blu-3 has announced that it has retained the Gold Standard accreditation from Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), after successfully passing an audit based on the updated version 5 standards.
A voluntary accreditation scheme, FORS aims to raise the standard of quality and logistical efficiency within fleet operations, as well as to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary standards of safety and environmental protection.
Fleet Transport Manager at blu-3, Matthew Bennett, commented: “Retaining and building upon our accreditation showcases the company’s commitment to investing in its people. We always aim to manage our fleet operations to reduce any potential impact to the environment and decrease road-related risk.”
The specialist infrastructure provider was assessed on various diverse criteria, which takes into account performance data for the past two years, evidencing improved fuel economy, mileage reduction and a demonstrable CO2 and NOx output, as well as recruitment and staff retention, training and professional development. blu-3 was also evaluated on the sustainable value of its operations and contracted services.
“This latest accreditation adds to the company’s ever-growing list and enables blu-3 to continue to tender for clients working in London and the surrounding counties, where FORS accreditation is mandatory. It is recognition of the hard work the team puts in every day, and we are extremely proud to have received this accreditation for another 12 months,” added Bennett.
Following the recent accreditation, blu-3 will undertake a Bronze re-audit every two years and will ensure the company’s Silver and Gold evidence is supplied yearly to ensure the certificate is up to date.