Transport for the personnel of Jaeger-LeCoultre

  • Jaeger-LeCoultre s'engage dans le co-voiturage pour protéger l'environnement

Bus lines for company personnel

Aware of the importance of facilitating travel for its employees in a widespread region that is not densely populated, Jaeger-LeCoultre has for many years been an active supporter of carpool arrangements, by making bulletin boards available for employees to match their transportation needs. The Swiss watchmaker also reserves a number of parking spots for carpool vehicles. These initiatives, in line with the values of Jaeger-LeCoultre, have significantly reduced traffic in the Vallée de Joux.

Since October 2007, the Manufacture has also set up a bus service operated entirely at the Company's expense. Two bus routes run currently, to provide staff with a safe and pleasant means of commuting from home to the Manufacture in the morning and back in the evening, over distances ranging between 35 and 50 kilometres.

Bus route 1: Morez – Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre
Morez, Les Rousses, Le Noirmont, Bois d’Amont, Le Brassus, Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre

Bus route 2: Pontarlier – Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre
Pontarlier, Jougne, Vallorbe, Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre

Bus route 3: Labergement-Sainte-Marie – Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre
Labergement-Sainte-Marie, Mouthe, Charbonnières, Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre

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 annual reduction amounts to approximately 3 million kilometers – thereby making a major contribution to reducing traffic-related air pollution!

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.