Abbey Logistics Magazine Spring Edition 2021


Congratulations to the team at our Buxton depot for achieving FORS accreditation at the site.

F ORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme)is the highest industry standard that acknowledges 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. The FORS organisation completes very strict and meticulous audits of our vehicles, our safety and environmental performance, and our management processes before they are satisfied our operations are deserving of this accreditation.

most important operational consideration for our business.

“Achieving FORS accreditation 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 are committed to exceeding industry standards in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental protection.”

Kenny McCallum, Abbey Logistics’ Group SHEQ Manager said:

“Minimising risk across our fleet and our depots is clearly the


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