CEVA Logistics in the UK signs the Armed Forces Covenant

20.11.2019 / 09:10
  • New initiative to boost numbers of ex-military personnel joining the company
  • CEVA Logistics, an inclusive employer committed to promoting workforce diversity

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK, 20 November, 2019 – CEVA Logistics is demonstrating its commitment to the military community and their families in the UK by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.  The Covenant recognizes the value of serving personnel, both regulars and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country.

The signing of the Covenant took place at CEVA's UK, Ireland and Nordics headquarters at Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire and is the first step in the process of ensuring that veterans, their spouses, partners and families are not disadvantaged in their everyday lives.

Outside of the Covenant commitments, CEVA plans to work with the British Armed Forces Resettlement Services and the Career Transition Partnership to advertise vacancies and attend career fairs to increase awareness of the company's brand among ex-military personnel.

Eddie Aston, CEVA's Managing Director UK, Ireland and Nordics, says: “The Armed Forces can bring a wealth of relevant skills and experience to the logistics industry and this opens up a diverse talent pool for us to utilize. Signing the Covenant shows that not only is CEVA an Armed Forces friendly organization but that we have inclusive recruitment practices and we welcome applications to join our team from everyone.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Major Ty-Lee Bearder said: “I would like to say thank you so much for signing this Covenant. For me this is personal, within the next year or so I will be one of the many ex-service personnel looking towards my next chapter and new career.

"To know that there are companies like CEVA Logistics who are located in my home town and ready to recruit ex-service men and women will make the transition from the Army easier for me, my family and others, I am incredibly thankful," he added.

 

For additional information please contact:

Investors:

Pierre Bénaich
VP Investor Relations
Ho.pbenaich@cma-cgm.com
+ 33 4 88 91 57 72
 
Media:

Walter Dussaucy
Chief Communications Officer
Walter.Dussaucy@cevalogistics.com 
+33 41 365 0718

Cathy Howe
Pilot Marketing
ch@pilotmarketing.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)208 941 5381

 

About CEVA Logistics

CEVA Logistics, a global asset-light third-party logistics company, designs and operates industry leading supply-chain solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Its integrated network in Freight Management and Contract Logistics spans more than 160 countries. Approximately 78,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective solutions across a variety of industry sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services. CEVA is a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com