The Armed Forces Covenant for businesses is a voluntary pledge made by organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community. It complements the armed forces covenant and sits alongside the community covenant.
All covenants signed by businesses include a core statement of commitment that those adopting the scheme sign up to. This covers the 2 key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which 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 is then encouraged to offer support in a way most appropriate to their situation and capacity, with the pledge document including a ‘menu’ of options for them to sign up to. This menu covers 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
Addition of Lewisham and Greenwich Hospital NHS Trust, LGM Aviation Consultancy Services Ltd and Licence Trade Consultants Security Limited and Lincolnshire County Council armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of LC Partnership Ltd armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of London Mutual Credit Union armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of Lancashire Medical Services Ltd, London Stock Exchange covenant.
Addition of Levertech Aviation Services Ltd armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of LondonWaste Ltd and London Stansted Airport armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Lancaster District Chamber Of Commerce, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Life Academies Trust, Longleat Enterprises Ltd, Lightfoot Defence Limited armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Lydd Town Council armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of Leading Resolutions Ltd, Levett Consultancy Ltd, Liebherr Sunderland Works, Lincad Ltd, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, Liverpool County Football Association, London Pacific Fashion, Lotus Cars Limited, and Lucketts Holdings Limited armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Learning Curve Group Limited and Leicestershire Police armed forces corporate covenant pledge.