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We’re a proud signatory of the

United Nations Global Compact.

Launched in 2000, the United Nations (UN) Global Compact is the largest business network in the world.

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Every business has a global impact, whether directly through its operations or simply by being part of the supply chain. Without knowing your impact, how can you make a difference?

As a business with wide-reaching networks, we want to take responsibility and create positive action. Our participation with the UN Global Compact, our commitment to its Sustainable Development Goals, and our memberships and certifications, all serve to keep us accountable and ambitious in making meaningful change.

The United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals

In 2015 every member state of the United Nations came together to sign a landmark document. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity, for people and the planet, now and into the future.”

It’s built around 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), each an urgent call for action in itself. But the need for simultaneous action ties them together.

Ending poverty and deprivation must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – whilst at the same time tackling climate change and preserving our oceans and forests.


At Commercial, we have embedded and contribute towards 16 SDGs.

We continually review and assess our progress against industry standards and our own objectives, striving to make continual improvements year over year.

Why benchmarking matters

Benchmarking the SDGs is important for measuring progress towards achieving them. That’s true for us and individual organisations, but also for the picture it helps to build globally.

Recording and reporting on progress helps to identify which countries are on track and which may need additional support in order to achieve the goals. It also allows for comparison between different countries and regions, and can provide insights into how different policies and approaches are working. Benchmarking is a key component of effective SDG implementation, as it allows for an understanding of the current status of progress, and provides a basis for improving implementation strategies and targeting resources.

Critically & independently reviewed

Being independently assessed keeps us accountable in our global action. With impartial credibility, plus community support, we get the validation and resources to strive for further impact.

The Planet Mark community of businesses commit to reducing their environmental impact, setting and tracking targets, and communicating their efforts to stakeholders.

Weaver is a sustainability certification framework relating to carbon footprint reduction, waste management, single-use packaging, sustainable products and social responsibility.

Carbon Neutrality is an international certification and offsetting service, which helps organisations offset their carbon footprint.

EcoVadis is the world’s largest independent provider of business sustainability ratings

Loop, a partner of Social Value UK and Social Value International, is a platform that independently calculates our social, economic, and environmental value.


Global action
memberships & pledges

We support and uphold memberships that help us to be more ambitious with our global action.
World’s largest data platform for supply chain assessment of sustainability practices.
We’re heading for zero emissions across our fleet of vehicles.

We’re helping to make London a global leader in clean hydrogen use.

We’re a member to ensure we have a happy, healthy and productive workforce.
Our pledge is that our fleet will be zero tailpipe emissions by 2028.
We’re changing perceptions and attitudes for a better working environment.

Global action certificates

We’re proud of our certifications, which underpin the efforts we make and ensure we are using the right  processes to continue our high-impact initiatives.

We are proud to have been 100% Carbon Neutral since 2007, and have been actively supporting naturebased solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges.

We have certification from the British Standards Institution (BSI) to meet the standards of ISO 14001. This certification demonstrates our commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability.

We have implemented a British Standards Institution (BSI) certified quality management system to ensure that our products and services adhere and are compliant with all relevant regulations .

We use a British Standards Institution (BSI) certified information management system to ensure that our data is managed in the most efficient and secure manner possible.

Progress in action

From the sourcing of everyday office supplies, to renewable energy strategies, and encouraging inclusivity, there are countless ways that our colleagues and clients are acting to improve sustainability.

Products with Purpose

Launched in 2019, the range includes ethically sourced, environmentally conscious items and we offer a variety of sustainable, lowimpact alternatives to everyday products, like recycled notepads and biodegradable cleaning products. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we are constantly looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and promote ethical practices throughout our supply chain, with a percentage of every sale going to our Commercial Foundation.

Renewable energy

Commercial offers a range of renewable solutions including different solar technologies, from rooftop solar, to solar flooring, solar carports & canopies, and solar fabrics. We also offer small wind turbines if solar is not a viable option. Plus, we can offer a variety of battery storage solutions to help create a circular energy system and reduce grid dependency. Our mission is to create a better future for all by providing solutions that are both economically and ecologically sound.

Women in tech

We are dedicated to helping female students achieve their ambitions in the STEM field and are passionate about creating a more diverse and inclusive environment. Our Change Champions programme provides a range of activities to bring this vision to life, from engaging workshops to inspiring school talks and financial support from the apprenticeship levy. We strive to create a positive and supportive atmosphere for female students, equipping them with the resources and skills they need to unlock the potential of a STEM career.

Frequently asked questions

If you’d like to know a little more about the United Nations Global Compact, here’s the lowdown.

What is the United Nations Global Compact?

The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative that encourages businesses to align their operations and strategies with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. 

What are the core principles of the Global Compact?

The core principles of the Global Compact are human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. 

What is the Global Compact Network?

The Global Compact Network is a network of Global Compact Local Networks and other stakeholders that are actively engaged in advancing the ten principles of the Global Compact. 

What is the role of the Global Compact in supporting sustainable development?

The Global Compact supports sustainable development by encouraging businesses to adopt responsible business practices that are in line with the ten principles. 

Who is involved in the Global Compact?

The Global Compact involves businesses, civil society organisations, trade unions, and other stakeholders.

What are the benefits of joining the Global Compact?

The benefits of joining the Global Compact include increased access to resources, tools, and networks, improved corporate responsibility, and enhanced reputation.

How does the Global Compact encourage responsible business practices?

The Global Compact encourages responsible business practices through a range of activities and initiatives, such as the Caring for Climate initiative, the Global Compact Cities Programme, and the Global Compact Leadership Programme. 

How is the Global Compact different from other international initiatives?

The Global Compact is the only international initiative that focuses solely on corporate responsibility and encourages businesses to adopt a global approach to responsible business practices

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making our company more environmentally conscious

In an era where the importance of environmental consciousness cannot be overstated, our Sustainability Team has risen to the challenge with unwavering commitment and innovative thinking. Led by their passion for creating a better and more sustainable future, they have implemented strategies that not only benefit our company but also contribute to the greater good.

Simone Hindmarch

Co-founder and managing director