Unifree Duty Free Accelerated Its Sustainability Efforts

Unifree Duty Free, with nearly half a century of experience in travel retail, takes attention with its sustainability efforts.

Unifree Duty Free has undertaken important projects in 2023 with its sustainability activities carried out from a holistic perspective and focused on gender equality, equal opportunity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Unifree Duty Free, which is a signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles in partnership with UN Women and the Global Compact, with its work in the field of gender equality, is also a company developed by Yıldız Technical University and audited by TUV AUSTRIA TURK. They were entitled to receive the "GreenStars Corporate Sustainability Model Certificate", one of the most important certificates given for their work on the subject.

To further champion sustainability and contribute to tangible actions in this perspective, Unifree Duty Free gives utmost importance to having its human resources from individuals who embrace sustainability values and who can integrate these values into their way of doing business, to observe gender equality in recruitment processes and to increase women's employment. 60% of Unifree Duty Free's executive board, 42% of the recruitment made in the first 6 months of the year, and 37% of all employees are women. Unifree Duty Free, which believes in the importance of the participation, motivation, and development of employees in achieving sustainability goals established Unifree Academy, which provides regular in-house development, and training opportunities for the education, development and happiness of employees. Unifree Duty Free supports its employees in their career development and provides information about its work in the field of sustainability and informs them regularly with the help of Unifree Academy and works for a sustainable future.

Unifree Duty Free, which has taken an important step to increase energy efficiency, monitor, control and optimize energy consumption by obtaining the ISO50001 certificate, has also taken tangible steps in reducing the environmental impacts of its operations by launching self-checkout kiosks that will contribute to the environment for a sustainable future.

‘’As the Unifree Duty Free family, we develop strategies focusing on our human resources and take actions in line with these strategies to reach our sustainability goals. In 2023 we have achieved considerable results in this field and we aim to contribute creating a more sustainable and better-shared future by doing our business the right way.’’ remarked Unifree Duty Free CEO Ali Şenher.

Unifree Duty Free, which has broken new ground in the field of Travel Retail, was entitled to receive an award in 2024 at the "Sustainable Education Development Awards" organized by SEGM with its "LTC Category Training. Unifree Duty Free aims to contribute to a sustainable future by implementing pioneering projects in sustainability in the coming period.