We differentiate in the industry with our holistic quality understanding...

Aster Textile Group sees well qualified human resources as its most valuable asset.

Dear Esteemed Stakeholders,

For over 27 years, Aster Companies Group has continuously executed its founding mission of creating value for the Turkish economy. Today, the Group is moving forward into the future with confident steps. Our deep-rooted history, brand power, global player status, visionary approach to textiles, innovation capabilities and commitment to sustainability bolster our leadership position in the industry.

Since its founding, Aster Textile has created value for all its stakeholders by integrating its approach of responsible management into all of its business processes. With its advanced technical infrastructure and “Thoughtful Fashion” vision, Aster further strengthens its moves into overseas markets, serving a global customer base over a wide geography, spanning from the US to Europe.

One of the most important assets for the sustainable competitiveness of Aster Group in the textile and fashion sector is technological strength. We use state-of-the-art manufacturing systems as well as global applications that enable optimal production and efficiency.

We recently set up an in-house printing plant in line with our strategic priority to integrate advanced technology capabilities into our production operations. With this effort, we also aim to reach the highest quality standards with our experience in ready-made garments in textile printing. Aster plans to further step up its technological investments in order to develop higher quality products and services with its integrated quality approach. In addition, we are committed to refining and innovating our business models to boost efficiency and agility.

Aster Textile is driven by its advanced R&D activities and innovation centred approach. Aster aims to create value beyond mere numerical targets by developing sustainable products that are innovative and environmentally friendly. We want our products to be ground-breaking and drive change in the global textile industry. Thanks to its focused efforts of recent years, Aster has successfully integrated the circular economy model into its operational processes. This is a key part of our commitment to creating sustainable products. We are implementing a wide range of forward-looking projects by closely monitoring the latest industrial developments.

At Aster, we formulate our strategies in light of a holistic sustainability concept. We consider our long-term contribution to the Turkish economy and social development, providing local employment to the regions where we operate, and protecting the environment. To this end, in 2019 we signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) to formalise our commitment to sustainability. UNGC puts forward global principles to form a common development culture throughout the business world.

Aster Textile aims to deliver the greatest value for all its stakeholders. We adopt the best environmental practices and provide social benefits with corporate responsibility efforts by capitalising on our extensive network and influence. We conduct various social welfare activities as well as scholarship programs that support students through our Aster Foundation.

Aster Companies Group sees well qualified employees as its most valuable asset. As a result, we adopt a human resources management approach that respects the rights of employees and supports equality and fairness across the organisation. We place great importance on ensuring social gender equality. In the last operating period, we signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), one of the most important global initiatives of the United Nations. By becoming a signatory to the UN’s WEPs, Aster has become a pioneer in the industry, improving social gender equality and raising awareness around women’s employment rights.

As always, Aster’s strength comes from its long-held core values and its devoted employees who enable the company to look toward the future with confidence. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues, our supportive business partners and our valued customers.

Kind regards,

Chairman and General Manager