Procuring and Supplying in a Sustainable Manner ( INSTALLING WORTH )
One of UNAL's most important roles is to ensure stable, long-term procurement and supply of resources, raw materials and other inputs that support people's lifestyles in line with the needs of Turkey and every other country and region in which we do business. Going forward, we will continue to implement a sustainable approach to procurement and supply operations while taking into account environmental and social factors not only in our own business but also throughout our supply chains.
Addressing the Needs of Society through Business Innovation ( ORGANIC GROWTH )
Unal has consistently provided added value in line with the needs of the times by evolving of our business models. We will continue to work to address the needs of society by creating innovative business solutions while keeping a pulse on major industrial shifts brought about by technological advances.
Conserving he Naturel Enviroment ( Defend Green )
Recognizing the Earth as our largest stakeholder, Unal works to ensure the continuity of its business by preserving biodiversity, reducing the environmental impact of its operations and conserving the natural environment.
Growing with Communities ( PAY IT FORWARD )
It is important to engage and grow together with a variety of stakeholders in each region where we undertake business activities. In addition to contributing to regional development through our business, we will continue to work to create bonds with communities through corporate philanthropy initiatives and other means.
Orange Book ( PERFORM ETHICS )
To ensure Unal’s financial health and longevity, we foster our commitment to ethical business practices. Doing Right underpins every aspect of our company. Unal upholds our obligation to operate responsibly while maintaining our excellent reputation with our customers, suppliers, regulators and the communities that we serve. Through our culture, we expect our employees to live this approach daily.
Fostering Our Employees' Maximum Potential and Wellbeing Health, Secured Humans in workplace ( HEALTH AND SAFETY )
Unal's employees are a diverse group not only in terms of gender and nationality, but also with respect to their lifestyles and values. In order to continue to create corporate value in a sustainable manner amidst rapid globalization and diversification of our business, we will continue efforts to create working environments where the members of our diverse workforce are able to realize both personal and professional growth as they share values in a spirit of mutual learning.
Our company aspects and behaviours has been already designed and given name as Orange Book. It is the policy maker of Unal and its framework, which has been designed accordingly.
Unal one of the sector leader which is taking key roles to construct the Turkey Economy by domestic as well as abroad markets for able to reduce the Turkey’s foreign dependency in our economy. We ensure the continuity and reliability of energy supply through our skills and experiences.. We are in Wire and Cable Industry, which means is the key base sector of Energy.
We carry out all activities by adhering to our ethical rules and observing applicable laws and regulations.
We care about participation of stakeholders; our comprehensive strategy considers the stakeholders’ expectations, reduces risks and helps establish long-term and permanent relations. We inform the local populace, civil society and all relevant stakeholders about investments, ensuring active participation in our efforts. In addition to prioritizing local employment, we contribute to local development by supporting regional needs.
We offer convenient work environment and equal opportunity to our employees, our most important stakeholders, ensuring health and safety and investing in their development.
We measure and assess our investments’ environmental and social effect on natural and cultural heritage, and take measures to mitigate the impact. As part of the fight against climate change, we invest in advanced technologies and monitor energy efficiency to improve our processes and develop projects.
We highlight customer satisfaction, allowing customers to access electricity, natural gas and support services. We offer solutions to customers for using sustainable energy.
MATERIALITY AND PRIORITIES
Sustaınable busıness has lot s of challenges for able to keep up alıve the sustaınabılıty eco-system. We can count for these challenges lıke; growıng consumer expectatıon, rısıng envıronmental restraınts caused by competıtıon for natural resources and clımate change… thıs ıs why, stakeholders must blend own experıences wıth new strategıes and key account prıorıtıes for able to come agaınst and success ın thıs system.
We’re in business to make a positive everyday difference. This means making sure we’re aligned with the needs and expectations of our most important stakeholders—our customers, employees and shareholders. We also interact with legislators, other companies, non-governmental organizations and others. Stakeholder insight helps us make better decisions, keep our priorities on track, and ensure we’re addressing the most important issues proactively. That’s why our materiality approach takes into account a wide range of stakeholder needs and expectations, as well as broader, long-term trends and drivers that affect the business over time.
If we need to mantıon our prıorıtıes
1- Eco-effıcıency to ıncrease the productıvıty , reduce our envırenmental ımpact and lower cost.
2- Communıcatıon of sustaınabılıty achıevements and partıcıpatıon ın external ınıtıatıves to ıncrease brand and corporate value
3- Sustınable ınnovatıon ıncrease our appeal to a growıng base of eco concusıon consumers
4- Achıeve excellenceın health and safety, operatıonal effıcıency, and employee satısfactıon
5- Unleash new vısıon and leadershıp talent through eQual opportunıty polıcıes
6- Generation with domestic resources
7- Risk management
8- Occupational health and safety
9- Favorable working conditions
10- Customer focus and demand management
SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN
Focusing on sustainable supply chain management aligns with our ethical values and business goals. Additionally, customers look favorably upon supply chains that are transparent, well managed and devoid of ethical incidents.
Unal manages supply chain sustainability through:
• Strategic sourcing
• Supplier relations
• Unal Supplier Priorities
• Human rights policies
• Supplier diversity
Unal’s strategic sourcing executive manage logistics and energy manufacturing oversees our supply chain sustainability. Unal also evaluates our Strategic Sourcing Department on the sustainability of our supply chain.
Strategic Sourcing and Logistics
Logistics are the most complex and extensive aspect of our supply chain. Effectively managing this complexity drives down costs for our customers and reduces our environmental impact. To the extent practical, we strategically source raw materials closer to the appropriate manufacturing plant to limit distance traveled, and we use intermodal transport whenever possible. Historically, we have been sourced approximately 70% of copper rod or cathode from Turkiye to reduce freight costs, which in turn decreases our carbon footprint ( carbon footprint e tiklayinca gidebilecek link yapılacak ).
We encourage our carrier contractors to participate in the Smart Way Program in alignment with our fuel efficiency expectations. This program creates a win-win-win outcome: our carriers save on fuel costs, our logistics expenditure declines and the environment benefits from diminished carbon intensity. Carrier membership is dependent upon improvement from baseline statistics in various categories. Supplier Relations Unal recognizes the critical role suppliers play in our ability to deliver reliable value to customers. We select our suppliers according to their reputation and demonstrated service, quality, innovative technology and price. To ensure our operations proceed without disruption, we work to uphold preferred status with our suppliers by maintaining consistent demand. We collaborate extensively with the suppliers of our most significant inputs—copper and aluminum—to identify potential risks and opportunities.
Unal Supplier Priorities
Along with our supplier relations initiatives, we actively manage our Supplier Sustainability Program, which includes 18 critical raw material (excluding metals) suppliers based on volume of spend, criticality and risk. These suppliers account for 73 percent of raw material spend and are located in Turkiye, % 27 Rest of World.
Through Our Supplier priorities we:
• Request participants submit environmental, social and governance information annually;
• Ensure all participants complete an annual sustainability survey;
and • Conduct an on-site audit of participants’ environmental, social, governance and quality management systems.
Human Rights Policies
Southwire released our human trafficking and conflict mineral policies in 2015, a development that aligns with our focus on supply chain sustainability. These policies demonstrate to our stakeholders that we actively address these pressing social issues, and we associate with organizations that share our concern. Unal also requires all suppliers to complete a self-assessment outlining whether their materials comply with human trafficking laws and conflict minerals reporting templates, if applicable.
We consider supplier diversity an important aspect of a sustainable supply chain. Operating under Unal’s Strategic Sourcing department, our Supplier Diversity program ensures that Southwire identifies:
• Qualified small business and businesses owned and operated by minorities, females or veterans in our strategic sourcing and procurement processes;
and • Opportunities to foster the development and advancement of diverse businesses.
Some of our larger customers have their own supplier diversity goals. To help them attain those goals, we commit to collaborating with diverse businesses and continually assess our progress. To that end, we report our expenditures monthly or quarterly to our top utility customers. To enhance our focus on supplier diversity in 2015, we held training sessions for our buyers and propose to provide similar training for our sales and operational personnel in the future. We identified internal supplier diversity champions and plan to recognize them for their efforts.
Looking forward, we plan to create sourcing requirements for all purchases of products or services valued over $5,000 that are not covered under contractual obligations.
Industry partnerships provide us an opportunity to stay at the foreground of a thriving market and advance our industry as a whole..
These partnerships and associations are a major asset for our industrial zone. This is why, Unal is building close long-term collaborative relationships with a number of major pre-linkedh industrial partners and industry associations for able to cross-check our company organisation frame and key costumers needs. Unal stay in touch and participate with current strategic challenges, creating long-lasting relationships with partners in the Wire and Cable industry.
Unal examine its sustainable industry relationship effort by designating in five major topics as below:
1- Giving a hear to costumers
2- Enhancing awareness of our sustainable innovations
3- Assuring product safety and sustainability
4- Sharing our expertise with standard setters
5- Being play maker or taking a role in related associations
1- Giving a hear to costumers
Listening the customers helps us maintain industry leadership. As we engage our customers and other industry interest groups through our network, we request feedback on our products’ performance and identify needs or gaps around products that may or may not exist. This effort enable Unal to gains insight into the evolving market as well as access to the latest Technologies..
2- Enhancing awareness of our sustainable innovations
Unal products help eliminate hazards to contractors’ lives; therefore, industry partnerships offer a venue to share our safe and sustainable innovations with end users. Electrical contractors exposes them to innovative ways to install wire and, ultimately, creates preference among this audience for Unal products and services..
3- Assuring product safety and sustainability
While our status as an industry leader pushes us to rigorously test our products internally, our industry affiliations help us add an extra layer of assurance to the development of new products—a reflection of our fundamental commitment to safety and quality. When we innovate, we fully understand how our products perform because we test products in partnership with certification companies such as TSE, VDE, SGS etc.. This type of collaboration helps us ensure our products are safe before introducing them to the market.
4- Sharing our expertise with standard setters
It is our responsibility to share our knowledge and expertise in the development of new industry policies and standards. Our partnerships improve our ability to connect with the industry’s decision-makers.
Unal’s key customers benefit from our involvement in policy discussions; our knowledge of pending code changes enables us to swiftly alter any soon-to-be non-compliant products.
By anticipating these changes, we allot ourselves ample time to implement the appropriate changes to product components or construction. This enables Unal to supply products to our customers without the interruption or risk of non-compliant or outdated products.
5- Being play maker or taking a role in related associations
Our engineers, commercial executives and board managers work to maintain and create our industry partnerships. We have been proudly participated to the TIM meetings, ITO Chamber of Commerce Events, Turkish Wire and Cable association panels, international fairs etc..
Simplifying the Business (StB)
StB is one of the key goal for Unal”s Organic Growth. This method engages stakeholders across the industry to transform our business practices and processes that which will deliver value to Unals entire operations and skills. While we are driving this approach, we strive to simplify the business by using proven, value based frameworks. We provide coaching / practical advice on opportunities and challenges related all kind of matters. Also, we prefer to shorten procedures, details etc.. in communication with out come environment.
Unal”s one of the foremost mission is to simplify business by increasing efficiency and streamlining operations for all related stakeholders while managing whole sustainability programme. This is a technique we use it in our corporation in which jobs are broken into relatively simple tasks. It aims at greater productivity through reduced application of mental and physical effort.
Our method of meeting our sustainable communication player’s needs is through the distinct concept of H2S2 ( Honesty – Harmony – Speed – Simplicity ): honesty with our environment promotes harmony in our relationships. Simplicity in an age of complexity leads to speed in our solutions. These simple business principles are the cornerstones of how we do business and the foundation upon which we support our stakeholders.
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Technology and innovation are the trademarks (foundation stone) of UNAL’s progress (Pyramid).
We see Technology and innovation as integral parts of our daily lives, something that affects all our business processes, independent of our job descriptions. Successful technology and innovation are the most creative solutions to a consumer’s real need. Both of them generate the competitive positioning together. By looking at life, our environment and our products through the eyes of consumers, we are able to take an innovative approach to every stage of the product development journey from conception to launch.
Recognizing the many ways that innovation and sustainability are complementary, we pursue our creative process in ways that minimize our environmental impact. By including our business partners in this process, we strive to develop products and services that create the most value for consumers and facilitate sustainable development.
We sustain and control all these process and needs by our valuable Research & development service. This service is entegreated to HEADQUARTER, Production and SALES Division EAR TO CONSUMER NEEDS. This route make us to improve customer efficiency by providing innovative products that improve productivity and reduce waste, leading to cost savings and enhanced profitability While we do this, we examine six sustainability criteria as we consider each sustainable effort:
1- Minimizing the amount of resource materials,
2- including those that impact our carbon footprint
3- Minimizing or avoiding the use of hazardous materials;
4- Using as much as recycled material as possible;
5- Minimizing environmental impact during use phase of product;
6- Making our products for renewables as cost-effective as we can; and developing products with a smaller carbon footprint.
2016 New Innovated products and improvements highlights;
1- We use HFFR, XLPE, SILICONE, RUBBER and F2 type PVC flame reterdant compounds for able to protect the whole against flame, fair etc..
2- CPR IS A A NEW REGULATION COME FOR PRODUCTS TO DECLARE NO USED HARADAOUS METARIALS. WE ARE ONE OF THE LEADING CABLE MANUFACTURER WHICH STARTS FOR THE PROCESSES WITH THE AUTHORISED LABORATUARIES FOR ABLE TO GET LICENCE BEFORE JUNE 2017
3- Less confusion and higher productivity. Our Unitell® feeder wire solutions are color-coded to identify specific circuits, minimizing costly installation errors and making the entire process safer.
4- Elimination of reels, reducing potential injuries associated with heavy lifting on the job site
5- Special Braided High Flex Cables. Part of a new line of Substation Engineered Solutions, Unal designed high-performance, Braided high Flex Cables to compensate for a variety of mechanical properties while delivering minimum resistance values. This cable is mostly used by THY in the plane mechanics.
6- New Control cables. We have designed power control cables with special bunched insulations. This cables concept is desgined for able to carry energy on cores as well as divert signal to the other side. This new well innovated cable reducing cost to for extra cabling
7- We use various of thickness copper tapes onto cores for energy cables instead of concentric wire designs for able to take the electrical system into guarantee if any damage or break comes from environmental factors. This is low cost and high security for cabling systems.
8- Our new designed outer sheath is produced by a special compound formula for underground cables against rodents.
9- UniMark® This is new innovated cable marking system on cables. We use a kind of special cold prints on cable for able not to be erased from sheath after using several years. 10- UniDrum® is a new packing design. We use recylced metarials for wooden drums and plywoods.
11- UniBreak® We have developed a new drum break system. This is very important design for able to protect installers and end users against accidents and injuires. We use a special break system, while unloading cable from drum, if any balance or height issue has been accoured, break release the wedges from both sides and prevent the drum to move anywhere.
12- Engineering Programme. This is our unique engineering advise program to the projects. Our engineers study the project and advise which type of cable and how many meters must be used in required field. This is a good cross-check for project owners, reducing cost of cabling system and more efficiency.
At Unal we don't just create cables. We create reactions. We want those reactions to have positive effects on our customers, on our balance sheet, on human health and on the environment. So we use proven and accountable processes for the development and commercialization of every product we design..
In the competitive atmosphere of cable companies, we provide values that give us advantages over other companies in our field by eliminating the use of harmful products, decreasing waste at the work site and work related injuries and illnesses.
We incorporate greener chemistry practices in our production facilities. We take special care to produce effective safety data sheets and labeling. We prepare hazardous chemical application checklists for proper handling. And we provide direct customer support to ensure that products are moved, used and stored safely and effectively.
Our product responsibility, from design to delivery, is examined during the production cycle from the manufacturing of the product to delivering it to the customer, by continually observe the performance according to specific standards. Because of that, we tend to regularly develop our technologies to make our products more sufficient., and to match the requirments of the market.
Modern, reliable, eco-sustainable and efficient electricity grids, industrial zones and telecommunications networks are critical and strategic for growth of the global economy. Unal designed products supply electricity for able to brighten the cities, enable people to move around and communicate with each other, secure public from disasters which might be happen by nature and support to the steady industrial development of the sectors in which we have influence.. Unal products are central to the concept of sustainability…
Unal Kablo ships worldwide and this means to know and observe the market in each country, because each market's needs of cables differs from one country to another. So serving the customers outside our region, that means knowing their needs.
Unal offers a full range of specialist delivery solutions to all parts of the world. Enquiries are welcome from customers worldwide. Our export service is efficient and reliable with the ability to ship by air or sea freight to any destination.
Our experienced operation team is available to discuss your projects and cable needs on request. We have close relationships with the largest freight forwarders and are able to ensure the best freight rates and service all over the world. Our specialist export packaging is carried out in house ensuring all elements of the transaction are seamless.
We have opened a new warehouse at Istanbul, Turkey in 2016 for able to give high performance and fast service to our local consumer zone. We took a decision by end of 2015 last quarter to open a 10.000 m2 warehouse in city center to be more efficient supplier to our costumers. Again, our experienced operation department is available to give the effective service..
From planning, to packaging, to paperwork, we aim to make dealing with Unal a simple, fast and efficient process, whatever your location..
Orders are available for same day collect, next day and also timed deliveries. All of our delivery drivers are fully trained with the necessary qualifications and health and safety requirements to meet the exacting requirements of modern day construction sites and projects.
Unal's OEM Division is a major supplier to the OEM market. As business people, we carry the same dedication to product quality and innovation that has become synonymous with the Unal brand, constantly seeking new opportunities to expand our products and services through new technologies and engineering solutions as well as new geographies and talent. This holds true more so today than ever, as demonstrated by our recent acquisition. We've expanded our capabilities as well as our manufacturing footprint and we're excited by the new opportunities and relationships that lay ahead.
Unal's OEM Division provides a full range of wire and cable, copper rod, aluminum rod and supply chain solutions to manufacturing companies in a wide range of industries including:
• Electrical Equipment
• Factory Automation
• Industrial Machinery
• Marine & Offshore
• Manufacture Structures
• Renewable Energy
• Transportation Equipment
• Water & Irrigation
We provide customized products and packaging – most anything you need. We offer everything from the largest product variety to packaging options that meet your special requirements. Also, we provide custom products. And, Unal OEM is the fastest growing supplier to both commercial and industrial manufacturers.
Unal has the capability to provide all of your wire and cable OEM needs in short analyzes process through our design engineers to give best efficient in usage. We choose the correct raw metarials by considering our reliable Supply Chain cycle for able to give highest performance to consumer and end users. After production, we test the product with our seven golden steps ^ product care ^ by consedering ^ Defend Green ^ rules for not to give harnesses to environment. After all these, We give worldwide delivery service where ever you are for able to complete the efficiency and solve your problem on time..
The obvious difference in choosing Unal as your supplier is that, we have a proven ability to understand your business goals in depth and to develop customized supply chain solutions to fit your needs. Our aim is to reduce your costs, improve the quality of your finished goods and enhance the delivery of your products to your customers.
We believe our job is to make your job easier. We're Unal. And, We the cable…
REDUCING VOC EMISSION
At UNAL, we are committed to offering our customers greener products that at the same time maintain high product quality and reliability standards. That includes making a large part of our products VOC-free
VOCs (volatile organic substances) are traditionally used as compounds in isolated products.
These substances can give chronic health effects and contribute to high levels of ozone and smog at ground level, and they are therefore regulated in many countries.
Over recent decades, UNAL has put much effort into developing products that reduce the VOC content of our product’s isolation compounds, so that today we can offer products with low VOC content in all product categories.
UNAL recognises sustainability as a long-term competitive advantage.
Reducing VOC-free share of production volume
♣ We develop technologies to reduce the VOC content of our products
♣ Today we can offer products with low VOC content in all product categories
REDUCING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Unal is actively working internally and with industry peers and raw material suppliers to reduce the concentration and quantity of hazardous substances in our products
Hazardous raw materials are to be replaced by less hazardous alternatives. New raw materials must not reduce products' overall safety, health and environmental properties. While working to reduce and replace the number and quantity of hazardous substances, Unal shall ensure that high product quality and reliability standards continue to be met.
REACH is the new chemical regulation in the EU and EEA, shifting responsibility for risk assessment and registration of chemicals to industry, and is to be completed by 2018.
Unal has carried out a research project together with suppliers, customers, universities and research institutes, financed by the Research Council of Norway, and taken an active part in the regulatory process in the Turkiye & EU
Unal is working actively to contribute to good REACH solutions and easy-to-use customer information that will enhance safe use.
“Substitution principle” - Hazardous raw materials are to be replaced by less hazardous alternatives maintaining same quality
Unal is working actively
- to develop easy-to-use customer information that will enhance safe use
- through international org. to reach world wide bans of toxic materials
REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Unal continuously takes steps to save energy for a well stay in contacted humanity
First and foremost, Unal's consumption of energy is linked to our facility, including production and warehouse.
When building new premises, or maintaining or extending existing ones, energy consumption is a main focus area.
In addition we choose raw materials and develop products that can save energy for our customers and end users.
Electricty consuption ( per tonne produced )
Energy consumption is linked to our facilitiy, including production and warehouse
We develop wiring solutions that reduce energy consumption for our customers
REDUCING CARBON FOOT PRINTS
Unal has a special commitment to reducing the carbon footprint throughout the whole value chain
What is the carbon footprint?
Due to our devotion to the enviroment, and aslo listening to our customers values and needs. We developed a strategy in reducing enviromental damage. We came up with a process to recycle PVC, steel, copper and aluminum scrap. And use it in other places and areas.
There are certain procedures from which Unal Kablo manages waste. First of all we set a goal to reduce waste in a certain region over a specified span of time. To achieve our goal efficiently we identify our different waste types and materials in order to decide on the best changes that can be made through out the process of production.
By collecting all the information related to our process of production, we improve our strategies in reducing waste. Our factory has a group of employees called The Control Team. They study any possible problems during the process and provides the company with alternatives that all leads to reduce waste in the facilities of the factory. All these procedures provide us with the capability of moving toward a sustainable future.
GREEN CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS
Green Construction Solutions
Unal’s Green Construction Solutions deliver sustainable systems for long-lasting protection and beautification of assets from one single source.
Unal has demonstrated its ability to meet the needs of a great number of international architects, designers and contractors for green building specifications. This includes residential, public and industrial buildings, hotels and sport facilities, as well as airports and railway stations.
Our long-term focus on innovation has led to a selection of Green Building Solutions, providing a track record in beautification and protection of iconic buildings worldwide.
The global source. The single source. The proven source.
Our Green Construction Solutions provide specifiers and building owners worldwide with approved systems that meet green building certification requirements. These include excellent wiring, fire proofing and protective cables that are tested and confirmed compliant according to several green building standards..
Let us be your partner and help you in achieving your goal of designing and constructing green certified buildings.
UNAL's greatest contribution to the environment and society is our premium coatings system’s protecting property against decay and corrosion.
UNAL has contributed to the environment for decades by offering high-quality products and solutions. We also use a lot of resources in developing product ranges for our customers, that exceed the legal requirements.
We know that our customers like to contribute to the environment, and therefore we are able to offer products and solutions that really make a difference. At the same time, we never make compromises on high quality and durability.
As an industry leader in the Turkiye, we are making a commitment to the environment by enforcing manufacturing procedures that focus on solid waste and energy reduction, recycling and the implementation of the ISO 14001 and OHSAS certification in our factory.
Our global R&D team is constantly developing and innovating advanced cable designs to help reduce harmful emissions. We are developing our cable condutors and various type of isolations that have lower VOCs.
At UNAL we constantly innovate protection
As we take continuous steps to better protect your property, we’re also taking even greater steps to better protect our environment.
We call it UNAL GreenSteps - steps that make a significant difference to the world we all share.
Steps like waste and hazardous material reduction, product innovations that reduce energy usage, new processes that lower our carbon footprint and creating more products with lower volatile organic compound emissions.
UNAL recognises sustainability as a long-term competitive advantage.
A- REDUCING VOC EMISSION
B- REDUCING HAZARDOUS METARIALS
C- REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION
D- REDUCING CARBON FOOT PRINTS
E- REDUCING WASTE
F- GREEN CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS
We know that the success of UNAL KABLO depends on thrifty communities, so it's important to listen to, learn from and participate with the communitiesin the industry that we run.;
Another side we care about is; we provide educational opportunities, Unal enhances employment prospects for community residents while identifying a future talent pool for our company. In addition, we have an internship programme, called which we focus to take workers who are doing internships whether its various departments like accountant, foreign and domestic trade departments, laboratory etc... Its all about ingaging these new graduate students; specially from public schools, and hiring them in our departments. Example of schools we welcome interns from like; Bahçelievler Türk Telekom Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi, Kıraç IMKB Teknik ve Endüstri Meslek Lisesi, Çatalca Arif Nihat Asya Teknik ve End. Mes. Lisesi, Silivri Teknik ve Endüstri Meslek Lisesi, Tuncay Azaphan Ticaret Meslek Lisesi, İsmet Aktar Teknik ve Endüstri Meslek Lisesi, Avcılar Teknik ve Endüstri Meslek Lisesi.. That is giving opportunity to iterns about having experiences at Unal to interns. However, we upgrade their talents for their future aspects. In addition, that is a prior advantage for interns because we usually prefer to employ who has graduated his / her school and has already finalised ‘ Uni – Ship ‘ programme
One more accomplishment of our bussiness is; we provide trainings, conferance programmes etc.. to our employees mid-level executives & chiefs organisated by our PR department, every quarter of a year. Plus, we ensure of our key account directors for Certificate and MBA programmes like; Bilgi MBA, iTÜ MBA, İÜ MBA, İTÜSEM ‘ Profesyonel Yönetici Geliştirme Sertifika Programı ‘, ISTANBUL INSTITUTE ‘ YÖNETİM VE İŞLETME PROGRAMLARI ’ etc.. in order to enhance their abilities and sustainable leaderships in their own divisons
ETHICS AND TRANSPERANCY
Our beliefs like honesty & integrity are the ground work of our strong and sustainable company. By operating in an ethical and transparent manner, we structure the needed principle borders and that helps us to reduce risk against our company's reputation.
Firstly, we take consideration into our ethics programme by monitoring our employees. We demonstrate our commitment to ethical business practices by publishing and providing all employees with an uncompromising ethics statement. During orientation, we introduce our code of ethics, entitled “Do the Right,” to all new employees through a 30-minutes introduction video from our Quality and Development Manager.
At Unal, we strive to go beyond compliance requirements. During our ethics refresher meeting, we share examples of practices that technically comply with the law but do not live up to our values or the spirit of the law. We make it clear that these types of scenarios run counter to our culture and clash with the positive reputation we have with our stakeholders.
Prior to 2017, all salaried employees participated in a review course every two years to keep our ethical practices at the forefront of their professional lives as well as introduce them to compliance topics, such as bribery and anti-trust. Beginning in 2017, all employees, both salaried and hourly, will receive comprehensive annual ethics training.
We have been driven by same Unal^s ethics and transparency manner at our commercial and board of management side against, consumer, our sustainable supply chain members, as well as all everybody whom we are in charge accordingly. Because, we want to go beyond compliance and to lead in the development of better standards for business conduct and ways of working. Our conduct builds on integrity and respect for human rights and care for our employees and our suppliers. We have a zero tolerance approach to bribery, including the use of facilitation payments – the only exception to this is when an employee’s health or life may be in danger.
Conducting business in a responsible and ethical manner is at the core of the Unal culture and has been ever since the company was established more than 36 years ago. We do this to live up to consumer expectations and not least our own expectation of being a leading responsible business.
Through our ethics and transparency, we are doing more than just the right thing – we are strengthening our business.
TALENT ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT
Global competition for talent is growing, with companies, industry sectors and markets looking to attract the same pool of highly skilled people. A feature of this is the increased mobility of highly skilled workers, particularly in science and technology-based industries. The migration of talent plays an important role in shaping skilled labor forces throughout developing countries, diffusing knowledge, boosting innovation, and enhancing career opportunities locally.
Our ability to acquire, manage, develop and retain talent is essential to SGS, as we need highly skilled employees to deliver outstanding services to our customers. Our global spread, variety of business lines and approach to sourcing talent locally wherever possible means we need to attract different people from different places, but all exceptional in their fields. As our Green Book shows, staff turnover is a challenge and remains a priority to be managed. While this is typical of the many industry sectors and geographies we work in, we have adopted a targeted approach to improve retention.
HOW WE STRIVE TALENT ACQUISITION & DEVELOPMENT
Our Employment Policy upholds our principles of non-discrimination and fair employment. The Senior Human Resources divison is responsible for the development and delivery of the HR strategy. The strategy aims to reduce natural turnover by attracting the right people to UNAL, rewarding them appropriately and helping them to achieve their career goals. HR professionals across the business work in partnership with business managers and operations to support business priorities.
Our HR Principles support the HR strategy by ensuring a consistent approach to the way we acquire, manage, develop and retain talent across the business.
We seek talented, professional and creative people. We select people based on a combination of skills, competencies, experience and motivation using a systematic approach to short-listing candidates and conducting competency-based interviews. We also collaborate with universities, participate in on-campus job fairs and invite graduates and undergraduates to visit our facilities.
Building a talent zone
We offer opportunities for graduates and undergraduates to work alongside professionals on challenging client-based projects across a range of industries. We also provide targeted, regional training programs in key disciplines.
2 – Development ( Developing Talent )
Unal-Ship is our onboarding program for new recruits. It takes a structured approach to making a significant, positive impact within the first quarter of an employee’s journey at UNAL. The program, supported by managing directors, HR, line managers and peer advisors, aims to make every new employee feel that they are supported in their role and are engaged in the company’s principles, values and business aims. Welcoming employees to our company in this way helps them to settle in more quickly and enables them to fulfill their objectives.
Through our monitoring of employee satisfaction in the period 2014-2015, we can report that 80 % of employees responding to our Unal-Ship feedback survey were satisfied or highly satisfied with their onboarding experience.
Learning and development
Our global learning and development strategy uses a collaborative approach to helping our people to reach their full career potential while delivering high performance business results. Our programs are designed to equip employees to meet customer requirements and our own standards. A combination of corporate-led and locally-developed programs are used to develop employee, manager and leadership competencies using vocational, technical and compliance training which ensure that our employees retain necessary certifications and qualifications as part of their continuing professional development. A combination of corporate-led and locally-developed programs are used to develop employee, manager and leadership competencies.
During 2014, we identified the need to revise our leadership development program. Feedback from the Operations Council members indicated a gap between the skills managers acquired through participation in leadership development courses and their readiness to mobilize these skills at a leadership level. Our new critical talent program will focus on high potential and high performing managers and technical experts; people we identify as having ‘critical talent’. We aim to develop talented leaders within UNAL through effective high level succession planning that creates more visibility of critical talent across our global network among members of the Operations Council. Managers identified as critical talent will have structured development plans, based on global core leadership competencies, with defined objectives. 73% of these plans will focus on learning on the job, 17 % will focus on stretched assignments, and 10% will focus on continued learning and evidence of this through the delivery of successful business outcomes.
UNAL has, since 2011, provided sustainability learning to new and existing employees via e-learning modules. During 2016, we updated the content of our sustainability learning program and will launch a series of short videos starting in early 2017. These will introduce employees to what sustainability means at UNAL and will focus on individual topics such as energy efficiency.
Annual performance reviews
Managers and supervisors are expected to conduct a formal dialogue with employees every year to review performance in relation to their job description, expectations and goals. Training, guidance and on-line tools are provided to managers and supervisors to ensure that employee performance is fairly assessed and to ensure a consistent approach. In 2016, 66 % of employees received regular performance reviews.
Feedback from employees through our survies indicates there is more to be done to provide employees with feedback to help them achieve their growth and development potential within UNAL. Just over half of employees agree that they can achieve their career goals at UNAL, and feel that there is a promising future for them at UNAL. This suggests that employees need greater clarity on what their future may hold at UNAL, and better understand what potential career paths may be available.
In 2016, UNAL paid TURKISH LIRA 6,3 million in salaries and wages. UNAL offers competitive remuneration and benefits to employees. Our standard entry-level salary rates are set by business lines and divisons, and are equal for men and women. Thereafter, salaries are influenced by various factors including relevant experience and performance, the local labor market and local regulations.
We provide competitive and industry-appropriate benefits to all full-time employees on permanent contracts. These benefits including also retirement plans, healthcare benefits and disability and life plans, as well as emergency evacuation on medical and security grounds while travelling on business, are provided to employees on permanent contracts.
The financial contribution of our sustainability performance, as measured through our Orange Book, directly impacts our operational efficiency which is linked to the bottom line. Bonuses are paid based on the profitability of the business, as measured at local level. Employees are rewarded for their contribution through performance-related pay and variable remuneration such as incentive plans. In addition to an annual performance-related bonus, the Board of Directors and the HR Committee may grant discretionary cash bonuses to reward exceptional personal achievements.
As a performance led organization, we value feedback from employees. Through the annual survey, employees are encouraged to share confidential feedback on our strengths and the areas for improvement at organization, team and leadership levels. The findings help us to gage the level of employee engagement over time, celebrate success, prioritize issues, allocate resources and drive business performance. In 2016, more than 268 employees were invited to participate in Unal-Ship programme and % 92 responded to the survey. means to their role and how they can actively contribute to our sustainability performance.
Monitoring employee natural turn over
Our Orange Book provides senior managers with detailed analysis of the financial impact of our sustainability performance using a range of sustainability indicators, including natural turnover. By reporting comparative performance across affiliates, the Green Book identifies notable ‘hot spots’ which may impact the bottom line if they are not effectively managed. A number of affiliates are actively using the Orange Book to inform strategies aimed at tackling employee turnover.
UNAL believes in the mechanism of engaging employees in the process of production and making decision because we believe that this will enhance the atmosphere of the workplace and that will lead to boost the quality of our production. In order to do that we make sure that our employees get the education needed. All of this is done to identify areas of strengths and areas for opportunities within the company.
Engaging employees creates a win-win situation for Unal, employees feel connection to and meaning in their work, which drives our financial bottom line through increased productivity and attempt. Unal’s approach to employee engagement intertwines with talent development. By offering unique professional development opportunities, employees enhance their skills, increase their comfort taking risks and heighten levels of engagement.
Unal partners with a third party to conduct our employee engagement survey annualy, which identifies areas of strengths and areas for opportunities within the company. We provide this anonymous survey to all full-time / part time Unal employees. Based on the results of this assessment, the company’s leaders create goals and plans to sustain success in areas of high achievement and to develop stronger engagement in those categories which have been identified for improvement.
health promotion activity or organizational policy designed to support healthy behavior in the workplace and to improve health outcomes. Workplace and employee wellness often comprises activities such as health education , weight management programs, on-site fitness programs or facilities etc..
The lifestyles of people in the workforce are important both for the sake of their own health and for the sake of their employer's productivity. Unal always subsidize these programs in the hope that saving Money and ensure ^ Perfect & Continous Incrporation ^ in the long run by improving health, morale and productivity.
Our greatest asset is the Unal family, and we can proudly say that multiple generations work for us. Our heritage as a family-owned company inspires us to treat our employees like family and contribute to their physical and emotional well-being. Healthy workers are essential to maintaining our competitive advantage and an attractive culture.
Our workplace and employee wellness organizational policies include allowing flex-time for exercise, providing on-site kitchen and eating areas, offering healthy food options in vending machines (Nutrition Programs ), holding “walk and talk” meetings, medical & pharmacy support, weight loose - leaving bad habits programmes and offering financial and other incentives etc..
On the other hand, Unal has created a new Living Well Lottery Programme in five criterias. Our HR divison tracks and records employees behaviours, their performance at workplace, attending scores about divisional and general trainings, educational - talent performs against realisation on site. Then, HR executives and related divison chiefs rate the scores and announce monthly and yearly best performance winner annoncements. HR offering free concert and match tickets, free check – up and health care support, weekend sightseeing and picnic programmes, free SPA and Fitness memberships , different educational certificate courses.
WORKPLACE SAFETY & HEALTH
WORKPLACE SAFETY HEALTH
Safety is first in every occupation. that’s why one of our main principles in UNAL KABLO is ensuring a safe and healthy workplace to guarantee the safety and satisfaction of our employees, because we appreciate the role they do in our corporation. The better our employees feel about the atmosphere, the better they perform.
We have designed and developed workplace health and safety programs, prepared plans of action to prevent accidents or occupational diseases, and conduct investigations to stay compliant, safe, and to prevent injuries and illness at work. An example of these programs; Accident Investigation Prgram and Emergency Response Program
ISO - OHSAS - CPR - REACH
International standards in UNAL ISO 9001/14001 and OHSAS 18001
Management systems in the UNAL are is subject to a continuous improvement and to date we are proud to announce that are certificated in the following standards; Quality Management (ISO 9001), Environmental Management (ISO 14001), Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS 18001).
Unal”s Certifications cover the three standards mentioned above and includes appendices showing which we are included.
REACH – chemical regulation for the EU and the EEA-countries
Our product related with REACH regulation. Because, we use chemical compounds onto wires and this is directly effecting the consumer and Daily life. chemical EU's chemicals regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of CHemicals) has dominating the whole of the EEA (European Economic Area). Improvement of the protection of human health and the environment is one of the main objectives of the new regulation.
Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) lays down harmonised rules for the marketing of construction products in the EU. The Regulation provides a common technical language to assess the performance of construction products. It ensures that reliable information is available to professionals, public authorities, and consumers, so they can compare the performance of products from different manufacturers in different countries.
CPR is going to be the only obligation intead of CE decleration since June 2017. CPR approval only will be given by acredited laborataries. The new regulation also impose increased responsibilities on the industry when it comes to obtaining and providing information on chemical substances, managing risks and ensuring safe use of chemicals.
Our products are accepted as Construction products as well. So, we have already taken action to get CPR approval before deadline. However, We work together with industry organisations and are participating actively in efforts to create guidance for the industry.
Other important aims of REACH and upcoming CPR regulation;
Upgrading HSE to the next level
Unal’s has maintained a strong record in Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) performance over the years, but with a zero tolerance policy for accidents, fires or environmental damage, “good” is never enough.
Unal's 'We Care' Concept
Building a stronger HSE record is not just a good business decision and deals, but a way of demonstrating that Unal cares about each and every unction.
Unal’s rapid growth has seen the company expand into new markets and grow its global workforce. While this growth is critical to the company’s future, it exposes the company to higher risks related to HSE. “The more personnel, factories, offices, and warehouses we add, the greater responsibility we have to secure our employees' right to a safe workplace.”
It is with this in mind, and to enforce the message, that Unal introduced an ongoing Group HSE concept entitled 'We Care' that in addition to encouraging continuous improvement affecting workplace safety is aimed at working to improve the health and welfare of employees, even when they are not at work.
Our employees are fundamental to our success, and we want to be sure that they have the safest working conditions possible, no matter where department they work... We are strongly committed to ensuring all our employees are treated with equal respect and dignity. We aim to remain a workplace of high standards, where the rights of employees are highly prioritised and realised.
From chief officer to Board of Management, Unal has consistently made HSE a top priority.
The 'We Care' concept is designed to involve important themes relevant to specific topics of HSE. It will be mandated to be both introduced and to appear prominently at each Unal site for all employees to understand the aims and content. Workplace discussions and active participation in the actual topics will ensure full understanding of practical safety tips for both business and personal. "Our aims are to create awareness whilst at the same time creating serious considerations for risks associated to work and everyday aspects of life"