INTRODUCING OUR OPERATIONS
Everyday action that makes a difference
Improving our collective impacts requires collective action, throughout our organisations, networks, partners and communities.
It’s not about grand gestures, but the systematic application of ideas and technology to make our day-to-day operations more sustainable – in our buildings, our fleet and supply chain.
“Deploying technology, insight and processes that help us to mitigate the risk of harm to the environment and our communities, near and far, means that we can use resources wisely, improve our impacts on people and planet, and that’s good for business in every sense.”
Co-founder and Chairman, Commercial
Powering up your premises
From factories and offices to warehouses and shopping centres, non-domestic buildings contribute around a quarter of all the UK’s building emissions.
That’s why we’re not just working hard to improve our own building management but supporting our clients to improve theirs too.
In pursuit of our own goals of reaching Net Zero by 2028, we’ll have replaced all fossil-fuel-powered heating systems across our three sites by 2024.
Increasing our on-site renewable generation capacity to be self-sufficient by 2028.
Recycling, re-using and converting residual waste into energy, we’re working towards zero waste by 2026.
Supporting the use of electric vehicles for business travel and deliveries with EV charging points.
Empowering change together
Everything that we have achieved – and are yet to achieve – is thanks to the skills, ambition and commitment of Commercial’s people.
We are socially connected; at work, at home, and within our communities.
Today, sustainability is no longer something we do, it is who we are. Embedded in the values of our 300-strong Commercial family, we call it Commercial by Nature.
Simone Hindmarch, Co-founder & Managing Director, Commercial
Miles better for everyone.
Changing lives around the world with bicycles.
Our new electric fleet delivering across London.
We’re supporting all our drivers to protect themselves and the planet, with ongoing training to become even safer and more efficient drivers.
Since the most wasteful miles are those of an empty van, we’ve rolled out recycling services to our customers – picking up when we drop off.
From hydrogen-fuelled to electric, we’re on track for 30% of our national van fleet being zero emission by 2025, reaching 100% by 2028.
supply chain management
Trusted & transparent
We’ve called time on single-use plastics (SUP), helping our customers switch to alternatives as we work towards nil SUP.
Supply chain audit
It takes supportive action as well as rigorous scrutiny to establish and retain an ethically robust supply chain.
Never complacent, we’re supporting our colleagues to be alert to danger signs, working together to prevent modern slavery.
We’ll help our clients to match their sourcing strategy to their ESG priorities, brand purpose or corporate values.
Our expanding Products with Purpose range is proving popular with customers.
Making positive choices should be easy. That’s why we have carefully curated the Products with Purpose range.
Sourced for their environmental, social, and ethical credentials, information is clearly displayed on Sprint, our online procurement portal, for quick, easy and conscience-clear purchasing.
And every sale from our range of own-brand products includes a donation to our social enterprise, the Commercial Foundation, supporting young people with skills and work opportunities.
- Quality products and everyday business essentials
- Selected for reduced environmental impact
- Many provide added social value through our Foundation
- Information at your fingertips supporting your ESG goals
Don’t just take
our word for it…
Commercial deliver. We are fortunate to work with some amazing partners. Here are some examples of great things we hear every day.
Send our SUSTAINABILITY team a message
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.
Co-founder and managing director