Zorlu Energy is Among the Signatories of the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) for an Equal Life

Zorlu Energy is Among the Signatories of the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) for an Equal Life

Zorlu Energy Signed WEPs for an Equal Life

Turkey's Zorlu Energy native and pioneer in the field of renewable energy, is taking firm steps to ensure gender equality and equal life for women and men work in the context of the energy sector. Accordingly, the company was among the signatories of Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), one of the most important global private sector initiatives aimed at empowering women in order to ensure that women can participate in all sectors and at all levels, in economic life.

Zorlu Energy contributes to the studies on gender equality, which is one of the most important rings of sustainability-oriented change and transformation movement, which was implemented in line with the Smart Life 2030 vision. Starting from this vision, Zorlu Energy signed WEPs, a joint initiative of UN Women and UN Global Compact, consisting of a set of principles that provide guidance on how to promote gender equality and empowerment of women in the workplace and society.

Zorlu Energy will proceed by taking WEPs as a guide in order to develop policies and business practices that will empower women working in the energy sector. The 7 principles signed by Zorlu Energy are as follows;

  • Providing high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
  • To treat all women and men fairly in business life, to respect human rights and non-discrimination principle, to support these principles
  • Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all female and male employees
  • Supporting women's education, training and professional development opportunities
  • Entrepreneurial development, supply chain and marketing methods for women's empowerment
  • Promoting equality through social initiatives and advocacy work
  • Evaluation of the achievements regarding gender equality and public reporting

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About Zorlu Energy

Zorlu Energy, electricity and steam production and sales, electricity retail and trade, natural gas distribution and trade, solar panel production, installation and trade for roofs, turnkey construction of power plants, long-term operation, maintenance and maintenance of power plants and carries out its repair activities. It offers a wide range of value-added services. Zorlu Energy's production portfolio consists of 7 hydroelectric, 3 wind, 4 geothermal and 3 natural gas power plants at home, 1 wind power plant in Pakistan and 3 natural gas power plants in Israel. Zorlu Energy's 87% of the total installed capacity of power plants in Turkey is based on renewable energy sources. As of 2018, Zorlu Energy has gathered its new generation technology activities under the ZES brand. With the rapid charging stations inside the city and launched the brand with ZES intercity roads to facilitate their journey with electric vehicles in Turkey and aims to accelerate the electric vehicle movement. In addition to the fast charging service that it offers at public locations, it also installs a charging station in homes and offices in line with the demands of the users. ZES plans to expand its charging station network in a short period of time, making electric vehicles accessible and available throughout the country. As of 2017, Zorlu Energy has become the sole authorized distributor and business partner of First Solar PV thin film solar panels in 26 countries in Eastern Europe, Eurasia and the Eastern Mediterranean. It also carries out domestic and international electricity generation, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, purchasing, exporting, placing on roofs, installation and maintenance services and consultancy activities. 100% shares of Osmangazi Elektrik Dağıtım AŞ (OEDAŞ) and Osmangazi Elektrik Perakende Satış AŞ, which include Afyonkarahisar, Bilecik, Eskişehir, Kütahya and Uşak, were taken over by Zorlu Energy as of February 2017. Zorlu Energy launched the first and only Calibration Center of the East in 2018, where calibration of natural gas meters was carried out in line with the needs of the sector.