Commercial achieves Planet Mark certification

Commercial is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Planet Mark certification.

In order to retain the Planet Mark, certification holders must reduce their carbon footprint year-on-year by a minimum of 2.5% through savings in energy, waste, water, travel and procurement.

Commercial has been taking positive action to reduce emissions for nearly 12 years. During that time it has achieved significant reduction in its carbon footprint, adopting sustainable working practices including the introduction of a hydrogen-fuelled fleet and the use of renewable energy. The business has moved from 73 tonnes of CO2/£m turnover in 2006 to 20 tonnes of CO2/£m turnover in 2017. This means that for every £1m of turnover gained in 2017, it emitted 73% less carbon compared to 2006.

“We are delighted to receive the Planet Mark certificate,” says Simone Hindmarch, Commercial’s MD. “It recognises our continuous improvement in sustainability, and our commitment to taking ongoing, meaningful action.

“It’s an accreditation that reflects our commitment to sustainability in its broadest sense: environmental, social and economic. Planet Mark also puts the same emphasis on an employee-led approach to continuous improvement that we do through our Change Champions initiative.”

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