Commitment to UK Heroes: Signing the Armed Forces Covenant

In a world that often moves too fast, it’s crucial to take a moment to recognize and appreciate those who have dedicated their lives to protecting our nation. NRG Riverside has recently taken a significant step in honouring and supporting our Armed Forces community. We have officially signed the Armed Forces Covenant, cementing our commitment to those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the Crown and their families.

The Armed Forces Covenant: A Pledge to Uphold

The Armed Forces Covenant is a solemn and enduring covenant between the people of the United Kingdom, His Majesty’s Government, and all those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, along with their families. At its core, it embodies the belief that those who defend our nation deserve our utmost respect, support, and fair treatment. It recognizes the sacrifices they make, often including the loss of civilian freedoms, facing danger, and sometimes suffering serious injury or death while on duty.

Principles of The Armed Forces Covenant

NRG Riverside is fully committed to upholding the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant:

Equality in Provision of Services: Members of the Armed Forces Community should not face disadvantages in accessing public and commercial services due to their service.

Special Consideration: In certain circumstances, special provisions may be necessary, especially for those who have made significant sacrifices, such as the injured or bereaved.

Demonstrating Commitment

NRG Riverside recognizes and values the invaluable contributions of Service personnel, reservists, veterans, the cadet movement, and military families to their organization, the community, and the country as a whole. They are actively demonstrating their commitment by taking concrete steps:

Employment Support: NRG Riverside will provide employment support to members of the Armed Forces Community. This includes offering workplace placements and guaranteeing interviews to all veterans who meet the role criteria. We will also collaborate with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) and provide access to employment and work experience opportunities as they become available.

Communication and Engagement: To ensure effective communication and engagement with the Armed Forces Community, NRG Riverside has appointed Jenny Cook, Chief People Officer as our armed forces champion. Jenny, for now, will serve as the main point of contact for promoting support to the armed forces. Additionally, we will establish and support networks for veterans and other members of the armed forces community when needed. NRG Riverside will actively participate in armed forces events, such as the poppy appeal and remembrance activities.

In Conclusion

“Our decision to sign the Armed Forces Covenant is a testament to their deep respect and commitment to those who serve our nation. Our dedication to upholding the principles of the Covenant through employment support, communication, engagement, and outreach is a shining example of corporate social responsibility.

As we publicize these commitments through various channels, including social media and internal communication, we invite feedback from the Armed Forces Community and their customers to ensure we are effectively honouring our promises. This dedication to transparency and accountability demonstrates the sincerity of our commitment.

We are proud to be taking this important step and encourage other organizations to follow suit in supporting those who have given so much in service to our nation.” Jenny Cook, Chief People Officer

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