Our moment in the spotlight
We want to make sure everyone has their moment to shine. These corporate accolades are a reflection of how far Jaguar Land Rover goes to make sure that each and every person can share in the successes recognised with countless global product awards.
Times Top 100 Graduate Award 2012
We are delighted to announce that we have just been ranked 26th in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2012. This is a staggering increase of 34 places from 2011.
The Times bases their rankings on the findings of The UK Graduate Careers Survey - an annual survey designed to find the most respected and sought-after graduate employers. This year over 16,000 final-year students from 30 leading universities took part, which not only lends further credibility to the most established survey of its kind, but which also further underlines Jaguar Land Rover's status as a top destination for graduates embarking on their professional journeys.
Business in the Community Awards
Platinum Rating In The Corporate Responsibility Index 2012
Jaguar Land Rover has been recognised once again by Business in the Community for its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. They awarded us an enviable Platinum Rating in the Corporate Responsibility (CR) Index.
The prestigious Platinum accolade reflects Jaguar Land Rover's continuing commitment to CR throughout its business operations. JLR is the only UK based global automotive company to achieve the Platinum level. This is the fourth consecutive year the company has achieved an improved rating since first participating in the CR Index in 2009, which resulted in a Bronze rating.
Commenting on the award Mike Wright, Executive Director, Jaguar Land Rover said: "Corporate Social Responsibility is a core value for JLR and covers every aspect of our business from the environmental impact of our products and operations to engagement with our employees, community groups and nationwide education programmes. It is therefore very pleasing to see the efforts of our entire team recognised by Business in the Community."
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: "I congratulate JLR on achieving Platinum in the 2012 BITC Corporate Responsibility Index. The CR Index has helped to highlight clearly those best practice examples that bring to life in a powerful way what integrated responsible practice really looks like."
National Standard Of Excellence For Community Investment 2010
Business in the Community has awarded Jaguar Land Rover the highly regarded CommunityMark. We are proud to be the first car manufacturer to achieve this award, which is widely recognised as the national standard of excellence for community investment.
Last year we invested a total of £1,250,000 (including in-kind support) in community programmes, including five Education Business Partnership Centres, employee volunteering programmes, national educational initiatives and a wide range of community partnerships.
Over twelve months, 15% of our employees volunteered a total of £256,000 of their time to a variety of educational, environmental and charity projects. We involved 12,600 school children in educational programmes, and gave work experience to nearly 300 young people.
The award is an exceptional external recognition of our considerable investment in the areas surrounding our operating facilities, and the dedication of our people to their communities.
Environmental Innovation Programme Awarded A National Big Tick
Our ground-breaking Environmental Innovation programme (EI) has been awarded a coveted Big Tick for Environmental Leadership by Business in the Community. The award recognises Jaguar Land Rover's commitment to sustainable products and manufacturing processes, CO2 reductions and improved fuel efficiency, realised through our comprehensive employee engagement initiative. We use the company-wide EI framework to structure, measure and evaluate our efforts to reduce environmental impact and increase efficiency. Established three years ago, EI set out ambitious long term business targets for products and processes, including:
- 25 per cent reductions in operational CO2, and waste to landfill by 2012
- 10 per cent reduction in water consumption by 2012
- 25 per cent reduction in tailpipe emissions by 2015, compared to 2007 levels
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community, congratulated us on achieving the award. "It is a challenging time for business" he said, "but this is a sign that companies are not losing their focus and are transforming their businesses to make a positive impact on people and society and are prepared to lead by example. Jaguar Land Rover has demonstrated to communities and consumers that they are proactive, visible and engaged on the big issues of the day."
Fran Leedham, Head of Sustainability at Jaguar Land Rover, is "delighted" that we've achieved the Big Tick. "We take our sustainability responsibilities very seriously," says Fran, "and it is satisfying to see our commitment rewarded. There have already been significant results, with improved environmental performance of vehicles and progress in achieving our targets. This award will encourage and inspire our employees to continue working hard towards sustainable development."
Best Company "One to Watch"
Best Companies is the name behind The Sunday Times 'Best Companies to Work For'.
Being a best company goes beyond the bottom line. It's about excelling in every area throughout the workplace and an organisation's commitment to its most important assets - its workforce.
They recognise that companies which focus on their employees bring real benefits such as, improved workplace engagement, better staff retention, reduced recruitment costs and greater financial performance.
Best Companies was established with a vision to identify the drivers of sustainable business performance. Its research shows that the key is 'Workplace Engagement'. Using their experience of responses from nearly 740,000 employees in thousands of organisations, they have developed an academically rigorous methodology to measure levels of 'Workplace Engagement'. The Best Companies Accreditation scheme then recognises those organisations that have achieved high levels in this area.
In our first year of participation in the survey, Jaguar Land Rover has been recognised as a key company to watch.
The Times Top 50 Employers for Women
Competition for a place amongst the Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK is extremely strong. To be awarded one of the highly coveted places in the Top 50 each organisation has to undergo a comprehensive assessment process.
The selection includes completing an extensive submission together with providing evidence of internal actions and external commitment. This evidence then has to be further complemented with two case studies demonstrating specific areas of great practice.
Jaguar Land Rover was recognised for our focus and dedication by being awarded a place within the 2011 'Times Top 50 Employers for Women' in the UK. The listing recognises our ongoing commitment to diversity and developing talented women within our business.
Guardian UK 300
This year we have seen an amazing rise in our position from 127th up to 30th in the Guardian UK 300 rankings.
The Guardian UK 300 is compiled annually from one of the largest surveys of the student population. In the survey, students are asked which career sectors interest them the most and which graduate employers within those sectors they most want to work for. The survey ranks the 300 most popular UK employers and the most popular employers within the major graduate career sectors.
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