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Armed Forces award for Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries

Company recognized for commitment to armed forces with Employment Recognition Scheme award

AGGREGATE Industries have received a prestigious Silver Employment Recognition Scheme (ERS) award from the Ministry of Defence. The award acknowledges that the company treats members of the armed forces fairly as part of its recruitment policies.

Aggregate Industries also actively ensure their workforce is aware of positive policies for veterans, reservists, cadet force adult volunteers, and spouses and partners of those serving in the armed forces – another part of the criteria that must be met to receive the award.

Guy Edwards, chief executive officer, said: ‘At Aggregate Industries, we are delighted with our achievement as an Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award winner and we will continue our efforts to further improve our performance.

‘We pledge to treat all those who serve or who have served in the armed forces and their families fairly, and we are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant. Those brave men and women have done their duty for this great nation, so it is now our duty to make sure they are given the opportunity to bring their invaluable skills and expertise to our organization.’

Aggregate Industries have a proud track record of supporting the armed forces, having signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2018 and cementing their commitment to recognizing the unique skill set that forces personnel have to offer while combating the disadvantages they may face.

Cat Suckling, the Ministry of Defence’s assistant regional employer engagement director for the East Midlands, said: ‘I am delighted that Aggregate Industries number amongst the 31 employers in the region to achieve Silver ERS awards this year.

‘Aggregate Industries have demonstrated their commitment to supporting the armed forces community with concrete, actionable policies and we look forward to working together to develop this in the future.’

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