Jaguar Land Rover employees support environmental issues in Kenya

Jaguar Land Rover employees have participated in an environmental support initiative in Kenya as part of the firm’s employee engagement programme.

The scheme saw 11 employees spend two weeks providing support for Earthwatch scientists studying the endangered Grevy’s Zebra.

Earthwatch, the environmental charity, surveyed the employees at the end of the programme and found that 90% agreed or strongly agreed that they are now more committed to Jaguar Land Rover as a company to work for.

Employees also spent time with the local Samburu people learning about their culture and nomadic way of life.

The trip and partnership with Earthwatch compliment Jaguar Land Rover’s environmental innovation (EI) plan, which encompasses cross business sustainability goals for both product and operational processes.

Des Thurlby, HR director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our employees to work out in the field with one of our conservation partners.

“They learnt a great deal about the vital work of Earthwatch in Kenya and have brought back valuable new skills with them that they can apply to their working environments.

“This partnership with Earthwatch provides an obvious benefit to our company as these employees can now act as sustainability ambassadors across every level of our business.”

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