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Leading the way in Environmental Standards

Leading the way not only in trade sales of green parts, but also environmental standards as well.
We hear a great deal about FAB and the efforts they take to do the job right when it comes to supplying green parts, but it doesn't stop there. This was recently demonstrated when FAB Recycling successfully retained its ISO14001 environmental accreditation.

What makes this newsworthy is that they didn’t just meet the minimum requirement, they passed the recent BSI inspection with flying colours with a resounding 100% positive conformity. Receiving a solid stamp of approval for the third year in succession, proves again how committed everybody is to getting things right at FAB.

Combine the ISO14001 with the fact that FAB have been Carbon neutral since 2009 (offsetting its carbon through Carbon Footprint), along with its green parts grading initiative being pioneered through its Mygreenfleet scheme sets FAB Recycling as an industry leader.

We have covered the way FAB grade all their parts to ensure the customer gets what he wants. At the last CARS show, they held a number of training workshops to show others how easy this was to do, and by doing so, fewer returns and greater customer retention meant better margins.

We are planning to visit them in the near future again to look at their efforts on packaging and delivery. The article on delivery issues last month raised many concerns from readers and we are hoping to get some answers to the questions we received - watch this space.

In the meantime, FAB tells us that by supplying top quality, graded green parts direct to its fleet and bodyshop customer’s on a daily basis; being carbon neutral and ISO 14001 accredited puts the extra icing on top of the environmentally friendly “green” cake!

You can visit FAB here.

February 2016

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