Amoria Bond signs the Armed Forces Covenant

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Amoria Bond are delighted to announce that we are now proud signatories of the Armed Forces ...

Amoria Bond are delighted to announce that we are now proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives. 

The key principles state

  • Members of the Armed Forces Community should not face disadvantages arising from their service in the provision of public and commercial services.
  • In some circumstances, special provision may be justified, especially for those who have given the most, such as the injured or bereaved. 

As signatories, we commit to upholding these principles by: 

  • Promoting that we are an Armed Forces-friendly organisation
  • Recognising military skills and qualifications in our recruitment and selection process to support the employment of veterans.
  • Providing networking opportunities for ex-Forces employees to enable staff members with an Armed Forces connection to meet and support one another
  • Recognising National Events such as the Poppy Appeal Day and Remembrance Day, including providing coaching and information for all employees.
  • Supporting Armed Forces charities with fundraising such as Poppy Appeal Day and supporting staff who wish to use their paid Annual Volunteer Day to assist with Armed Forces Charities.
  • Promoting employment opportunities for veterans in our industry and the sectors we operate in
  • Providing education and training resources including e-learning, for our staff on the Armed Forces Community.
  • Promoting the Armed Forces Covenant and our support for the Armed Forces Community to our staff, customers/service users, supply chains and the wider Public.
  • Using the Covenant and Employer Recognition Scheme logos in our communications and marketing.
  • Appointing an Armed Forces Champion within our organisation

You can view our signed covenant here.

Amoria Bond CEO David Etherington said: 

“I am delighted and proud to announce that Amoria Bond recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant. 

We are incredibly proud to employ a number of Armed Forces veterans within our teams, and as Remembrance Day approaches, I would like to extend my personal thanks to each of them for their service in protecting our country and liberties.”

Talent Attraction Specialist, and former Royal Marine, Aaron Moon was instrumental in introducing Amoria Bond to the covenant and working with People and ESG Director Natasha Crump to complete the signing process. He says:

I would like to thank the company and everyone who has been involved in making this happen especially Natasha.

It means a great deal to me as a veteran for the company to show support to the military community and signing the covenant was a goal of mine shortly after joining the company. I’m so proud and grateful now to see this come together.”

Another Veteran, Tom Rigby, who served with the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment for 23 years, and now works with Amoria Bond’s Legal & Contracts Department, says:

“This is great news indeed, it is a showing that Amoria Bond recognise our Armed Forces and are willing to show their support by signing up to the Covenant. 

As a long time veteran, our past efforts are sometimes forgotten, however, with the signing of the Covenant it does goes to show that the Company shows true and just respect, and will be willing to help and” assist in future projects involving our ex-military family”

You can hear more from Aaron and Tom on the importance of the covenant in the following video, where they also discuss their military careers in discussion with other veterans, Max Gee and Scott Waldron:

You can also view the full conversation on Youtube.

Progressing Lives Everywhere

Amoria Bond are committed to our goal of Progressing Lives Everywhere. Through pledges like this and our various other Diversity & Inclusion initiatives we want to continue making meaningful, action-led change to help everyone fulfil their potential, regardless of backgrounds and differences. Learn more about our actions #InsideAmoria on our Diversity & Inclusion page