CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Corporate social responsibility is perceived as a top priority at Rönesans Holding. Commitment to clients, employees, local communities, and the environment comes first for Rönesans. Therefore, Rönesans has adopted some specific principles to become a trusted and responsible company and employer. According to these principles, Rönesans Holding cares about the health and safety of its employees, protects the environment, conducts business in an ethical manner, promotes local economies, and supports the social life of people.

Please click on relevant parts for detailed information on Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Responsibility and Codes of Conduct.

Rönesans Education Foundation

Rönesans Education Foundation (REV) was founded in 2009 with the initiatives, support and faith in the supremacy of knowledge shared by Ilıcak Family, primarily by Mr. Bekir Ilıcak, Honorary Chairman of Rönesans Holding. The purpose of the foundation is to support the education and personal development of children and youth. REV carries out educational programs and social projects to encourage young people's awareness of their own potential as well as to contribute to their growth as versatile, educated and productive individuals.

www.rev.org.tr

REV SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The REV Scholarship Program, which has been conducted as part of REV’s main activities since its establishment, has provided grants to 6,000 students to date. In addition to offering financial education support, the multifaceted program also supports students’ personal development through an online education platform and voluntary activities. Reaching a total of 20,000 volunteer-hours over a year, the scholarship holders grow their social impact with each passing year by being a part of different projects from children to environmental problems, elderly people to health, and education to youth activities.

REV ACADEMY

REV Academy – Personal Development Program is an online education platform which has been specially prepared with the use of distance education technologies to ensure an extensive development opportunity for university students who receive scholarship from REV. Through the platform, which offers scholarship holders qualified and permanent learning opportunity by removing the limitations of time and space in personal development, the participants spent a total of 3,000 hours on the trainings over a year.

Additionally, REV Academy prepared an education film as part of the program in order to raise awareness among the youth about Global Objectives for Sustainable Development, and broadcasted it at its official website and on social media. Moreover, scholarship holders who watched the film were encouraged to develop a social project for an objective of their own choice.

SUPPORT SOCIAL LIFE

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

SUSTAINABLE LIFE PROJECT

Rönesans Volunteer Team developed the Sustainable Life Project to encourage children to reflect on the concept of sustainability from early ages on, and develop awareness with respect to their environment. The project, which comprises interactive classroom activities and fun education materials, was implemented in secondary schools in cooperation with Ataşehir District Directorate of National Education. Rönesans volunteers offered environmental training to 800 students with activities carried out as part of the Global Employee Volunteer Week - Give & Gain Day.

VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL COACHES PROJECT

20 voluntary coaches from Rönesans Volunteer Team participated in the project, which was carried out in cooperation with Ministry of National Education Directorate General for Vocational and Technical Education and Association of Private Sector Volunteers. Mentoring 90 female students who study in the department of Construction Technologies at Küçükyalı Industrial and Technical Vocational High School, voluntary coaches from Rönesans staff both helped students socialize and improve themselves, and set a role model for their professional development. Experiencing a different social occasion with their students at the closing meeting organized in Rahmi Koç Museum at the end of the year, the volunteers completed 750 hours of voluntary work.

Environment and Sustainability

Design the Sustainable Future

Rönesans Holding organized the third “Design the Sustainable Future” contest, a now traditional event designed to instill a culture of sustainability in university students. Theme of this year’s contest, receiving over 3,000 student applications from 133 universities across Turkey, was “Sustainable Recreation and Youth Center” in architecture, and “Sustainable Construction Management” in engineering. While the projects were evaluated through a variety of criteria including sustainability, recycling performance, energy efficiency, waste reduction, use of innovative materials, water efficiency, and creation of sustainable living and educational environments, students who placed in the competition were awarded monetary prizes and offered internship at Rönesans Holding.

Occupational Development & Employment 

Young Discovery Program Pusula

Rönesans Holding has taken on another educational support program through Rönesans Education Foundation (REV) as a mission in order to support the development of skilled young people, who will shape the future.

“Young Discovery Program Pusula”, organized in 2016 for the first time, provided 100 new university graduates with job opportunities at Rönesans Holding and its affiliated group of companies. In 2017, the program will again offer 100 young graduates the opportunity to start their career at Rönesans Holding and its group of companies and gain a unique experience at an international.

‘Young Discovery Program Pusula’, organized in 2016 for the first time, won Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) Turkey Special Award at “Corporate Social Responsibility Awards” 2016 hosted by Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TISK). The award is given to companies which offer on-the-job training (apprenticeship, skills training, internship) and contribute to increasing knowledge and awareness thereof.)

Permanent Works

    - TED Rönesans College

Established by the Rönesans Holding and Rönesans Education Foundation in cooperation with the Turkish Education Association (TED), the TED Rönesans College attaches importance to the foreign language training and offers all the possibilities for student's academic and social development.

Aiming at training healthier individuals, TED Rönesans College has implemented the Canteen-Free School Project and become the first school in Turkey to be entitled to get the LEED Gold (Leadership İn Energy and Environmental Design) Certificate thanks to its nature-friendly building.

           - Keriman Çetinkaya Nursery School

           - Darende Bekir Ilıcak Vocational High School

           - Amasya University, Yüksel Akın Taşova Vocational High School

           - TED Ayşe Ilıcak Library 

INITIATIVES