The 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, the 6.4 and 5.8 earthquakes in Hatay and the aftershocks that continued in the region caused huge loss of life and destruction in the region and shook our country deeply.
Lidya Group Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Sevim Yenici Öz, who underlined the need to be prepared for an earthquake as we are located in one of the most important earthquake zones in the world, said:
“As Lidya Group, we are establishing the ‘Lidya Group Emergency Team’ with the participation of one of our colleagues from each regional directorate. Our team will work to be prepared not only for an earthquake but also for any sudden occurrence. After sudden developing situations, we will implement studies that will be beneficial for both our colleagues and our country by coordinating quickly. In addition, we continue to inform our colleagues about doing work of YOTA (Non-Structural Hazard Mitigation) that they can apply at home.”
Stating that they provide financial convenience for their customers in the cities affected by the earthquake, Sevim Yenici Öz noted that they try to stand by their customers by working in coordination with the accounting and financial departments.
Lidya Group sent supplies to the region with its employees
Stating that after the earthquakes, there was social trauma throughout the country outside the earthquake zone, Lidya Group Human Resources Officer Merve Tan said:
There were anxieties, fears, and worries throughout society, the earthquake affected us all negatively. This situation also affected business life. After the earthquake, we contacted all our employees one by one and got information about how they were and whether there were any earthquake victims from their families or the relatives of the family. We kept in close contact with our employees and dealers across the country in order to provide support in the post-earthquake period. We are working to overcome this difficult process together. At the same time, we collected goods, clothes, hygiene materials, and food materials in accordance with the needs lists, in quick coordination with all our employees. We packed these products and sent them to the cities affected by the earthquake. We will continue to send these aid packages to earthquake regions by making them continuous not only after the earthquake but also in the following processes.”
Earthquake victims are prioritized in the recruitment
Migration from the earthquake area to other provinces accelerated. Earthquake survivors began to look for jobs to sustain their lives. Noting that as Lidya Group, earthquake victims will be given priority in recruitment, Merve Tan continued her speech as follows:
“As Lidya Group, we plan to make positive discrimination for candidates who were affected by the earthquake and who will start their business life in different cities, by working with the earthquake victim candidate lists for our open positions in our 5 regional offices. With these recruitments, we will give priority to the candidates affected by the earthquake so that they can start their business life again and adapt quickly.”