Employee And Human Rights  


At Arçelik, we provide our employees with a safe working environment with decent conditions based on human rights. We fulfill the requirements of the international initiatives we voluntarily take part in such as the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and International Labor Organization (ILO).

Respecting human rights is a must for every company to successfully continue their business. With our Global Human Rights Policy Arçelik guarantees that its work environment is safe and with decent conditions based on human rights. Cases of violations are never tolerated, and we integrate this understanding throughout our value chain. We strengthen our stance by participating in initiatives and fulfilling principles in this respect and voluntarily take part in global organizations such as the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and International Labour Organization (ILO) as well as UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Arçelik is one of the first companies to sign the Code of Conduct published by the Home Appliance Europe (APPLiA).

Also, we are subject to several audits as a member of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and the Suppliers Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX).

As a member of BSCI, we are audited in topics such as social management systems, employee engagement, freedom of association and collective bargaining, prevention of discrimination, fair remuneration, OHS, prevention of precarious employment, prevention of forced and child labor, environmental protection, and ethical behavior. We fulfill these requirements in all countries we operate in accordance with the local laws and regulations. It is adhered to contracts signed with employees. Signed contracts comply with legislation in the countries where Arçelik operates and fully comply with local GDPR rules. We strictly follow, pay attention to, and commit to compliance.

Depending on the production intensity (seasonal increase or other reasons etc), some of our employees are employed in our factories with a fixed term service contract.

Within the scope industrial relations policy, ARÇELİK A.Ş. respects the rights of employees to join industrial  associations and unions. Our company pays careful attention to protect the peaceful environment in the workplace by the way of conforming to the requirements of legislation and collective bargaining agreement within the framework of trust formed with employees and unions.