Calik Denim, the Turkish denim manufacturer is contesting to earn the “National Public Champion” title in the current year’s European Business Awards (EBA). An independent panel of judges decided Calik as a National Champion in the Environmental and Corporate Sustainability category of the 2016 European Business Awards. The mill at present is grappling to attain maximum public’s vote to become “National Public Champion” for Turkey.
The EBA recognizes notable and innovative works of businesses in promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European business community. The previous winners have been from varied backgrounds such as pharmaceutical, engineering, fashion and many more.
Being in the league, Calik has publicised a video showcasing the story of their business, working employment conditions and their sustainability. The lines to vote are open till Feb. 26 and the winner will be declared on March 7. The video, along with a written entry, holds the scope to get reviewed better against other National Champions in a second judging. If Calik wins the “European Public Champion” award for Turkey, it would be by defeating 31 different countries as a whole. The winner will be determined through second round of polling from March 7 to April 26; results likely to be announced at the EBA Gala in June 2016.
Ebru Ozaydin, head of sales and marketing at Calik Denim acknowledged that these public votes are a feedback to their overall success which contributes to their sustainability.