Welcome to the new European OCS website

Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) is a voluntary free programme aimed at improving awareness, promoting best practices and providing guidance and tools to support companies from the plastics value chain in the implementation of the necessary pellet loss prevention measures.

The pellet loss issue icon

The pellet loss issue

Whilst high environmental, safety and quality management controls are applied throughout the plastics industry, unintentional loss of pellets can occur at different stages along the value chain and end up in the environment.

Learn more
The OCS toolbox icon

The OCS toolbox

To assist companies in the implementation of OCS and to create effective pellet containment measures, several tools like the manual and checklists are available in different languages.

Learn more
Signatories icon


Find out all the companies from the plastics industry that have committed to the OCS programme and are implementing best practices to prevent pellet loss in Europe.

Learn more
OCS Europe Certification Scheme icon

OCS Europe Certification Scheme

Verify your adherence to the OCS pledge via an external audit against the OCS Europe Certification Scheme developed on the pillars of the OCS Pledge. The scheme is applicable to any pellet handling facility across Europe

Learn more

Latest news


Public Consultation on OCS Certification Scheme

Apr 27, 2022

The Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) programme was developed by the industry to help…


Operation Clean Sweep® Port of Antwerp Activity Report 2021

Nov 15, 2021

The Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) Port of Antwerp Activity report 2021 gives an…


Zero pellet loss certification scheme piloted at Borealis production locations

Nov 3, 2021

Borealis announces that it has carried out pilot audits at two production…

Already 3230
companies are commited to ocs

Sign up