United Nations - Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

Turcas Petrol became part of the Women’s Empowerment Principles platform, which was implemented in 2010 through the cooperation of the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Gender Equality and UN Women in 2016. In this context, Turcas supports gender sensitive workplace practices and WEP principles.

Bodrum Anatolian High School Women Volleyball Team

Aksoy Holding sponsored the sportsgear for the Volleyball Team of Bodrum Anatolian High School with Epique Island project in order to support sports for healthy generation.

Women on Board Association Turkey (WOB Turkey) - Intercompany Mentorship Program for More Women on Boards of Directors

Under the “Intercompany Mentorship Program for More Women on the Boards of Directors”, which was initiated by WOB Turkey, prominent leaders from the Turkish business world mentor women executives from different companies to help them prepare themselves for roles on company boards. As part of this initiative, our Founding Chairman Erdal AKSOY, has shared his deep knowledge and experience on being a board member,

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Aksoy Holding actively takes part in national and international platforms for the empowerment of women in line with the goal of ensuring gender equality in all areas of life. Aksoy Holding supports the annual International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 and offers informative employee seminars and collaborations with the relevant non-governmental organizations.

Women Energy at Shell

Shell & Turcas has created employment opportunities for more than 3,000 women under the “Women Energy at Shell” social investment program, which is a first in the fuel industry since its introduction, to support women’s employment, which is an important priority for our country. The “Women Energy at Shell” program, was launched in March 2018 to support women’s employment. Through this program, they are provided with various opportunities to work such as station manager, front-line and market sales champion, shift supervisor, accounting staff and administrative affairs specialist. The program was implemented with the cooperation of ISKUR (Turkish Employment Agency) under the guidance of The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and The Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, to show that women can work in the fuel industry and that roles are not necessarily tailored towards men. The increase in female employees helped improving service quality, and increased customer satisfaction according to the surveys conducted. When compared to the customer satisfaction scores with female employees, customer satisfaction scores increased by 3 percent in 2019 and, 6 percent in 2020. Women’s Energy at Shell continues to grow strongly throughout Turkey.

We aim to have 5,000 women employee by 2023, which is the 100th anniversary of the foundation of The Republic of Turkey also the 100th year of Shell’s operations in Turkey. Leading the way in the fuel industry, Shell & Turcas will continue to encourage businesses to shape their employment policies so that more jobs opportunities are provided for women.