Staff at Southburn-based JSR are celebrating after the company was awarded the prestigious Investors in People Gold Standard.
Investors in People (IIP) Gold is a demanding standard that sets out a framework for evaluating how well a company connects strategy and operational planning with its people policy, and JSR are believed to be one of the first agricultural companies in the UK to be awarded the Standard.
SR Chairman Tim Rymer said: “We are delighted to be awarded Investors in People Gold in an Olympic year. We have held the Investor in People Standard since 1993 and three years ago set ourselves a goal to achieve gold in 2012.
“I believe a well-thought out strategy implemented by well-trained and motivated people is the key to success. What we have done is make sure that it happens consistently in practice and it’s down to the commitment and hard work of the staff that we are celebrating this achievement.”
Investors in People Specialist Anne Stockdale was impressed by the way JSR had incorporated people management best practice into their business, leading them to meeting the Gold standard.