The award marks the first time a car manufacturer in the UK has ever won this prestigious award, and the numbers certainly support it…
The UK’s Business in the Community organization has only awarded the highly-regarded CommunityMark award to 38 companies since its inception in 2008. It’s endorsed by HRH The Prince of Wales, and no car company has ever achieved it until now. But take a look at what JLR has done to earn it:
- Invested a total of £1,250,000 (including in-kind support)
- Involved 15% of employees in community projects and contributed £256,000 worth of their employee's time in volunteering
- Reached 12,600 school children by involving them in educational programs
- Gave nearly 300 young people direct experience of the world of work
To achieve the CommunityMark, companies were assessed according to five key principles of community investment. This rigorous process is validated by an independent panel of public, private and third sector representatives and assured externally by AD Little.
Mike Wright, Executive Director at JLR had this to say: "Jaguar Land Rover has a well established community program across the UK, with a particular focus on the areas surrounding our operating facilities. Each year hundreds of our employees get involved in their local communities and take part in educational, environmental and charity projects. Becoming the first car manufacturer to achieve the CommunityMark is excellent news for those employees and of course, exceptional external recognition for Jaguar Land Rover."
Congratulations boys…and keep up the good work.
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