Commitment to CSR

27th Jan 2010

OCS Shows Commitment to CSR Says BSI

OCS recently achieved triple certification with BSI (British Standards) for quality (ISO 9001:2000), environment (ISO 14001:2004) and Health and Safety (BS OHSAS 18001: for cleaning and support services).

“BSI is proud of its long standing relationship with OCS,” says Andrew Morris, business development director for BSI. “The company continues to show an ongoing and determined commitment to meeting the stringent standards across a wide range of management system standards. With growing industry pressure for organisations to take health, safety and environmental issues seriously, OCS easily demonstrates a true desire to control its risks and improve its business performance. This is a fantastic achievement.”

A recent report from the TUC suggests that employers who are serious about the challenge posed by climate change and consider the welfare of their staff as they adapt will be the ones who reap the benefits with a more motivated, highly skilled and well-equipped workforce.

Adrian Shuker, director of sustainability for OCS, explains, “To maximise the advantages of the three management systems we needed to obtain stakeholder engagement which we achieved this through co-ordinated training and awareness communications programmes and the certification process has already shown great benefits for staff, customers and the environment. We wanted to establish an internationally recognised platform for OCS’s approach to sustainable development. Working with BSI demonstrates and delivers on our commitment to continual improvement and the integration of business excellence.”

BSI was appointed strategic partner following a formal tender and evaluation process. Working in partnership with BSI and having been awarded certification to BS OHSAS 18001 for cleaning and support services – a first to be issued under the UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) - OCS is on schedule to extend the scope of its accreditation to the remaining areas of the business by December 2009.

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