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  • We had a plan, a vision…. and bags of enthusiasmWe certainly didn’t have all the answers We became a carbon neutral companyISO14001 certifiedInaugural CSR Day We launched our carbon and waste reduction programmes

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  • The Commercial Story
    How to cut your environmental impact while growing your business
  • Commercial – the business
  • continued growth
    Why is Commercial growing so quickly in a recession?
    Percentage Market v Commercial’s revenue growth in 2010
    Innovative solutions, delivered as promised...
    Sustainability
    Cost reduction (reporting and account management)
    SPRINT : Supplier & distributor specialist products
    Commercial grew by 25% 2010, with revenue increases well in excess of the overall market. We are investing in people and systems to sustain this trajectory
  • 2006 - the beginning
    Waste Management
    Carbon Reduction
    Charity Charter
    “our vision was to embrace our necessary role in helping climate change and to become ambassadors for the solutions to this very real problem..” Nov 2006
  • OPERATIONS ELECTRICITY
    Awards
    Community
    16
    Won
    Over
    40
    Reduced
    35
    awards
    %
    OPERATIONS CARBON
    Customers
    %
    Increase charitable funds
    Over
    250
    Normalised emissions down by
    Programmes
    75
    Supplier assessment
    Revenue
    Supplier programme
    OPERATIONS WASTE
    %
    Reduction projects
    Revenue
    Growth
    41
    90
    93
    Reduced
    100% response to
    %
    Media
    %
    Employee engagement
    %
    expenditure
    Over
    100
    Happy to talk
    92
    articles
    %
    Five years on… the highlights
  • Awards
    Accreditations
    Community
    Awards
    Carbon Neutral
    ISO14001
    ISO9001
    Beacon South West
    FSC
    BITC Big Tick
    National Business Awards
    European Office Products
    Green Fleet (Private Sector)
    Carbon Trust
    LowCVP
    Charity charter
    Green Ambassadors
    Glos. Apprentice Scheme
    Charity events
    Speaker events
    Charity Video
    Supporting events
    OPERATIONS
    Customers
    ISO14001
    Waste Management
    Carbon Reduction
    Data Centre
    Bio-Diesel
    Lighting
    Water Usage
    DRS
    CSR Day
    Technology Day
    Seminar programmes
    Data centre projects
    Carbon reduction
    Shepherd scheme
    Programmes
    Supplier assessment
    Supplier programme
    Revenue
    GROWTH
    Brand
    Revenue
    It is part of our DNA
    Handled with Care
    Video messaging
    Van wraps
    Signage
    Media relations
    Campaigns
    Supplier Engagement Supplier Assessment
    Individual support
    Award Programme
    FSC Chain of Custody
    Office Supplies
    IT Services
    Interiors
    Print
    MFD
    Media
    Employee engagement
    Times
    Guardian
    BBC World News
    Regional/Local
    Trade Journals
    Bike scheme
    Home working
    Green Angels programme
    Green Ambassadors
    Awards programme
    10 Commitments
    Five years on… and still going strong
  • Carbon reduction
    • Dynamic Routing System
    • Saves over 150,000 miles per year
    • Sustainable biodiesel
    • Realtime blending system
    • Energy efficient datacentre
    • 90% reduction in emissions
    • Active & LED lighting
    • 18 month payback
    A recent survey reported that 96% of staff feel involved in the company’s sustainability programme and 92% are proud enough to share the Commercial environmental programme with their friends and families.
  • How
  • Green ambassadors
    Enabling staff to reduce their own impacts
    • Supports staff to improve their home and community
    • Bronze, silver and gold awards
    • Over 40% involved Year 1, 60% Year 2
    • Average 56% improvement in score
    • Saving over 500 tonnes of carbon
    A recent survey reported that 96% of staff feel involved in the company’s sustainability programme and 92% are proud enough to share the Commercial environmental programme with their friends and families.
  • Green angels
    Spreading our wings – Challenging and supporting others
    • Start your own Green Angels programme
    • Recruit a small dedicated team operating to tight brief = Business Transformation
    • We our supporting our first three customers’ initiatives including videoing their first Green Angels Days
  • What helped us make our programme work
    Having buy in at the top
    Committing a from the top
    Allocating resource
    Setting challenging targets
    Being open and prepared to learn
    Making it fun and easy to get involved
    Providing good communication
    Using case studies & video clips
    Gaining awards & external recognition
    Committing to our annual CSR Day
    What we’ve learnt…
  • Done well, a good sustainability programme :
    • Breaths life and energy into an organisation
    • Brings staff together and helps you recruit like-minded people
    • Promotes an atmosphere where it is healthy to question
    • Helps you to do business with companies who see long term value
    • Can provide surprisingly simple costs savings
    • Requires both investment and commitment at all levels of an organisation
    What we’ve learnt…