Karsan Expands Its Gender Equality Policies!

Karsan expands gender equality policies
Karsan expands gender equality policies

Karsan established the "Gender Equality Policy" and "Zero Tolerance to Violence Policy" within the scope of the International 25-Day Campaign Against Violence Against Women, which started with the International Day of Struggle and Solidarity Against Violence Against Women on November 10 and ended on December 16, Human Rights Day. Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, "We are determined to express our opposition to all kinds of discrimination and violence against women in every setting and to continue our activities in order to raise awareness in society on this issue." ILO Country Director for Turkey Numan Özcan is "working life as part of the work we carry out in Karsan order to ensure gender equality, the ILO No. 190 Convention appropriately the creation of improved first workplace policies and our work to become a part of Karsan's corporate policies and practices "We are pleased."

Karsan Turkey of the leading companies of the automotive industry, the development of gender equality in working life and of the equality of men and women working culture continues to make decisions that will serve as an example to become a part of it. Last year, the protocol with the International Labor Organization (ILO) for the promotion of equality of women and men and the increase of women's employment, followed in February 2020 in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the UN Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Unit (UN Women). Karsan, which signed the “Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)”, once again demonstrated its sensitivity to the issue by publishing two important policies. Karsan has established the "Gender Equality Policy" and "Zero Tolerance to Violence Policy" within the scope of the International 25-Day Campaign Against Violence Against Women, which started with the International Day of Struggle and Solidarity Against Violence Against Women on November 10 and ended on December 16, Human Rights Day. , he accepted.

Making a statement about the issue, Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, "We are determined to express our opposition to all kinds of discrimination and violence against women in every setting and to continue our activities in order to raise awareness in society on this issue." Okan Baş made the following statements in the Gender Equality Policy published by Karsan: Committing to act in accordance with the Women's Empowerment Principles with the slogan "Positive Equality at Karsan", increasing the awareness of all our employees about gender equality in their social and business lives and We created the Gender Equality Policy to make it a part of it. And we are committed to complying with this policy and ensuring sustainability by implementing structural, systematic and behavioral changes in gender equality. "

ILO Country Director for Turkey Numan Özcan Karsan is the work carried out in order to increase the employment of women said they welcome the creation of such a policy as a continuation. Özcan said, “We are pleased to see that our work has been reflected in Karsan's corporate policies in such a short time, and that the gender equality approach has begun to be implemented in all processes of the company, just one year after the gender equality works we started at Karsan. Karsan has implemented the first workplace policy developed in accordance with ILO's Convention No. 190 on the Prevention of Violence and Harassment in Working Life. I think this is a very important initiative and example of good practice that will make a sound at a global level ”.

In the Zero Tolerance to Violence Policy, another policy announced by Karsan, “As Karsan; We recognize that violence and harassment in the world of work is a violation of human rights that affects everyone, a threat to equal opportunities, is incompatible with decent work, and gender-based violence and harassment, including domestic violence, disproportionately affects women and girls. Recognizing that an inclusive and integrated approach that addresses root causes and risk factors, including multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, unequal gender-based power relations and stereotypes, is essential to end all forms of violence and harassment in the world of work. He stated his determination with the expression “We adopt the understanding of tolerance and undertake to act within the framework of the issues included in this policy document”.

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