FORS is the highest industry standard that recognises the importance of the quality of our operations in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental protection.
Our Buxton depot joins our Middlewich and Dunbar sites which both achieved FORS accreditation earlier this year. The three depots play an important role in supporting our customers in the cement and construction materials sectors and this latest award further demonstrates our commitment to these markets and Abbey’s wider bulk food grade and non-food powder operations.
Achieving a FORS accreditation requires us to demonstrate industry-leading processes, procedures and compliance. FORS complete very strict and meticulous audits of our vehicles and safety and environmental performance, together with management processes before they are satisfied our operations are deserving of this accreditation.
“Minimising risk across our fleet and our depots is clearly the most important operational consideration for our business.
“Achieving FORS recognition and working to the guidance standards it sets means we know we are operating in line with the most advanced and effective procedures available.
“As a result, our customers, drivers and on-site staff have confidence that we are managing and minimising work-related risk and committed to exceeding industry standards in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental protection.”