As part of Ocorian’s international approach to community and charity engagement, all staff from across its 11 offices took part in a vote which saw Environment and Sustainability emerge as its global charitable theme. Each office then voted for local charities they would like to support in-line with the global theme, with the Jersey office choosing to support a partnership with the Jersey Beekeepers’ Association (JBKA).
To launch their partnership, JBKA visited the Ocorian office to deliver an overview of the honey production process and the Jersey bee ecosystem; whilst staff were also treated to a honey tasting of the recent local harvest.
The first corporate volunteering afternoon with the JBKA took place on Friday 4 October, with Ocorian employees helping to dig, prune and strim JBKA’s wild field in St Saviour.
Rachel Godel, Employee Experience Manager at Ocorian said, “It’s great to have an opportunity to help support the charity in such a hands on way. Everyone who attended had such a great afternoon and we look forward to our continued partnership with JBKA”.
Ken Healy, member of JBKA added, “The support Ocorian are providing us, both financially and with their time is a huge help to us as we establish our vision for the field and continue the conservation of our local bee population.”