Bus lines for company personnel
Aware of the importance of facilitating travel for its staff members in a region characterised by the scattered nature of its habitat, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been actively supporting carpool schemes for many years, an approach that has significantly reduced car traffic in the Vallée de Joux.
Since October 2007, the Manufacture has also set up a bus service for which it entirely covers the operating costs. Two bus routes currently run and are intended to provide staff with a safe and pleasant means of commuting from home to the Manufacture in the morning and the other way around in the evening, over distances of ranging between 35 to 50 kilometres.
Studies indicate the carpooling and the bus routes serve to keep 270 cars off the road, each of which would cover a distance of around 50 kilometres on around 220 days per year. The total number of kilometres reduced amounts to approximately 3 million per year – thereby making a major contribution to reducing traffic-related air pollution!
- To discover the bus system set up by Jaeger-LeCoultre, check the /responsability/personnel.
First prize in the “Cantonal Mobility Prize” in 2008
The Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre has been awarded the cantonal mobility prize. This prize, presented by Canton Vaud, rewards efforts by companies to provide transport for their employees. The company’s initiative in reducing traffic by finding alternative solutions has thus been singled out as an example.