Our front-line colleagues interact with members of the public every day at shopping centres, hospitals, airports, sports and leisure venues and many other locations. We are part of the communities in which we work and we play an active role in local and national initiatives aimed at improving lives.
We're involved in community projects and organisations as diverse as the people who make up our business. From working with orphanages in Asia to helping the homeless of New Zealand and the UK, read about some of our local initiatives below or click the link to find out more about our CSR work across the world.Learn more
An agent for change
We established the OCS Foundation, and the PCS Foundation in Thailand, to drive wider social, economic and environmental change, complementing our company CSR activities.
The OCS Foundation aims to tackle some of the causes and effects of poverty in the UK. It does this by developing the capacity and skills of socially and economically disadvantaged members of communities, and protecting and improving the environment in which they live.
The foundation has invested in Bromley By Bow Centre's Insights project, which helps residents living in one of the most deprived areas in the UK to learn new skills, improve their health and wellbeing, and find employment.
It has also partnered with Bromley By Bow Centre and Well North Enterprises on a UK-wide People into Work programme, which aims to provide the long-term unemployed with sustainable employment opportunities.
As a UK registered charity, the foundation is a separate entity and is governed by a board of trustees. We are unable to respond to unsolicited requests for support.Learn more
Investing in people in the UK
In the UK, we support programmes that develop the skills of socially and economically disadvantaged people. At Queen Alexandra College in Birmingham, we provide work placements for students with visual impairments and other disabilities. In East London, we work with Bromley by Bow Centre to help local people into employment. And our Oldbury colleagues have raised thousands of pounds for St Basils charity, which helps young homeless people in the West Midlands, as well as supporting its local emergency accommodation.
We are passionate about nurturing talent and, for more than 20 years, we have recognised promising young athletes through the OCS Young Sportsperson Awards. In that time, we have awarded over £500,000 in bursaries to more than 225 athletes - including 13 who represented the UK at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics.Learn more