Conscious of the importance of social responsibility, and its vital role in society, the Koç Group makes significant contributions to worthy organizations and projects in education, health, culture, arts and environment. We are encouraged by the fact that the investments we make in these areas help contribute to our country’s development.
In selecting corporate social responsibility initiatives, the Koç Group and its companies place absolute importance on supporting long-term and socially beneficial projects that make lasting contributions to the community and our nation. Utilising resources more effectively is not only a prudent and responsible business practice but also is the duty of every responsible citizen and corporation. Using the resources bestowed on us by the world with the utmost care reflects our respect for the planet and the environment, for humanity and future generations, and also for ourselves.
The Koç Group is committed to giving back to the community and is active in an extensive range of social responsibility projects, including: the Vehbi Koç Foundation, which has invested $800 million in Turkey’s development; the $190 million Koç University, as well as the Koç Schools, TEV (Turkish Education Foundation), TEGEV (Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation), the American Hospital and the Rahmi M. Koç Museums in Istanbul and Ankara.
As a member of the Koç Group, Divan’s corporate social responsibility philosophy is based on contributing to society and considering our growth as an integral part of the development of our society.
Vocational Education for a Skilled Nation
The “Program to Promote Vocational and Technical Education” launched by the Koç Group in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, makes it possible for successful but disadvantaged primary school students to attend Vocational and Technical High Schools that will prepare them for careers in the manufacturing, technology and service sectors, helping to increase the overall quality of the Turkish workforce and expand its skills base. The program provides deserving students with financial assistance, internship opportunities and, in some cases, employment. Divan, as a program participant and supporter, provides successful scholarship students with internship and employment opportunities, as well as organising social events designed to be both educational and enjoyable.
For My Country
The “For My Country” Project is a roof project aiming to spread the social responsibility awareness among Koç Group companies, employees, dealers and suppliers, thereby developing a more participatory attitude towards social problems, and to implement and realize projects for rising the life standards by supporting local development.
This project, implemented in the 80th anniversary of Koç Holding, is based on the idea of supporting the individual entrepreneurship under a corporate umbrella all over Turkey, along with the line of responsible citizenship motto. As a part of this project, Koç Group is continuing to put its signature under important achievements in social responsibility field since 2006.
Koç Group, a very large family with its employees and dealers, is striving for developing a conscious sensitivity both individually and institutionally, and for producing solutions for the problems of our country.