The below mentioned issues are not necessarily issues that have actualized but also consider potential risk items as well. Based on these assessments, the below mentioned risks stand out as salient human rights issues of Arçelik.
Arçelik does not tolerate any form of child labor and strongly communicates to all business partners to immediately end any relationship with any partner who does so.
Arçelik does not tolerate any form of forced labor and strongly communicates to all business partners to immediately end any relationship with any partner who does so. All operations must be conducted on a voluntary basis, and not under threat of any penalty or sanctions.
Discrimination & Harassment:
All kinds of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment is explicitly prohibited by Arçelik and the same intolerance is also expected from business partners. Acting otherwise results in serious enforcement as indicated in the Arçelik Global Human Rights Policy and the Responsible Purchasing Policy.
Freedom of Association:
Although there is no audit finding on this issue up to date, we keep on working to make sure this does not become an actual issue in countries with immature labor practices.
Protecting the safety of our employees and the safety of our business partners is among one of our top priorities. Arçelik has extensive measures in place to educate its employees as well as the employees of business partners. Arçelik globally owns ISO 45001 certificate. Audit findings so far are not major findings and corrective action plans for both own operations and supplier operations are in place to mitigate risks.
Studies are carried out to increase productivity and to understand the bottlenecks to limit the overtime made by employees.
Wage and Benefits:
Arçelik compensates the employees by providing wages, overtime pay, and benefits which respectively meet or exceed legal minimum and/or sectoral standards and/or collective agreements. Arçelik strongly supports its business partners to pay wages, overtime payments and benefits, in line with the law.
Arçelik strongly supports equal remuneration for equal work and transparently discloses the wages provided to women/men for the same type of jobs performed.
Human Rights Salient Issues