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Elif supports United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles

As Elif Holding group of companies, we relentlessly emphasise our belief in the power of ‘equality of men and women’ through the light of our diversity and equal employment principles. We assimilate and apply an approach empowering women's presence in the economy.

Elif, which constantly emphasises the importance of the equality of women and men and the difference made by the touches of women in every field of life. Elif does support improvement of women positions in the community and business life as a crucial need of our society. Therefore, we are committed to integrating the Women’s Empowerment Principles into our business model and continue its activities with the aim of leveraging these principles.

Elif is conscious about the fact that achieving higher level of development requires women’s increased participation in the economy. This would lead to a higher share of women’s development and growth as well as improvement of their position within their families.  Elif continues to launch important social responsibility projects with the aim of increasing the level of awareness on the importance of “equal representation and rights for women in the political, social and professional life”, the issue.

The Women's Empowerment Principles are a set of Principles for businesses offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They are the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact and are adapted from the Calvert Women's Principles®. The development of the Women's Empowerment Principles includes an international multi-stakeholder consultation process, which began in March 2009 and culminated in their launch on International Women’s Day in March 2010.

The Principles emphasise the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and by the input gathered from across the globe. The Women's Empowerment Principles seek to point the way to best practice by elaborating the gender dimension of corporate responsibility, the UN Global Compact, and businesses' role in sustainable development. As well as being a useful guide for businesses, the Principles seek to inform other stakeholders, including governments, in their engagement with business.


Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality

Principle 2: Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and non-discrimination

Principle 3: Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers

Principle 4: Promote education, training and professional development for women

Principle 5: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women

Principle 6: Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy

Principle 7: Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality


Elif acts in line with the “Packaging for Life” ambition in every corporate decision made and each step taken, and believes that women must have more power in the economic and social life, assume a more active role in business and participate in every aspect of life. Elif calls everyone for duty to remove the barriers on this road and prove the power of equality and diversity free of any sexual, religious, ethnical discrimination. Elif will continue to arrange and develop its activities in this direction and tirelessly create new projects to add value in life.