automakers Ferrari and Fiat to investigate the possibility that the automakers might help produce more of the urgently needed ventilators.
11. Foxconn is setting up makeshift assembly lines to produce masks and disinfectants.
12. Giorgio Armani Group is donating $1.43M dollars to combat the rapid virus spread in Italy, with funds being split between three Milan-based hospitals and Rome’s Spallanzani hospital, in addition to the Civil Protection Agency, which helps manage emergency events.
13. GM expects to produce 50.000 masks a day once the production line is at full capacity.
14. Guangzhou Automobile Group Co is setting up makeshift assembly lines to produce masks and disinfectants.
15. Gucci, owned by Kering Group, is prepared to make over 1M masks and 55.000 pairs of medical overalls in Italy upon approval from the medical authorities.
16. Hotel Football and The Stock Exchange hotels run by former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville will open their doors to National Health Service employees.
17. IKEA opens up its stores’ car parks to be used as testing sites.
18. LVMH is producing hand sanitizer in its perfume factories, for use in French hospitals.
19. Matouk, maker of fine linens, is shifting its manufacturing focus from high-end items sold in Bloomingdales, to sheets, towels and other items in demand at hospitals and healthcare facilities.
20. Nike and leadership are committing more than $17M to COVID-19 response efforts.
21. SAIC GM Wuling is setting up makeshift assembly lines to produce masks and disinfectants.
22. Stamford Bridge Millennium Hotel of Roman Abramovich allocates rooms to NHS staff..
23. Sweetgreen is delivering free salads and bowls to hospital workers and medical personnel in the cities it serves.
24. Tesla and SpaceX are working on making ventilators.
25. Unwrapped, a sewing company in Lowell, Massachusetts is making masks and hospital gowns. They are already producing 10.000 masks a day.
26. Zara is planning to convert part of its textile manufacturing capacity in Spain to produce hospital gowns. It said it had already donated 10,000 masks and another 300,000 were due to be sent.
1. Aldi is offering dedicated shopping time for vulnerable customers.
2. Amway will produce free hand sanitizer for its Spectrum Health and Kids’ food basket offering.
3. Bacardi converted a plant to produce hand sanitizer.
4. Carrefour announced dedicated shopping hours for its customers above 65 years of age.
5. Coca-Cola Philippines re-channels P150M advertising budget for COVID-19 response.
6. Costco is offering dedicated shopping time for vulnerable customers.
7. Coty Inc is producing hydro-alcoholic gel, which is used as hand sanitizer, and donating to medical and emergency services staff who are facing shortages.
8. CVS pledged to launch drive-up testing. CVS Health opened its first drive-up coronavirus testing location at one of its pharmacy parking lots in Massachusetts. Tests at the site are limited to first responders, such as firefighters, nurses and police, who are referred by state and public health officials.
9. EsteeLauder is donating 10.000 bootles of hand sanitizer to NY state every week.
10. Henkel will donate 2M euros to the COVID19 fund, launched by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Foundation, as well as to selected aid organizations around the world. Henkel will also donate 5M units of personal and household hygiene products, including hand sanitizers, soaps and cleaning products. They also plan to shift production facilities to produce disinfectants. The company is also offering improved payment terms for hairdressers.
11. L’Oréal Group announced it will use its manufacturing facilities to make hand sanitizer and hydroalcoholic gel to distribute throughout Europe. L’Oréal is also putting a hold on all debt due to be collected from its SME customers. In addition, the company has pledged to donate 1M euros to NGOs that are helping the disadvantaged communities.
12. Lush is offering free handwashes to anyone coming through its stores.
13. Morrisons (UK supermarket) launched a hardship fund for employees.
14. Pernod Ricard SA produced 1.000 gallons of hand sanitizer.
15. Target pledged to launch drive-up testing.
16. Tito’s Vodka is shifting manufacturing lines to produce 24 tons of hand sanitizer.
17. Walgreens pledged to launch drive-up testing locations.
18. Walmart pledged to launch drive-up testing and offered dedicated shopping time for vulnerable customers.
1. Eni, Italian Energy company, is supporting hospitals in various cities to improve their capacity to serve Covid-19 patients. Through its €30M ($33M) total commitment, Eni also said it will be funding public information campaigns about Covid-19, as well as researching ways of using its supercomputing systems for medical research related to infectious diseases.
1. Allianz Global Assistance is temporarily accomodating claims for trip cancellation and emergency medical care for customers who become ill with the coronavirus as well as cancellation claims for customers traveling to China, South Korea, and the Lombardy and Veneto regions of Italy.
2. Ally Bank is waiving transaction fees for savings and money market account holders and offering payment deferrals to loan customers.
3. Bank of America is waiving certain fees for consumer and small business clients. Bank of America’s CEO has agreed to donate $100M to support communities impacted by the outbreak.
4. Bank of New York Mellon has stopped all stock buybacks for the 2nd quarter in order to maintain their solvency and liquidity for customers during the outbreak.
5. BBVA announced new lines of credit, credit card or loan payment extensions and deferrals.
6. Chase is donating $50M to nonprofits to “help address immediate public health needs as well as long-term economic challenges.”
7. Cigna has committed to covering the medical test similar to a preventive benefit for fully-insured plans, thereby waiving co-pays, coinsurance or deductibles for customers.
8. Citi is waiving monthly service fees for small business and retail banking customers and penalties for early CD withdrawals. Mortgage customers may be eligible for a hardship program and Citi credit card holders may be able to increase their credit lines and benefit from collection forbearance programs.
9. Citizens Bank is dedicating $5M to aid small businesses and communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
10. Goldman Sachs is allowing its customers using the online banking platform and lender, known as Marcus, to delay making payments for a month interest-free. Users with an Apple Credit Card — which is issued by Goldman Sachs — will be able to avoid making payments during March without accruing interest.
11. HSBC UK allocated £5 billion to help businesses in need of support. Financial support schemes for individuals include: reduced or deferred payments for mortgages, term extensions, rate switches, temporary increase in credit card and overdraft limits, and more.
12. Morgan Stanley stopped all stock buybacks for the 2nd quarter in order to maintain their solvency and liquidity for customers during the outbreak.
13. Samsung Life Insurance in South Korea, offered its facilities for treatments of confirmed patients with minor or no symptoms.
14. State Street stopped all stock buybacks for the 2nd quarter in order to maintain their solvency and liquidity for customers during the outbreak.
15. Wells Fargo pledged to donate $175 M to support public health aid efforts and address housing security and food shortage concerns in the US and abroad. The bank stopped all stock buybacks for the 2nd quarter in order to maintain their solvency and liquidity for customers during the outbreak.
1. Johnson & Johnson donated 1M surgical masks to Chinese health workers.
2. Menarini, one of Italy’s largest pharmaceutical companies, will convert a production line at its Florence factory to make disinfectant gel that will be distributed free of charge to Italy’s civil protection agency.
3. Ping An Smart Healthcare leveraged its know-how in the AI field and launched a smart image-reading system to assist doctors with early, efficient and accurate diagnoses of Covid-19 in patients.
1. Berlin Messe Trade Fair Exhibition Grounds is turned into 1.000 bed coronavirus hospital. https://www.dw.com/en/berlin-to-build-1000-bed-coronavirus-hospital/a-52811671
2. Javits Center (170.000 m2 exhibition area) in NYC converted into 1.200 bed emergency hospital.
3. Uber announced they will provide 14 days of sick pay for drivers or delivery workers who are sick with the coronavirus or are required to be isolated. These individuals did not previously qualify for paid leave or benefits as they are technically considered independent contractors.
1. Adobe is giving higher education and K-12 institutional customers of their Creative Cloud apps the ability to request temporary “at-home” access for their students and educators. This is being granted for free until June, 2020 and is available globally.
2. Apple has been working on sourcing necessary medical supplies for American and European healthcare workers. Apple also pledged over $15M in donations, as well as a 2:1 corporate matching for all employee donations that go towards NGOs responding to the pandemic.
3. Budmen Industries is producing 3D printed devices to support healthcare workers. The company shares a production package which includes 3D models, templates, and assembly instructions for those who are willing to produce 3D face shields. It connects these volunteer producers with medical facilities in need.
4. Dell donated $284.000 (2M yuan) to provide medical supplies such as surgical masks to hospitals in China. Dell is also donating $853,000 (6M yuan) worth of IT services to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Hubei province. The company has also set aside $3M in funds and in kind technology donations to help COVID-19 efforts worldwide.
5. Issinova, Italian tech startup, produced a 3D-printed version of valves for respirators. Called a venturi valve, it connects to a patient’s face mask to deliver oxygen at a fixed concentration.
6. Jamm, an audio-visual communication tool used by remote and distributed teams is now free of charge. The tool integrates with Slack.
7. Loom, a video recording and sharing enabler, has made Loom Pro free for teachers and students at K-12 schools, universities, and educational institutions. They have also removed the recording limit on free plans and have cut the price for Loom Pro in half.
8. Microsoft is paying regular wages to hourly workers who support their campus, even if hours are reduced. Microsoft is also enabling Teams and Minecraft to be used globally for remote learning initiatives. The company is also funding the development of the COVID-19 Open Research Data Set, that includes tens of thousands of scholarly articles about the virus. The company also is also offering its Microsoft Azure powered Healthcare Bot service to frontline healthcare organizations to help screen patients for potential infection and care.
9. Netsparker is offering complimentary Netsparker Team licenses to organizations involved in fighting COVID-19 so they can keep their websites and web applications secure during the crisis. Eligible organizations include government entities, medical equipment providers, news providers, vaccine research, medical research, patient care, hospitals, emergency first responders, food delivery, and more.
10. Furbo, designer of cameras and monitoring systems for pets, is donating cameras to healthcare workers to help them watch and interact with their pets while away from home.
1. Caruso, a Los Angeles real estate developer announced that his “town center” style outdoor shopping centers will remain open to the public so they can take walks and enjoy fresh air while observing propoer social distancing.. Parking is now free to all visitors.
The analysis on this website is based on the set of news data we collected during the months of March and April, 2020. Provided below are additional announcements, gathered after the original research period.
1- Adel Turkey sent stationery materials to 1.000 children through the “My Rainbow at Home” project conducted in collaboration with AÇEV. Adel also gave parents and children access to its online teacher support platform, which offers activities to support child development.
2- Akiş GYO announced that its affiliated shoping malls, including Akbatı, Akasya and Akmerkez Malls, will not charge rent to customers (retailers) in March and April.
3- Aktek Information and Communication donated 60K TL worth of Oracle Database Management Service support for free to state hospitals in Istanbul and Kocaeli. Aktek also provided 24/7 system management service support for a period of 3 months (worth 90K TL) to other public health institutions and organizations in need.
4- Akgirişim delivered food aid to Yalova Municipality to be distributed to those in need.
5- Ak-Pa Textile donated 2 respirators to a hospital in Istanbul.
6- American Hospital shared online content and advice on Covid-19. The hospital also moved its doctor appointments to a digital platform through the Koç E-health system.
7- Anadolu Isuzu, in collaboration with Garenta, KIA, and KNS Automotive, donated their intubation and biological sampling cabinets to hospitals and health directorates in 19 provinces. The company also sent support packages to retired employees and healthcare professionals. Two separate and free disinfection operations were carried out at authorized service points before the vehicles were delivered.
8- Anadolu Health provided online pre-examinations for its patients via its e-doctor system.
9- AND Real Estate offers its customers online home visiting, meeting, and purchase services through its E-Key Platform.
10- Aradolucom, Turkey’s quality and healthy living online store, donated 1.000 food parcels to families affected by the pandemic. Food parcels were delivered to 41 different locations, especially in Istanbul’s Esenler district where the company operates. The company also adopted 4 paralyzed dogs in need of care during the pandemic and donated 500 kgs of pet food every month to a local, independently-run animal rights NGO. Aradolu also became the first donor and active endorser of a child in need of support for the treatment of Type 1 SMA disease.
11- Borçelik produced masks with face shields for the hospitals in Bursa. Borçelik Technical Academy supported students with online courses on electricity, metal and machinery in order for vocational high school interns to continue their education.
12- Borusan Energy provided masks, overalls, face shields, boxer gowns, cooling devices, and laboratory equipment used in tests to university hospitals and health directorates.
13- Borusan Port provided a total of 600 kg of dry food support to municipalities and Animals Association in order to meet the nutritional needs of street animals. Borusan produced and installed 4 disinfection cabinets in order to improve the hygiene conditions in its port. The company also delivered food packages to its employees’ parents who are over 65 years of age.
14- Borusan Mannessmann started working on producing serum hangers for 4 hospitals. Borusan also developed a mobile app in order to monitor the health of its employees and to prevent the spread of the virus in the work environment.
15- Borusan Automotive started a joint campaign with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to support citizens facing financial difficulties and donated a total of 1.390 Ramadan packages to those in need. Borusan Automotive also donated overalls, face shields, and digital sphygmomanometers to hospitals in İstanbul and Malatya.
16- İkinciyeni.com started an awareness raising campaign on the care of the neglected stray animals during the pandemic.
17- KIA is providing its customers digital showroom visits via its “video call” service.
18- Koçfinans provided medical supplies worth 0.1M TL to a research hospital in İstanbul. The company also provided 150 pulse oxymeters, 50 non-contact thermometers, 50 nebulizers, 50 sphygmomanometers, 22 laryngoscopes, and 2 defibrillators to public health authorities.
19- Koçtaş donated 12 aspirator devices to be used in the operating room and intensive care unit of a research hospital in İstabul. The company also supplied the hospital with 2.000 units of bleach products, 100.000 gloves and 4.000 batteries.
20- Opet Fuchs donated 12.000 surgical masks and 3.000 FFP2 masks to a university hospital and provided free motor oil for ambulances.
21- SEDAŞ Energy donated 0.14M TL to the Presidential National Solidarity Campaign, under the coordination of the Electricity Distribution Services Association (ELDER), and started a campaign to reduce debts subject to legal proceedings.
22- SEPAŞ Energy donated 0.01M TL to the Presidential National Solidarity Campaign.
23- Setur Marinas announced that they started offering a 12-month installment payment option to its customers during the pandemic.
24- Supsan Automotive delivered 1.000 face shields to 12 hospitals in Istanbul in order to support the development of face shields and intubation machines initiated by Ford Otosan. Supsan also contributed to the production of 16.000 face shields by providing PVC sheet material needed within the scope of the project created by the Bahçeşehir College Science and Technology High School robotics team.
25- Tat Gıda increased the total amount of advances provided to farmers by 30 percent to 23M TL. To protect the health of farmers and ensure the continuity of production, it installed showers and toilets in 10 separate locations around Bursa and Izmir, and distributed basic hygiene and health product packages to farmers.
26- Tüpraş started to produce face shield masks in the “Robotic Coding, 3D Modeling, Production Skill” classes opened in 30 secondary schools in the provinces where its refineries are located. The company established a laboratory in a state hospital and also met the demand of masks and overalls from hospitals and municipalities in Kocaeli, Izmir, Kırıkkale and Batman, where its facilities are located.