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HFT Forklifts sign up to Green Achiever scheme

A Herefordshire company which specialises in driver training and the sale, hire, repair and maintenance of materials handling equipment is the latest business prepared to demonstrate its green credentials to suppliers and customers.

Hereford-based HFT Forklifts Ltd has signed up to the Green Achiever scheme. Developed by E4environment, a business or organisation interested in Green Achiever will start by registering free at www.greenachiever.co.uk, complete a short questionnaire to outline its responsibilities and receive a listing in the Green Achiever online directory. The first level is self-assessment, which includes a declaration of environmental commitment. Silver is the next and demonstrates the positive action taken in the way it cares for the environment. The highest level, gold, is attained following an extensive environmental audit.

Zoe Ferriday, human resources and operations director at HFT Forklifts Ltd, said: "HFT specialises in meeting all materials handling requirements and we support companies the length and breadth of the UK. As a business, we constantly try to ‘think and act green’ and are committed to minimising our overall environmental impact. Being part of the Green Achiever scheme will help us meet this objective."

Deborah Cairns, Green Achiever operations manager at E4environment, said: "Everyone’s talking about the Government’s environmental policies and how our behaviour and neglect is leading to changes in the climate. The public is becoming increasingly vocal about what they expect from retailers and manufacturers, for example, less packaging and more recyclable products and packaging, as well as services and products that are environmentally friendly. Over 40 businesses a month now register with Green Achiever from a range of sectors and varying sizes including retail, IT, manufacturing and professional services, sole traders, SMEs and large corporations."

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