OUR APPROACH TO SOCIAL VALUE
Creating positive opportunities for everyone
Looking after the welfare of our own colleagues – the Commercial ‘team’ – is fundamental, but it’s only one aspect of our people-centred culture.
As a successful business, we recognise both the responsibilities and opportunities to create positive ripples throughout the communities we touch. By creating a better physical environment, as together we tackle environmental challenges. Through our ethical trading initiatives which demand that every workforce in our supply chain is safe and treated fairly. And by celebrating individuality, encouraging inclusivity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.
“We measure our social value with clarity and transparency, that’s critical. But we also ask ourselves a question: are we being good ancestors? It helps us to see today’s actions and decisions from a perspective of the generations who are following fast at our heels, and those yet to come.”
Co-founder and Managing Director, Commercial
Empowerment is the starting point for our young people.
We consider the Commercial Foundation to be a big win for everyone involved. The volunteer programmes we run for young adults kindle their self-esteem, confidence and workplace skills, sparking a future of opportunities.
And we love the perspectives they bring and the work they produce, for our colleagues and our clients.
Read Our Experience
Our Foundation team breaks down the barriers the interns have experienced towards education or work.
Value and valued
CREATING SOCIAL VALUE
Becoming B Corp
Creating social value is at the heart of the Commercial Foundation, so we are proud to have achieved B Corp status for the Foundation’s overall impacts in 2022.
The Foundation’s Board includes two interns, ensuring the voices of young adults are heard and in a position to influence the development of our programmes.
Impartiality is crucial, so we use LOOP to give us an objective, evidenced view of our impacts, helping us to prioritise actions for continued progression.
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SOCIAL VALUE TRILOGY
Welcome to a world where values drive action
At Commercial, we believe in the power of unity, progress, and responsibility. Our commitment to these principles is reflected in every facet of our endeavors, from our interactions with colleagues to our engagement with communities and the environment.
Our dedication to diversity and inclusion extends to prioritising the health and wellbeing of all individuals, creating an environment that supports them in achieving their full potential.
We strive to be respectful and responsible members of the community, from reducing emissions to conducting educational workshops, or supporting local grassroots organisations.
By 2028, we aim to achieve Net-Zero, which entails minimising waste for both our organisation and clients. We’re also committed to promoting biodiversity and are actively investing in low emission vehicles to reduce our carbon footprint.
Social impact reporting
Sharing our progress helps us to reflect on what we’ve achieved and focus on what’s to come next. We use our reports as conversation-openers, supporting an open dialogue with other businesses.
Working with Loop
We rely on Loop’s software metrics for calculating our social, economic, and environmental value, as they are known for utilising the most robust and accurate data in the social value field.
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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.
Co-founder and managing director