London, September 2011 Following a rigorous assessment process, Europcar, the leading car hire provider in Europe, has achieved the Investors in People (IIP) accreditation at Gold Award level. Less than 1% of IIP accredited companies in the UK achieve Gold award level, putting Europcar among the UKs elite employers. This focus on staff development and engagement filters all the way through the business, helping Europcar continue to lead the way in quality car hire services.
IIP is the most successful framework for business improvement through people in the UK and in November 2010, Europcar achieved the Silver IIP award level. Feedback from IIP revealed that Gold standard was within its reach, so the company made plans to achieve the top award.
IIP assessors worked with Europcar to measure business improvement and the success of its employee engagement programme.
This is an excellent result for Europcar and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the development and effective management of our people, said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar Group UK. Our IIP assessor made special mention of the openness of our people, their honesty and their commitment to our overall business objectives.
We would like to congratulate all the staff who participated in both the November 2010 and June 2011 assessment processes. The training team also played a key part in the organisation and management of the assessments. Thanks to the ongoing enthusiasm and professionalism of our staff, Europcar continues to set the standard and we will continue working together to maintain our Gold award accreditation.
Launched in 1991 Investors in People is an outcome based business improvement tool. It tells you what you need to achieve to meet your organisation’s goals, but not how you have to achieve them. It helps organisations become more effective by developing and harnessing the skills of their people to achieve the organisations goals.
For further press information please contact the Europcar UK Press Office: Dominic Dennis, Arran Fano, Maddy Roles, Agne Slikaite or Wendy Harrison on 020 8977 9132. Dominic@harrionsadler.com
Europcar is the leading vehicle hire company in Europe, providing car mobility to 6 million customers. Through its franchisees and partners in over 150 countries, Europcar gives access to the #1 network in car hire. Europcar brand portfolio generated revenue of c.3.1 billion including c.2.0 billion Europcar group revenue. Supported by 6,600 dedicated staff and with long-standing local presence, Europcar facilitates the mobile lives of its customers around the world, offering them customised and innovative car mobility solutions. Winner of the first World Travel Award recognising the World’s Leading Green Transport Solutions Company, Europcar also was honoured with the Award in 2010, the second time it was presented. Europcar is a subsidiary of Eurazeo.
For more information: www.europcar.co.uk