Glendale secures FORS accredited status

National green services company Glendale has received accreditation from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) in recognition of its environmental policies.

The accreditation is recognised across the UK as a quality and performance benchmark for fleet operators and is part of Glendale’s commitment to being safer, greener and more efficient.

FORS accredited companies have access to additional resources which can help reduce their environmental impact, such as fuel trackers and ‘greener city’ driver training.

To attain the status, Glendale was required to submit to an audit which reviewed working practices, policies, procedures and management system documentation.

It also had to demonstrate that it managed risks to its operations and that systems were in place to monitor fuel use, Penalty Charge Notices, vehicle incidents and other infringements.

After passing all of the inspections, Glendale was awarded accredited status and will be subject to reassessment after a set period via a pre-approval process.

John McKenna, Glendale’s operations manager for London and the South East, said: “Glendale is committed to constantly reviewing practices to ensure maximum safety and minimum environmental impact.  The FORS accreditation communicates this to our contractors and reaffirms that we are a high performing operator which adheres to the highest quality standards.

“While it is necessary for us to operate a fleet in order to carry out the work we do, it’s important that we manage our impact on the environment.  The accreditation not only proves that we already do this successfully but also gives us the opportunity to look at more ways we can keep our operations safe and green.”

Related Articles

Aug 18 2023

Make a Log Pile for Stag Beetles & More Garden Wildlife

Gardens can serve as sanctuaries for an array of fascinating creatures. By constructing a simple log pile, you can turn your garden into a bustling hu...

Read full story

May 10 2023

Glendale Celebrates Two Consecutive Years of Carbon Neutrality

Here at Glendale, as a leading provider of green services across the UK, we would like to proudly announce our achievement of carbon neutrality for th...

Read full story

Mar 01 2023

Women in Arboriculture – International Women’s Day 2023

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, we thought we’d shine the spotlight on the lack of women in the arbori...

Read full story

Dec 15 2022

The Life of a Deaf Arborist – Q&A with Glendale’s Sam Ledgard

In honour of UK Disability Month 2022, which ends on the 16th of December, we thought we’d put the spotlight on one of Glendale’s value...

Read full story