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Commercial is a specialist in business stationery. The company makes it easier for its customers to achieve social and environmental best practice through sustainable produce and supply chains.
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4 years



Absolute carbon reduction

Reporting Boundary: Cheltenham
(Commercial House, Liddington Park, Old
Station Drive, Cheltenham GL53 0DL), London (1 Aintree Road, Perivale, Greenford UB6
7LA), Leeds (Carrwood Park, Selby Road,
Leeds LS15 4LG)

Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses,
homeworking energy (not included in total footprint), natural gas, burning oil, on-site renewables, water, waste, fleet, business
travel, staff commuting, paper use

Reporting Period: 01 Feb 2020 – 31 Jan 2021


Carbon reduction per employee


Total carbon footprint

369.5 tCO2e

Total carbon footprint

1.3 tCO2e


FTE employees

We engage our employees and widerrnstakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledgernto drive year on year progress in sustainability.



UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG’s.


Certification story

Commercial, a leader in the procurement and distribution of office products, interiors, pre-printed material and computer consumables and a full-service office technology and software solutions supplier, has achieved Planet Mark certification. 

This is Commercial Group’s third year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. It first calculated the carbon footprint of its UK operations for the year ending January 2018.

Commercial’s total carbon footprint for the year ending January 2020 was 1069.3 tCO2e, a decrease of 6.6% from the year ending 2019. The relative carbon footprint was 3.5 tCO2e per employee, a decrease of 8.4% compared to the year ending 2019. 

The carbon saved by Commercial this year is the same amount as absorbed annually by nearly 100 acres of forest.   

Steve Malkin
Planet Mark
“I’m delighted to see such positive results from Commercial this year. The dedication throughout the team is fantastic, there is a real sense of togetherness in the journey towards a sustainable future at Commercial. This passion is being channelled into positive impact at the company, and this shows in this year’s results. It is a pleasure to work with Commercial on their environmental policies and I hope this partnership continues to flourish.”

Certification story

Operating sustainably is a necessity, not a luxury, for Commercial. From its low-emission delivery vehicles to award-winning employee engagement, sustainability infiltrates the entire business. The company is dedicated to creating a sustainable and transparent supply chain, maximising the value from all of its resources.

Commerical also aims to nature a sense of purpose and responsibility across the company, engaging all of its employees and stakeholders in the necessity of environmental action

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

As part of the Planet Mark certification, Purgo has committed to make a year-on-year reduction.

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