Responsibility

Rönesans Holding has been acting in accordance with the environmental responsibility as well as has implemented sustainable strategies in order to prevent probable damages that may be caused by its projects. Through its strategies, Rönesans has undertaken various projects awarded by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate issued by United States Green Building Council (USGBC) that is one of the most valuable certificates in the field of environment. With the incorporation of principles of continuous improvement and awareness of environmental responsibility to its corporate culture, Rönesans has been considered as the pioneer and leading company in its sector also in the field of environmental awareness and responsibility by designing, constructing and operating its projects in line with principles of sustainability.

Some of our strategies within the context of environmental responsibility are as follows;

Acting in line with environmental responsibility, Rönesans has become one of the prominent actors of its sector through its successful green building applications. Some of the projects of Rönesans, which have been awarded with the LEED certificate, are as follows;

  • Rönesans Pravda, the first and only office building of Russia to be awarded with the LEED Gold Certificate of Russia;
  • TED Rönesans College, the first private school of Turkey to be awarded with the LEED Gold Certificate,
  • The A-class office project, Rönesans Tower, the first high-rise building of Turkey that has received the LEED Platinum Certificate,
  • RönesansBiz Küçükyalı Office Project which is Turkey’s and Europe’s first Campus Project that has acquired the right to have LEED Platin Certificate,
  • RenaissanceBiz Mecidiyeköy Office Project, which is entitled to gain LEED Gold Certificate;

In order to create awareness about sustainability and green buildings, a project competition among universities has been organized by Rönesans Holding with the motto of “Design the Sustainable Future”. In the context of the competition, for which 437 groups have applied, seminars with the theme of “Green Ideas in Blue” have organized in 27 universities with the participation of nearly 3,000 students.

Environmental & Sustainability Policy

Our target is to ensure “Zero Accident”, and the life and safety of all our employees are valuable to us.

The health and safety of our employees are valuable to us. Thus, in all areas we operate, we have been making efforts to develop, extent, effectively implement and continuously improve the programs about the health and safety of our employees. We are determined to make occupational health and safety sustainable in Rönesans Holding and make it an inseparable part of its corporate culture along with all business processes.

Rönesans Leads the Safe Work on the Geography in the World Where it operates

Our determined and consistent attitude, our occupational health and safety management system and the mitigation and preventive actions we take against probable risks are the most important guarantee for our employees in all our working areas. Our awareness on these issues and determined steps, along with high-quality and continuous training, have been guiding all our employees to establish a culture of occupational health and safety in the world standards.

Rönesans HSE Policy

Rönesans Holding believes that the business shall be done in line with codes of conduct in order to achieve long-term success at a workplace and has been conducting its activities in accordance. As a result, as being one of the global leaders of its sectors, carrying out activities in many countries worldwide, Rönesans has adopted fairness, honesty and reliability as the basic corporate values that reflect it.

Through the adoption of highest-level of ethical standards, any discriminative or unethical behaviors have strictly not been tolerated. Within this framework, all employees have been expected to comply with the Codes of Conduct Agreement defining the ethical standards and principles as well as the findings of monitoring and auditing mechanisms have been taken into consideration during the performance assessment and career development processes of employees. Besides its employees, Rönesans also expects its suppliers, subcontractors and other stakeholders to act in accordance with such ethical values.

The principles establishing its fundamental ethical values and constituting the basis of its Codes of Conduct Agreement are defined as follows; 

Please find here the Codes of Conduct Agreement consisting of the basic rules and policies aimed at conducting the ethical work which has been adopted by Rönesans Holding.

ETHICS HOTLINE

Phone: +90-312-441-3141/1167-1613  |  +7 985 308 70 40

E-mail: ethics@ronesans.com  |  ethics@rencons.com

Mail address: Halit Ziya Sokak, No: 19, 06540, Çankaya/Ankara

Corporate and social responsibility is perceived as a top priority at Rönesans Holding. Commitment to clients, employees, local communities, and the environment comes first for Rönesans. Therefore, Rönesans has adopted some specific principles to become a trusted and responsible company and employer. According to these principles, Rönesans Holding cares about the health and safety of its employees, protects the environment, conducts business in an ethical manner, promotes local economies, and supports the social life of people.

Please click on relevant parts for detailed information on Occupational Health and SafetyEnvironmental Responsibility and Codes of Conduct.

PARTNERING WITH THE COMMUNITIES AND THE SOCIETY

Rönesans Education Foundation (REV) was founded in 2009 with the initiatives, support and faith in the supremacy of knowledge shared by Ilıcak Family, primarily by Mr. Bekir Ilıcak, Honorary Chairman of Rönesans Holding. The purpose of the foundation is to support the education and personal development of children and youth. REV carries out educational programs and social projects to encourage young people’s awareness of their own potential as well as to contribute to their growth as versatile, educated and productive individuals. In addition to financial support with the REV Scholarship Program run with due attention to non-discrimination, the foundation offers great opportunities for personal and professional development of young people. Developing and implementing innovative educational models to help young people become active and responsible citizens, Rönesans Education Foundation has awarded non-refundable scholarship to 6.000 students so far. REV’s mission principles include contribution to the future with social projects and buildings in many areas, chiefly in education.

EDUCATION

While on one hand, Rönesans increases its investments rapidly, on the other hand, it gives great importance to social responsibility activities and education. In this regard, the Rönesans Education Foundation was founded in 2009 by Rönesans Holding Honorary Chairman Bekir Ilıcak, aiming to provide grants to undergraduate and graduate students. Since its foundation, the Rönesans Education Foundation is carrying out its activities with the contributions of the Ilıcak family. As a matter of fact, to this date, the Rönesans Education Foundation has already provided grants to more than 6.500 students. However, the REV has not limited its activities with providing grants only. Constructing schools and administrative buildings and donating them to educational institutions; building libraries or providing books, stationery and information technology equipments to needy village schools are only some of the other activities carried out by the REV.

Please click to see the www.rev.com.tr for further information.

CULTURE AND ART

In addition to its social responsibility activities in the field of education and community development, Rönesans Holding supports also activities in the field of culture and arts. Some of the responsibility projects under culture and arts that Rönesans supports are as follows:

  • Rönesans is one of the sponsors of the worldwide known Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Rönesans is the main sponsor of the 2014 International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, a film festival held annually since 1963 in Antalya.
  • Rönesans Holding President Dr. Erman Ilıcak has been selected the Commissioner General for the Turkish delegation, to the 45th Europalia International Arts Festival, an arts festival held since 1969 and in which Turkey was chosen as the guest country in 2014.

SPORTS

n 2014-2016, Dr. Erman Ilıcak served as the president of TED Ankara Kolejliler Sports Club, where had played in the basketball team as a student. In the same period, Rönesans Holding became the main sponsor of TED Ankara Kolejliler Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams, both of which compete in Turkish Basketball Premium Leagues.

Established in 1954, TED Ankara Kolejliler Sports Club has contributed to Turkish sports, in particular basketball, over its 62-year history, and now has close to 600 licensed athletes in 8 disciplines.

Please click to see the www.tedkolejlilersk.org.trfor further information

ENVIRONMENT

Rönesans Holding believes that protecting the environment and conserving the natural resources are very important for the operational life of a project. Therefore, Rönesans Holding generates sustainable alternatives in the design, construction and management of its projects, including reducing material requirements, waste to landfill, and water and energy use. In many urban and remote communities where Rönesans operates, it works collaboratively with different stakeholders to implement environmental sustainability programs to improve human health and local conditions, such as waste management, recycling, and conservation.

“DESIGN THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE”

The young creators of the future, who were awarded as part of the “Design the Sustainable Future” contest that has been traditionalized by Rönesans Holding in order to provide university students with the “sustainability” culture, were announced in a ceremony organized on April 5.

The students ranking the highest in the contest, for which 954 groups and 1,930 persons from 125 different universities applied this year, will seize the opportunity of getting various prizes, as well as doing internship at Rönesans Holding.

This year, “Design Sustainable Future” contest, launched with the slogan of “Let the Sustainable Future Begin with You,” was organized in two categories, namely, the architecture and engineering, upon young people’s constant requests. As part of the contest consisting of the theme of “Green Buildings and Environment-Friendly Systems,” the aim was designated as the preparation of designs and projects in which environment-friendly systems complying with the sustainability criteria are used.

It was striking to see that the award winning projects were innovative projects, which changed the understanding in the field of engineering and architecture to take the greenery and nature to forefront. The importance was attached to the fact that the projects are sustainable, environment- and user-friendly and economic.

The jury members evaluated the projects under such criteria as sustainability, recycling, energy efficiency, mitigation of the waste, use of innovative materials, economic use of water, creation of a sustainable life and educational fields, and thus chose the winners.

Two contests, namely, the architecture and engineering, were organized this year. The awards were designated as follows: 20,000 TL for the first prize, 16,000 TL for the second prize, 14,000 TL for the third prize and 10,000 TL as the honorable mention.