Sisecam Signs the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)

July 6, 2023 Latest Updates0

Sisecam, a sustainability-driven global player in the glass and chemicals industries, signs the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The WEPs, established by United Nations, aim to empower women to take part in every aspect of society and the economy in all industries and at all levels. As a signatory to the WEPs, Sisecam will further emphasize the importance of gender equality for its entire ecosystem and deploy its resources to make a difference.

06.07.2023 – Sisecam is steadily advancing towards its goal of ranking among the world’s top three players in its main fields of activity. Sustainability is the focal point of Sisecam’s business operations on this journey. Considering gender equality as integral to its inclusive corporate culture, Sisecam signed the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).

As part of its sustainability strategy CareforNext, Sisecam prioritizes equality, diversity, and inclusion in its value chain as part of its commitments under the pillar of ‘Empower Society.’ Sisecam adapts its factory standards to women in order to support their participation in the workforce in all areas of its operations. In addition, Sisecam aims to inspire women in managerial roles with mentoring activities and accelerate the improvement of women’s effectiveness with training courses under its “Women Expression” program. Sisecam is committed to boosting the percentage of female employees at the company from 24.2% in 2023 to over 25% in a short period of  time. As a signatory to the WEPs, Sisecam will further emphasize the importance of gender equality for its entire ecosystem and use its resources to make a difference.

About Sisecam

Sisecam was founded in 1935 to establish Türkiye’s glass industry in line with the vision of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a great leader respected worldwide. Today, Sisecam is a major global player in the fields of glass and chemicals. Sisecam is the only global company operating in all core areas of glass production – including flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and glass fiber. Currently, Sisecam ranks among the world’s top two manufacturers of glassware and the top five producers of glass packaging and flat glass. Sisecam is one of the three largest soda producers in the world and the world leader in chromium chemicals.

Sisecam plays a leading role in the flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, chemicals, automotive, glass fiber, mining, energy and recycling business lines. Sisecam operates production facilities in Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Egypt, India, and the USA in addition to Türkiye.

Sisecam is taking major steps towards its goal of becoming one of the world’s top three manufacturers in its main fields of activity. Driven forward by its highly competent human resources and smart technologies, Sisecam is continuously transforming its digital infrastructure and corporate culture taking into account the needs of the future. With 88 years of experience and more than 24,000 employees, Sisecam conducts production activities in 14 countries on four continents and operates a sales network in more than 150 countries worldwide. Sisecam is moving forward on its growth journey powered by an inclusive approach that supports the development of its entire ecosystem. Sisecam takes responsibility for protecting the planet, empowering society and transforming life with its CareforNext strategy, which is compliant with and centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Sisecam uses all its experience and competencies to promote sustainable development in every aspect.

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