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 McCrory Limited armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of Main Event Security, Maple (SHEQ) Management Services Limited, McCurrach UK Ltd armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of Marisco Medical Practice armed forces covenant pledge
Addition of MACS Property Solutions armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of Magikos IT Limited armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of Manchester and Cheshire Construction Company Limited, Marine Specialised Technology, Marsh Medical Practice, Mast Security Ltd, McDonald's Restaurants - Braintree, MDO Protection, Military Resettlement Headquarters, Mr Osato, Murray Hills Solicitors armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of MHFA 999 armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of M1 Recruitment, MediPro and Merseyside Police armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Mansfield and Ashfield News Journal, McCowan Associates Architects, Merrifield Estates armed forces covenant pledges.
Addition of Maritime Asset Security & Training Ltd Endeavour House armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of Mifuture Group Ltd and Mont Rose College armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Medway Norse armed forces covenant pledge.
Mace Ltd armed forces corporate covenant pledge.
Addition of Medway RFC armed forces covenant pledge.
Addition of Manor Church of England Academy Millfield Lane, Mainstream Logistic Services Limited, Manpower Group PLC (resign), Micrologic UK Ltd, Milne Management Limited, Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited armed forces covenant pledges.