International total facilities management provider OCS has achieved recognition for reducing its impact on global climate through the Certified Emissions Management and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) certification. The world leading greenhouse gas certification (GHG) programme is the first to be accredited under ISO14065 and recognises and rewards the actions of businesses that measure their GHG emissions and put strategies in place to reduce these.
Lee Brunsden, CEMARS Community Manager at Achilles, which has worked with OCS to help them establish carbon reduction and energy management leadership within their organisation and across their supply chain, said: "Achieving the global CEMARS accreditation is a significant achievement for any business, but even more so for OCS Group, which has implemented benchmarking and reporting across several business units. With clear targets and action plans in place, we are looking forward to helping OCS Group achieve its sustainability goals over the coming five years."
While the certificate is retained by meeting the annual 2% reduction goal, OCS is committed to achieving a 10% reduction in carbon intensity over the next five years.
Chris Cracknell, OCS’s Group CEO, said: “This is a clear demonstration that we are putting our environmental goals at the top of the agenda, and participation in the CEMARS certification gives us a solid structure within which we can manage our environmental risks and responsibilities.”