AmeyBriggs has made its commitment to Armed Forces personnel as it has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. AmeyBriggs has signed up to the official pledge of committing to honour the Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community, recognising the value that all serving personnel, veterans and military families contribute to the country.
The Armed Forces Covenant is an agreement between the armed forces community, the nation and the government. It is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The covenant focuses on helping members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.
The key principles of the Covenant are that:
- No member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage compared to other citizens when accessing local services.
- Special consideration is appropriate in some cases for those who have given the most, such as the injured and bereaved.
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
AmeyBriggs is committed to this scheme and currently holds the Bronze award and is currently working towards achieving Silver.