FOR THE SOCIETY
Borusan Group’s first industrial enterprise, Borusan Mannesmann also laid the foundations of the Group’s social responsibility-oriented culture. With this approach, shaped under the lead of Borusan Group Founder and Honorary President late Asım Kocabıyık, Borusan Mannesmann supports institutions and projects in the fields of education, culture, arts, and social gender equality today.
Support for Education
Since early 1960s, Borusan Mannesmann has been engaged in efforts to improve education and educational institutions. During this period, Borusan Mannesmann supported several schools and universities, and continues to provide unlimited support to education under Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation.
Support for Arts and Culture
Borusan Mannesmann is proud to be a supporter of Borusan İstanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Borusan Quartet, Borusan Music House, and Borusan Contemporary, which continue to nurture art in our country as Borusan Sanat.
Support for the Social Gender Equality Efforts
Borusan Group undertakes various collaborations and implements projects in order to be a part of the solution in one of the most fundamental social problems today: social gender equality.
Supporting efforts aimed at empowering women under this umbrella, Borusan Mannesmann takes part in the “My Mom’s Job Is My Future” project, launched to increase women’s employment in the industry and provide the children of working mothers with quality education. In collaboration with the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, the company helps open nurseries and day care centers –called “Borusan Factory of Joy”— for children ages 0-6 in 10 organized industrial zones in 10 provinces.
“My Mom’s Job Is My Future” lays the foundations for strengthening women, families and the national economy by introducing more women to professional life in the industry. Borusan Factories of Joy, which will be built in the Organized Industrial Zones for the education and care of children ages 0-6, aim to;
• Enable women who are unable to work due to child care,
• Remove the obstacles against women’s participation in the workforce,
• Increase women’s employment in industry,
• Provide an educational environment that will help with the mental and physical development of children who cannot benefit from pre-school care and education services.
Borusan Mannesmann also plays a role in the implementation of the project “Come on Girls Let’s Code”, which was launched at the Gemlik production hub to raise awareness of social gender equality and to help girls take part in social life with strong support.
As a part of the project, an 8-week-long training is delivered to girls ages 7-14 of factory employees. For the trainings, collaboration is being made with the KızCode platform, which has long been providing coding training to immigrant girls and women in the United Kingdom to help them become an active part of life.
The program aims to prepare girls to the future by introducing them to information technologies. At the trainings, students receive seminal lectures on many topics ranging from the basic principles of electronics to game, animation or story programming with Scratch and 3D modeling.