Our Holding is a well established enterprise upholding ethic values as an essential prerequisite in all its undertakings and in this context regards ethic values as the foundation stones of its corporate culture.
Integrity, responsible conduct and respect for rights are the basis of the Holding's relations with its employees, suppliers, customers, shareholders, other stakeholders and the public. Aware of its social responsibility and its role in the social and economic life, as it undertakes its activities, the Holding bears in mind the goal of developing the society and the economy also. Adopting principles of "Corporate Governance" within this framework, the ethic values of our Holding Company are as follows:
Integrity is essential in all internal and external relations and processes of the Company.
Everyone working within the Holding organisation is aware of the privacy of confidential information regarding affiliated companies, related persons and enterprises and other employees and must keep them confidential. Such information shall be used solely for professional purposes necessitated by the job and duty in question and in compliance with laws and regulations and shared only with authorised persons. This obligation continues even after the employee has left the Holding.
3. Conflict of Interest
Situations where interests of the individual and those of the Holding and related persons and enterprises are in conflict are monitored and prevented. While Holding employees undertake their duties, they hold the self-interest of the organisation above all else and avoid any action and behaviour that may be construed as having been undertaken in order to gain benefit for oneself or those close to him/her by way of using the organisation's resources or prestige.
Holding employees take utmost care not to abuse the enterprise resources and to protect the name and respectability of the Holding.
The Holding takes maximum care to fulfil the following responsibilities towards its customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers and business partners, its competitors, the environment and the society.
4.1. Compliance with Laws and Legislation
In all the activities it undertakes, both within the country and abroad, the Holding acts in compliance with the laws and legislation of the countries it operates in. Information, documents and records concerning these activities are maintained regularly and fully. All reports, presentations, financial tables and footnotes to be disclosed to the public and submitted to the authorities are prepared in compliance with laws and legislation and Company By-Laws meticulously, accurately and transparently.
4.2. Towards Customers
While they undertake their duties, Holding employees are aware that they need to meet customer expectations and that they need to satisfy customers with the quality of their work. In this framework, they are honest and fair in their relations with customers. In their relations with customers they strive to understand the customers' needs, adhering to principles of honesty and truthfulness in a professional manner and act sincerely, enthusiastically and respectfully towards them in order to help them.
4.3 Towards Employees
The Holding acts impartially, without prejudice and fairly to its employees and takes necessary care to enable its employees to work in a healthy, safe and productive work environment. All employees are provided equal opportunity in recruitment and career development regardless of race, religion, position and title. Care is taken to provide the necessary opportunities to employees for self development in order to make a positive contribution to their performance.
Care is taken to provide fully and in a timely manner the statutory rights of employees based on the legislation they are subjected to.
4.4. Towards Shareholders
In the activities of the Holding, the aim is to increase the Holding value. Care is taken to maintain an optimum balance between profitability and risk management. Holding activities are carried out within the framework of transparency, accountability, sustainability and integrity. By taking these into consideration, the responsibility of disclosure to shareholders within the framework of laws and legislation is fulfilled.
Holding resources are used efficiently and effectively and waste is avoided. An effort is made to strike a balance between long term and short term success.
4.5. Towards Suppliers and Business Partners
The Holding acts fairly, respectfully and by adhering to rules of goodwill towards individuals and enterprises with which it does business and fulfils its legal obligations towards them.
4.6. Towards Competitors
The Holding is meticulous in its stance concerning the progress and development of the sector it operates in, seeking common interests along with all other companies working within the sector and a continuation of the trust placed in the sector. It avoids unfair competition with competitors and acts ethically by adhering to principles of fair competition.
4.7. Towards the Environment and Society
While undertaking its activities, the Holding acts with social benefit and environmental awareness in mind and aims to achieve high standards regarding environmental awareness. Violations of environmental rules that may harm the health and rights of customers and other people living in its area of operations are avoided. Care is taken to minimise the adverse impact of its activities on the environment in all lines of operations and measures to prevent environmental pollution are taken. Consumption of natural resources is kept at a minimum.
Within the framework of social responsibility, charity work, work to increase environmental and social awareness, activities for the benefit of the public and cultural and social responsibility projects are supported.
The Holding is sensitive regarding the traditions and culture of the countries it operates in and avoids initiatives that would have an adverse impact on the social environment. In its activities, it takes every measure to prevent not only the natural environment but also archaeological, historical, architectural and cultural works.