Delivering Environmental Improvements

With over 100 years of trading behind us, we really understand the need to have a sustainable business and we can now use that understanding to help sustain your business. The examples in this carousel demonstrate our continuous improvement to provide efficient, cost-effective solutions. We're also looking at greener ways of working through energy control systems and reducing consumption and cost. We also reduce the amount of landfill and turn expensive waste into profitable opportunities for you through effective waste management and recycling. Corporate social responsibility is also at the forefront of our business with positive initiatives around the world including the UK's OCS Young Sports Person Awards, the PCS Foundation in Thailand and the Wells for India initiative, amongst other community projects.

Case Study: The Defence Storage and Distribution Agency (DSDA), UK

The Requirement:

The Defence Storage and Distribution Agency is a 500 acre working defence site and home to one of the UK's best wildlife retreats. Our role is to deliver horticulture and maintenance services that ensure the base performs efficiently at the same time as protecting the natural habitat.

The OCS Approach:

A proactive role is taken by the whole OCS team in ensuring that the site is cared for in a way which is sensitive to the needs of nature while supporting the work of the defence base.

The Sustainable Solution:

We ensure sensitivity to the needs of nature. For example, grass cutting is scheduled to ensure that skylarks nesting in the long grass are not disturbed and training is undertaken to provide staff with guidance on the need to leave growing space for rare flowers.

The Client Benefits:

A site balanced between functionality and bio-diversity, enabling the two communities to co-exist, maintaining structures and communications safely and with due consideration for nature.

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