OCS Group Indonesia Commits to Achieving Net Carbon Zero by the End of 2033

Jakarta, 29 May 2023 – OCS Group Indonesia has reinforced the importance of sustainability by pledging to achieving net carbon zero by the end of 2033.

This commitment was made during a Sustainability Commitment Launch event in Jakarta last week, attended by key sustainability partners, including Diversey Indonesia, Signify Indonesia, Trace+, and Inecosolar.

OCS Group Indonesia CEO, Jeffry Johary, says we recognise the urgent need for collective action. An acceleration to 2033 is crucial to support the industry’s sustainable practices.

“We want to ensure that by 2033, the carbon OCS Group Indonesia adds to the atmosphere will be no more than the amount removed – we’re committing to being net carbon zero. By doing this, we will play a significant role in reducing our environmental footprint and contributing to creating a more sustainable planet.”

Mr Johary has disclosed that the company will prioritise four key ESG targets; reducing carbon footprint, health and safety culture, rural youth development and quality corporate governance.

Mr Johary hopes he can pave the way for other large Indonesian companies and inspire them to look into their carbon footprints too.

Recognising the ambitious nature of the net zero carbon is an ambitious goal, OCS Group Indonesia remains confident in its ability to achieve it. The company will leverage support from the OCS Group, collaborate closely with OCS Australia and New Zealand, including the NZ Sustainability Council, optimise resources, and tap into the global network to focus on green chemical substances, eliminate plastic waste, and energy efficiency.

During a visit to Jakarta, Gareth Marriott, Managing Director of OCS Australia and New Zealand, expressed his commitment to supporting their Indonesian counterparts in their sustainability journey. The exchange of knowledge and collaborative effort will drive positive change.

Mr Marriott recently led and developed the sixth 2023 Sustainability Report for OCS Australia and New Zealand.

“Jeffry and I recognise the pressing need to champion environmentally sustainable practices within our industry and beyond – caring for our people, communities and planet. I’m committed to supporting our Indonesian colleagues on their sustainability path, working hand in hand to drive positive change.”

OCS awarded a 3-year contract with the Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge

Delivering the best services

International facilities management service provider, Atalian Servest, part of the OCS Group, have been awarded a three-year contract at the prestigious Wellcome Genome Campus.
Atalian Servest will deliver cleaning, washrooms and waste segregation services at the scientific research campus based in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire. The contract manager will oversee the daily running of the contract with support from the senior operations team.

“We were looking for a Facilities Management company who could provide a bespoke service at our multiple-building site. From the outset Atalian Servest have worked collaboratively with our team to deliver a best value solution with a strong sustainability focus.”

Jen Waterfield

Senior Procurement Partner at Wellcome Sanger Institute

The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world’s foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.
Jen Bates, Sector Managing Director, Atalian Servest, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Wellcome Genome Campus. Our local knowledge and expertise in delivering services to similar clinical environments means we have a sound understanding of the client’s requirements, and look forward to supporting them at their Hinxton site.”

Collaboration and determination key to sustainable outcomes

Despite the distractions of the COVID-19 pandemic, flooding, global uncertainty, and labour constraints, OCS Australia has gone from strength to strength, taking steps towards creating a better future for generations to come.

The initiatives and partnerships we have committed to are shared in our 2022 OCS Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Sustainability Report.

OCS ANZ Managing Director, Gareth Marriott, says having a sound sustainability framework is more valuable than ever.

“Our framework puts our people, customers, and communities at the centre of all that we do. Alongside providing exceptional facilities management services, we aim to make a positive social and environmental impact every day.”

Gareth says one thing that has stood out for him in 2022 is the focus on partnerships.

“We have really focused on partnering with our customers, industry experts and supply partners to achieve our respective climate action and sustainability goals.

“We have seen a rise in innovative and collaborative solutions to everyday problems and increased opportunities for our team members to take on new responsibilities.

“We’re also proud to partner with Toitū Envirocare, and in New Zealand, the Sustainable Business Council and the Climate Leader Coalition – all three help our Australian business to also stay abreast of current challenges and opportunities.”

Carbon reduction has been under the microscope for OCS in 2022, and we enlisted Toitū Envirocare to help us generate new science-based carbon reduction targets.

“Climate change presents environmental, social, and economic crises on a whole new level. For nearly two millennia, humans have been carbonising the planet, and we must act to decarbonise.

“Over the last 50 years climate-induced weather events, such as droughts, fires and floods, have cost Australian communities an estimated $120 billion. And that doesn’t reflect the human cost. Setting new science-based targets is a step in the right direction, however it’s a small drop in what’s required globally – we need to all work together now if we are to effect real change.”

OCS is also proud to have achieved, for the third year, Toitū net carbonzero certification in line with ISO14064-1, reflecting our commitment to leaving our planet in a better state for future generations.

With a diverse team of over 4,000 people, made up of 89 cultures, OCS ANZ is making a conscious effort to ensure our operations are environmentally responsible and have a positive impact on the communities we serve.

You can view the report here.