We’ve Signed the Pledge

We’ve Signed the Pledge

We commit to upholding the Armed Forces Covenant and supporting the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the contribution that Service personnel, both regular and reservist, veterans, and military families make to our organisation, community, and country.

#ArmedForcesCovenant.

The first duty of Government is the defence of the realm. Our Armed Forces fulfil that responsibility on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and, sometimes, suffering severe injury or death as a result of their duty. Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of our Armed Forces. In return, the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army, and the Royal Air Force, together with their families. They deserve our respect, support, and fair treatment.

Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether Regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in providing public and commercial services. Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given the most, such as the injured and the bereaved.

This obligation involves the whole of society: it includes voluntary and charitable bodies, private organisations, and the actions of individuals in supporting the Armed Forces. Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this Covenant.


Section 1: Principles of The Armed Forces Covenant
1.1 We, HSQE Consultancy Ltd, will endeavour to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant:
Members of the Armed Forces Community should not face disadvantages arising from their service in providing public and commercial services.
Special provisions may be justified in some circumstances, especially for those who have given the most, such as the injured or bereaved.

Section 2: Demonstrating our Commitment.
2.1 We recognise the contribution that Service personnel, reservists, veterans, the cadet movement, and military families make to our organisation, our community, and the country. We will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant by:

Promoting the Armed Forces.

Employment support to members of the Armed Forces Community.

Communications – Transparent and Open Communication to establish and maintain open lines of communication with service members, veterans, and their families. Ensure transparency in all dealings and provide clear, timely information regarding services and support available.

Implement effective feedback systems to understand the needs of the Armed Forces community, respond to them appropriately, and provide regular updates on policy changes, support services, and opportunities relevant to the Armed Forces community.

Our Engagement – Involve representatives from the Armed Forces community in policy-making processes that directly affect them. Foster a supportive environment for service members and veterans within the local community, encouraging mutual understanding and respect.

Recognise the sacrifices of families of Armed Forces personnel and provide adequate support in education, healthcare, and housing.

Our Outreach – Conduct regular awareness campaigns to educate the public about the role, contributions, and needs of the Armed Forces community.

Collaborate with charities, non-profits, and other organisations supporting the Armed Forces community.

Offer guidance and support for service members transitioning to civilian life, including career counselling and job placement services.

Commercial – Promote fair hiring practices favourably considering veterans’ and service members’ unique skills and experiences. Provide a supportive workplace environment for reservists, including accommodating their training schedules and deployment commitments.

Encourage the inclusion of veteran-owned businesses in the supply chain and procurement processes. Encourage the inclusion of veteran-owned businesses in the supply chain and procurement processes.

Host networking events and forums to connect veterans with business leaders and entrepreneurs in all relevant sectors.

Facilitate access to resources and training assistance for veterans and service members interested in starting their own businesses.

Implement loyalty programs that recognise and reward the patronage of Armed Forces membersand their families. Commit to sustainable business practices that consider the well-being of servicemembers and their families.


2.2 We will publicise these commitments through our literature and/or on our website, setting out how we will seek to honour them and inviting feedback from the Armed Forces Community and our customers on how we are doing. Actively participate in advocacy and awareness campaigns to highlight the contributions and needs of the Armed Forces community.

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