Plymouth Armed Forces Corporate Covenant
A corporate covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from individual businesses and charitable organisations that wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community.
The corporate covenant scheme has been designed to complement the Plymouth Armed Forces Community Covenant and sit alongside it. The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the moral obligation of society towards members of the armed forces community and the community covenant provides a mechanism for local authorities and communities to express support for members of the armed forces community. The Corporate Covenant is designed to allow businesses and charitable organisations to express their support, and commit to ways in which they can provide that support.
The Plymouth Armed Forces Corporate Covenant Group meets quarterly and includes employers and companies, in the Plymouth area, that have signed a corporate covenant. The group meets to share and develop good practice and to maximise the impact of the wider Armed Forces Covenant agenda and is currently focusing on job opportunities and support for reservists.
All Corporate Covenants include a core statement of commitment that those adopting the scheme sign up to. This covers the two key principles of the Armed Forces covenant, that are:
- no member of the Armed Forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen
- in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured or bereaved
Each organisation offers support in a way most appropriate to their situation and capacity, with the pledge document including a list of options for them to sign up to. This includes employment support for veterans, reservists, service spouses and partners, as well as support for cadet units, Armed Forces Day and discounts for the armed forces community.
There is also an opportunity for companies and charitable organisations to add their own commitments based on local circumstances.
List of attendees
- BMT Cadence
- British Legion
- China Fleet trust
- Plymouth University
- RFEA – Recovery Careers Service
- The C Group
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