Menzies Distribution has confirmed its commitment to providing quality sustainable logistics through its award of the bronze accreditation in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) across its sites in London.
FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme encompassing all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations. FORS helps fleet operators to measure and monitor performance and alter their operations in order to demonstrate best practice.
Menzies is proud to operate to the highest safety and efficiency standards and the FORS accreditation at both London sites is testament to that. The Bow site, which has been awarded the accreditation, is an interesting site for Menzies since it contains both traditional trunking fleets and is where Gnewt’s fully electric fleet operates from.
The Bow site, run by Danny Eaton, General Manager, is an important activity hub for the company. It is also the home of Menzies Distribution’s subsidiary company, Gnewt, the UK’s largest commercial all-electric fleet. Here, the firm sorts parcels and newstrade for delivery across London and the South.
Menzies’ site in Greenwich has also been accredited. This site is key for Menzies newstrade business in the south of England as well as for customers with large pallet activity and for Menzies owned, Take One Media. Take One Media is a marketing specialist company, creating displays of tourism information and leaflets for customers across the UK. The South East and London Take One Media customers are serviced from the Menzies Greenwich site.
Currently there are a number of delivery points in London that will only accept deliveries from FORS accredited companies, and a number of business will only permit bids for their logistics work from FORS accredited companies. The accreditation therefore allows Menzies even greater access to business in London and the South East.
Greg Michael, CEO at Menzies Distribution stated: “We are committed to safety, fuel efficiency, and improved operations across all of our fleets and are pleased to be able to highlight this through our FORS accreditation. We are committed to excellent operations across all of our depots which is evident from our recognition at our London Greenwich and Bow sites. We hope that this award will highlight our ongoing commitment to sustainable and efficient fleet operations”