Reducing energy consumption, water usage, carbon emissions and waste
Our commitment to building a sustainable business for tomorrow means our stewardship of the environment is built into our business plans and processes. We strive continuously to reduce the environmental impact of our own operations and those of our clients. We do this by developing systems, processes and adopting technological innovations to reduce our clients’ and our own energy consumption, water usage, carbon emissions and waste.
Our drive to be a responsible steward of the environment extends beyond our own operations to our supply chain. We work in partnership with clients to help achieve their own sustainability goals by delivering service solutions which save energy and reduce waste. We have developed an environmental dashboard which records our consumption of resources and measures our carbon intensity. By diverting waste from landfill, cutting paper use, promoting recycling schemes, innovating with the greenest technologies for our vehicle fleet and by saving water and energy, we are acting today to sustain our business, our clients’ businesses and the environment in which we work for tomorrow’s generations.
OCS has recently been accredited by CEMARS (Certified Emission Measurement and Reduction Scheme) which means that alongside improving the accuracy of our carbon emissions data we have established a 5 year carbon management and reduction plan.
We have adopted a number of environmental initiatives in our global operations by switching to using green chemical products wherever possible. In the Ireland and the UK, carbon emissions from the OCS fleet has been reduced by some 3,000 tonnes. We have worked in partnership with some of our clients to achieve zero to landfill and won an award for our materials recycling facility.