Women’s Empowerment Principles - WEPs
Women’s Empowerment Principles platform is one of the most prominent global initiatives of the private sector, aiming for the empowerment of women in order to enable them to have a place within the economic life, in all sectors and all levels.
The WEPs platform, was established in 2010, under the partnership of UN Global Compact and UN Women.
Women’s Empowerment Principles platform adopts 7 core principles. These are:
- Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
- Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
- Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
- Promote education, training and professional development for women
- Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
- Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality DP World Yarımca , having made a public commitment to these 7 principles since March 2018, aims to increase environmental and social corporate policies that will advance social gender equality.
Global Education Program
DP World enterprises initiated a worldwide global education program. The aim is to train 34000 children between the age group of 8 to 14 in local school with voluntary employees until 2020.
The training to be provided under the consultancy of teachers and voluntary employees via a private agency comprises of the ports, business and logistics, which are not well-known in global economy, thus being mostly neglected. Having a modular design, the courses involve the consultancy and grades, course plans, student activities and study exercises. Started in 2016, the program is extended to the DP World Network in six continents, after BAE, India, Pakistan, Senegal, England, Argentina and Philippines that were determined as pilot countries.
DP World Yarımca visited the logistics department of the vocational high schools in and around İzmit within the scope of the Global Education program, thus providing maritime training to 10th and 11th grade students. They are introduced to the terminal sector via DP World model during this training, and the youngsters came together with the employees in container terminal sector. Projected to be maintained in 2018, we reached to 200 students with this project, as started on the last quarter of 2017, with the support of voluntary instructors within the education program.