During 2015 Cemex made progress in ensuring that more subcontractors used by the company met the standards of the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS).
By the end of 2015, 169 subcontractors in Cemex Logistics, covering aggregates, asphalt, bulk cement and building products, were FORS registered or accredited. In Readymix concrete, for which all the operators are independent haulier contractors (IHC), the Greater London fleet, consisting of 66 operators, were all accredited.
A key element of success in the Readymix business for 2015 was working with FORS to instigate a quality management system that would help individual hauliers to achieve accreditation. 2016 will see work continue with IHCs who operate in major conurbations outside London.
150 subcontractors in the aggregate and asphalt business were FORS registered or accredited, transporting over 65% by volume of aggregates and asphalt in 2015. 2016’s target is over 80%.
“In 2015 for the 70 primary hauliers in our Aggregates and Asphalt businesses we made FORS standards mandatory. In addition, health and safety audits with all contractors are now aligned with FORS standards to ensure we are consistently achieving a high standard as a fundamental part of our operations,” comments David Hart, Director of Logistics. ??“2016 will see further implementation of this ethos. We only want to work with hauliers that have health and safety as a fundamental part of their business, helping to improve overall road safety and reduce the wider impacts of fleet operations,” concludes David.
Cemex UK joined the FORS scheme in 2009, and in 2014 was one of only 22 companies to achieve the Gold standard nationwide.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/06012016/cemex-subcontractors-meet-fors-standards-266/