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ESG

Operating for nearly fifty years, Mapa Group has grown continuously with its ability to adapt quickly to the ever-changing world as well as meet and exceed global expectations in all industries in which it operates. Mapa Group is determined to fulfill today's increasing global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) requirements and implement best compliance practices in all its business activities. By prioritizing ESG and functioning as a sustainable and socially responsible corporation, Mapa Group aspires to accomplish its vision of building for a bright future.

Our Vision

Building for a Sustainable Future

Mapa Group builds for a sustainable future. We work internationally in sectors fundamental to the global economy, delivering projects that serve our clients and promote sustainable development for the regions we work in.

By combining world-class technical expertise with reliability, Mapa Group forges long-standing relationships with its clients, employees and the communities where it works.

All of our actions within our business are grounded in our core company values which are integrity, innovation, professionalism and sustainability.

Gaziantep Waste Water Treatment Plant in Gaziantep, Turkey - construction by MAPA Group
Ikizce Tepeler Dam in Balikesir, Turkey - construction by MAPA Group

Environment

Mapa Group is committed to protecting the environment and effectively mitigating any environmental risks by upholding the highest standards in every region it operates, and following best international practices. Mapa Group has ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, which is the gold standard demonstrating that the environment is a focus for our business.

As an active investor and operator in the renewable energy sector, we believe that prosperity can only be achieved with sustainability. In particular, Mapa Group has extensive experience developing hydro-electric projects. In total, Mapa Group built four hydro-electric power plants with a capacity of producing more than 150 megawatts of renewable energy. Apart from providing renewable energy, these hydro-electric power plants also provide critical back up power during significant energy outages as they can generate power to the grid immediately.

Mapa Group considers itself a leader in addressing water security and creating efficient water usage mechanisms. Often operating in water stressed countries to develop state-of-the-art water infrastructure, including tanks and pipelines, Mapa Group supports regions to distribute water more efficiently. Over the years, Mapa Group built 9 water pipelines with a total length of nearly 3,000 km addressing acute water issues in regions such as Algeria and Saudi Arabia.

Furthermore, in regions where water scarcity is an issue, Mapa Group facilitates the development of water treatment plants that have been making water potable while also ensuring that there is a sufficient supply of water to meet a community's needs.

Aside from addressing acute water access issues, in its own operations Mapa Group actively strives to reduce water consumption and reuse water where possible.

At every stage of its operations, including planning, construction and managing projects, Mapa Group aims for sustainability. All of Mapa Group’s projects are designed to minimise waste production and to recycle materials wherever possible.

Every project involves extensive site assessments in consultation with local communities to reduce our environmental impact and ensure biodiversity is protected. These systematic precautions have been proven to minimise potential hazardous effects on the environment. In addition to protecting local ecosystems, Mapa Group strives to reduce its carbon footprint by using construction technologies that are less polluting and by supporting carbon-offsetting initiatives.

Concerted effort is necessary to reduce emissions. Sourcing of local contractors and carefully planning transport routes helps to minimise travel.

We are acutely aware of the growing climate-related risks to the sector and actively work to mitigate the potential disruptive effects and to spearhead innovations and use of new technologies in the industry.

As part of this process, Mapa Group is currently undertaking a comprehensive analysis of its processes and outputs, with the aim of working out a strategy to further reduce its environmental footprint across all operations and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

Social

Mapa Group is determined to act as a socially responsible business in all its social relationships with its employees, suppliers, subcontractors, clients, business partners and the communities where it operates. Our employees are the centre of Mapa Group’s activities, and their health and wellbeing are our first priority.

We operate according to the best international standards and ensure the continuous development of our occupational health and safety systems and uphold labour rights of our employees. Our employees are trained in the occupational health and safety of others in the workplace. Mapa Group is certified ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System guiding to constantly improve employee health and safety, minimize workplace risks and create safer working conditions.

Before Mapa Group embarks on any project, we actively engage with local communities to ensure that any potential negative impacts on the community are mitigated. By consulting with local communities, Mapa Group strengthens its positive impact on local regions. Mapa Group significantly contributes to the development of economic and social dynamism in the region by creating job opportunities for local individuals and providing vocational training at site to enable them to acquire a profession, as well as by contracting business with local suppliers and subcontractors.

All our projects involve extensive site surveys, carried out by trained professionals, to assess the potential for accidents and to prevent injury. All our staff, subcontractors and suppliers are regularly inspected to ensure that they are aware of the Group’s policies related to ESG, especially occupational health and safety policies and that they follow best practices.

We believe in investing in our workforce through education and training and we are committed to operating as a responsible employer. Mapa Group is careful to always be in full compliance with local labour legislation and to promote fair treatment of our workforce, including having a zero tolerance approach to discrimination.

Mapa Group is committed to complying with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Conventions, and upholding the highest standards on human rights for all of its employees, business partners and the communities where it works.

To promote social equality, Mapa Group provides scholarships to students in need to support their university studies.

With the awareness of data privacy and security are essential for protecting human rights, Mapa Group maintains ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System at its headquarters.

Mapa Group is committed to conducting business in a sustainable and socially responsible manner, as stated in our Environmental and Social Policy.
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Governance

Mapa Group promotes strong corporate governance across its entire business operations. Mapa Group’s Board of Directors is diverse in terms of age, gender and expertise, its directors have wide-ranging experience in their fields and are qualified for good corporate governance.

Diversity is an important value for Mapa Group and we are proud to have a diverse leadership team with two of Mapa Group’s five-strong members of the Board of Directors being women. We strive constantly to increase diversity throughout our workforce, and especially the number of women in management positions.

Mapa Group’s Board of Directors regularly reviews and oversees its strategic priorities, business plans and environmental, social and governance strategies and related risks. Mapa Group’s Compliance, Ethics and Sustainability Committee assists the Board of Directors in its responsibilities for ESG. This cross-functional Committee, comprised of senior managers including legal, finance, occupational health and safety, quality and human resources directors, periodically meets and reports to the CEO and the Board on the Committee’s activities. The Committee is supported by ESG Working Groups made up within the company for each ESG topic to evaluate relevant matters.

Our Code of Ethics and Conduct sets out the core principles forming our corporate ethical culture and states our strong commitment to comply with ethical values, all applicable laws and regulations and our contractual obligations at all times, in every country where we operate.
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Our workforce is at the heart of our business. We are supporting and developing our team through extensive and regular trainings adapted as required for each individual, including managers and employees. This training ensures that Mapa Group’s principles of integrity, innovation, professionalism and sustainability are carried out by the people working on the ground.

Our Group’s compliance with our policies and procedures is consistently audited and monitored to maintain a high level of compliance across our entire business operations.

Mapa Group is certified ISO 9001 Quality Management System standard, demonstrating its ability to consistently provide services that meet client and regulatory requirements with its continuous improvement mechanisms.

Mapa Group holds ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management System demonstrating its commitment to countering bribery.

Mapa Group has a zero tolerance approach to corruption and bribery, as stated in our Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Policy.
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Mapa Group complies with economic sanctions and export controls with respect to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) / Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT). Mapa Group conducts third party due diligence processes and sanction screenings through sanction screening software, according to our Global Economic Sanction Compliance Policy.
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Speak Up & Ethics Hotline

Mapa Group is strongly committed to complying with business ethics and human rights, labour rights, environmental laws, anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws applicable in all its activities across all jurisdictions where it operates. Mapa Group maintains a whistle-blowing system to facilitate the prompt, confidential or anonymous reporting of any suspected violations and to encourage speak up culture within our company.

Our employees, clients, subcontractors, suppliers, business partners and others with whom we are in any business relationship, who suspect any violation of laws and business ethics or need to raise concerns related to our company’s conduct related to human rights, labour rights, environment, or anti-corruption, may contact our Ethics Hotline.

Ethics Hotline can be reached by phone (by calling the phone numbers provided to all our site and office employees and business partners) or by sending an e-mail to complianceaudit@mapa.group.

Our employees and site workers may find at their workplace or site our Ethics Hotline notice translated into the local language of the country where they work.

These communication channels are available also for those who seek advice or clarification on Mapa Group's ethical values, principles and policies.

Any notification transmitted will be carefully examined. The anonymity and confidentiality will be maintained within the limits of the law.

Anyone making a report in good faith will be protected against unfavourable treatment and retaliation. Mapa Group reserves the right to take legal action against those who submit false, misleading and unfounded reporting in bad faith.

UNGC Participant

Since 2021, Mapa Group has become a participant of the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. As a participant, Mapa Group is publicly committed to adopting the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and taking action to deliver on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We believe that sustainability is one of the keys of the business success and strive for sustainability. As such, every year we will be submitting to the UN Global Compact and publicly disclosing to our stakeholders the Communication on Progress (COP) describing the progress we have made in one year in implementing the objectives of the UN Global Compact.

In 2022, Mapa Group submitted to the UN Global Compact its first annual Communication on Progress (COP), communicating our efforts to support and uphold the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact in each of the four areas (human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption). The COP includes the Statement of Continued Support from Mapa Group CEO, Murathan Doruk Günal, expressing continued support for the UN Global Compact and renewing Mapa Group’s ongoing commitment to this initiative.

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The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact that Mapa Group has formally committed to support are the followings:

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
Principle 2: Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Labour

Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
Principle 4: Businesses should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
Principle 5: Businesses should uphold the effective abolition of child labour.
Principle 6: Businesses should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Environment

Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Principle 9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti-Corruption

Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.