FORS Gold for Forest

6th October 2015

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is an accreditation scheme that aims to improve fleet activity throughout the UK and beyond. Forest Environmental has gone from Bronze to Gold in just 10 months.
Sam Nash, our Fleet Co-ordinator, is our elected Fuel and Emissions Champion and he explains how important FORS is to our Company.

“We came across FORS when tendering for work across London. When we looked at the requirements and benefits of joining the scheme we saw that they fitted in perfectly with our ethos of improving safety whilst complementing our drive to improve fuel efficiency and reduce our environmental impact.

We take compliance and safety very seriously so we achieved our Bronze and Silver Accreditation first time. FORS did help us by providing training and tools that improved the policies and procedures.

The performance management toolkit really helped us set our targets for reducing our carbon footprint while improving our MPG. FORS has helped us improve our filing systems and procedures.

All our drivers have completed their Safe Urban Driving course which was funded by the Transport for London.
FORS has helped us achieve compliance and safety.

We have improved our MPG across the fleet from 14.9 MPG to 15.5 MPG, this was achieved by making sure our drivers select the best possible route to our sites and reduced our Idling across the Fleet.

We have improved our MPG across the fleet from 14.9 MPG to 15.5 MPG in the last 12 months.

Gaining FORS Gold Accreditation shows how dedicated we are as a company to improving road safety and the safety of all vulnerable road users in London as well as nationally. We will continuously use what FORS has taught us to help reduce our carbon footprint and make the roads so safer for everyone that uses them."