Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration, which is the leader in Turkey and a pioneer in the World in the water and wastewater sector, was awarded two prestigious international awards in the last week.

ISKI, wining these awards against giant water companies of the world, was awarded after long evaluations by independent juries and international authorities and proved once again that the administration is “the Guarantee of Clean Water” in Istanbul.

Water Leaders Award

Global Water Awards 2019 were presented to the winners by Global Water Leaders Group during the Global Water Summit in London. Global Water Awards Ceremony, where projects and technologies of the best administrations and organizations in international platforms of the world were evaluated, was held in the presence of international high-level guests, who are the major water authorities and undertaking great responsibilities in the water sector.

ISKI, reaching the leader position in Turkey and pioneer position in the World with its project fulfilling the growing environmental, social and technological needs, won the Water Leaders Award, which is the most prestigious one among 11 different categories. The award was accepted by Metin Akbaş, Deputy General Director of ISKI, during the ceremony at the Natural History Museum.

International Safety Awards

ISKI have marked a new epoch among Turkish public utilities that it was awarded “international safety award” in the category of occupational safety in Turkey – which is first time among Turkish public utilities – by British Safety Council (BSC), one of the world's leading organizations in the occupational health and safety sector. Ekrem Yıldırım, director of corporate development branch in İSKİ, received the award from Lawrence Waterman OBE, Chairman of the British Safety Council during the award ceremony in England.

The International Safety Awards recognize organizations from around the world who have demonstrated their positive effects, innovations and good practices contributing to occupational health, safety and wellbeing. The evaluations for awards were made by an independent team and 590 organization from all over the world were evaluated in 10 different categories – such as commitments and activities about occupational health, safety and wellbeing – in the 61th edition of the event in 2019. ISKI was awarded with “International Safety Award” that it was the first time for a public utility in Turkey.

ISKI won a lot of awards in 2018 that some of them are Recognized for Excellence 5 Star from EFQM European Foundation for Quality Management, Green World Award from Green World Organization, and 17th ARC Awards for Annual Reports from MerComm.