Business services

Commercial

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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Certified
4 years

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Highlights

Measure

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

-66.0%

Carbon reduction per employee

-62.9%

Total carbon footprint

369.2 tCO2e

Total carbon footprint

1.3 tCO2e

Engage

FTE employees

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

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Communicate

UN Sustainable Development Goals

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

9

Certification story

Commercial Corporate Services, a UK-based business services company established in 1991, has achieved Planet Mark certification. 

This is Commercial Corporate Services’ fourth year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Since certifying to Planet Mark, the company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.

Commercial Corporate Services’ total carbon footprint in the year ending January 2021 was 369.5 tCO2e, a reduction of 65.8%. Commercial Corporate Services’ total carbon per employee in the year prior to January 2021 was 1.3 tCO2e, a reduction of 62.7%.

Commercial Corporate Services has saved the same amount of carbon as is used by 85 houses in one year.  

  

Steve Malkin
CEO
Planet Mark
“Well done to Commercial on another year of certification. In a year beset by so many difficulties for so many people, it is imperative that sustainability does not fall off the radar. Commercial has a keen sense of the urgent change needed to save our planet, and this is reflected in this years’ results. This year has also been a time when many businesses have reassessed the way office life is conducted. Efficiency, sustainability and wellbeing have all been taken into greater consideration. Companies like Commercial are poised to lead the charge on the ongoing business services revolution.”

Certification story

Operating sustainably is a necessity, not a luxury, for Commercial. That’s why Commercial has taken deliberate steps to ensure sustainability is self-fulfilling and progressive. From its low-emission delivery vehicles to award-winning employee engagement, sustainability infiltrates the entire business. Commercial is also committed to a sustainable and transparent supply chain, benchmarking its suppliers and products so buyers can make informed choices.

Nobody wants office products with hidden environmental or ethical costs. Companies in the office supplies space should embrace the opportunity presented by the world’s move to low carbon processes. As a supplier, there is an opportunity to set precedent on the solutions to continue office life in a sustainable way. Companies that embrace this opportunity stand to not only do well by the planet but by performance metrics, too.  

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

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

Reach net zero carbon by 2028

With support from Planet Mark, Commercial has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2028.

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