Anchor Grup, one of the strongest real estate players on the local market and the developer of the first modern shopping center in Romania - București Mall - promotes diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities at the workplace and signs the Romanian Diversity Charter, on the occasion of the European Diversity Month throughout the EU.
„Anchor Grup is an active supporter of equity, diversity, and inclusion and our presence in the Romanian Diversity Charter comes to officiate our approach for the last 25 years. We are proud of our teams of talented and dedicated people coming from different backgrounds; we facilitate and encourage a work environment that emphasizes the values that unite us, but also that makes us unique. We are convinced that such initiatives contribute to the development of a more inclusive society, a direction that is at the heart of our business strategy. Over time, through our involvement and the projects we have developed for the community, we remain firmly committed to our assumed role of contributing to transforming the world into a better place”, stated Affan Yildirim, General Manager, member of the Board of Directors of Anchor Grup, and member of the Board of Directors of MallDova.
With 25 years of experience on the Romanian market and a total investment that has exceeded 550 million euros, with pioneering projects that changed Romanian society and had a considerable impact on the economy, Anchor Grup has developed a work environment based on equal opportunities, confidence, and support to all the company’s employees.
In addition, more than 50% of Anchor Grup’s managers are women, and some are in key roles. At the same time, many of the company’s female employees have more than 10 years of experience in the company and have been supported to advance in management positions. Anchor Grup strongly believes in promoting the power of women’s leadership offering a perfect environment for growth and development.
The Romanian Diversity Charter follows the existing successful models in other European states, and it is based on a set of general principles, voluntarily assumed with the aim of promoting diversity, non-discrimination, inclusion, and equal opportunities in the workplace. It aims to motivate signatory organizations to recognize and expand the benefits of integrating diversity into organizational and HR practices. By signing and assuming it, diversity acquires practical dimensions and becomes an integral part of the organizational culture.
About Anchor Grup
One of the leading real estate developers on the local market, Anchor Grup started its activity in Romania 25 years ago. Since then, the company's investment has exceeded €550 million. Its portfolio includes a retail component: Anchor Grup developed the first modern shopping center in Romania, București Mall, followed by Plaza România. In the premises of the latter, Anchor Grup opened the Movieplex cinema, which for the first time offered Romanians the opportunity to watch movies in 3D format. In this industry, Anchor Grup has expanded its portfolio in the cinema sector by acquiring Hollywood Movieplex Cinema, the first multiplex cinema in Romania, which has 10 projection rooms, with a capacity of 2,125 seats. In addition, Anchor Grup's investments in recent years also cover the residential sector. These started with InCity Residences, which includes more than 500 apartments in four blocks. The second completed residential project is Pallady Towers, which features over 200 apartments in two buildings. Currently, the residential complex Select Residences - with over 300 apartments located in three buildings - is the company's project under development, in this segment. Anchor Grup's portfolio also includes office buildings: Anchor Plaza, which has 100% occupancy rate, and Plaza Romania Offices. The company is led by Affan Yildirim, General Manager, member of the Board of Directors of Anchor Grup, and member of the Board of Directors of MallDova.
The official launch of the Romanian Diversity Charter took place on April 18, 2018, making Romania the 21st country in the European Union to adopt a Diversity Charter and join the European Diversity Platform. Currently, the Charter has gathered 205 signatories, representing approximately 260,000 employees from companies, public institutions, and NGOs. These signatories have publicly committed to upholding the principles of the Charter, aiming to make diversity, equal opportunities, and social inclusion recognized and respected values in Romania. Under the guidance of the Charter, numerous initiatives have been implemented, including experience exchanges, workshops, debates, and learning and mentorship programs. Since 2021, the Charter and its signatories have jointly celebrated the EU Diversity Month, which aims to promote diversity in the workplace and society as a whole. For more information, visit https://www.cartadiversitatii.ro/