Armed Forces Covenant

We signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant in 2015 to show our support for the UK’s armed forces community.

We recognise the value that serving regular and reservist personnel, veterans and military families contribute to its business and the UK.

Creed is an armed forces-friendly organisation.

Over the years (including prior to the signing the covenant) we have been and continue to be proud to provide employment to ex-servicemen and women.

Signing the corporate covenant marked Creed’s recognition of the value that serving regular and reservist personnel, veterans and military families contribute to its business and to the UK. The company aims to offer employment where possible to ex-servicemen and women, and support any reservists.

Chris Creed said:

“We were pleased to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and continue to be proud to be an armed forces-friendly company. Putting our name to the covenant underlines the deep commitment within the business community to better support those who have bravely served their country, and for their families. With more than 1500 companies having signed up, businesses all over the UK are recognising the benefits and skills that reservists and former service personnel can bring to the civilian workforce.”

Over the years (including prior to the signing the covenant) Creed has been and continue to be proud to provide employment to ex-servicemen and women in a variety of roles throughout the company.

As part of the corporate covenant, Creed promotes the fact that it is an armed forces-friendly organisation actively championing any reservists and their activities.

Creed also:

  • Encourages partner organisations and suppliers to join the corporate covenant scheme.
  • Promotes the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation by publishing our covenant in our depots and including the Armed Forces Covenant logo within corporate literature.
  • Aims to actively promote the annual Armed Forces Day and Reserves Day via social media channels.
  • Takes into account the military commitments of any spouse of a member of the armed forces when reviewing requests for flexible hours to suits their needs.
  • Supports any employee who chooses to be members of the Reserve forces, by accommodating all of their training requirements through re-arranging working hours and providing extended periods of leave when it was required.

Background on Armed Forces Covenant

The Corporate Covenant was launched in 2013 and includes a core statement of commitment to the two key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant: that no member of the Armed Forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen; and that in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured or bereaved. Other UK companies such as Royal Mail, Tesco, BT and National Grid have also signed up to the Covenant. For more information click here.

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