Corporate Citizenship

Global Investment Holdings has continued to further its contribution to educational, charitable, cultural, social and sporting causes, as well as related projects and events.

Global Investment Holdings and its subsidiaries are committed to implementing processes that integrate social, environmental, and ethical and human rights concerns into the Group's business operations and core strategy in close collaboration with its stakeholders and the communities where it operates. To this end, the Company’s sponsorship activities continued in 2018, in support of sports, educational, charitable, cultural and social causes, and related projects and events.

The Company values engaging in philanthropic undertakings that make a valuable contribution to promoting Turkey and improving and fostering the growth of the local and national social, cultural and economic environment for the benefit of the country and its citizens.

Global Run

People from all over the world come together to run for cultural tolerance at the Global Run. Global Run is a race organized by Global Ports Holding every year with the hope of bringing the world one step closer to peace and understanding.

GPH has witnessed how critical travel is to bringing different cultures together. Cruises represent one of the most efficient and effective ways to visit numerous countries and interact with people from all over the world in just a week’s period of time. And we have seen first-hand how powerful this can be.

Likewise, the Global Run unites people from all over the world to come together and run for a common cause. It is held in a different GPH port every year to promote people traveling to different countries and getting to know new cultures, surroundings, and a variety of local flavors. Thus far, the Global Run has been held in Bodrum, Turkey; Valletta, Malta; and Bar/Kotor, Montenegro. The intention is to take the run to all of GPH’s 14 ports around the world.

GPH is committed to promoting peace, tolerance and understanding in today’s ever-globalizing world. We know it is only a small step towards increasing tolerance but that it will eventually contribute to world peace. And that is what the world needs.

Türk Eğitim Vakfı

In 2017, Global Investment Holdings donated money and sent cards from Türk Eğitim Vakfı as New Year’s gifts.

Türk Eğitim Vakfı was established in 1967 by Mr. Vehbi Koç, a well-known Turkish industrialist and philanthropist. The foundation provides financial support, educational opportunities and works to address fundamental problems in the education system that face Turkey’s youth.


Singling out contributions to education as the most important among its corporate social responsibility initiatives, the Group:

  • Sponsored a nationwide Elementary Schools Study Books Support Campaign organized by a national newspaper in 2007, and contributed to a project run jointly by UNICEF and the Ministry of Education to construct two classrooms in Şanlıurfa-Harran.
  • Completed the construction of dormitories at Erzincan University Refahiye Occupational High School in 2009. The İzzet Y. Akçal Refahiye Student Dormitories comprise 40 separate units in three blocks.
  • Completed construction of Adnan Menderes University Tourism and Hotel Management College Group in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. The College, since opening its doors in 2009, has produced qualified human resources for the Turkish hospitality industry, while contributing to the cultural richness of Kuşadası and its environs.
  • Completed construction of a 32 classroom elementary school in the town of Denizli in December 2010. In the same period it donated clothing, text books and supplies to the elementary school of the Muş Beşçetak village and also donated computers to numerous schools.
  • Established the library of Şırnak İpekyolu Primary School in 2012, with the aim of contributing to children’s personal and educational development. Furthermore, the Group donated computers to Istanbul Dumlupınar Primary School, in parallel to its corporate citizenship commitment.
  • Undertook numerous initiatives to benefit the community in the Group’s home city of Kuşadası and the area surrounding the Port and since 2003 in particular contributed to the community and the Adnan Menderes University Tourism and Hotel Management College. This has included the donation of computers and other equipment to local schools, as well as funding to rehabilitate local beaches, and technical assistance to Turkish state-run institutions. In addition to providing donations to various charities and regular support of those in need, Ege Ports also sponsored local motor sports clubs and provided financial support for the replanting of forest land damaged by fire.
  • Purchased art inspired by major contemporary and modern Turkish artists from İstanbul Modern, and sent as New Year’s gifts to support the museum.


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