Corporate Responsibility

Looking after the people around us

Safety is our business

The safety, health and wellbeing of our customers and staff sits at the heart of the business. Aquila’s principal value is being relentless about safety. Our teams think, act, and deliver safety in everything they do.

Regular safety checks and reviews help to keep everyone safe.

Our Health and Safety Management System is certified to ISO 45001 – the internationally recognised health and safety standard.

Air safety is critically important which is why we are accredited with the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) Air Traffic Management (ATM) Approved Organisation Scheme (AAOS).

Looking after our world

We take full account of how our activities and equipment, and our customers’ operations impact on the environment around them. Choice of equipment, energy efficiency and sustainability all feed into the solutions we offer.

Environmental management at Aquila is about understanding how our activities and our customers’ equipment operates within the wider environment and a sustainable future.

We carry out detailed environmental impact analyses of our operations in all locations where we operate. We follow strict procedures for building, waste management and pollution control.

We are acutely aware of the importance, beauty, and fragility of many of the sites we operate on, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest and World Heritage Sites. Our Environmental Management System is certified to the international environmental standard ISO 14001. It also accords with the UK Government’s Project Orientated Environmental Management System (POEMS) for defence activities.

Aquila Engineering Manager who is also a Reservist

Supporting our communities

We are committed to supporting the military and our employees who serve as reservists. We are very proud that a several of our team members are military veterans.

Supporting the Armed Forces Community

We are signed up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant – a government led initiative that enables us to back the UK Armed Forces community by committing our support through time off for Reservist training and activities and employ ex-military personnel.

We are proud silver status holders under the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme in recognition for our support for veterans, reservists, cadets, military spouses, and their partners.

Supporting the Veterans Community

We support the communities we work in. In partnership with customers and with voluntary and charity sector partners, our team has raised over £3K so far to help support Armed Forces veterans.

We are currently supporting Combat Stress – Our teams have walked over 500 miles to help provide mental health support for veterans.

Our previous annual charities have included Blesma – the military charity for limbless veterans, and Hounds for Heroes – helping to provide assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of the UK Armed Forces and emergency services.

Aquila team member discussing annual performance review

Looking after the people around us

One of the most positive actions for Aquila in 2020 was the creation of our first Gender Pay Gap Report. We are excited to share our 2021 report and highlight the important initiatives we have achieved in 2021. To view our Gender Pay Gap Report, click below.
Gender Pay Gap 2020

We review our Modern Slavery Act every year to ensure it delivers against our beliefs.
Modern Slavery Act