Jaguar Land Rover & Earthwatch in New Partnership
By Max Clarke
Jaguar Land Rover employees are now more committed to the company and to the environment following partnership with Earthwatch.
11 Jaguar Land Rover employees recently returned from Kenya where they spent two weeks providing vital support for Earthwatch scientists studying the endangered Grevy’s Zebra. The trip is part of a long term employee engagement programme aimed at creating a community of ‘ambassadors’ who will build awareness and understanding of sustainability issues within Jaguar Land Rover.
152 employees from all parts of the organisation and all types of roles applied for this opportunity — a ratio of approximately 13 applicants per expedition...
...place. The standard of applications was extremely high, making the selection of the final team very difficult.
The final employees who were selected to join the team are representative of the diverse range of people working within Jaguar Land Rover. The team included men and women with a total of 162 years of service, from the front line in manufacturing to support functions and managers. All of the company’s key operational sites in the UK were represented.
At the end of the trip Earthwatch surveyed the employees to ascertain the benefits of the programme to them and Jaguar Land Rover as their employer.
* 90 per cent agreed or strongly agreed that they are now more committed to Jaguar Land Rover as a company to work for.
* 80 per cent of the participants agreed or strongly agreed that they have an improved knowledge of sustainability and conservation issues.
* 100 per cent of the participants reported a positive experience with all but one evaluating the overall experience as ‘Excellent’.
Des Thurlby, HR Director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our employees to work out in... continued on page two >