Jaguar Land Rover sees workforce volunteering rate jump 36%
Workforce volunteering has leapt 36% at automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover with more than 9,600 employees donating over 115,000 hours (or 14,400 working days) to support their local communities.
This record-breaking performance is an increase of 36% on employee participation and 45% in time donated compared to 2013, which saw 5,860 employees donate 63,400 hours
Around 85% of volunteers supported Jaguar Land Rover’s ‘Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers’ programme, which engaged 300,000 young people in the UK last year. Employees support Education Business Partnership Centres which run school visits and work placements at the company’s sites by helping develop curriculum materials, delivering presentations to groups, supporting external careers events or mentoring young people on work experience placements.
Jonathan Garrett, CSR director, Jaguar Land Rover, commented: "Employee volunteering plays a pivotal role in our Community Relations strategy and we are delighted that so many of our employees donated their skills and time to benefit others.
"As well as making a positive impact on young people's aspirations and attainment, our education activities also promote advanced manufacturing careers at Jaguar Land Rover and our supply chain as well as acting as a pipeline for young talent, which is essential for the business to achieve its ambitious global growth plans."
Jaguar Land Rover releases employees from the workplace for up to two days per year to support projects focussing on regeneration, education, young people, charity work and the environment. Projects are identified through a volunteering challenge database or are nominated by employees.