The importance we attach to our employees plays a significant role in the success of our company and subsidiaries. We are of the belief that we can further this success by improving the commitment, motivation and satisfaction of our employees and strengthening the synergy in the company.

We attach importance to employee development that will allow employees to achieve their potential and offer opportunities to improve both the company and employee performance within this scope. We design our performance management system accordingly to ensure fair judgment of employee competencies and performances.

As a global group, we operate in different geographical areas and we expect our subsidiaries to manage their human resources in consideration of the requirements of these regions. We manage human resources within the scope of our Personnel Regulation that identifies employee rights and the rules with which employees are required to comply.

We prioritize respect to human rights and diversity and inclusion in our approach to our employees. Based on the importance we place on equality in line with the United Nations Global Compact, to which we are a signatory, we refrain from any discrimination on the basis of race, religion, language, gender, etc. in hiring people or providing them with career opportunities. We work towards providing decent jobs and contributing to sustainable economic growth within the scope of Sustainable Development Goals.

We pay attention to the impact of our operations on local communities and human rights in our activities conducted outside the OECD. We prevent any negative impact in terms of human rights and conduct all our operations in compliance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

We employ a total of 1,373 people in the Holding and subsidiaries and 237 of these employees are women. We employ a total of 153 people in the Holding headquarters, of whom 49 are female. On the other hand, the ratio of women in senior management increased twice to 50% in comparison to the previous year. In conformity with the Sustainable Development Goals, we aim to increase our ratio of women employees in the coming years.

* Subsidiaries are excluded.


We believe that our employees can reach their potential through training programs that support both their professional and personal development. We support our employees’ professional and personal development through the training programs we provide in personal development, occupational and technical areas.

The training programs provided differ from each other depending on the sector and competency requirements. In our real estate and finance companies, the training programs mainly focus on capital markets, CMB license renewal, technical issues regarding the exchange and financial markets, and foreign languages. On the other hand, gas measurements, ERP, software, technical maintenance, environmental protection covering marine and land pollution, waste management, quality management and basic occupational health and safety subjects occupy the agenda of the training programs in electricity generation/gas/mining companies.

Healthy and Safe Work Environment

Providing our employees with healthy and safe work environments is among our material issues. To be able to provide this, we manage occupational health and safety in the most effective manner, take the necessary measures in the work environment, and train our employees in this area.

Occupational health and safety risks differ according to the sector and accordingly mining and energy companies are classified among higher risk firms, while ports are classified as moderate, and finance companies as lowest risk ventures. Occupational health and safety is managed according to each sector’s requirements and risk levels.

We manage OHS on a company basis by observing sector-based differences and through boards and committees in which employees are also represented. The highest responsible body regarding OHS is the Sustainability Committee that reports OHS issues to the Board of Directors.

We systematically track the risks and performance and work with continuous improvement and zero accident objectives. We pay particular attention to the updating of OHS policy and guidelines. Within this scope we prepared and published an OHS Handbook for ports. Moreover, we work towards improving accident reporting systems. Accordingly, in 2018, we plan to perform a gap analysis.

Antalya Port, Bodrum Port, Kuşadası Port and Naturelgaz all have the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management certificate. On the other hand, our ports are compliant with the international port operations safety standards, as well as being managed in conformity with ISO 20858 Maritime Port Facility Security Assessment System.

This year we improved our OHS performance and reduced the rate of accidents by 70% and 45% at our Mediterranean and Adria ports respectively.

  2015 2016 2017
Fatalities 0 0 0
Number of Accidents 28 53 46
Accident Frequency Rate 8 16 8
Total OHS Training Hours 6,568 6,836 5,0536

More information on our sustainability practices are available at our Sustainability Report.


Cruise and commercial port operating activities


Clean and renewable energy production, compressed natural gas sales and distribution, energy efficiency and mining


Developing and operating commercial real estate projects


Non-banking financial services such as brokerage, advisory and asset management

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