Arçelik, the global home appliances company, has today announced that it has been recognized in Bloomberg’s 2023 Gender Equality Index (GEI) for the first time ever this year. As part of the index, Arçelik joins 485 other companies recognized for their commitment to advancing women’s equality across five gender quality pillars: leadership & talent pipeline, equal pay & gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and external brand.
Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik, commented: “We are immensely proud to be included in the Bloomberg GEI for the first time this year. At Arçelik, we believe in a world where everyone has access to equal opportunities and is treated with respect. Our culture places a strong emphasis on DEI, and we work to promote gender equality across all our operations. Equality is a prerequisite for sustainable development. We will constantly double down on our efforts to address today’s challenges and secure an equal and inclusive future for all.
The inclusion of Arçelik within the index comes just under a year after Koç Holding Group, under which Arçelik operates, launched its gender equality initiative in technology and innovation that led Arçelik to announce new equity commitments across its operations. These commitments focused on raising equality between men and women in the workplace with Arçelik committing to doubling the number of women working in STEM from 16% to 35% and providing technology, design, IT, and software training to 100,000 girls.