Strong show of FORS in London

Our fleet operations in London have been awarded the prestigious Gold Certificate by Transport for London's Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

28 February 2013

The scheme encourages sustainable best practice for road freight operators who deliver in, and service, London or who intend to do so. At its core, FORS promotes safe working practices, legal compliance and a corporate social responsibility to improve the safety of road freight operations in London.

Gold status is achieved by meeting the following criteria:

Maintain FORS Silver:

Requirement

Fleet operators shall maintain both their FORS bronze and silver certification.

Purpose

To provide a system of progression and ensure the background level of quality in the work undertaken by gold level operators.

Demonstration

Planned assessment date and current certification of FORS bronze and a portfolio of evidence to support the maintenance of silver requirements.

Support and guidance

The basis of gold is in maintaining the bronze and silver standards. This may be undertaken by any FORS certification body.

Demonstration

Planned assessment date and current certification of FORS bronze and a portfolio of evidence to support the maintenance of silver requirements.

Support and guidance

The basis of gold is in maintaining the bronze and silver standards. This may be undertaken by any FORS certification body.

Promoting FORS Standards: 

Requirement

Fleet operators shall provide evidence of actively promoting the FORS standards to their supply chain in accordance with their silver written plan.

Purpose

To promote and improve standards throughout the industry.

Demonstration

Operators shall provide documented evidence which demonstrates how the written plan (created as a requirement of silver membership) to promote FORS standards across the supply chain has been successfully enacted. The supply chain can include the wider spectrum of related businesses including contracted fleets, vehicle leasing companies and driver agencies, and evidence can include either FORS membership (or Associate status) or adherence to relevant FORS requirements.

Support and guidance

For details of promoting FORS standards and FORS associate status to stakeholders and throughout the supply chain, visit the FORS website www.fors-online.org.uk

Staff Training:

Requirement

Fleet operators shall implement their silver level plan for enhanced training and development of drivers and line managers emphasising work related road safety, environmental awareness and operational efficiency.

Purpose

To ensure that drivers and line management are aware of the transport related issues which positively contribute to the operator’s FORS performance indicators.

Demonstration

This requirement may be demonstrated via training and development records, and alterations to related FORS key performance indicators, against the plan created as part of the silver level. It is acceptable for parts of the complete plan to not yet be fully enacted (if the enactment date is after the audit), however it must of at least started and be to plan.

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Contacts

For more information please contact:

Dan Lester
Communications Manager
Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc.
Contract House
Ashley Road Depot
Tottenham
London N17 9AZ

Tel: +44(0)7920 295 715

E: dan.lester@veolia.com

Notes to the editor

About Veolia Environnement

We are committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which we operate and have been awarded a four star rating in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index for 2014. Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE:VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental solutions.

With over 200,000 employees*, the company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €22.3 billion* in 2013.

www.veolia.com

(*) Excluding Transdev employees and revenues currently under divestment.

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