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ISS renews pledge to the Armed Forces Covenant

Workplace experience and facilities management business, ISS, has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant at an event held at the company’s London office this week.

The historic re-signing was celebrated with an acknowledgement of the responsibility to recognise the contributions of our Armed Forces, of past, present and future generations. ISS was delighted to welcome senior military attendees from the Ministry of Defence, who spoke about their experiences at the event.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to acknowledge and understand that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society that they serve with their lives. As a signatory of the Covenant, ISS pledges to:

  • Promote the Armed Forces
  • Support veterans, reserves and cadet organisations, as well as support for service spouses and partners
  • Recognise national events, including supporting Armed Forces Day and Remembrance activities
  • Raise awareness for Armed Forces Charities

In addition to signing the Armed Forces Covenant, ISS is also proud of its JointForces@ISS programme, which helps service leavers and their spouses to transition into civilian careers seamlessly and successfully, with support specially curated for the needs of the military community.

Martin Burholt, Chief Operating Officer for Government, Healthcare and Education, said “At ISS, we are proud to honour our military community by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant. Today’s event showcases our ongoing commitment to acknowledging the dedication of those in the military, and we were privileged to mark the occasion in the company of such esteemed guests.”

Liam Eyers, Project Deployment Director for Government, Healthcare, Education, and Co-chair of ISS Military Community ERG, said: “I’m proud to work for an organisation that supports our Armed Forces, and recognises the challenges we all face when we leave the military — as a veteran myself, I understand the difficulty in adjusting back into civilian life and work. ISS champions those who serve or have served in Armed Forces by recognising the unique skills we bring from our time in service and helping make that adjustment easier.”

Vice Admiral Andy Kyte, Chief Defence Logistics & Support and Chief Naval Logistics Officer, said: “It’s great to visit organisations like ISS that are creating pathways and opportunities for our Armed Forces community. Ex-service personnel value this recognition, and this reaffirmation of that commitment through the Armed Forces Covenant is really important.”

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