Environmentally-sound procurement is integral to many of our customers’ businesses. It’s a top priority for us too.
Our online ordering system makes it easy for buyers to compare the green credentials of different products. We’ve also developed a ‘switch and save’ functionality which can proactively suggest more environmentally friendly alternatives.
Products with purpose
“When we wanted office supplies purchasing to drive benefits for the environment and the communities in which we operate, Commercial stood head and shoulders above the competition.”Dean Ashby, Senior Manager, Coventry Building Society
We’ve scoured the supply chain to find reliable organisations offering the most sustainable office products. We also run our own assessments to gauge suppliers’ credentials and proactively support the continual improvement of their approaches to ethical trading and sustainability.
- Cool Earth
Cool Earth is an environmental charity dedicated to the protection of rainforest. All projects are community-led, putting local people in charge. Commercial sells paper and coffee supplied by Cool Earth to raise funds for rainforest conservation.
- Copier paper that saves trees
Cool Earth’s copier paper doesn’t simply offset carbon emissions or plant trees to replace those that have been felled. Profits support work to save areas of rainforest that would otherwise be destroyed.
- Drink more coffee
Every sale of a 500g tub of Cool Earth instant coffee protects five rainforest trees from illegal logging. Made with sustainable ingredients and Rainforest Alliance Certified, this is a rich, delicious roast of 100% Arabica beans.
- The Cheeky Panda
The Cheeky Panda is an award-winning company creating sustainable, skin friendly tissue paper products from bamboo, the world’s fastest growing plant.
- Healthy office snacking
Healthy snacks can help you get through the day without being packed full of salt, fats and sugars. Increasing the wellbeing of employees also boosts efficiency in the workplace.