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Corporate responsibility
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ISS and The Armed Forces Covenant

On 12th September 2013 ISS signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant and was the first facilities management company to do so

By signing the Corporate Covenant we committed to the principles which underpin the covenant, namely: 

  • no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen 
  • in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved

Following this, we established close working relationships with the Recovery Career Services and the Career Transition Partnership. This lead to the creation of the ISS Pathway Programme in March 2015, which was designed to help service leavers transition into the civilian workforce and to enable ISS to fully engage with the talent pool leaving the Armed Forces every year.

To encourage Reserve service amongst its work force, ISS released a pro-Armed Forces Reservist Human Resources policy, granting an additional 10 days paid leave for all Reservist to help them meet their training commitments as well as the option for additional unpaid leave for longer deployments or training exercises. ISS has also created guides for managers and employees to help educate their employees on the benefits and realities of reserve service and reiterating our commitment to support them in their service. As a result of this work ISS was awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award at HMS Victory: 

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“ISS Facility Services do a huge amount of work to support the Reserves; they are a model employer and Reservist-friendl​y. ISS work with CTP and Service charities to advertise employment opportunities to Service leavers and offer guaranteed places on training courses they provide for employees. They also offer internships to members of the Armed Forces to better equip them for commercial employment.

ISS is also a founding partner of a multi-corporate led mentoring programme which partners service leavers with an industry specific, peer related mentor. ISS have mentors ranging for the executive board members to frontline operators in a number of sectors such as Health, Safety, Environment and Quality and Security."

Our work goes beyond employment support, in 2015 alone ISS has:

Support to Military Charities

ISS corporately has actively supported 11 Armed Forces charities in 2015 including RAFBF, ABF, RNRMC, RAFA, RAF Families, Air Cadets, Gardening Leave, Hounds for Heroes, SSAFA (Big Brew), Gurkha Welfare Trust). Examples of which are:

  • ISS Sponsor the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Air Cadet Squadron of the Year
  • £5000 to RAFA from a comedy tour funded by ISS
  • ISS Security raised £12,000 for 200th anniversary of Gurkha Welfare Trust & Oxfam
  • ISS Landscaping raised £9,300 for Gardening Leave. ISS refurbished the horticultural therapy garden at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and another in East Acton
  • ISS sponsored a prestigious Army Benevolent Fund Dinner, providing food and staff for free, and donated prizes raising over £1,000
  • ISS staff have also raised £69,000 locally for a variety of military charities including those above

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Financial Support – Business Partnering

  • Through business partnering ISS has returned just under a million pounds (£992,738) through Gainshare to Units for welfare activities, as well as £200,000 to individuals under our Loyalty Card scheme
  • ISS won the 2015 GO Scotland award for the best service provider in the Scottish Public Sector

Support to Serving Personnel and Veterans

  • Awarded both the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver and Gold award in 2015
  • Support local transition fairs
  • Hosted a Military Talent day, resulting in 8 (3 of them Wounded Injured Sick) on the spot job offers. Offered another 47 service leavers interviews for a following recruitment day
  • ISS has release a bespoke Reservist HR policy and brochures and now gives 10 paid days leave for all Reservists to help complete their military training in addition to normal leave entitlement
  • Worked with the local Personal Recovery Units to give inspirational talks, employment tasters and individual career support
  • We provide spouses opportunities in our local contracts wherever possible on relocation of military families through postings and retirements

If you would like to know more about ISS commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, please email: Armed.Forces.Covenant@uk.issworld.com