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FORS highlights significant expansion in membership

FORS highlights significant expansion in membership

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has reported a 22% increase in membership and ‘substantial growth’ of the in geographical reach of the programme in its 2016 Annual Review.

The review highlights the progress of the scheme during 2016, with many current members also working to progress through the accreditation levels.  

A rise of 49% in FORS Gold membership, and 69% in FORS Silver membership, clearly demonstrated FORS members’ commitment to the scheme while enjoying the many benefits that membership provides, according to the organisation.  

Last year also saw a number of key milestones reached, including the 4,000th accredited member, the 500th Silver member, the 150th Gold member, and the 500th FORS Practitioner.
 

John Hix, FORS director, said: “We’re delighted that the scheme is continuing to grow, and we’re particularly proud of the regional growth over the past 12 months. As a result, we have increased the number of auditors by 30% to cope with demand from operators right across the transport sector - from the ‘man-with-a-van’ right through to national parcel delivery fleets.  

“I am particularly pleased to see such an impressive increase in Gold membership. This shows real commitment by FORS members to improvements in their operations and in taking the step to implement FORS further throughout their supply chain.  

“We expect 2017 to be another dynamic year for the scheme, and we will continue to work with our members to raise standards across the industry - to work towards safer, greener and more efficient operations.”