2016 marked the onset of a new initiative, which was introduced to reveal our commitment to finding solutions in view of social issues, needs and expectations as İş REIC. Under the initiative launched based on the core values and targets of the İŞ REIC brand along with the positive social influence sought to be created in the public, a process was planned whereby the corporate social responsibility strategy will be jointly determined with the Company employees. Advisory support was received from MarjinalSosyal, our communications agency, in line with our search for devising a real solution that would also serve as an example for the sector for a social issue or need aligned with the values embedded in our Company and brand, and related to our field of activity and our expertise. The voluntary team efforts initiated within this context continued throughout the year. The goal is to identify the priority fields, in which we will be working, and to devise and introduce the social projects we will be conducting in these areas at the end of this process.
In a bid to undertake a participative role in encouraging all segments of the society –male and female, young and old– to take part in sports, İş REIC continued to extend its long-going support to the Konak Municipality Youth and Sports Club Women’s Football Team in 2016, which competes in the Turkish Football Federation’s Women’s Premier League and which qualified to take part in the Turkey Championship.
In 2016, the Company maintained its support to sectoral development by sponsoring the Turkish Real Estate Summit 15 organized by GYODER (Association of Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Companies), the Shopping Mall Investments Conference organized by AYD (Council of Shopping Centers-Turkey), the conference titled “Under Construction” co-organized by YEM (The Building Information Center) and İstanbul Bilgi University, and the “Invest in Kartal, Invest in Future Summit” program organized by NTV.
İş REIC opens the doors of the shopping centers in its portfolio to associations and foundations working to benefit the public by offering them the opportunity to set up stands and carry out publicity activities free-of-charge. The Company extends all necessary cooperation in this area.
In 2016, the Company donated TL 100,000 to the “July 15 Solidarity Campaign.