As a global responsible business with strong values and a rich history, we place huge importance on our cohesive CSR programme. Family values and ethos have been behind the success of OCS since its beginnings. Today, our business has the scale and commitment to make a significant and positive contribution to the communities in which we work.

We know that someone’s social or economic background can have a huge impact on their ability to reach their full potential. That’s why we support and deliver programmes that develop the capacity and skills of socially and economically disadvantaged people in the communities in which we work.

Many of our people make valuable contributions to good causes and their communities, and as a company we have supported a variety of charities and good causes over the years.

Now, to bring even greater benefits to the communities we live and work in, we are creating a charitable foundation. We have named it the OCS Family Foundation, to reflect the value we place on the family ethos of our business.

The Foundation will focus on a few specific themes, with a long-term perspective. The themes can be summarised as: tackling social and economic disadvantage by building people’s capacity and skills; preventing or relieving poverty; and protecting or improving the environment.

The Foundation will not operate as a traditional grant-making organisation, but will seek to develop partnerships with organisations whose work makes a positive, lasting difference at community level. It will also support the development of policy and best practice by investing in research and evaluation relating to the themes outlined above.

The Foundation is currently in development phase. Please note that we are not in a position to respond to unsolicited requests for support.