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Elior renews its commitment to Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

Contract caterer Elior has renewed its support for The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant to demonstrate its commitment to the recruitment of service veterans and their families and to support the Armed Forces community. Air Vice Marshal Ranald Munro joined Elior’s CEO Catherine Roe [pictured] to co-sign the Armed Forces Covenant at Elior’s headquarters in London.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives because of their military service. The government is committed to supporting the Armed Forces community by working with a range of partners who have signed the Covenant.

Elior’s renewal of its pledge acts as a timely reminder of the company’s commitment in the Military Covenant’s 10th anniversary year. To support the Covenant, Elior will be actively recruiting ex-military personnel where possible. The contract caterer will also continue to recruit and support the employment of service personnel’s spouses and partners, and, where viable, transfer them from one contract to another when their service partner is deployed at another location.

Re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant gives Elior the opportunity to encourage existing reservists to discuss their involvement with other colleagues and promote the reservist role to other employees. Elior will support employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, by accommodating their training and deployment.

To further demonstrate its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, Elior will offer a discount to members of the Armed Forces Community in their customer facing catering operations, such as museum cafes. Elior will also offer a discount on room hire and pre-ordered food for event bookings at popular sports and football club locations where Elior provides catering and hospitality services.

Catherine Roe, CEO at Elior said: “We love the work we do with the military sector, and we are immensely proud of the ex-service personnel we have onboard at Elior. We recognise the immense value that serving personnel, veterans and military families contribute to our business and to our country.

“We want to work harder to support those that have served our country and restating our support of the Armed Forces Covenant demonstrates our commitment even further. There is a lot for us to build on and we are looking forward to strengthening our offering and expanding our reach over the coming months and years.”

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