The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve or who have served, and their families, which says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives. The Covenant brings together the government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public in order to actively support those who serve to make a difference. More than 800 businesses and charities have signed the armed forces Covenant, and we are proud to say that Nviro are one of these.
The first duty of Government is the defence of the realm. Our Armed Forces fulfil that responsibility on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and, sometimes, suffering serious injury or death as a result of their duty. Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of our Armed Forces. In return, the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army and the Royal Air Force, together with their families. They deserve our respect and support, and fair treatment.
Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this Covenant. Businesses who wish to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces Community sign the covenant, making a range of written and publicised promises to set out their support to members of the Armed Forces community who work in or with their businesses.
Nviro recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. We will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, by:
- promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation by publicising our Armed Forces Covenant on our website, in our staff newsletters, and on our intranet.
- seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service Leavers. There are a few CTP centres geographically close to us and our Training and Development Manager is keen to hear how we could work in partnership with them. We will ensure that the Armed Forces Covenant logo is on all external job adverts to ensure applicants understand we are a part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.
- We will recognise military skills and qualifications when interviewing for new positions.
- Hold a briefing day each year aimed at those leaving the Armed Forces to raise awareness of the opportunities for employment within the cleaning industry.
- striving to support the employment of Service spouses and partners; by advertising through ‘service friendly’ avenues.
- Endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment; recognising that deployment dates and return timings can be uncertain and variable.
- seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible.
- actively participate in Armed Forces Day.
Visit the Armed Forces Covenant website to find out more https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/