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SYNETIQ promotes best practice through FORS accreditation

SYNETIQ, an IAA company and the UK’s leading vehicle salvage, dismantling and recycling company, is delighted to announce it has achieved the industry-wide recognised Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation for one of its largest operational sites. The bronze accreditation at the business’ Winsford site demonstrates its dedication to putting safety first across all of its operations.


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FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme for any business operating a vehicle on public highways, including heavy goods vehicles and vans. Recognising efficient and safe vehicle operators, the new accreditation demonstrates SYNETIQ’s commitment to operating to the highest standards in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental protection.

Mike Griffiths, Head of Transport at SYNETIQ, said:

“We’re thrilled to have achieved this accreditation. The training and subsequent certification at our Winsford site has driven more efficiencies across our fleet operations, and it’s another demonstration of our commitment to continual improvement for our customers and clients. Working to the FORS standard helps us to ensure we have explored every possible way to lower our emissions and reduce our fleet’s carbon footprint.”

To become FORS accredited, the business undertook a combination of site-based audits and theory learning, documenting that it adheres to the very highest safety standards, carries out comprehensive risk assessments, records any incidents and carries out extensive driver safety training programs.

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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